(Closed) I'm suffocating here at work – what scents do you hate?

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Post # 3
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@littlemisst08:  I am SO thankful to work in a clinic because we don’t have any scents around due to allergies/oxygen tanks of patients and allergies of the staff (I have a provider just two doors down that is allergic she she reams the hell out of anyone who comes in with perfume or scented lotion).

Now, I DO hate this Spruce spray they keep in the bathroom. I am all for making the bathroom smell nice, but spruce? And not only that but people go wild with it. Makes me want to throw up.

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@littlemisst08:  I work with almost all dudes.  One of them COVERS themselves with Axe body spray and it drives me bonkers!!  I don’t understand why people think it’s OK to surround themselves with such strong scents at work.

Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@littlemisst08:  I hate candles that smell like food they make me hungry 24/7!!!

In my office the only scent problem is either medical marijuana clients, stinky people in general or …. the bathroom smell after someone goes in there and attempts to spray to cover up their stank….

Post # 6
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Sorry to hear that! I consider that a socially sanctioned form of chemical attack, since air fresheners are full of toxins that enter your body (if you can smell it, it’s entering your body) and create air pollution.

As you might guess, the only scent I like for a room to have for any sustained period of time is “nothing.” I have a HEPA constantly scrubbing the air in my home and I love it. Sometimes I think it doesn’t really smell like anything outside, until I step outside my door and reallize how dusty it actually smells out there (I quickly get adjusted to that smell, but the fact is, there is dustiness to it that I first pick up. I don’t have a similar reaction coming home). “Nothing” is a fantastic smell. It smells like a “wide open space.”

Post # 8
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@littlemisst08:  I’m a scent grinch. I pretty much dislike most scents! My least favorites are lavender, vanilla, apple anything, and most incense. 

I’m cool with pumpkin spice and my Holiday Garland Yankee candle. 

Post # 9
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a no scent policy at work. I absolutely hate riding the bus though and getting stuck next to someone doused in ANY sort of perfume. And since I got pregnant things seem to be 10x more offensive.

Actually last night we were laying in bed and had just washed the sheets and put them on fresh and the dryer sheet smell was making me want to vomit!

Post # 10
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

All perfumes give me headaches–even my own, when I wear it!

So I hate perfumes/candles.

Post # 12
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I hate ALL artificial fragrances. They make my head spin. Essential oils ONLY for me – that goes for everything from laundry detergent and fabric refreshers to deodorant. I even make my own “poo-pourrie” spray! lol 

My “perfume” is even a blend of my favourite EOs. I despise the smell of all perfume and cologne. They all smell like alcohol and chemicals and I can’t get past that to “appreciate” the top note, undertones, base note blablabla whatever. 


Post # 14
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@littlemisst08:  At first I thought it was me but then my husband said it seemed particularly strong last night so maybe it wasn’t just my knocked up nose.

Post # 15
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Pretty much everything “flowery” and even the scents that aren’t have to be VERRYYY light or I get a massive headache 

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