PENINSULA: Let’s call it a day on perfume

As a resident of a retirement community, I am constantly bombarded by various scents

As a resident of a retirement community, I am constantly bombarded by various scents.

I understand that perfumes, at one time, were designed to mask the smell of ones hair or clothes during a by-gone era when nobody but royalty had a bath tub. But now it’s 2014 and we make perfumes out of toxic chemicals. Chemicals that are so carcinogenic that the people who make the perfume have to wear hazmat suits and respirators.

In this era Joe Average can’t have a smoke on the sidewalk because of secondhand smoke, but Betty White’s grandma can put 35 sprays of methylene chloride and terpineol all over her outfit?

Either call it a day on perfume or shift to natural alternatives.

Noel Gagnon

Sidney