Please Learn Fragrance Etiquette, Stat!
I’m not alone there. Most people like to smell good, yet some take this way too far.
I’m talking to you, woman swimming in perfume.
If I can smell you when you’re 10 feet away, there’s a problem.
And if you’re going to be in close quarters with a lot of different people—like in church or a movie theater—don’t wear perfume! There are people like me who break out when encountered by a lot of perfume. What you’re doing is rude.
Here is a tip: if you don’t have a good sense of smell, don’t load up on perfume until you can finally smell it. Because that means that those of us who can use our noses effectively are being assaulted by your scent.
A Note to Men: Just ran a mile? Instead of trying to cover your intense body odor with a thick layer of cologne (FYI: That doesn’t work! It makes it worse!), take a shower instead.
A good rule of thumb: I should only smell your fragrance when I’m standing right next to you. And then, only a delicate scent. If I sit next to you in a movie theater, I shouldn’t be choking on your perfume.