Sunday, June 24, 2012
A Word About Fragrance....
I get migraines.. one of my top migraine triggers is fragrance. I am usually not effected by the person who wears scented items in a manner in which you would smell them should you give them a hug... I call this their personal space. Smell that is not wafting outside ones person, into other peoples space. VERY few people seem to apply fragrance in this manner. It seems that the school of thought is, that one must be able to smell it on themselves, which usually makes it strong enough that those for several feet around you, sometimes yards, can also smell it.
I have asked friends who wear fragrance to PLEASE not wear it when we are together, but they tend to think that if they just apply it when I am not in the same room, that I won't be able to smell it all day long.. I can and still do! Putting those long lasting scent things in your bathroom means I have to hold my breath while I am in there... Hopefully I can be quick..
I recently ordered an item from a seller on Etsy. I order LOTS of my supplies on there. I try very hard to always fully read the listing. I will not order items that are listed as being fragranced, or request them to be sent/made unscented. The item I ordered was something used for metal working and NOT an item one would expect to be sent with a fragrance packet included in the box. I am sure a lot of this sellers customers LOVE this feature.. I however am not one of them. The smell has permeated the item I bought..(It was leather) and doesn't appear to be diminishing in strength. I reread the listing and it says nothing about the inclusion of anything fragranced giving me the option of asking for this to be left out. I have left it outside on the porch overnight and the only thing this has done is scent my porch rail...
Last year I ordered some pretty lingerie for another Etsy seller.. it arrived so heavily perfumed, I stuffed it back in the mailer it came in and have left it there..(It would have cost me more to return it than to just call it a loss.. No mention of fragrance again in the listing though!)
I guess I would just love to see a greater level of sensitivity towards those who are really effected by this, as we do all share the same air and space at times...
End of my vent!
I am going to put an update of the new things I have been working on soon!
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