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(Mother Nature Network)   The chemicals in perfume and cologne may be toxic to all humans except for the lady who works in the cubicle next to you   (mnn.com ) divider line 76
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2011-03-25 02:29:12 PM  
Ladies and gentleman: Two small dabs will do it. A faint scent while standing 2 feet in front of you can be very pleasant and even attractive.

The rest of you are bathing in it. Please stop it.
 
2011-03-25 03:36:21 PM  
Actually, workplaces are more and more telling workers to knock off the perfume/Axe body wash crap since it offends so many people.

Shower for god's sake, people. It's not that hard. And apply deodorant.
 
2011-03-25 03:39:12 PM  
Simply showering daily, using deodorant, and not wearing wool boxers on a hot summer day is plenty enough.
 
2011-03-25 03:40:01 PM  
I'll rub on extra elephant dong pheremones today, just for you guys.
 
2011-03-25 03:40:49 PM  

gopher321: Actually, workplaces are more and more telling workers to knock off the perfume/Axe body wash crap since it offends so many people.


It was the next logical step. We don't have smokers around to cover up their horrible perfumed body odor any more.
 
2011-03-25 03:41:34 PM  
I take a train to work everyday, sometimes you can get 3 or 4 people in a car competing for smelliest POS. I consider myself a non-violent individual, but these people make me have visions of murder. Most common being pushing them in front of the train.
 
2011-03-25 03:43:16 PM  

Treygreen13: I'll rub on extra elephant dong pheremones today, just for you guys


how you doin'?
 
2011-03-25 03:44:45 PM  
I don't mind a LITTLE perfume on a lady, but, men, knock it off with the cologne. Nobody thinks you smell nice.
 
2011-03-25 03:45:11 PM  

bigpapasmerf: I take a train to work everyday, sometimes you can get 3 or 4 people in a car competing for smelliest POS. I consider myself a non-violent individual, but these people make me have visions of murder. Most common being pushing them in front of the train.


It's self-preservation; much like how brightly colored insects = "don't eat me I'm poisonous, yo" to other creatures. I'm not going to fark with someone who smells terrible.
 
2011-03-25 03:45:14 PM  

DataKnights: Treygreen13: I'll rub on extra elephant dong pheremones today, just for you guys

how you doin'?


Stinky.
 
2011-03-25 03:45:20 PM  
There is this one lady here....you can literally see the paint peel on the walls as she walks towards you, so strong is her cloud. My eyes water and I sneeze like someone stuck a jalapeno up my nose whenever I'm unfortunate enough to get stuck on the lift with her. And it's the cheapest damn perfume you can buy....
 
2011-03-25 03:45:56 PM  
This is why we test them on animals.
 
2011-03-25 03:47:33 PM  

Treygreen13: DataKnights: Treygreen13: I'll rub on extra elephant dong pheremones today, just for you guys

how you doin'?

Stinky.


Shiatty.
 
2011-03-25 03:48:17 PM  
Women think men like perfume. Most men don't.
 
2011-03-25 03:49:14 PM  
Wait so this lyric is true?

"I wanna buy ya everything. Except cologne 'cause it's poison"
 
2011-03-25 03:49:48 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Women think men like perfume. Most men don't.


Bullshiat. Perfume is nice. Just not...gallons of it.
 
2011-03-25 03:51:04 PM  
Cut that shiat out entirely. You scent-modifiers all stink. Man, woman and morphodite alike.
 
2011-03-25 03:52:20 PM  
I like the smell of a girl's shampooed hair much more than perfume.
 
2011-03-25 03:53:42 PM  

Anhydrous Dihydrogen Monoxide: Inflatable Rhetoric: Women think men like perfume. Most men don't.

Bullshiat. Perfume is nice. Just not...gallons of it.


Very few men show a preference for perfume over no perfume. Women don't seem to know that, or don't care.

If you like perfume, do you buy it for yourself? Do you sniff it when it's not on a woman?
 
2011-03-25 03:57:38 PM  
I'm a self admitted heavy cologne wearer. Since I go through a lot of it, I prefer Old Spice, which smells really good thankfully.

I find that the majority of people that complain -- and yes, I do hear their snide, insignificant remarks -- are mostly people who do complain do not share my "je ne sais quoi". All women and some uber-confident men aren't intimidated by my smell, so not only does it attracted the people I want, it drives away the insecure bunch.

Win-win!
 
2011-03-25 03:57:40 PM  
Not sure what's worse, the woman in the office who puts on WAY too much perfume/lotion or the stupid biatch who pops microwave popcorn...and burns it.

Both annoy the fark out of me.
 
2011-03-25 03:58:55 PM  
My husband doesn't wear cologne too often, but he invariably puts it on right before we get in the car and it makes me sneeze. I had to ban it while I was pregnant.

Just shower and use deoderant, really, people who do that smell just fine.
 
2011-03-25 03:59:52 PM  
nuke me please
Not sure what's worse, the woman in the office who puts on WAY too much perfume/lotion or the stupid biatch who pops microwave popcorn...and burns it.

Both annoy the fark out of me.


Popcorn, that shiat will linger like a fart in a cold car.
 
2011-03-25 04:01:02 PM  

nuke me please: Not sure what's worse, the woman in the office who puts on WAY too much perfume/lotion or the stupid biatch who pops microwave popcorn...and burns it.

Both annoy the fark out of me.


Same here....sometimes it can be the same person.

/your newsletter...
 
2011-03-25 04:01:29 PM  
There's nothing more disgusting than a smoker who uses perfume or cologne to cover their stale cigarette smell. It doesn't work.
 
2011-03-25 04:01:41 PM  

nuke me please: Not sure what's worse, the woman in the office who puts on WAY too much perfume/lotion or the stupid biatch who pops microwave popcorn...and burns it.

Both annoy the fark out of me.


I once had a boss who would microwave fish at least once a week. The office was about 1000 square feet.
 
2011-03-25 04:02:50 PM  
I always used to think it was just a coincidence that the people I know who were "always sick" and/or "allergic to everything" tended to be the ones who moved through the public smelling like the perfume-section at Sears, and at home were always burning some kind of scented candle, or using those plug-in stink-distributor things, bathing all surfaces obsessively with scented cleaning products, or some combination of the aforementioned.

I should have known something was up when the same people would throw a shiatfit every time I'd burn part of a stick of naturally-made incense in my own room to clear the air of the smell of some homegrown buds I'd just smoked.

Silly Americans, good health is for those who know science.
 
2011-03-25 04:03:01 PM  

Rye_: I don't mind a LITTLE perfume on a lady, but, men, knock it off with the cologne. Nobody thinks you smell nice.


Actually I think that most colognes smell better than most perfumes; to me, at least, most perfumes smell like they added rose scent to a bottle of hospital disinfectant. Colognes, on the other hand, tend to be rich and spicy. I have a male friend who uses cologne, and every time he joins our group all the girls give him a big hug as an excuse to smell him. His official title in the group is "Guy Who Smells Good."

That being said: guys, just like with perfume on women, DON'T F*CKING OVERDO IT. A little dab on both sides of the neck is all you need. Subtle is always sexier than overpowering.
 
2011-03-25 04:03:24 PM  
I am in your cheap perfume, farking with your endocrine system.
 
2011-03-25 04:04:34 PM  

bigpapasmerf: I take a train to work everyday, sometimes you can get 3 or 4 people in a car competing for smelliest POS. I consider myself a non-violent individual, but these people make me have visions of murder. Most common being pushing them in front of the train.



No kidding. That acrid smelling body spray that ghetto boys wear makes me want to kick them repeatedly. Pushing them in front of a train would work as well.
 
2011-03-25 04:04:40 PM  

Rye_: I once had a boss who would microwave fish at least once a week. The office was about 1000 square feet.


I've worked with a lot of H1Bs from the Orient and many fire up fish in the nuker like it's SOP. Then I go to heat up my soup or something, and it's permeated in overcooked fish taste. Thanks, Haihuei!
 
2011-03-25 04:07:56 PM  

bigpapasmerf: I like the smell of a girl's shampooed hair much more than perfume.


Me too.
 
2011-03-25 04:08:49 PM  
Most perfume and cologne gives me burning eyes and a nasty headache, even more so since I got sick 5 years ago. I really wish they'd put the perfume section of department stores in a negative pressure room, so we couldn't have to be forced to walk through it to get to the mall.
 
2011-03-25 04:10:59 PM  

brewssuds: There's nothing more disgusting than a smoker who uses perfume or cologne to cover their stale cigarette smell. It doesn't work.


See also: Air freshener after taking a shiat.
 
2011-03-25 04:11:16 PM  

nuke me please: Not sure what's worse, the woman in the office who puts on WAY too much perfume/lotion or the stupid biatch who pops microwave popcorn...and burns it.

Both annoy the fark out of me.


We can't have popcorn at work anymore.

Microwave popcorn. How does it work?
 
2011-03-25 04:15:44 PM  

raozmc: Microwave popcorn. How does it work?


Use the instructions on the bag of popcorn, never use the microwave "convenience" button for popcorn. Stand around and shut the whole operation down and quickly remove the bag once the pops are more than 2 seconds apart or so.
 
2011-03-25 04:22:47 PM  

saintc79: bigpapasmerf: I like the smell of a girl's shampooed hair much more than perfume.

Me too.


Going to have to agree.

Although, I did date a chef for a while, and her hair would sometimes make me hungry..
 
2011-03-25 04:23:08 PM  
MAYBE on a fancy dinner I will daub on some perfume, but not enough I can smell it because strong perfumes make my allergies go nuts. The "one lady at work" about near kills me when she walks into my office.
 
2011-03-25 04:26:13 PM  

brewssuds: There's nothing more disgusting than a smoker who uses perfume or cologne to cover their stale cigarette smell. It doesn't work.


OMG, this. The husband's ex (I like to call her the Egg Donor) and her mother go this route; so we get the lovely aroma of Eau de Winston plus Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla. HATE. The kids would come back from a weekend at her house absolutely reeking of this, to the point where I started making them strip down the minute they got home, put all their clothes right into the wash and them straight into the shower or my house would stink of it. I had to regularly Febreze the coats in my closet, it was awful. I was so glad when that biatch moved 1500 miles away.

As for the actual topic - I rarely wear a tiny bit of perfume, and I wear it because I like how it smells. Spray one spritz in the air and walk through the cloud. If you can smell it further than 3 feet away, it's too much.
 
2011-03-25 04:27:47 PM  

dickfreckle: Ladies and gentleman: Two small dabs will do it. A faint scent while standing 2 feet in front of you can be very pleasant and even attractive.

The rest of you are bathing in it. Please stop it.


Very much this. It seems to be that many women think that enough perfume will somehow mask "fat, ugly, and old." I'm assuming they buy it in bulk and put it on with a paint sprayer.
 
2011-03-25 04:33:22 PM  
I like to wear perfume oils that usually smell like food. Vanilla, strawberry, peach. Sometimes I'll wear vanilla and dab one tiny drop of patchouli for some spice. The Body Shop sells some nice oils.

/not a hippy
 
2011-03-25 04:34:07 PM  
Oh lord, I worked with a guy who was supporting most of the cheap cologne makers in our area. He was massively touchy-feely too, LOVED to hug people. He put so much cologne on, if he hugged you, it would permeate your clothing and take two washings to get off.

/He did spend on REALLY nice suits though
//You could tell when he visited the office for hours after he was gone
 
2011-03-25 04:35:42 PM  
The chemicals in perfume and cologne may be toxic to all humans except for the lady who works in the cubicle next to you

Somehow not toxic enough.
 
2011-03-25 04:35:52 PM  

nicoffeine: saintc79: bigpapasmerf: I like the smell of a girl's shampooed hair much more than perfume.

Me too.

Going to have to agree.

Although, I did date a chef for a while, and her hair would sometimes make me hungry..


4th'd

Well, except for the whole food-hair thing.
 
2011-03-25 04:46:50 PM  

Majin_Buu: I always used to think it was just a coincidence that the people I know who were "always sick" and/or "allergic to everything" tended to be the ones who moved through the public smelling like the perfume-section at Sears, and at home were always burning some kind of scented candle, or using those plug-in stink-distributor things, bathing all surfaces obsessively with scented cleaning products, or some combination of the aforementioned.


Oh, I just love it when someone walks in the lobby reeking of body wash, scented shampoo, and perfume/cologne, then asks for a "non-allergenic" room.

I fight hard to keep from saying "Maybe it's not the cleaning supplies you're allergic to, genius."

Anhydrous Dihydrogen Monoxide: Inflatable Rhetoric: Women think men like perfume. Most men don't.

Bullshiat. Perfume is nice. Just not...gallons of it.


This. A tiny bit of perfume goes a LONG way. I generally prefer a no-perfume clean smell, but I'm not opposed to someone who knows how to use perfume without making me swim through it to get a kiss. I almost never use cologne myself.

Poowaddins: Most perfume and cologne gives me burning eyes and a nasty headache, even more so since I got sick 5 years ago. I really wish they'd put the perfume section of department stores in a negative pressure room, so we couldn't have to be forced to walk through it to get to the mall.


The free sample biatch at Belk sprayed me Wednesday. I'm walking through as a shortcut, and the next thing I know, some chick is stepping in front of me spraying some smelly shiat while asking if I want a free sample. WTF? You just "gave" me a free sample that I didn't want, and now I can't get rid of it!
 
2011-03-25 04:50:34 PM  
I found the hardest time for me to not lash out in violence is when someone who has bathed in cologne or perfume gets on the treadmill next to me. Gag.


One spray of cologne, on the neck is all I need. Splurge and buy yourself something nice... If it's expensive, you won't feel the need to shower in it. I wear Dolce & Gabbana. Just a small bit works wonders.

As for the microwave popcorn... It's a potent weapon if used properly.
 
2011-03-25 04:55:32 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: There is this one lady here....you can literally see the paint peel on the walls as she walks towards you, so strong is her cloud. My eyes water and I sneeze like someone stuck a jalapeno up my nose whenever I'm unfortunate enough to get stuck on the lift with her. And it's the cheapest damn perfume you can buy....


I'm getting a definite sweatpants-waddling-heavy breathing vibe from this description.
 
2011-03-25 04:57:49 PM  
Axe Body Spray needs to be banned. It's not a shower replacement, people!
 
2011-03-25 05:06:32 PM  
http://www.tauerperfumes.com/lonestar-memories-42.html

i love andy tauer scents. niche parfumes for men and women. swiss made.
 
2011-03-25 05:13:39 PM  
The chemicals in perfume and cologne may be toxic to all humans except for the lady who works in the cubicle next to you

which only confirms my suspicion that the lady in the next cubicle isn't actually human.
 
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