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To think people who wear intrusive perfume are unreasonable?

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MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:27:05

I'm not talking a discreet dab, but people whose perfume I can smell even when they've left the room.

And if we're eating it spoils my sense of taste.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Thu 07-Mar-13 18:52:28

Yanbu. When ds was 1 day old a midwife came on to check him over and her perfume nearly knocked me over! Then she picked ds up sad

Melfish Thu 07-Mar-13 18:52:50

YANBU, have had to endure being sat next to women on the last 2 mornings wearing the most insiduous perfumes. The one on Weds I was tempted to ask what it was as it was one of those that really irritate your nose and I'm afraid it triggered a sneezing fit! Fortunately the vomit worthy whiff of Angel hasn't been on the train (yet).
Isn't perfume just meant to be for the wearer and whoever they snuggle up to, not the entire carriage on the 8.20 to waterloo?

rcs19 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:54:02

I agree with lalabaloo, my pil slather themselves in perfume/ aftershave. Even after a bath and hair wash I can still smell it on my dds.

wonkylegs Thu 07-Mar-13 18:55:30

The man who came to read the meters is still lingering in the hallway 'smell wise'
almost an hour after he left [yuck]

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 18:55:57

grin Revolting

Paris by YSL was horrible and YY to LouLou being nasty Uppermid.

Fanjounchained Thu 07-Mar-13 18:58:23

Actually I have to put my hand up and say one of my fav perfumes is Samsara by Guerlain and apparently this can have the "Angel" effect on some people blush

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 07-Mar-13 19:12:41

A friend of mine used to go overboard on the Sunflowers by Elizabteth Arden. It stank.

specialsubject Thu 07-Mar-13 19:13:11

yes. If it can be smelt by anyone not actually in contact, it is too strong.

When I was at university this was dealt with by cries of 'didn't you wash this morning?' and the girls concerned soon learned.

RiffyWammal Thu 07-Mar-13 19:16:01

Yanbu! The worst is being stuck by one of these pongers on a plane, there really is no escape from them there and you can't open a window. I get the instant headache too - Joop aftershave is the worst for this and I have forbidden it to be worn by my DH and DS's!

My MIL steeps herself in something hideous that lingers like a fart in a lift - it smells exactly like scented nappy bags!

MrsMushroom Thu 07-Mar-13 19:16:39

My DHs aunt REEKS of some kind of hippy like perfume. It's acidic enough to sting your nose...almost like a man's aftershave.

She's a heavy drinker and I think it's to disguise the smell. Maybe that's a common reason?

lurkedtoolong Thu 07-Mar-13 19:19:15

I have no idea what perfume my mum wears but she drenches herself in it. When she comes to visit the smell lingers for about three or four days after she has gone. Please help with a subtle way to tell her to stop wearing so much and stinking my whole house out...

Raahh Thu 07-Mar-13 19:23:19

I was going to say Angel- my mum and sister both wear it, so any gathering of both of them is horrible. It smells like the palmolive shaving foam I used to use on my legs.grin

But I have recently discovered a far worse smell-whatever it is they pump out of the Hollister store in the Trafford centre. Whatever it is, it is rancid, and lingers under the nose for ages. I am too old to frequent the storegrin

FeijoaVodkaAndCheezels Thu 07-Mar-13 19:24:03

YAsosoSONBU! I'm mildly allergic to most perfume and there is nothing worse than walking down the street and suddenly finding that I can't breathe because that person I just passed is wearing half a bottle of stench.

As for spray deoderant users in changing rooms, I am the one coughing and spluttering in the cubicle 4 doors down. I am slowly suffocating and I am going to hunt you down and SLAP you if you don't stop.

RevoltingPeasant Thu 07-Mar-13 19:25:49

lurked DSis4 was addicted to Impulse body spray as a teenager. No one wanted to say anything until diplomatic DSis2 walked into dinner one night and said 'Why the hell are you wearing that HIDEOUS perfume, it REEKS'.

It was not subtle. But it did work.

secretscwirrels Thu 07-Mar-13 19:29:42

Oh Sparking your cat has been unfaithful, you should LTB.

I hate perfume of any kind.

YANBU, I don't like strong perfume AT ALL, I got stuck next to someone in the cinema once wearing Poison, couldn't move as the cinema was full, had one of the worst headaches of my life. I think it is really anti-social to wear them in confined spaces. Those electronic air fresheners make me nauseous too. Even some fabric conditioners are unpleasant to me though, I have a very sensitive nose.

I don't mind a hint of Angel, but a lot of people do drench. I hate Rive Gauche (my mum's favourite), Poison, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Obsession, all those strong 80s ones. Oh and Body Shop White Musk <heave>

NumericalMum Thu 07-Mar-13 19:34:15


Yy to Angel. It makes me want to cry! I am also allergic to anything flowery. My DM had a few Estée Lauder perfumes that made me sneeze instantly in the car. She used to get so annoyed with me!
My DSis wears Jean Paul Gaultier and bathes in it. DC was 2 weeks old and reeked of it once. Drove me mad and I felt so guilty begging her not to wear it as I was sneezing all night long feeding her!

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 19:36:31

Oh yes Rive Gauche Who. Bleurgh.

I know secrets. I wonder who has been cuddling her?

magimedi Thu 07-Mar-13 19:46:01

YANBU - Clinique 'Aromatics' makes me want to chuck.

In my yooof it was Brut on the testosterone filled lads! (That dates me grin )

PheasantPlucker Thu 07-Mar-13 19:47:35

I was remembering the horror that was LouLou (my signature scent through sixth form!) the other night. Can you still get it? The iconic deco style blue bottle, the strongest scent known to mankind .....

I wore a lot of Ysatis too, from memory. Nasty.

bootsycollins Thu 07-Mar-13 19:53:06

My grandmas favourite was Blue Grass, my dh's grandmas favourite is Youth Dew by Estée Lauder, suppose the bottles quite pretty but it has a really fake gold lid and a tacky gold ribbon bow and the actual perfume is brown, pure essence of old ladies it stinks.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Mar-13 19:54:41

My Gran wore 4711. It was quite nice IIRC but can't smell it now without being sad

SauvignonBlanche Thu 07-Mar-13 19:54:50

Opium - I hated that.

Filibear Thu 07-Mar-13 19:55:55

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Tubegirl Thu 07-Mar-13 19:56:00

My mum also wore Rive Gauche, obsession and does anyone remenber Tweed? Vile. She would wear it in the car. I got motion sickness a lot as a child. I associate all heavy musk based perfumes with sick now shock

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