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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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Sometimes, I don't think people realize just how overpowering some scents are. Keep in mind, your olfactory receptors "tune out" the smell from your body after awhile, so the whole room may smell like your rose scented lotion, while you don't smell a thing at all.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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A good perfume is one thing, but bear in mind cheap scents break down quickly, while your own sense of smell builds up to it, so you literally don't smell your own "scent". It might smell good when applied, but later..

It just gets me when people mix scents and they combine into a horrible blend!
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: USA
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Ok, here's a peeve of mine--overuse of scented body products.

I have a friend who uses scented everything, detergent, fabric softener, scented soap, shampoo,and---the worse of all---scented deodrant!

So, how many use scented products and how many prefer unscented?

I'm guilty of doing that as well. I buy scented detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, and shower gel. I love fragrance, but I won't spray too much cologne or body spray on, as I know that it can bother others. I spray it into the air and walk into it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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Sometimes, I don't think people realize just how overpowering some scents are.
True, and there are others that have allergies and asthma that have terrible reactions to colognes etc.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: anywhere
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I'm guilty of doing that as well. I buy scented detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, and shower gel. I love fragrance, but I won't spray too much cologne or body spray on, as I know that it can bother others. I spray it into the air and walk into it.

Same here. I try and do everything I can to make sure I don't over do it but unless someone points it out to you one can never really know. And I would much rather someone tell me I have to much fragrance and scent going on rather than keeping quiet and letting me reek of Fabreeze, Laundry Detergent, deoderant, powder, lotion, soap, shampoo and perfume once in a while.

Speaking of scent though and those of us who are addicted to it, do any of you have the same scent obsession with cleaning products? Pine-Sol, Pledge, Woolite Oxy Clean, Resolve and Fabulosa smell so good to me I am constantly using them not to be clean but just for the smells lol!
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: USA
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Speaking of scent though and those of us who are addicted to it, do any of you have the same scent obsession with cleaning products? Pine-Sol, Pledge, Woolite Oxy Clean, Resolve and Fabulosa smell so good to me I am constantly using them not to be clean but just for the smells lol!
I love the smell of clean laundry, and I do love the scent of some cleaning products. Fabulosa is great ! I've tried the the ocean paradise and passion of fruits scents. Also, the Pledge multi surface cleaner and floor cleaner smells great.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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I HATE the smell of vinegar and never use it as a cleaner, although its so highly recommended.I don't think it cleans that great, either. If anything, I like the smell of lemons, grind up a lemon in the disposal, just before guests come, smells great!
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I love most botanical and/or "clean" scented toiletries.

I don't do floral or fruity (with the exception of citrus) or sweet scents. Cloying. But a nice, bracing peppermint or lavender or lemon, I'm down with.

I also love the smell of Pine-Sol. I just don't wear it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: elizabethtown,ky
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hey ladies,
I guess you better run from me if you hate scents. because I'm a soapmaker since 2004. I love strong scents of any kind. and I have plenty

also, I can make unscented
~Norma
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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As a guy, I MUCH prefer a woman who goes very light on the perfume. My wife uses only a musk oil called China musk as a perfume, and only enough that I have to be REALLY close to notice it, and that's the way it should be.

I HATE it when a women piles on the perfume so heavily that it makes your eyes water. Ladies, that it NOT the way guys want you to smell! And I know, some guys are just as bad with cologne, if not worse.
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