Waterford, Conn, joins cities with fragrance bans

Policies limiting or banning the use of fragrance is a growing policy trend that we've been following closely. Today Waterford, Conn, joins Portland, Oreg, and Detroit, Mich, in asking people to refrain from wearing perfume or cologne into Town Hall, according to Waterford's Patch.com. Robert M. … [Read more...]

Axe may get the ax at high school

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Read "Axe Cologne" and what comes to mind? Possibly an image of high school guys doused in the stuff hoping to attract girls. This week The Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne, MA, has taken up the issue of indoor air quality and is considering banning perfume and cologne, including … [Read more...]

Most Americans self-conscious of body odor

Most Americans are highly self-conscious of our bodies' natural odors, and we pay dearly to mask them, to the tune of about 2 billion dollars per year in the US.

The Scentinelle has a way of striking family and friends awkward feelings about their body odors. Some have expressed worry or shame that I will think that they stink. Others take precautions before seeing me--like not eating garlic, using mouthwash or applying extra deodorant--and then tell me … [Read more...]

Fake Christmas scent tree leaves a waxy coating

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I've been on smellcation for almost a week now, and I'm starting to wonder about what else I want to do while I can't smell a darn thing. Last night my husband needed to run an errand at a nearby retail chain store that sells bedding and bathroom stuff. I normally avoid the store like the … [Read more...]