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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 05:03:49 AM »

I can't remember the last time I heard anyone say that they LIKED to smell someone elses perfume.. 

Maybe the only reason to wear perfume is because the wearer likes it ?
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 08:04:59 AM »

I know someone who loves it  -- the more the better -- on other people. (Hint: People at PDO know her too.)  Of course, she comes from a family culture in which heavy cologne use, is associated with manly men. She has hilarious stories to tell about that.

Long story short, she likes cologne, even while out dancing in close embrace with men who are drenched in it.

Again.  To each her own.  To me, heavy cologne is a nightmare.  I can't even bear to get in an elevator that has recently been vacated by a cologne wearer. Blech.

I would never wear cologne to a dance.  There are too many people with sensitivities, starting with me.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2013, 04:47:41 PM »

I guess the only situation where I might wear it is if my partner (life or dance) liked it and it didn't also give me a headache!  Fortunately, I've never had to go there...
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 08:10:11 PM »

Sorry, life or dance partner.  If you want to be with me, you're going to have to get used to my natural smell -- clean and antiperspirized, of course,  but natural.
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 09:37:57 PM »

I enjoy smelling it on others, as long as it's not overdone, but don't like wearing perfume myself. Once you put it on, there is no way of getting away from it. If someone would invent a perfume, the intensity of which could be regulated once you put it on, I'll be all for it Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2013, 09:40:56 PM »

That's interesting.  When I used to wear it, I'd get used to the smell and stop noticing it. *shrug*  Cool
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2013, 09:42:54 PM »

That's interesting.  When I used to wear it, I'd get used to the smell and stop noticing it. *shrug*  Cool

Doesn't work for me. Maybe I don't wear it often enough to get used to it. Or maybe I overdo it  Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2013, 03:41:36 AM »

The world may never know. lol.  

I have always used that phenomenon as a way to make excuses for other people whose cologne I find overwhelming -- that they're probably so used to it that they don't smell it like  I do.  Who knows?  Maybe they do smell it but they like the way it smells, and it somehow never occurs to them that lots of cologne is a problem for other people.  *shrug*
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 03:49:12 AM »

it is amazing to think that we all cant tolerate large amounts of it and yet it is  such a big industry. Someone is selling it to the masses
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2013, 04:10:15 AM »

I think the industry is selling the idea of sex appeal, not just the actual scents.
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2013, 05:33:39 PM »

but don't we all wear some perfumes - soap, antiperspirant, even toothpaste...
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2013, 08:32:09 PM »

Soap and antiperspirant are both available in unscented versions.   Same thing for body wash, laundry detergent, etc. 

Not sure about toothpaste, but I would be surprised if there wasn't some sort of "natural" variety that is without aritificial scent.

Most people don't need to eliminate scent completely but, for those that do, there are options.   Of course, I don't need to or even want to eliminate scent completely.  I just don't want dance partners to wear so much cologne that it makes me gag.
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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »

Scentless toothpaste?  Sure its baking soda!  But I think that's going a bit far, its not even as if you can smell toothpaste a short while after its used. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2013, 02:39:45 AM »

well some people get really sick from scents.. which is a shame, my nose blocks up form heavy perfume but light stuff I am fine, I dont know how it would be to do toothpaste without flavour will have to get a trail tube.
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2013, 03:31:54 AM »

have you ever been bothered by someone's toothpaste?  Can't say I have or even have heard of it...
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