TMP45: Perfume

TMP monday peeve kitty cat

Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is inspired by a post from Melanie. I probably peeved about perfume before I refreshed my blog, but I no longer have access to the deleted posts, and who says I can’t repeat a peeve anyway? There are an extremely small number of perfume/cologne scents I enjoy, in small amounts, but most are awful and the worst thing is to be trapped in an elevator or room with someone soaked in scent. I’d rather deal with their BO honestly. That’s gross, but it isn’t a migraine trigger the way heavy musky or flowery scents are. The molecules float into my head and somehow trigger pain and nausea ~ this doesn’t make much sense to me either, but it’s a common trigger for people who suffer from migraines. Even vanilla, which is a scent I adore when it’s wafting out of a bottle of extract or floating up from a candle, literally makes me feel like I’m going to barf if someone smells like they’ve bathed in it.

One of the few benefits of the pandemic is that I’m rarely in an elevator with another person or trapped in a room with someone. Also, I don’t think I’ve been to a department store in over two years, so I’m safe from those maniacal sample sprayers.

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.


33 responses to “TMP45: Perfume

  1. I don’t get migraines, but I can’t stand most perfumes. I think I can detect one molecule in the room. My peeve is women who wear so much perfume that you can’t help but feel it’s some sort of passive-aggressive effort to own all the air. Sort of like people who turn their car radios all the way up.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Wearing a mask helps to diminish the scent

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh dear! I’m sorry perfume bothers you so much! If it causes migraines, well, thats just not good! Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I have a pretty high tolerance for perfume and fragrance (although I actually don’t like vanilla as a scent, go figure) but everything is scented so strongly. My favorite dry shampoo works like a dream to make my hair look presentable and I even like the scent initially, but it’s still so strong hours later that I’ve given myself a headache. The things we do for beauty…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: The Monday peeve 31st January 2022- what a disaster! – Therapy Bits

  6. I once got on a plane and the woman in the seat next to me smelled like she’d showered in her perfume – I asked for and was able to get a different seat.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Yes. I could sense a really painful headache already beginning….

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I hate all perfumes. The older I get, the more they bother me. I get headaches, I choke, and I cough uncontrollably. It has meant no theaters, rarely eating out, and other severe limitations for years and years. My classroom had posters plastered all over the place stating NO FRAGRANCES. I’ve had to leave many a gathering because of even the slightest hint of perfume.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Pingback: Likes – A Unique Title For Me

  10. I have so many pet peeves but I have to admit odor is a biggie for me! I can not stand the strong smell of perfume. I get light-headed, dizzy and then the headache comes shortly after.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Thanks for the nod and the airing of a mutual peeve! Patchouli is my hands-down #1 most disliked scent. Mostly because I’ve never met anyone who used that scent who didn’t OVER use it. It makes my eyes burn, my throat closes up and I start coughing if I’m exposed to it for very long. It’s a case, IMO, of “a little goes a LOOOONNNNGGG way!” Pity they don’t put a warning label on the stuff. Great peeve Paula!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. My eyes just water and then a headache from most heavy odors. I only have a couple of candles I can tolerate and others I’ve purchased can only burn for thirty min or so. Even though I like the scents they don’t like me

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I agree totally with you. People who layer on the perfume don’t consider people with allergies or other health conditions might have an adverse reaction.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. I don’t wear perfume of any kind, not even perfumed soap. Years ago, ‘Poison’ was all the rage and I tried some at the smelly counter in Boots. When I got back to work, someone asked me if I’d washed my hands in bleach.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. I’m afraid I’m offending everyone with my couple spritz of Estee Lauders Pleasures. I only go to the grocery store and my doctor and with social distancing still a thing, hopefully I’m not stanking up the place or causing headaches.☹

    Liked by 1 person

  16. I no longer enjoy the strong scents of perfume, nor can I wear them. I rarely encounter perfume these days, probably because most work places request you not to wear any in case of allergies. Win-win.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Pingback: E.M.’s Monday Peeve on a Wednesday – The Ramblings of E.M. Kingston