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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses May 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MaryflockingPoppins MaryflockingPoppins 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm a guy, lol. So, I don't know if mine counts. Disregarding the guy thing, just in general, from my family, to random ladies, girlfriends or girl friends, I hate those two terms...
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    it just sounds condescending, like there's a guy where i volunteer and he always calls ne "toots" or "sweety" and im like dude you're 30 years older than me i don't think this is...
    baldwinbitch baldwinbitch 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't mind my friends or my husband using hun for me but not total strangers/random people. I don't like babe as it reminds me too much of crappy TV shows like Geordie Shore.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Sometimes you don't say goodbye to a person, you say hello to new opportunities." - Atlanta Harrison
    Socialwowers Socialwowers 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I AM NOT YOUR GIRLFRIEND, FIANCEE' OR WIFE SO FOR THOSE OF YOU MEN WHO DOES THIS TO US LADIES KNOCK IT OFF. It's irritating and we don't put up with **** like that. So dont!
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm so tired hearing about kids my age and even much younger having boyfriends, thinking they really grown. I don't care if you're a teenager. Just because you're a teenager doesn...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I don't like "Goodbyes" because it feels like I will never see that person again. I don't like to say goodbyes because the last time I said goodbye by cousin died of a rare cancer...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But then again, who really does? I think my first panic attack was caused as a kid being surrounded by too many people which made me completely freak out, resulting in me wanting...
    crepesaredelicious2 crepesaredelicious2 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I always sound and feel awkward and don't know what to say. Talking face-to-face is fine and texting is good. But I don't like talking on the phone.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I'm almost 30 years old and I'm trying to put my life back together and am attempting to get better physically and mentally cause lord knows I have tons of those problems all while...
    GlitchInTheMatrix GlitchInTheMatrix 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    If you have nothing else good to say, don't say it. We are grown up now and should know what's right from wrong. Spreading hate is wrong.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I am not someone that you can easily pull in to your life. I will abandon you if I have to, this goes for ANYONE at all. I don't care.
    PrestoAgitato PrestoAgitato 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's sort of second nature now. I can talk to someone for hours, or even a few consecutive days. Stranger or friend. But as soon as I feel like someone is putting more effort or...
    deethepoet deethepoet 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I find it hard to to say goodbye when I leave a friends house to go home or awkwardly end a conversation when you bump into someone on the street. But either way no matter the...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I Don't Like It When Someone Lies to Me Of course, I don't like it when someone lies to me, but lies happen... Right? I mean you and I are texting away and having a pleasant enough...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Growing up, I don't understand why people like to mock the way I talk. So, I changed it a bit but people still mock me. One day, finally I got to record my voice & hear it back...
    yumemi yumemi 26-30, F Jul 22

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    Everyone loves selfies. Everyone takes them too, even my six year old neighbor loves the selfie craze. But I don't. I hate pictures of myself. When I see a picture of someone else...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't like doubt, particularly because you don't have the courage to ask questions.
    Discusslife Discusslife 31-35, M Jul 21

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    Honestly I'd rather they just dissappeared. Sure let me know that it's going to happen but don't bother with the goodbye scene cos I just hate crying. Ugh.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm a girl, I don't hate girls. I'm not super girly but I do enjoy shopping and make up & those types of things to a certain degree but For as long as I can remember I have always...
    YslcXO YslcXO 22-25, F Jul 20

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    I do, but I don't. it takes up way too much data and it's filled with at least 90% crud. however, it is where most people are and it's helped me stay connected with some and have...
    matatrid matatrid 31-35, M Jul 20

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    The As usual he came inside my room,I'd just woken up and everything was messed up there.He was nothing to do with my bed and room still started shouting at me.started throwing his...
    tossor tossor 22-25, M Jul 20

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    i think people have rejected me before i give them a chance. sometimes i think God doesn't like me. my husband is a major cause of my insecurities, as well as my emphasis on what i...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Idk just don't. I'm like what's that point of it? I mean I'm ok with people taking pictures of themselves but when you start making duck faces and making everything seem all forced...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I have come across girls in school who would rather fight me with their fists than talk things out when we have disagreements about things. I don't like to fight and I have never...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Especially when I don't drink, and some drunken environments equal trouble. I'd rather choose other options, at the end of the day. Socialising is all about love and connection...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jul 19

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    especially online. as some friendships you thought mattered!!!!! clearly didn't mean a thing to them..... why waste time on people who will ultimately let you down in the long run...
    samsthemann samsthemann 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Like me? Cool. Hate me? Okay. My life will go on, and your opinion doesn't matter to me. I'm who I am, wanna change that? Then do me a favor walk out of my life. Don't like who I'm...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Pressure on me only means the same amount being thrown at your face, so don´t.
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Jul 17

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