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To think over enthusiastic use of perfume is selfish and yucky?

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Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 07:43:42

Woke up at six with the baby, and when I go downstairs to the kitchen I am met with a wall of fucking heavy duty perfume (mil's). The whole house stinks of it, all the windows are open but the smell stink lingers.
What the hell did she do? Bath in it?
Feeling queazy and eyes and nose running.
Bloody hell what's wrong with people?

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 07:45:02

Wait, I can smell fil's aftershave mixed into it. They didn't actually shower or anything just poor that stuff all over them. envy

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Jun-14 07:45:57

YANBU. Less is more in the perfume area. And some perfumes make me gag even if just a whiff.

But I have a teenage son that used to do Lynx. Bleurgh.

EyelinerQueen Mon 02-Jun-14 07:46:20


Especially if it's Thierry Mugler Angel, Chanel No.5 or any scent by Clarins.


Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Jun-14 07:46:51

DH used to know someone who put Brut down his trousers instead of a shower.

EyelinerQueen Mon 02-Jun-14 07:47:29

It's too early - I meant Clinique Aromatics Elixir, not Clarins.

Or my Mum's beloved Giorgio Beverly Hills.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Jun-14 07:47:31

Giorgo Beverley Hills should be banned.

Sparklingbrook Mon 02-Jun-14 07:48:23

X Post Eyeliner. re GBH-it really is GBH on the nostrils. sad

calmet Mon 02-Jun-14 07:48:51

Older people often have a less strong sense of smell than younger people. She probably thinks she is using a normal amount of perfume.

wowfudge Mon 02-Jun-14 07:49:18

As should Poison. Used to go to college with a girl who was drenched in it. I had to move and sit by an open window.

ouryve Mon 02-Jun-14 07:49:20


I even have to take antihistamines if I need to go in Boots or a department store so I have a change of surviving the stinky onslaught.

Lynx is the worst, though. It hurts.

ouryve Mon 02-Jun-14 07:50:44

Yanbu! Bloody iPad clearly disagrees with me!

ElizaDolittle2 Mon 02-Jun-14 07:52:30

I agree that some perfumes can be way to overbearing. Some actually give me a headache.

I once had a flat mate who I am sure bathed in Angel. Just the hint of it now makes me feel ill. sad

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 07:55:39

Ouryve grin.

It's easy to slag of m/fil as they will leave one a few days and that's that. But I am not looking forward to the daily teenage perfume assault in years to come.
Bloody hell now I had to sneeze four times angry

Purplehonesty Mon 02-Jun-14 07:56:33

I had to ask one of my staff at work to tone down her perfume - it was so strong it have me headache every day. And when I was pg it made me feel sick. So I played my pg card and luckily she never wore it again!
I can still smell it now...yuck!
My mum does this too, she doesn't shower every day but sprays lots of perfume on and it's horrible!

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 07:56:50

I don't mind a little whiff of something nice smelling when I'm outdoors but indoors it's an assault on my tired senses.

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 08:01:06

Purple, she I was pregnancy I suffered from hg and visitors at the house were banned from using strong perfume as it made me feel ill. I also hTed it when pil cuddled 1day old dc and left my baby's head smelling of perfume. Even bathing didn't wash the smell away completely.

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 08:01:34

Sorry that was meant to read 'when I was pregnant'.

olivespickledonions Mon 02-Jun-14 08:01:45

My MIL's heady scent lingers long after she has stayed in our spare room where she has doused it liberally. DH keeps wondering what the funny smell is in there but won't have it that it's her aftermath.
Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it linger?

Ibelieveicanfly Mon 02-Jun-14 08:04:43

" DH keeps wondering what the funny smell is in there but won't have it that it's her aftermath."

I know! It's the same here, smell stays for a few weeks. Luckily dh can't stand it either, one of the few things he is not in denial about wrt his dp.

InanimateCarbonRod Mon 02-Jun-14 08:06:20

One or the girls in HR showers in her perfume. You can tell when she's been in certain parts of the office or the bathrooms. it makes me cough and stings my eyes. angry

FruVikingessOla Mon 02-Jun-14 08:09:22

Estee Lauder's Youth Dew is the one that really gets to me. Someone gave my Mum some once - poor Mum ended up in bed with a migraine for 24 hours the first and last time she wore it.

And the smell of it makes me feel sick too. I once had to leave my desk, and go outside, for 20 minutes when a visiting woman wearing it stayed chatting to a colleague at the next desk. It didn't help that the smell lingered long after she'd left the office. <bleurgh>

antimatter Mon 02-Jun-14 08:13:50

Maybe boil sone vinegar to get rid of the "smell" grin

olivespickledonions Mon 02-Jun-14 08:15:12

I just don't really 'get' perfume. If you're clean and you've got deoderant on, why do you even need it? I'd rather smell of 'nothing' than a unsavoury-odour-hiding, headache-inducing stink!

SecretWitch Mon 02-Jun-14 08:16:47

Clinique's Happy perfume affects me badly, as does Theirry Muggler's Alien scent. I do love a bit of perfume when used sparingly but some people seem to have a difficult time understanding the difference between a squirt and a drench.

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