I haven’t noticed any scent someone is wearing on a plane in a long time. When I fly, I tend to use almost no perfume or just a dab because it’s just too close for much if any fragrance. As I got on the plane today, walking down the jetway, I got hit somewhere near the entrance to the plane with a crater-causing Opium perfume hit.
I’m not an Opium hater, though the EDT is a little blowsy, and I prefer the pure parfum because it stays closer, but yikes! Who woke up that morning and thought, yeah, I’m on a plane today, I’l just spray this Opium wildly on me so I can force it into other passengers’ personal nose space. Then I get irritated because this is why perfume gets banned from the workplace and other public places.
Then I think about what the worst possible perfumes could be on planes. Well, that and I was gone the last few days and have had no time to write a proper post. Here’s my top 5 Worst Perfumes on airplanes:
- Yves St. Laurent Opium – yeah, obviously. I’m not sure I would have I have picked it easily before today, but it’s at the top of the list now.
- Chanel Coco – this winds up in the same vein, the EDT is really blowsy and would be miserable in a confined space if it wasn’t your choice of thing to smell.
- Chanel No. 5 or any heavily aldehydic perfume. I love 5 on other people and sometimes on me, but if applied with a heavy hand, it would be oppressive in close spaces
- Comptoir Sud Pacific anything with vanilla – yikes, vanilla bomb. I”m not sure they are as bad as they used to be, but they are my first example any time I want to show someone how throat-closing a heavy vanilla fragrance can be.
- Heavy patchouli perfume. Yeah, how could I forget? My seatmate was wearing pretty much some straight-up patchouli thing. So wafts of Opium next to too much patchouli.
Okay, I’m a grouch, I admit it. What’s your top 5 or even top 1 or 10 or 10 perfumes you don’t want to smell on a plane or in any closed space?