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I Don't Like Artificial Smells

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    I Hate When People Wear Too Much Purfume

    It makes me cough and gag and it just smells bad to boot. I don't know where they think smeling like a cosmtics counter is going to get them, other than asked to leave some public places. Do they really smell so bad that this is better? If so then they need to see a doctor. I...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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    I Enjoy Both Natural and Ar...

    I enjoy both natural and artificial smells, but one must consider that all artificial scents are derived from something that exists naturally.
    SpookyHunter SpookyHunter 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2008

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    Dishwasher Scent

      Was purchased to cover the natural smell of rot that sometimes accumulates in the dishwasher. My flatmate says 'it smells like orange' I say 'it smells like no orange I’ve ever smelt.' And now the smell is there in the kitchen, with every step I make I am forced...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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    What Defines Stinky? Artificial Perfumes Make Me Sick!!

    I have an acute sense of smell, but the worst smells are artificial perfumes. They assault my senses and if I am around them for more than a few minutes, I get a migraine.  People don't get it. I ask them to please not wear these fragrances when they visit me, and they...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    I Love Natural Smells

    I love the smell of rain,of freshly mowed grass,of the herbs I grow(culinary),fresh flowers. Perfume or any other artificial smell is so strong to me it's almost like a slap in the face. If it's in a store I just walked into I turn around and walk out.If it's in someone's home I...
    Justjoan Justjoan 46-50, F May 26, 2008

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    It Sickens Me...

    To smell something that's scented or even "flavored' a certain way (as it will still have a certain smell). Say for instance, you have a pancake/waffle scented candle. (These are actual things- I kid you not.) It will smell like at least two of 3 things: 1) Smells like what it...
    MidKnightStorm13 MidKnightStorm13 22-25, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Totally Fab?

    People always think it's weird that I don't wear cologne.  As a gay man, I guess I'm expected to be like "Oh yes, I got this Chanel Lacoste Hilfiger cologne at the Dilliards.  Totally fab!"  I think I'm too much of a hippie, I dunno.  Usually I just...
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2008

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    Headache

    cologne and perfume are way too strong for me to handle. i get headaches and can't breathe very well. and i always wonder why people insist on wearing it unless they otherwise smell bad. i say take a shower, wear deodorant.
    viceroy647 viceroy647 18-21, F Jun 24, 2008

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    They Usually Smell Gross

    i'm not a big fan of citrus smelling freshners. i once put one in my car and about a week later it smelled like rotten fruit. i also find those outdoor smelling ones like fresh rain or mountain breeze rather pungent as well. to me they kind of resemble the scent of burnt...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2007

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    Don't Wear It, Drink It

    I think to myself everyday... "Find out how toxic that crap you put on your skin really is... go on, take a big swig, you nasty selfish ape. May your children be born with one eye in the middle." I really REALLY hate perfumes, colognes, scented lotions.... oh btw, there's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2010

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    That Perfume Makes You Stink

    I have this thing against cologne and perfumes. I think most of them stink and it’s a real turn off. Seriously, who wants to kiss someone’s neck and get a mouth full of rubbing alcohol? It kind of ruins the moment. Not only that, but a person’s natural scent is much more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Been Allergic For Years

    One day in 8th grade I was in my Language Arts class when I went to the cabinet at the front of the classroom to get something from it. (I don't remember what it was now.) My teacher was also the ASB adviser, so she had things in that cabinet that were needed for lunchtime school...
    ellebee816 ellebee816 18-21 Sep 27, 2013

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    I am 29 and finally admitting to myself that I don't like or really love my father. On paper he's the perfect Dad. Despite the divorce with my Mum and periods of separation he...
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    I'm 57 years old and I still don't understand why "We" lie? Are we embarrassed? Are we ashamed? Or is it pride? What ever the reason, I don't like it and I really don't think...
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    I don't want to live with my relatives around.I don't like my neighbors. I don't like their fake bloody concern or probing, needle-like questions. I want to go away from them as...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I don't care, don't like me then move on with your life :) 
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 7

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    I have big boobs for whatever reason, but I don't like bras at all. I was measured a couple of years ago, and I was a 34DD. However, I don't wear bras and other than the nipple...
    Nway581 Nway581 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Another bullying experience. In our institution, a Viber group was created for easy information dissemination and communication. But, for some, it is used otherwise. It is used as...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Apparently people are messaging me because they have problems with my satanism. If you don't like it then stay FAR away from me and just ignore it okay?!! :) Most likely i won't...
    6Alexis6 6Alexis6 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't like calling single person pictures selfies anymore.. It's just WAY over used.. I'm calling them self portraits. #Waterbugs. 👌
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Aug 4

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    I don't like to hold grudges but I do sometime anyways Im trying to be a goodsport on 'ep' not that I dont get good feedback and make a new friend here and there but theres always...
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 9

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    It's draining to be around. And.... I just don't like it. I know it's obviously some deep rooted personal past problem and I have to let ppl grow at they're own pace but needy...
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F Aug 11

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    I don't like calling people and having a conversation just to realize that while you are sharing your feelings about any subject, the other person is having a conversation with...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I don't like my body I'm fat and ugly. I hate my body. Y can't I be beautiful like other people?
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    well, i just have put some of pictures in some weblogs, ( and so do some of my friends) but i don't like to trade pictures. i deeply believe in inner beauties.
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    People constantly need to be told why I don't like my birthday. Why's the reason such a big deal why dont people agree to just not celebrate it. They act like I'm depriving them...
    lex2414 lex2414 16-17, M Aug 20

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    I really feel that ppl come here because they have their own problems. .they want to share their feelings with others. .or try to forget their pain for some items. ..sometimes they...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I was in the US Army for 17 months before a knee injury took me out. I worked in air defense, but that's not really important. I was discharged back in June. During my brief time...
    Clicint Clicint 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I have a condition called Puberphonia which is nothing serious, but simply gives me a high-pitched voice. A girl's voice. The doctor said I could get surgery and get a manly voice...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    What I know for sure is that, what you give comes back to you. Not that I wish other people harm. But this is my experience with a bully. A fellow worker; her office table next...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 14

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    Having an appointment with somebody and then short before we're supposed to meet that person text me and says; "Hey, I'm tired and I don't feel like hanging out today." Guess what...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I think it's childish and often collusive "My fren blocked you so im blocking you too 'cos my fren says im not her fren if i don't do what she does and she's my fren so i...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    It often gives me the impression that no-one in my family seems to know me one iota! I suppose it doesn't help that I don't know what I want 95% of the time I'm asked. However...
    Sundance89 Sundance89 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't depend on friends because they come and go. Belief in myself is what is going to carry me through.
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    For work or for outings where I'll be out for a good part of the day, I'll wear underwear. It's the only reason I still buy them. Otherwise, I don't wear underwear when I'm home...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I don't see why we do it everyday in school. Yes we do it for the men who risk their lives trying to protect this country but having people say it everyday really weakens its...
    Oppositioner Oppositioner 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I still have a lot of years left before I can do the whole grown up thing but...I'm really bored already. My grades are great, I have all sorts of sports, all sorts of volunteer...
    CuriousGe0rge CuriousGe0rge 18-21, M Aug 6

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    This is a really good example on how it's such a waste oh energy to be angry with people, especially when they don't even know it....
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Aug 8

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    They always end up making me feel like I'm nothing to them! This is the reason I keep people at arms length and don't get close to many! *sigh*
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 8

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    speak your mind, say goodbye, don't leave me hanging. Have a nice day :)
    mujaleem mujaleem 36-40, M Aug 12

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    sick and tired of all the dogs and cats in this province it seems almost a sickness with people. yet they think Im "untrustworthy" or "not a nice person"!! pile of crap. they keep...
    petfreeandhappy petfreeandhappy 51-55 1 Response Aug 13

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    Tip #4 against bullying. [Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. ~ Dinah Mulock Craik] Believe 'coz you've seen what/how a bully is; take it from there...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 16

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    Besides my fear of always being judging by people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I don't get the hype about her.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Tip #5 against bullying: [ Don't let the noise of other peoples' opinions drown out your inner voice . ~ Steve Jobs]
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 17

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    But here is a bloody profile pic. I don't know why it's sideways.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    This is just one of my observations. Some women I've seen use their emotions to manipulate a man into doing what she wants him to do. I find this behavior to be repulsive...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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