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July 14th, 2004

Too Much Perfume

Yesterday as I was exiting the elevator, I was assaulted.

It wasn’t a person or a doorman or a thug or a Rockies fan, no; it was perfume.

The building I work in has three elevators (it’s pretty tiny.) I was in the elevator farthest from the exit, so I needed to walk by two other elevator doors. Both were closed, but the second door had an incredibly strong perfume smell about it. It was sweet and alcohol-y, like a perfume one would probably buy at Wal-Mart.

It’s possible and perhaps even likely that I had just missed someone go into that elevator all perfumed up. But for goodness sake, what kind of social or professional situation requires that much perfume? (It’s arguable that there isn’t any situation that requires perfume at all, but that’s another Ping.) Do these people not know that they’re stinking up the entire place? Or are they just accepting of it?

Here’s an idea: National No Perfume or Cologne Day. And you know when it’s going to be held? That’s right. Every day.

Posted in Everyday Life

Karl May 28, 2010, 6:03 am

I sometimes wear a cologne, before heading out but I make a spray and walk into it. That is it. I usually wear something light such as 212 from Carolina Herrera and not much. As far as baithing, I use a liquid soap from Dr. Bronner’s such as the baby formula. It has no scent and it is easy on the skin.

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