Glycerin soap. When Bossy was a teenager, she got a job spraying perfume samples in department stores, which is an occupation slightly less appreciated than the technician who arranges your breasts on the metal slab of the mammogram machine — but anyway, the intense assortment of overpowering smells rendered Bossy unable to cope with scented anything.
This glycerin soap is Bossy’s favorite discovery because it feels like it’s doing the trick and smells like nothing, if nothing had an odor.
MamaMo saysOctober 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
I can’t do heavy smells either (send me into a sneezing frenzy), but I’m not sure why.
corrie saysOctober 23, 2008 at 10:45 am
Scents are added by chemicals and people suck them up their noses because they smell good…. it’s still chemicals to the brain people!
Thank goodness for Trader Joes’s and other like places with alternatives to the mainstream scented garbage.
Molly saysOctober 23, 2008 at 11:01 am
I got tired of all the colonges and switched to Philosphy’s Amazing Grace, and most recently, Pure Grace. What you hear is “you smell good” instead of “I like your cologne”. It’s a clean, fresh, feel good smell. Just sayin’.
tracey saysOctober 23, 2008 at 11:58 am
I love me some glycerin “soup” :o)
foolery saysOctober 23, 2008 at 1:02 pm
I have been scent-averse since I started birthing babies. Scented candles make me darned near asthmatic.
Z. Mulls saysOctober 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm
Well, department store scent is a real turnoff. If you want something a little sexier, you should head over to the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. (http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/)
I dabbed on a little “Iago” and went out and two women (whom I knew previously) went out of their way to tell me how great I smelled…..
Most of the BPAL scents are for women, though….
Stacey Ball saysOctober 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm
I didn’t know soup now came in a pump dispenser! I better get to Trader Joe’s pronto!
sherry saysOctober 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm
At my recent mammogram the technician had a tool with which to manipulate a breast between the metal plates. And the tool? Was a spatula.