Friday, September 25, 2009

What is that Smell?

Have you ever been somewhere –minding your own business, when all of the sudden your senses are assaulted? More specifically, your sense of smell… The assault washes over you, to the point that you can almost see the green cloud of ‘stench’ rolling over head. It’s then, that you realize, the person intended for their fragrance of choice to be pleasant. They have no idea that they are offensive. Worse yet, they are not able to smell themselves as they would like, so they continue to re-apply the ‘offensive’ odor –at regular intervals, their high priced perfume or cologne fading into a musty chemical base.

I know that I tend to be more sensitive to smells than the average Bear –because of this, I try to be understanding. But, I must know… what does one say? What would you do? Have you ever experienced such a thing? Where does one retreat –without being rude?


Martha said...

I have a very sensitive sense of smell and can't tolerate any heavy chemical odors including cologne. I am very selective about when I wear perfume and very sparing in application. Some people use it as tear gas, ack!!

blueviolet said...

I'm hyper sensitive to smells too. Cologne tends to give me big headaches and body odor will give me a headache for the entire day.

aims said...

my god... that happens to me every night when i get into bed with the husband.... ;)