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Dec. 11, 2008 at 9:19am

No more Patchouli !!!

I am imploring anyone who still wears patchoulli to stop, please. It is gross, it smells dirty and bad. I was eating breakfast at knapps yesterday, a yummy plate of eggs benedict and then this couple sat down at the next booth and they smelled so bad it almost ruined my breakfast. Why in the hell do people still wear this crap. Do they know how bad they smell? Does anyone else feel this way? Or am I just a big complainer. I do have a really good sense of smell, it's a curse


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by Mandiferous on 12/11/2008 @ 9:29am
I hear ya. Stores that burn Nag Champa incense are also right up there for me. That stuff gives me the worst headache.

Don't get me wrong, I like perfume and cologne and all that stuff, but in moderation. I shouldn't be able to smell you from 3 feet away.

by KevinFreitas on 12/12/2008 @ 8:37am
I honestly don't know if I know what it smells like. I feel so left out. Or maybe not.

by jane on 12/12/2008 @ 9:12am
My Mom always told us that the only person that should be able to smell your perfume is your lover! As a teenager that embarrased me but now it think it's a good rule...

by ixia on 12/12/2008 @ 9:23am
Kevin,
You don't miss anything.It smells like a couple of guys in rubber boots after a long day at the sheep farm. With a hint of pine tree.

by dawntown on 12/12/2008 @ 9:26am
My good sense of smell is also a bane to my existance. I too have overly-developed olfactories, or I like to say my Bat-smell powers.

While proving superb at descerning the complexities of wines, cheeses, and other delicacies, my sniffer also leaves me wincing in the public arena. Body odors, lingering food odors, bad breath, unclean serving ware I smell it all. Eeeeww! But my love of food and the abilty to unite flavors into interesting culinary suprises is because of this super power, and makes the later worth it (most of the time).

On that note, I wear patchoulli, but I mixed it with grapefruit oil and a dash of cinnamon oil to freshen it up. I guess you could call it "Freshly Tilled Summer" .
But, what the hell, thank god you can't smell yourself, right?

Oh, I guess I should say that I do not wear this earthly scent in leue of showering, as some might do to cover up any lingering funk from not bathing regularly.

Your disgust of patchoulli reminds me of my disgust of anything goat. Cheese, meat, anything. Smells so bad to me. No matter, in the smallest minute amount, I will taste it and immediately spit it back out.

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