Saturday, June 04, 2005

Ban it, I say!

I have long had a problem with people, usually woman, who cover themselves from head to foot in strong perfume. They may well think they smell delightful but the strength of the scent is enough to induce a headache in us weaker souls. I have had to move seats on the tube, train and bus before now. The crunch came watching As You Like It at the Wyndham’s last night. I wanted the woman next to me arrested for assault – the physical assault of my senses. I think she may have attempted drowning in whatever perfume it was she was wearing before being whisked out of the house for a pleasant evening. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the choice of moving seats. I propose a campaign to stop the sale of such dangerous poisons. Anyone want to join me?

6 comments:

Shep said...

I don't know...

I love the smell of Dewberry, so that'd be fine.

Or any kind of sandalwood-y type scent. You could have that as strong as you like...

And CK Obsession (although purely for nostalgic ex-girlfriend reasons).

Surely anything is better than a stale BO smell from these people.

Mind you - Petchuli...Petuli...petchooly...I can't even spell it but it has unwashed homeless person and/or Goth written all over it. Yuk.

pat said...

if you include male cologne i am with you. i still remember the day i was caught between the clouds of perfume on one hand and then the wall of cologne a certain financial advisort wore. ghastly.

Shep said...

I recently had to ban my eldest son from using Lynx spray after he 'napalmed' the upper floor of our house with it. Trying to explain that it can't be used as a substitute for washing was also fun.

pat said...

i also hate teh fact they just make my sweat feel even more yucky.

ems said...

I agree, I like the smell of Dewberry but you can always have too much of a good thing.

Pat, I know exactly who you are talking about. I used to smell the cologne through the conference room wall to my office. Not good. I'm still trying to work out the clouds of perfume though...

The Cybrarian said...

Wow, you're so British! I enjoy spraying on l'Intsant and basking it in while I work. But I'm self-employed.

Patchouli. The kids use it to over up the weed smell.