I’m one of those rare people who don’t like to smell cologne. I don’t like perfume much either. I guess that makes me a cheap date?
It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that as I am getting older, I am getting more sensitive to the smell and it makes me physically sick. I start coughing, chocking, and feeling very nauseous. I also get horrible headaches. The problem is, when someone is wearing a scent, it stays with me, especially if I hug the person hello. Then, I feel sick all day (or all night long).
This week, it happened twice! And both times after the meet ups, I quickly ran into the bathroom, double and triple washed my hands and face but I could still smell the person’s cologne on me.
My husband and I went out with one couple for dinner. The man was wearing very strong cologne. All night long, I smelled it. After we left the couple, I went home and was violently sick. It was not a pretty sight.
How could you tell someone not to wear cologne? I guess the only thing you can do is keep track and if you know someone wears cologne or perfume that bothers you, you either don’t get together with him/her or you just don’t kiss or hug him/her?
What would you do?