It feels like Prohibition to me ,in many ways. I don't see how it can be implemented practically. Also someone brought up an interesting argument against the idea on the Fragrance Industry Forum . Most cleaning products used in these types of places like government buildings and hospitals do reek so I don't know how that can be changed. It feels like the beginning of a new silent war against anything remotely joyous. Killjoys.
To place cigarette smoke in the same category as fragrance just annoys me. I want to see the rationale and fool proof studies that show inhaling 2nd hand scent from someone's body or clothes causes cancer and until then , they can't place fragrance next to cigarette smoke.
How about sick building syndrome ? That is worse than fragrance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_building_syndrome
What will they do about the paints used on walls and mold ,dust etc. It's an endless war but of course they pick the easiest target , scent. I think there has to be compromise - not an outright ban .