Hi Perfume Posse! You know the scenario. Feeling adventurous? You loved it on the card. How about a big spritz down your shirt, on your arms or even just the back of your hand. What smelled beautiful and enticing on cardboard has suddenly turned very nasty on your skin. A chemical reaction of titanic proportions has sent that scent to ten times its size and projecting like a beast. Instant headache. Cue dry retching, eyes watering, burning skin, burning nostrils or whatever reaction you get from the baddies. You have scored yourself a SCRUBBER!
SCRUBBER! What To Do In An Emergency
It’s happened to most of us. A fragrance ends up being unwearable for a number of reasons. So how can you get rid of a SCRUBBER? There are a lot of different ways out there on the internet and different people have come up with a plethora of ways to eradicate the stench. Sadly one of the things that tends to happen is that the offending note is not merely unattractive to you, it also can have a scent life equal to that of plutonium (all too often the case). Here are a few that I like.
Wash The Area: In the best cases all you need do is go wash the sprayed area and you are OK.
Wash and Loofah The Area: Washing didn’t work, sometimes a loofah will take your skin and the scent far away.
Alcohol: Fragrance comes diluted in alcohol so it’s a perfect redilution agent. They say to clean a mess take the offending thing back to its original state for fastest removal.
Oils: Because the fragrant part of the scent is oil based any oil will grab the particles and dilute them enough that with a wash they will be gone. This does mean that you may be smelling a little bit of olive oil throughout the rest of the day.
Moisturiser: Should you be stuck out and about and this happens even your hand moisturiser will be pretty effective in getting the offending scent to manageable levels for washing off.
Moist Towelettes/Baby Wipes: They are alcohol and oil based so a nice combination of above. They do tend to leave quite a bit of their own scent behind though . No biggie if all you want is the offending frag gone.
What are your methods and remedies for the dastardly SCRUBBER?