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I Don't Like Artificial Smells

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I came to this realization today.. I do not like my job.. It's too random and you never know where your going with the task, you end up repeating it multiple times different ways...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't like hugs because I'm very closed up to new people. It's like, opening your arms and letting someone in near your heart. I have trust issues and I'm always scared of being...
    nightcreature16 nightcreature16 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I really don't care if people don't like me I'm still gonna be me and be doing me if people don't like you the way you are **** Them that's all I got to say
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Him Or Us? Thank God my mother wasn't mancrazy.Anyone who knows me knows I am true Mama's Boy. I have loved my mother intensely and possesively my entire life. Since my mother...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Don't read my posts if you don't like what I have to say. It's not like my posts are shoved in your face. And don't comment on something if you're just going to hate on the way I...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
    Liz1795 Liz1795 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Don't like using them, much prefer going without.... not looking forward to having to buy 'em in bulk
    Taliesin33 Taliesin33 36-40, M Jun 25

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    If you don't like me, I understand Because who would really choose a daisy, in a field of roses?
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Not sure since when, but I don't like making eye contact with much people. It's very uncomfortable, literally speaking, it's like looking at their souls. I do not want to see their...
    enragedmisfit enragedmisfit 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I really don't like it! so stop reminding me of it.. I wanna blow up my FB account right now. C'mon people it's just a month anyway. No it's not "the ultimate happiness" stop...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't like it when I just meet someone on ep and we have not got into much conversation , just polite chat , which I do enjoy and then when I can't get back for some good reason...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't like it when people demand on the Internet it's not that I hate you it's just I'm not comfortable!!! But in real life u can't take it!!! You demand for something I will say...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    He has been hurting me and my mother for years now. Now that I have grown up , I don't like him anymore. I see his hair is going gray, but I have a hard time pitying him. Because...
    ramyawave ramyawave 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I don't like being touched at all. I hate when people put their hands on my shoulder or try to hug me. In less I'm crushing on you or you're hot, then I guess it's okay. But nay...
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't like the effect it gives me. Mostly, I overthink things, get paranoid, etc. I just feel slow, boring and tired. At rare occassions i might find something funny and keep...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Ughhhhh don't like it but I eat it because it's sooooo healthy...
    Boxergirll Boxergirll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    It's not that I don't like them, it's more like they're just so annoying and often times you can't say anything to them because it's their way or no way. They're always right...my...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I don't like cooking because it almost never turns out the way it should. Too salty!! Too sour!! Over cooked!! Awwww :/
    desperatelyshywomen desperatelyshywomen 22-25, F Jul 12

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    So many people lie especially on-line. I don't see the point of it. Who you are is who you are if you don't like it change it. Just my opinion.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm 14 years old and i just don't like my mom. Im not even sure if I love her. It sounds horrible I know. I am thankful she takes care of me and stuff like that but we are just too...
    Zoenepsa Zoenepsa 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Or maybe I just don't like my bathroom... But either way, getting into the shower is such a pain in the neck.
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I definitely don't like bullying. I was bullied the first three years of high-school. The worst was junior year. A whole group of friends that I had turned on me because I stood up...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Now it's so warm sometimes I don't like it. Why you ask yourself? Because every lady can wear very flimsy dresses and wear beautiful tops and skirts if they want. I would love to...
    babyannie57 babyannie57 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Don't Like Going To The Dentist At All
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Don't Like It When People Are Fake
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    I have OCD and GAD and I have seen a total of 2 legit psychiatrists and one other one who was the wife of the main one. I find that they are all condescending in my experience (I...
    highwhensober highwhensober 18-21, F Jul 1

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    To me, it's awkward unless I'm close or comfortable with the person. Otherwise, I have to scramble to think of something to say. Most of the time the people I talk to on the phone...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Don't say you love someone if you don't. Don't make promises you can't keep. Don't bother if you never really cared.
    peaceembracer peaceembracer 22-25, F Jul 11

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    When I was younger I was a very happy child. Always smiling, laughing and loving everything about life. Even though I am naturally an introvert and somewhat shy I loved being...
    elderflower4 elderflower4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Honestly I love the dark. It's the things that I see in the dark that I hate. There's a corn field behind my house. It scares me shitless. I can see faces looking at me, things...
    MyNameIsDeath MyNameIsDeath 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband'a family is so inconsiderate. His father is deceased so I've never met him. His mother is way too needy and is always seeking approval from the men in her life (her sons...
    lipservice22 lipservice22 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I. Uh. My mind goes blank. I have absolutely no idea why. It just does. And then. Uh Uh. Uh. Thank you. Uh... I guess.... Uh. Uhm. uUHHHH UHM IM SORRY!!!! And then I run away...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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