I can't stand floral scents, it always seems as if the scent mixes with whatever you're trying to clean or cover up and makes it much worse.
Originally Posted by Mirinae
Me, too. I've had people look at me funny in the washroom because when I forget to bring hand sanitizer, I just stick my hands under running water and don't bother with the soap -- people think I'm being gross, but I'd rather take my chances with germs versus my super immune system than run the risk that the soap in the public bathroom would give me a migraine (or my make skin break out in a rash).
I have to do this too, there's just something about the smell of those liquid soaps that make me sick at the smell of them.
I also have to run the detergent aisle gauntlet.
I rush in to get what I need and rush back out before I have to take another breath. Unfortunately sending DH into the aisle is not an option, it will give him an asthma attack.
Because of his asthma and the fact that strong smells will give me headaches, when we're shopping together we both completely avoid smelly stuff.
One thing that people never seem to realize about the perfume or colognes they wear is that, maybe it smelled good before they put it on but after a few hours of their body heat, sweat, and whatever other smells they pick up (food smells), the perfumes will start to sour. My mother would always over do it with the perfume and smell horrible later.