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Old 11-23-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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Endust will put me in the hospital. I cannot go into stores that use incense or other such products. On Wed. we walked by a store and even with the door closed I could tell it would shut me down if I opened the door and went in. It was a new age store with incense burning.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I have requested numerous times that our company implement a "fragrance-free" workplace, but to no avail. The HR manager is not affected by fragrances and therefore could care less.
Or dentist office has this policy. On one visit one of the techs has "beautiful" on she had used the lotion but I still had to have someone else do my cleaning.

Oh at the mall at 4 am the one thing I couldn't understand is the number of folks that were "bathed" in perfume
4am !!!
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I get sick around people wearing perfume too. I also will get a headache for hours after going into a store like Bed, Bath & Beyond that has that heavy smell of potpourri. It's like that smell will still be in my sinuses for hours after I leave the store. It's getting to the point where if I'm out shopping with my mom and she wants to go into a store that has that smell, I will wait outside and let her go it alone. I mean, I literally get a headache, dizziness and nausea from those smells.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:45 AM
 
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If someone that wears perfume sits by me, I get up and move as far away as I can. I don't care what they think about this action of mine. It is too bad that these people don't understand this, and that includes stores.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:22 AM
 
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Oh at the mall at 4 am the one thing I couldn't understand is the number of folks that were "bathed" in perfume
4am !!!
Maybe to cover up the fact that they didn't take a shower?
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:23 AM
 
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If someone that wears perfume sits by me, I get up and move as far away as I can. I don't care what they think about this action of mine. It is too bad that these people don't understand this, and that includes stores.
Same here! Especially in the movie theatre! Nothing worse than getting all settled in, only to have someone marinated in nauseating perfume/cologne sit close enough that you need a gas mask!
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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When I was younger I'd wear patchouli oil and burn incense. Now a days those odors will seal my sinus cavities shut. It's amazing how a scent can ruin your fun.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:42 AM
 
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When I was younger I'd wear patchouli oil and burn incense. Now a days those odors will seal my sinus cavities shut. It's amazing how a scent can ruin your fun.
Agreed! There is one gal who I "used" to enjoy having lunch with until she began marinating in the most offensive cologne in the world. I even told her of my sensitivities to it and that it caused migraines, but she ignored me and decided her priority is the cologne....or, maybe she wanted to run me off?
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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If someone that wears perfume sits by me, I get up and move as far away as I can. I don't care what they think about this action of mine. It is too bad that these people don't understand this, and that includes stores.
I agree with you , perfumes, colognes, as well as cigarette smoke, triggers asthma with me. I will get up fast also, and I no longer care what they think. When I am at the gym, and on cardio I have had go get off the machine quickly when someone next to me stinks of perfume. It is rude and the gym should have a policy about wearing so much perfume where people are exercising and the heavier breathing that comes with that. Its one thing to put on a small amount of perfume but to dose oneself in it, there is no need of that.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:20 PM
 
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I agree with you , perfumes, colognes, as well as cigarette smoke, triggers asthma with me. I will get up fast also, and I no longer care what they think. When I am at the gym, and on cardio I have had go get off the machine quickly when someone next to me stinks of perfume. It is rude and the gym should have a policy about wearing so much perfume where people are exercising and the heavier breathing that comes with that. Its one thing to put on a small amount of perfume but to dose oneself in it, there is no need of that.
When the person leaves the area and the stench stays for a LONG time, that's a sure sign that something is amiss!

I keep a can out Oust at my desk, and while I won't spray it directly on the perfume wearer , I am sure tempted! Anyhoo, after they leave, the Oust does seem to help a lot. Fragrance-free Oust of course!
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