Perfume bans on the rise in US

16:30 Wed Jul 4 2012
Melissa Williams-King, MSN NZ Beauty Editor

Government offices and hospitals in the US are increasingly putting a stop to the sweet smell of perfume and aftershave.

According to USA Today, the ban on fragrance is for the benefit of allergy sufferers or those with respiratory problems.

While your reaction to fragrance often comes down to personal taste (one man’s Heat is another man’s Poison, so to speak), people with asthma and other conditions can find heavy doses of perfume as hard to take as cigarette smoke.

However with the plethora of scented soaps, deodorants and perfumes on the market today, policing personal scent looks to be a very tricky territory for law enforcers!

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