Jump to content
  • Welcome to the TransPulse Forums!

    We offer a safe, inclusive community for transgender and gender non-conforming folks, as well as their loved ones, to find support and information.  Join today!

Sally Stone

Watch That Perfume Ladies

Recommended Posts

Sally Stone

Earlier to day, my wife and I were out doing a couple of errands, we took her car so she was driving.  After about five minutes in the car she said: "I guess your sense of smell is getting old, because you are wearing too much perfume."  Rats, I thought I was using my perfume sparingly, but perhaps not.  Is my "smeller" actually getting old, or, do I simply adjust to the fragrance after I apply it?  Not sure the reason, but I guess I need to be more sensitive to how much I am wearing.  I myself, have experienced the perfume cloud that surrounds certain women, so, I know how easily perfume can become overpowering.  I took my wife's comment to heart for next time when I'll be sure to spritz only once.  Where perfume is concerned, less really is more.  

Share this post


Link to post
Jackie C.

I'm guessing you went noseblind to it. My dad's the same way with cologne. He wore it every day for a while, and after some time passed it started to get stronger... and stronger...

 

Hugs!

Share this post


Link to post
VickySGV

Thank you for talking about this and learning.  Before this Virus problem started I used to get flyers from ULTA and Sephora cosmetics and their stuff had scratch and sniff inserts in them.  My computer chair is near where the mail drops in, and more than once I have rolled the chair wheels over the flyers, and set off the samples.  They can have me sneezing for an hour or two.  In my CD days, the stronger the perfume smell was the desired motif, I do not miss those times.

Share this post


Link to post
Mx.Drago

I have a very sensetive nose, can't even enter some perfume sections cuz it just hurts. Would have to evac sometimes from bus or train cuz somebody was extra generous. So normally just don't apply perfume, except for this one lotus oil perfume. Absolutely love it, but it's supposedly really strong, but no matter how little I use my partner can't stand it. Tells me he can smell it from across the room. So now I just use it to calm my nerves. Can't wear perfume otherwise.

Share this post


Link to post
KathyLauren

I am one of those who react strongly to perfumes.  Sometimes, it's like getting hit in the face, ans some products can cause my eyes and sinuses to burn. 

 

I always try to use unscented products if I can, and I don't use perfume.  With more and more places going scent-free, I can't justify using it.

Share this post


Link to post
Sally Stone

Thanks ladies.  I may just go the "no perfume" route as well, I mean, I don't have a stink problem or anything like that to hide or cover up, so perhaps no fragrance is the best option. 

Share this post


Link to post
Mx.Drago

Wished it was as simple, if I just applied to "ladies," and though I do identify as both male and female, I'm still not a Lady, at least in my strange way of being. "Friends" seems to be a better, more neutral term, unless I was purposely left out, which I don't believe was the intent, but if it was... Gasp. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Cheyenne skye

Let's not forget that loss of sense of smell is a symptom of THE Virus. 

Share this post


Link to post
Chloé Rei

I use Angel and Obsession which are heavier scents. I hit the pulse points on my neck and wrists. Only to be told by everyone I ask that they don't smell anything. So I guess my body just drinks it up.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   8 Members, 0 Anonymous, 103 Guests (See full list)

    • lewlew
    • Dinaki
    • Emily michelle
    • RunValRun
    • Ronin82
    • MaryEllen
    • SophiaK
    • Tori M
  • Topics With Zero Replies

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      71,319
    • Total Posts
      647,941
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      7,056
    • Most Online
      8,356

    Charlotte Sparkle
    Newest Member
    Charlotte Sparkle
    Joined
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. JillAnne
      JillAnne
      (65 years old)
    2. Stacey
      Stacey
      (32 years old)
  • Posts

    • Dinaki
      ...and you shall be a very handsome young man dear @Ronin82, keep it up and please, stay safe!
    • Ronin82
      So, after almost a year on T, I can finally grow some decent facial hair. There's something about my genetics, all the men in the family look better with face-fur, so after spending some time with an unkempt beard to see how much it would grow out, I decided to try 'scaping. Turns out, I love the goatee look. Now, I haven't officially come out to my Aikido dojo as a group yet, so I've been shaving my face before I go to classes to keep from having to deal with certain logistical issues (changing rooms). Today, I took a huge step since we're all wearing masks and practicing outside anyhow, and wore my goatee to class today! I got a congratulations from the people who know I'm transitioning, but absolutely no negative feedback from anyone else. I'm ok with no one saying a word about it, its better than being attacked for it!   This was also the first time I've 'scaped in front of my unsupportive and transphobic family. They've gotten used to seeing the unkempt beard since I'm often too lazy to shave, but this was the first time I've had a definite male face. Since I've told them I'm transitioning, they haven't said anything negative about the new look, although I know it rocks their world quite a bit. I'm just glad they didn't freak out and make me shave it off completely! I love this look.
    • Dinaki
      I just placed an order for a pair of loafers, it is a gift from me to me with love. I had an eye for these shoes and today they were marked down. so I got them.  
    • Ronin82
      I live in Houston as well, and am currently researching top surgeons. We do have several specialists here in town that I personally would consider going to. Your son is soooooo lucky to have you, my parents are totally unsupportive and I have to figure out how to get everything done on my own, with no financial help. Finances and logistical considerations being what they are, in a pandemic, I don't think you're being unreasonable to check into local surgeons first. I mean, we do have a world-class medical center right here, there's no reason to leave the city unless there are some very special mitigating circumstances. Just my cheap 2 pennies' worth.
    • Emily michelle
      That’s great news I’m glad they are supportive!
    • Dinaki
      Lets make a habit and post funny pictures of the day, I start first:  
    • Shay
      Yes - played the traditional Taking Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overweight.  Seagull is my favorite BC song - forgot about that one - thanks for reminding - I need to revisit. Once Paul Rodgers left BD I lost interest although I did buy Holy Water and liked what I heard. Smoke on the Water - yes - I did in my first band and I remember playing a church festival, breaking a string on my electric and doing the song on a 12 string acoustic. We were really horrible....
    • SaraAW
      Hope everyone is having a good day. I sent an email coming out to my parents last evening. They got back to me at noon today. They were shocked but are 100% supportive. I’m so pleasantly surprised, I thought it would take them some time to come around. Finally stopped the happy tears flood about 30 minutes ago.  Next is my little sis. 2 1/2 out of 3 so far. Hugs! Hopefully I can nudge my wife over to fully onboard soon. 
    • Charlize
      Funny how how i hated the mirror for a long time.  Then it became a love hate thing.  Today i'm simply trying to love whoever i see with as little judgement as possible.  Sure brushing my wig or a little makeup can ice the cake a bit but it still tastes as sweet and maybe it's less fattening without icing. Times has almost made the mirror my friend.  I no longer feel i will scare people or myself.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • Dinaki
      I have worked for Lancome for several year-and cosmetics with skin care are my expertise.   To start of, as other members here advised you, go with an inexpensive product and I am choosing for you the brand Revlon.   Always apply your foundation to a clean skin, that is important, making certain NO FACE HAIR AND FREE OF FACE FUZZ   In the morning, wash your face (make it a habit) Apply a generous amount of a moisturizer and let it set for some minutes. Then with a Kleenex, tap gently your face skin to have all left residue come  off to the Kleenex. Apply a BB Cream making certain that you have chosen the correct shade for you. Apply under the eyes a Concelear ( choose the one shade lighter from your BB cream) Set your lovely face with Powder (choose the the shade that is right for you. When applying the powder, invest to  powder brush Apply  two cots of Mascara in black, then Apply a a lip gloss of your liking.   Important to define your eyebrows. I cannot help you in that field as I have not the structure in front of me of your face. But do have a lovely shape, an arc.   At nights, do a double cleasing Take the Day Off with Cleansing Toilettes Clenase you face with cotton balls Micellar Water Apply a generous amount of Nivea Soft all over your fave   I am attaching a free face guide Guide  
    • Tori M
      Wayyyy back when I used to play, I loved picking Shooting Star.  An easy song, but I really got off on the contrast of acoustic sound and when the "fuzz pedal" kicked in.  Seagull was another fav tune from Bad Co.  After the black album, I drifted away from them until Holy Water. Joe Cocker was like Frank Zappa to me... I really really just did not get it! lol @Shay, ever play any BTO?  Not Fragile was one of the first songs I ever learned (right after I learned Smoke on the Water ).  Ahhh, good memories.
    • BorderTerrierFan
      I'm a 19 year old Female at Birth but for a very long time I've always been happier wearing male clothing and  I much prefer to shop for clothing in the mens aisle rather than the womens. I love having my hair cut short and for the first time today I went to a Male Barbers shop and got it cut how I really wanted it rather than having to opt for a Pixie cut at my local hairdressers to appease my Mum.   I hate having breasts and it's my desire to have them removed so I can have a flat chest but yet I'm not bothered about my lower half and I don't have any desire to have any facial hair.  As I'm presenting as a male to the outside world I would much rather be referred to as he/him rather than she/her and obviously this would mean possibly changing my name from a female one to a male one at some point.     Having just come out to my Mum and Dad with their support I've just ordered my first chest binder and I'm so looking forward to being able to go out feeling flatter and not having to wear a bra.   I'm not sure exactly where I fit in on the transgender spectrum but I feel like I'm a female who just wants to dress and feel masculine, so am not sure I'm classed as totally F2M.   Does anybody else share these feelings?
    • Dinaki
      Dear @jae bear, if any pain you'll experience, may be pain of happiness and joy!
    • Shay
      Both are such beautiful answers. I hope to be able to share your joy ... like.... forever. Shay
    • Jackie C.
      Congratulations!    Confidence comes next!   Hugs!
  • Upcoming Events

×
×
  • Create New...