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07/01/2001 Entry: "Natural and Scent-free."

My only addition to this erotic string: Thank the gods for Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant. No alum or aluminum, and smells of nothing.

I try not to be too concerned about odor, though my goal is generally to smell of nothing: generally someone else is going to smell more than I do anyway. I wash with Hypo-Allergenic Dove because the unscented is too perfumed for my tastes. Needless to say I also haven't worn cologne since sometime around 1991. When I started going to the Hole in the Wall years ago I cheered at their "No Cologne" policy almost as much as I cheer at "No Cell Phone" Policies today.

It disgusts me when I shake someone's hand or touch a doorknob and realize that I now have their cologne on me. There are certain people at work (who will remain nameless) with whom I never want to be in closed door meetings. I would wonder why people believe that marinating in that much perfume will make them more attractive, but then that's the power of advertising, isn't it?

With that said, I'm heading back to my cup of coffee and bag of garlic potato chips....

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