Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


What is THAT smell?

I need some feminine type gals to give me some advice.

When it comes to perfume, what is considered appropriate:

Being able to smell someone as they round the corner or from about a foot away as they approach you? I'm not talking a bad smell, but a nice lovely perfume like Giorgio or Tommy Girl or something.

Or is it appropriate ONLY for someone to catch a whiff of you if they're whispering in your ear or snuggling your neck?

I'm more of the second type of gal. You can't smell me unless you're leaning in closely. But, I've noticed several women at work whom I can smell as they're approaching me. I like it, but then I wonder if I had to sit next to them at work or on a bus, would that bug me?

It got me to wondering what is considered polite and "correct."

Someone? Anyone? Miss Manners? Some girly-girl? A perfume mister from Foley's? I need your input.


  • At 7:17 PM, July 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As much as I and my allergies are concerned, no one should have a smell. There's one woman at church who I can tell is around the corner of the hallway, and the girl who sits in front of me in Speech class must take a bath in something.

    If one must use perfume, something so expensive that just a little dab will do and light enough to have to be standing real, real close.

    Where did people get the idea that perfume is needed at all? Isn't a shower and shampoo enough? What's wrong with just 'human'?

    Well, you did ask, and I am not a girly girl at all, but have suffered with watering eyes and drippy nose for years around people who don't ask my preference.

  • At 10:42 PM, July 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hmmm.... I don't like smelling a perfume or cologne from 50 yards away. I prefer if you catch of whiff of it if you are standing close to that person.

  • At 5:34 AM, July 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If it's too strong it sends me into an asthma attack

  • At 6:41 AM, July 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Those are all things that I was thinking. I tend to only wear it so you can smell me if you come in close to me, but I have just noticed so many women wearing it stronger that I wondered if I was missing something.

  • At 2:46 PM, July 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OK It is rude to wear a scent so strong that in a crowd you don't know who has it on.

  • At 9:11 AM, July 08, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I like reassurance.

  • At 9:45 AM, July 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't know that fragrance...



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