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

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 47
463 posts
Helper bee

@littlemisst08:  I can’t stand the small of some of the Victoria’s Secret sprays: Especially Love Spell. In HS, and college–girls dowsed themselves in it. YUCK.

Post # 49
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I absolutely cannot stand anything that smells like vanilla!  I had a roommate that used Body Shop vanilla lotion, body spray, soap… You name it and it was vanilla.  It’s such an overpowering scent.

Post # 50
427 posts
Helper bee

Cigarette smoke, coffee, apple scents, and VS Lovespell are what bother me the most! I’m not allergic, but I do tend to get nauseous from those smells.

Post # 51
33 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

I really HATESS lemony or orange smell especially in car. Its headache right away! Ugh… Its very sharp and unpleasant smell..

Also have to agree with Chanel No 5! I dont get it, whats the fuss about it being the IT perfume. It smell like dominating old woman. Seriously..horrible… Chanel Chance is way better.. 

Post # 52
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The wonderful scent of “I shit at work so let me spray the hell out of the bathroom” aka febrezepooo.  I dont think the ladies at my work (4 women) understand that it is not covering anything up. 


Post # 53
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Yuck, I hate most scents too. I wish people would get a clue about wearing them; you’re not supposed to announce your presence two rooms away with your nasty body spray!!

Top of my list of ick: all incense and baby powder.

Post # 54
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ugh, I cannot stand when people microwave fish for lunch. I understand you are hungry, it’s probably leftovers (budget-savvy), and it’s healthy. But, I just can’t.

Post # 55
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t really have any that raelly bother me but Darling Husband HATES anything lavendar smelling. It’s a shame because I used to love the smell, but I get where he’s coming from. His mom used lavendar smellies for years when his dad was sick to cover up the smell before he passed. So it just reminds him of bad times and I can’t hate on that!

I dislike patchouli smells but I get it on the regular since there are a ton of hippies here that practically bathe in it =(

Post # 56
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sandalwood. I can’t stand it!  I also detest sweet smells like flowery sprays/perfumes.  I like light, airy, clean scents though. I’m surprised at how many don’t like lavender. It’s one of my favorite essential oils to use!

Post # 57
2177 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m pregnant, so LOTS of smells bother me.  However, right now, onions (raw and grilled) and coffee of ANY kind make me sick.  Random smells have also been bothering me– usually I don’t know what they are or where they’re coming from, though, which makes them hard to avoid!

Post # 58
630 posts
Busy bee

Lavender makes me nauseated.

I also detest the people who take the last puff of their cigarette as they’re walking into the building and exhale it INSIDE… omg. I want to scream at some of them “You STINK. Your clothes stink, your breath stinks, your purse stinks and the PAPER you just handed me out of your purse even stinks!”  YUCKO!!!!!!!

I don’t like anything berry scented (candles, air freshners, etc.) either. They’re very fakey-sweet and I don’t like it.


There was a perfume my mom used to wear when I was young that made me SO SICK and we finally boiled it down to her perfume. I don’t remember the name of it but it came in a purple bottle and I think Liz Taylor made it.  She stopped wearing it and I stopped having any issues.  Now she wears White Shoulders and every time I smell it I think of her even though she’s far away!

Post # 59
6040 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State


Welllllll, I work in a water treatment plant. So every morning when I drive in I get to smell the fresh smell of shit being cleaned out of our water 🙂 Not to mention when it’s hot and humid it can get really bad. Or like today when they are processing more sludge than usual and it smells even in the buildings. Lucky for me you get used to the smell after a few minutes and no longer smell it. But for those few minutes everyday it’s absolutely terrible. We have levels and whatnot that the plant monitors to make sure it’s all safe for us. It’s not dangerous just gross. In certain buildings there are certain gases that can kill you if they go above a certain level. Luckily I don’t work in those areas though.

Post # 60
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@littlemisst08:  I work in a Hospital so we are supposed to have a “no scent” policy but the NP that I work with has this like ginger bread (I think?) hand sanitizer and it smells like burnt wood/camp fire day-after clothes/hair (if that makes sense.) Not good at all, major headache Sealed 

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