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.
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