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Valentine’s Day and perfume — how will you handle the day AFTER?

Okay, so unfortunately the dark side of the Holiday of Love is coming up — lots of guys will rush out at the last minute and get their sweethearts perfume. 

And of course, whether they like it or not, those same sweethearts will feel honor-bound to at least spray some on the day AFTER Valentine's. 

Anybody got any plans on how they will handle the workplace or running errands to avoid those infamous "perfume assaults" so many of us struggle with?

AAFA had a great blog post the other day about … helping people become aware of the problems that some traditional Valentine's Day gifts can cause people with asthma and allergies. 

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  • 09kellyann

    Wow, this is such a great point. I did not even think of this.

    I currently work in a hotel where I am almost constantly bombarded with perfumes and guest who seem to travel with their own smoke cloud. 

    I typically hold my breath or dodge into another area if I can. I also wear a scarf anytime I am working so that I can use it as a make shift filter when I'm forced to go near irritants. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Ugh on the perfume assaults and smoke clouds, KellyAnn … and I'm guessing since you work in a hotel, your bosses would NOT want you to wear a mask?

  • Jen

    KellyAnn – Gloria has   as well.  It might be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor to see if they want to change your treatment plan for the days you work at the hotel.

  • K8sMom2002

    KellyAnn, I'm definitely thinking of you … hopefully you aren't having to endure a lot of perfume and cologne assaults today! 

  • Kathy P

    Wearing a scarf is a great idea! I wear a lot of scarves to and have been known to use them as impromptu mask/filters. It's really helpful when walking past smokers for sure! I've had to use that trick in cabs too when they were just overwhelming either with secondhand smoke or those ghastly air fresheners!

  • 09kellyann

    Jen, thank you. Thats a great tip. 

    K8SMOM2002, your warm wishes worked. I did not have nay serious run ins. 

    Kathy, I hear you on the struggle of taxicab smell roulette. I am increasingly amazed by just how long and heavy that smell seems to linger.