Thursday, December 10, 2009
Rambling: Pro-scent and anti-scent (Or, Scent grumpiness)
So does my scented laundry detergent. And dusting sheets. And shampoo. I'm a perfume freak, and I also vehemently oppose scented products.
I consider these two positions perfectly consistent. I want to smell what I want to smell. And I'm OK with smelling what other people want to smell - another person's chosen perfume or other scent doesn't bother me. But when I have to smell an unchosen smell in a purely utilitarian product, that annoys me no end. And it annoys me that I have to pay extra to find products that aren't scented. I don't need hypoallergenic products, I just want to be able to smell my scent, undiluted with other scents.
So maybe the perfume freak and the anti-scent activist have more in common than they think ?
Grumpy Kitty photo by Keven Law. Wikimedia Commons.