If you have a sensitive nose, you might relate.
I think I might have the nose of a bloodhound, so every fragrance is so distinct and I can smell everyone’s scent almost like I’m looking at their face. So lovely scents are always uplifting and inspiring (coffee, eucalyptus, mint, the salty ocean…) BUT even a twinge of a displeasing smells may lead to a crinkled nose, hand covering mouth and nose. It might seem a little dramatic but trust me, I’m smelling that strange garbage that’s ten feet away and it is not nice.
Then there are those who lather on the not-so-nice colognes out in public, and sitting next to them on the subway if almost as bad. But I’m also of the thinking that a personal fragrance is important…
A friend of mine suggested that maybe fragrances should be banned in public spaces (okay, so that is dramatic) and I understand their point of view, but it’s also our given right to smell the way we want. What do you think? Is there a balance, an agreement we can all come to?