Originally Posted by rtamara41
...Illness and medications can really alter a person;s sensitivities. Just my two cents. (there is that pun again)
Conversely, in our hospital's cardiology unit, we conservatively use aromatherapy with essential oils as a complementary therapy.
After a hospitalization period of four months (a few years back and with minor pauses in between) I can confirm this. I was over-sensitive to smells of any kind and believed to go through a Susskind kind of hell. I noticed my own skin smells more than is normal, and couldn't stand that, and taking a shower was not possible. From food to the (daily) floor cleaning liquid everything could make me feel ill. Gilette shaving cream and hot coffee were the only luxury frags I wasn't afraid of. I did enjoy when visitors or a nurse wore something, but just noticeable for the moments they came close to my bed. On the other hand: one surgeon loved music and I remember how hours of utmost concentration (in cardiology, wide awake) passed easier when we all had Mozart and African drums from some fantastic speakers, it sounded greater than real, beyond the regular beeps of control instruments.
A month after I was released I bought Kouros and joined basenotes. Boy, was I lucky not to have mentioned that bottle in my first post..!
Originally Posted by cardex
They say that you are never supposed to put on perfume or cologne before going to a job interview just incase the person giving it is allergic. Same goes with the first meeting with a new client.
Just as important: not wearing perfume will never get you negative marks. Wearing it, easily could!