Thursday, January 14, 2010

Perfume: How Much Is Too Much?

By Carole Moss

There are a lot of ways that women and men attempt attract each other. They dress nice, their hair is done, and they try to watch their breath. One other way is the spray of cologne or perfume.

Musk, citrus and floral are just some of the many scents available to the masses. There are many others. Vanilla and and lavender are some other popular fragrances. They do not have a category they belong to.

Fragrances can be applied in a couple of ways. The most common is spray on, but you can also find some that you dab on, or roll on. There are, however, a few things that need to be taken into consideration when you are planning to wear these scents around others.

Fragrance is a common allergy among some people. The smell of any type of strong scent can set them off. It is important to be discrete about your fragrance. Floral and citrus are the most common scents that set people with allergies off. If you are going to be among strangers, it is a good idea to fore go anything with a scent to prevent an allergic reaction.

Common signs that someone is or may be allergic to a scent are headache, hives or itching. It is advised if you are living with roommates or house mates that you ask them ahead of time if they have allergies to scented products. This way you can avoid any possible allergic reactions.

It is also a good idea to check the policies of your work place before wearing scented sprays. Most employers discourage them to avoid allergic reactions amongst employees.This is particularly enforced in the health care field. Double checking the policy is advised to avoid causing unwanted trouble.

Not only can too much fragrance cause allergic reactions, they can also have an adverse effect. It is well know that too much will cause a terrible smell instead of a desired one. Be wary of the amount you use, unless you want to attract the wrong kind of attention! If you are in doubt of how much you have used, have a trusted friend tell you. This will save embarrassment later.

Fragrances and perfumes are a very popular items. They can be given as gifts at the holidays. Some mothers give their daughters a bottle of their favorite scent to help them feel close to hone they go off to college or move out on their own. The idea of fragrance as gifts has become so in demand that department stores started setting up counters that house samplers that are tested.

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