May 10, 2013

I'm Scent-scitive

I mentioned a little bit in this post that I am very sensitive to strong perfumes. Don't get me wrong, I love a good perfume...I even wear it! But there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

I think that perfume should enhance, not take over. You certainly don't want to be the one everyone remembers for their weird stink!

And more seriously, people have allergies. People react to strong smells differently, such as sneezing, coughing, and/or headaches. 

Here are some points to keep in mind for the next time you go to apply your signature scent!

1. Choose the Right Perfume. What works well for one person may not suit another.Your perfume should compliment you, and not overpower.

2. Less is more. Choose one to two areas to apply scent to. Apply one spritz to each area. The best places to apply a scent are behind the ears, behind the knees, the wrists, or the crease of the elbow.

3. Do not use perfume as a "cover up." Over spritzing perfume to cover a smell is counterproductive. The smells will mix, and you will probably be worse off.

4. Make sure you are allowed! Many places have started instituting "no scent" policies. Make sure that you know before you go. This includes many workplaces, health care establishments and schools. Scented products such as hairspray and deodorant are also discouraged.

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