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    Default A tactful way to say...you smell.

    What is a tactful way to say...your perfume is so strong that my cheeks are going numb and I have an awful aerosol taste in my mouth and my eyes are watering so bad they are making my contacts shift all over my eyeballs.

    I only wear perfume when out with hubby. I work in a cubicle and so have a lot of community air. I know that not everyone shares my scent preference so I am sensitive to those needs of others. Why can't everyone be like that?

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    I'd feign a headache all day today and make sure you complain to her about it. Make her life miserable with it. And then tomorrow do the same thing if she wears the same perfume or level of perfume. If not, pretend like you can't understand why the headache is gone and then have a "duh" moment later on during the day and be excited to share it with her.
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    I love perfume! When I put on these scents people come up and ask what am I wearing. Whenever they do I always ask, "Is it too strong?" I have had people come right out and tell me that my perfume is strong...they will say something like, "I can smell you over here!" (From across the room.) I am not offended, sometimes I can be a little heavy when applying in the morning because I switch up daily and some are stronger than others even though I apply them all the same. I also wear scented lotion, body splash and then perfume. Sometimes, if its a light scent I will wear a babyoil with it to make the scent last longer...so I can understand how a perfume can be strong, especially if you have a sensitive nose or if the perfume is stinky, LOL!
    My suggestion is just to say it, "your perfume is a little strong!" Its not like your telling her she smells like fish or something. There is a such thing as too much of a good thing. I appreciate when my friends tell me if something is a little strong, next time I will know how to gage my spray...

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    Yeah, this is my boss, though. And it's a certain scent that I can tell I do not like at all. I will just try to stay away. Hopefully, I will develop a rash and she will send me home.

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    Default Re: A tactful way to say...you smell.

    Quote Originally Posted by NashvilleDiva_83 View Post
    Yeah, this is my boss, though. And it's a certain scent that I can tell I do not like at all. I will just try to stay away. Hopefully, I will develop a rash and she will send me home.
    Oh, my bad! I didnt know that she was your boss. How about this, whenever she comes close enough go into this sneezing frenzy (my sensitive nose sister does this all the time). Just sneeze about ten times in a row. When you finally come up for air tell her you think that you may be sensitive to her perfume. If anything she will avoid you...but most people are embarrassed when my sister does it. They hate to come around her because they know she is going to sneeze.
    And practice your sneeze. Make sure it sounds very real.

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    My boss came home to get ready for a cocktail party one day and I was out with the kids at the park. We came back TWO HOURS after she left and the perfume was so strong we were all sneezing and crying. We had to eat dinner outside. In December.

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    Default Re: A tactful way to say...you smell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maeveyblue View Post
    I'd feign a headache all day today and make sure you complain to her about it. Make her life miserable with it. And then tomorrow do the same thing if she wears the same perfume or level of perfume. If not, pretend like you can't understand why the headache is gone and then have a "duh" moment later on during the day and be excited to share it with her.
    ^^good idea for a coworker, not so good for a boss...

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    Default Re: A tactful way to say...you smell.

    Quote Originally Posted by NashvilleDiva_83 View Post
    ^^good idea for a coworker, not so good for a boss...
    Hmmm..... Okay, I'd do a whole lot of sneezing then whenever she comes near you, but make sure that you comment on the fact that you like the perfume she is wearing. Ask her what it is, etc....
    You can then pretend you took a trip to the mall to buy some this weekend and tell her on Monday that the continual sneezing from this week was from the perfume and that you are super bummed because you love it.
    This way you are complimenting her from the beginnnng, so hopefully she will not be on the defensive and will cut the perfume down so it doesn't bother you.
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    Default Re: A tactful way to say...you smell.

    I personally get very sick with some of the things my friends wear. One didn't take the hint, so when she got in my car I rolled all the windows down. I was literally sick to my stomach and felt a headache coming on. I told here she was not allowed in my car unless she sprayed the perfume lightly AND at least 3 hours before we were going somewhere.

    I know it sounds harsh, but to say I have a sensitive nose is the understatement of the year. I can't go in candle shops or bath and body works, etc...
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