Perfume or natural smell?

@sprite1950 (14500)
Corsham, England
May 1, 2018 4:50am CST
I like to wear a bit of perfume although some people prefer not to wear anything as they like a clean, natural smell. I know a woman who has never worn a deodorant as she says she doesn't need one although I have to wear one as I know I would smell if I didn't. I have even worn a little vanilla essence behind the ear and on the wrist as I think it smells lovely but what do you prefer? Do you wear an artificial fragrance or do you just stick to your natural body smell?
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@MALUSE (41122)
• Germany
1 May
It's not what I like on myself. I dislike perfume on other people. I find it intrusive, especially when I have to be near them, for example in a lift or a train compartment.
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@caopaopao (10333)
• China
1 May
I agree with you on that.
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@LadyDuck (162708)
• Switzerland
1 May
@MALUSE I agree, a strong perfume is as aggressive as a bad smell.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
@LadyDuck My mum wore Estee Lauder Youth Dew and it was so strong it used to make me car sick
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@Morleyhunt (19806)
• Canada
1 May
I suffer from scent sensitivity. I prefer people to not wear a scent. It gives me headaches and makes breathing difficult. There are stores I can not enter, because of the perfume counter. I'm gasping for breath, even walking near.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
That must be difficult. Do you tell people who visit not to wear perfume?
@Morleyhunt (19806)
• Canada
1 May
@sprite1950 most of my friends are aware....it's occasionally difficult when someone in line at the checkout has bathed in perfume. I stand their alternately gasping and holding my breath.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
@Morleyhunt That must be quite awkward for you at times. I can imagine the other person might be embarrassed when they find out what they've done to you!
@mandala100 (45858)
• Hong Kong
1 May
@sprite1950 I always use perfume or cologne my friedn.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I bet you smell lovely
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@mandala100 (45858)
• Hong Kong
3 May
@sprite1950 You are right on that my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (79296)
• Banks, Oregon
1 May
I also like to wear cologne.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I think most of us like to wear a little
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@LadyDuck (162708)
• Switzerland
1 May
Perfume gives me headache, but I like a little "Eau de Cologne", is less intrusive. I wear deodorant every day.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I have to wear deodorant as I need it. I have some light body sprays that I sometimes wear.
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@LadyDuck (162708)
• Switzerland
2 May
@sprite1950 I would not feel comfortable not wearing a deodorant, particularly in summer.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
@LadyDuck I have to wear one or I know I would smell.
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@nela13 (7482)
• Portugal
6 May
I always wear perfume but I only wear deodorant during spring and summer.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
7 May
I have to wear deodorant all year round although sometimes I don't need it.
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@nela13 (7482)
• Portugal
7 May
@sprite1950 during autumn and winter I don't need deodorant and I only use natural deodorants as I am allergic to those with many chemicals.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
7 May
@nela13 My sister likes to wear deodorants that contain natural products or she gets sore underarms.
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@arunima25 (4276)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jul
I can not bear a strong smelling perfume. In fact even a mild smell for a prolonged time causes some sort of discomfort and headache. I just stay away from them.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
12 Jul
Yes some people use far too much and it can make us feel unwell especially if travelling.
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@arunima25 (4276)
• Bangalore, India
12 Jul
@sprite1950 It becomes tough for me to stand such strong smells.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
12 Jul
@arunima25 It can make me quite ill sometimes especially if it is a fragrance that I don't like.
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@Shivram59 (4088)
• India
1 May
@sprite1950 I rarely use perfume,very rarely.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
Some people have a nice natural body smell
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@Shivram59 (4088)
• India
4 May
@sprite1950 It means you are quite fit and well.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
5 May
@Shivram59 My health is good.
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@porwest (5704)
• United States
1 May
I wear cologne. Although, I wear cheap cologne. But I swear people can't tell the difference. I get mine at the Dollar Tree and pay $1 a bottle. Even a cheap $1 fragrance probably smells better than me. lol
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
At least you're honest!
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@porwest (5704)
• United States
3 May
@sprite1950 If someone asks me what I am wearing I just say Eau de Frugal, and say it like it's French.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
4 May
@porwest Why not if it smells just as good
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@mlgen1037 (29648)
• Manila, Philippines
1 May
I like my body smell but I still want a body mist or cologne.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
Yes a little light fragrance is nice,
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@mlgen1037 (29648)
• Manila, Philippines
2 May
@sprite1950 You are right. I still want to smell fresh hihi
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
@mlgen1037 I'm sure you smell lovely!
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@aureliah (16637)
1 May
I really love perfumes. I can't leave the house without
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I used to be like that but I often forget to put it on now.
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@aureliah (16637)
2 May
@sprite1950 why is that?
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
3 May
@aureliah I don't know, I just got out the habit of putting it on I think.
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@vandana7 (65992)
• India
1 May
I too think I stink. So I do use powder subtly. As Maluse has pointed out..some don't like it. They wouldn't know I have used powder. Only that much.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
@vandana7 Powder wouldn't be too strong as it has a light fragrance.
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@vandana7 (65992)
• India
2 May
@sprite1950 At least I would know I am not stinking..LOL
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
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@allknowing (66404)
• India
2 May
There is nothing called natural smell. When someone bathes the smell will be that of shampoo and soap. Our bodies have smell depending on what we eat and so on. Have you tried eating fenugreek? Your sweat will smell of fenugreek. I wear a light perfume when I go out and use talcum powder after my bath.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
People do seem to have certain body smells which are unique to them. I remember the smell of my children's dad, I loved it, but I don't remember him smelling perfumed in any way.
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@allknowing (66404)
• India
3 May
@sprite1950 That is another story
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• India
2 May
Mind fragrance from perfumes is good. Strong perfumes give me headaches
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
2 May
Yes I think some people just pile on too much as if a perfume is powerful just a dab will do.
• India
2 May
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@kepweng (16869)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 May
natural body smell is Not Fresh??
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
21 May
It is if you are just washed but as the day goes on maybe not.
@JESSY3236 (6710)
• United States
4 May
I usually don't wear perfume. I do use a body mist on Sundays.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
5 May
I like body mists because they are light and not too overpowering.
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@toniganzon (51576)
• Philippines
1 May
I wear a deodorant without fragrance. I'm allergic to fragrance unless it's mild natural ones. Anything with chemicals make me sneeze.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
That must be annoying. I don't have allergies but heavy perfume will give me a headache.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May
I use a deodorant but don't use perfume, mainly because I never remember to put it on. I don't like strong perfume on other people.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I normally only wear deodorant unless I go out at night an then I might wear a little perfume. I quite like body sprays as they aren't quite as strong.
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@youless (92276)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May
I don't often wear perfume. I like something light with flower fragrant.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
Yes I like light fragrances.
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@Icydoll (22059)
• India
1 May
I use perfumes..that too with mild fragrances..i prefer floral scents.
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@sprite1950 (14500)
• Corsham, England
1 May
I love lemon fragrances. They smell fresh
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