Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dilute your fragrance!

How many times have you walked into an office, waiting room, restaurant, or concert and be absolutely BLASTED by the person sitting next to you with 4 ounces of fragrance poured all over his or her body?  You gasp for breath, your sinuses are out of control, and it's all you can do to sit through til the end. 

Nowadays, many offices are posting signs "Allergy sensitivities at work.   Please do not wear fragrance!" 

To the die-hard fragrance consumer, that's a no-fly zone.  My mother will personally not go without her Aromatics from Clinique.  So here's a few great ways to dilute your fragrance just a bit.

1.  Spray fragrance in desired area.   Wet a cotton ball and glide over sprayed area to help absorb excess fragrance. 

2.  Mist fragrance into the air at a stretched arm's length either above or in front of you.  If above, allow fragrance to fall on you.   If in front of you, walk into the misted area.   This will lighten the concentration of your fragrance and keep the scent more airy and calm. 

3.  Remember fragrance wafts up.  If you spray at waist level, it will move up toward your nose.  If you spray at the neck or decollete area, it will dissipate just a bit.

You don't have to give up fragrances completely - just be sensitive to those around you.

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