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    thats right... theres already a bylaw being formulated in my nation's capital (ottawa, canada) to ban fragrance use (perfume, cologne, fabric softeners/deodorant YES DEODORANT) in public places such as office buildings, gvt buildings, public transit and restaurants/nightclubs/theatres you name it. So far it is not decided whether it will be implemented but they have decided to implement a 3 year public education problem on the ills of scented products. After this 3 year programme they will asses whether they need to implement the by law, and I really dont see the public voluntarily walking around smelling like farm animals over the next three years so pretty much its just a matter of time before my wardrobe becomes illegal. actually, I blame this on those lower class fat ladies and welfare assisted stay at home moms who wear floral patterns and have weird haircuts and walk around malls smelling like 10 pounds of fabric softener as 16 litres of "body mist" at a time while their kids turn schoolbuses aroudn the nation into virtual drycleaning machines. maybe we should just make those kind of people illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    thats right... theres already a bylaw being formulated in my nation's capital (ottawa, canada) to ban fragrance use (perfume, cologne, fabric softeners/deodorant YES DEODORANT) in public places such as office buildings, gvt buildings, public transit and restaurants/nightclubs/theatres you name it. So far it is not decided whether it will be implemented but they have decided to implement a 3 year public education problem on the ills of scented products. After this 3 year programme they will asses whether they need to implement the by law, and I really dont see the public voluntarily walking around smelling like farm animals over the next three years so pretty much its just a matter of time before my wardrobe becomes illegal. actually, I blame this on those lower class fat ladies and welfare assisted stay at home moms who wear floral patterns and have weird haircuts and walk around malls smelling like 10 pounds of fabric softener as 16 litres of "body mist" at a time while their kids turn schoolbuses aroudn the nation into virtual drycleaning machines. maybe we should just make those kind of people illegal.
    Lol, so Canada's about to become the smelliest country, EH ? :P
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    You can't be serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motecuzoma
    You can't be serious.
    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    [quote author=Motecuzoma link=1149882044/0#2 date=1149884036]You can't be serious.
    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places here...[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    [quote author=czesc link=1149882044/0#3 date=1149888586][quote author=Motecuzoma link=1149882044/0#2 date=1149884036]You can't be serious.
    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places here...[/quote]

    I've been looking for places to expatriate myself to, and it looks like Canada just took itself off my list. So sad...


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    im sorry I should really clarify this before the misunderstanding goes any further, the proposed law is a bylaw, which up here means a city law, it is not a federal law for the entire country... but... i fear it will just start the slippery slope

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    "the ills of scented products"??? how do they define this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    [quote author=greyhueofdoubt link=1149882044/0#4 date=1149888886][quote author=czesc link=1149882044/0#3 date=1149888586][quote author=Motecuzoma link=1149882044/0#2 date=1149884036]You can't be serious.
    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places here...[/quote]

    I've been looking for places to expatriate myself to, and it looks like Canada just took itself off my list. So sad...


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    im sorry I should really clarify this before the misunderstanding goes any further, the proposed law is a bylaw, which up here means a city law, it is not a federal law for the entire country... but... i fear it will just start the slippery slope[/quote]

    A slippery slope indeed...
    I guess there are two sides to this issue. On the one hand, I tend to dislike laws that deny privileges to people (essentially making up a new crime where there wasn't one before). On the other hand, this is an example of democratic freedom/public opinion/community action actually doing something. I guess I shouldn't be so offended just because the law happens to affect me.
    When my city passed smoking ordinances a few years ago, there were even protests. People thought that the world was coming to an end. In the long run, I think that the ordinance has had a positive effect on the city. However, I get a bad feeling when I think about all the OTHER little ordinances that special interest groups would like to see... There are people here who would like to ban the gay pride parade. There are people who would ban foreigners from the city. There are people who would ban 'offensive' radio stations. Somewhere in the mix of interests, there must be a balance. City councils have done some pretty stupid things in the past, and I don't put 100% of my trust in them. In situations like this, though, they might represent a voice of reason (unless they are being lobbied).

    As for the issue itself-
    I don't like crying children. I don't like loud car speakers. I don't like people setting off fireworks after midnight. I don't like tacky billboards. I don't like loud commercials. I don't like SUVs. I don't like seagulls. I don't like the smell of fried food that wafts out of fast food joints. I don't like football. I don't like junk food. I don't like cheap beer. I don't like barking dogs. I don't like Best Buy. I don't like the right-leaning free circular that gets sent to me all the time. I don't like snotty cashiers. I don't like long lines. I don't like people who chew gum loudly. I don't like frivolous homework assignments. I don't like the humidity. I don't like red traffic lights. I don't like safety pins as fashion accessories.

    But I would never, EVER even DREAM of passing laws/ordinances to protect me from these petty little distractions. Grin and bear it. Aside from serious and proven negative health effects (smoking), something ought not be banned because it bugs a few people. And I daresay that a crying child in a restaurant raises my blood pressure more than a few cigarettes would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pas2iche
    "the ills of scented products"??? *how do they define this?
    the article states that alot of aromachemicals can be detrimental to the health of people around them, from allergic reactions, to lowering immune response to even inducing anaphalactic shock. apparently this has been proven which I actually don't contest (anything on this earth could possibly cause any of those reactions)... but like I said before I think they key is in moderation, I actually do become ill when I walk past a crowd of cheap body mist fanatics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motecuzoma
    You can't be serious.
    Rediculous people trying to deny others of the fun parts of life. Who can enjoy life without being able to smell it?...

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    So they will ban deodorants too? Oh, I don't know where it's going - I'd rather smell a deodorant, even a cheap one, than someone's "natural" armpit aroma!

    Not cool.

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    I don't know that you are blaming the correct group of women.

    Some Feminists often dislike scents - sign of their wanting to be subservient to men.

    Radical Feminists really dislike them.

    Not very good looking Feminists HATE them - funny how they seem to get high powered government administation jobs everywhere. They figure that since they have that "I just got out of the bed and sucked a lemon" look, everyone else should have it to. It's so unfair that other less enlightened women should be happy and satisfied, whereas they, despite all their government (not business) success feel so empty.

    What I can't fathom is the ball-less, lefty liberal males who pander to their whims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    I don't know that you are blaming the correct group of women.

    Some Feminists often dislike scents - sign of their wanting to be subservient to men.

    Radical Feminists really dislike them.

    Not very good looking Feminists HATE them - funny how they seem to get high powered government administation jobs everywhere. They figure that since they have that "I just got out of the bed and sucked a lemon" look, everyone else should have it to. It's so unfair that other less enlightened women should be happy and satisfied, whereas they, despite all their government (not business) success feel so empty.

    What I can't fathom is the ball-less, lefty liberal males who pander to their whims.
    Renato
    (Perhaps I'm extrapolating too much from what I've observed down here over the years.)
    how does low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies possibly = feminists ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    how does low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies possibly = feminists ?
    That's why you're blaming the wrong group of women.

    That group you cite have next to no power to bring about a change like this - even if they wanted to - which they obviously wouldn't.

    You've mistakenly assumed that because you don't like what they're wearing, that this is the motivation for the ban. I suggest this is far too simplistic a notion, and provided you with one of the usual culprit groups for such a move (and their motivation), though not being familiar with your town, I could well be wrong.
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    there are other problems in our world/country/state/city and finally in ourselves to find solutions and ways to attend them.. and some radical groups thinking in this */*/%$(&&$$"$$%$"!% *


    if nobody cant stop that absurd war in Irak, try to ban scents its a joke * *;D *

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    I am totally bothered with this absurdity...might as well pass a law saying that Italian restaurants are not allowed to make cheese and garlic reek in their cooking!

    I'm really perturbed by the minority of people with odor sensitivity. They are pressing the fact that this is a disability and prevents their ability to function.

    The ironic thing with their disability is that they're still able to walk the streets despite the smoke and pollution, and still attend a barbecue without adverse effects.

    Should I find some bottled pollution and charred meat odors to wear?

    I've also read that there were some medical findings that those with a nasal sensitivity to odors, while many forms of olfactory stimuli may cause some or little physiological reaction to the person, it is primarily due to the mind's exaggerated response that any, if not all, strong or noticeable scents will make them ill.

    In a nutshell, these people with aversion to smells, are generally reacting from a psychosomatic response.

    But there are those who truly are disabled from this condition, where they aren't even able to make it out of the house without collapsing or without having to heavily drug themselves.

    I also have a problem with those who expect people to comply to some silly regulation because they refuse to take their allergy meds. > > > >
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    [quote author=czesc link=1149882044/0#13 date=1149917195]
    how does low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies possibly = feminists ?
    That's why you're blaming the wrong group of women.

    That group you cite have next to no power to bring about a change like this - even if they wanted to - which they obviously wouldn't.

    You've mistakenly assumed that because you don't like what they're wearing, that this is the motivation for the ban. I suggest this is far too simplistic a notion, and provided you with one of the usual culprit groups for such a move (and their motivation), though not being familiar with your town, I could well be wrong.
    Renato[/quote]

    clearly the group that im blaming wears the most artificial scents... and overuses them... by definition of what they are ie: "low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies"... and artificial aroma chemicals are apparently the most dangerous and are what is causing the ban on fragrances... i really dont see where you are going with this...

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    It's easy to generalize, I hate to see that. I know around here the people who are pushing for this type of stuff (and who were pusing to ban cigarettes on campus) are the people who actually have adverse reactions to ANY scent (quality or not). I wouldn't support a frag ban, because it just perpetuates the death of common sense and personal responsibility. But when I get a migraine, any scent, even the one that I put on myself that morning, makes me physically ill. I feel bad for people who have that reaction ALL the time. It can't be a pleasant way to go through life. :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolastutor
    It's easy to generalize, I hate to see that. I know around here the people who are pushing for this type of stuff (and who were pusing to ban cigarettes on campus) are the people who actually have adverse reactions to ANY scent (quality or not). I wouldn't support a frag ban, because it just perpetuates the death of common sense and personal responsibility. But when I get a migraine, any scent, even the one that I put on myself that morning, makes me physically ill. I feel bad for people who have that reaction ALL the time. It can't be a pleasant way to go through life. :'(
    I think people should look for the cause of these sensitivities, which mainly stem from the injesting of chemicals through food preservatives and colourings and otherwise unhealthy lifestyles of (mainly) north americans. Basicly, no matter what any pharmaceutical industry brainwashed western doctor will tell you, the truth is unhealthy lifestyle = larger chance of developping sensitivities (whether they be chemical or food or otherwise), and often these sensitivities are VERY difficult to get rid of (although not impossible, as I myself have succesfully treated and cured some of my chemical sensitivities, yep even to perfume believe it or not!). So instead of just banning whatever we become sensitive to one item after another lets try to stop the cycle by being more healthy... food allergies are cropping up at an extremely excelerated rate lately as well... are we gonna start banning types of foods next? I say we ban food chemicals instead of aroma chemicals, would you rather we (as americans and canadians) go on eating deadly chemicals but not have a molecules floating in the air or ban all airborne aromachems and continue eating gram after gram of toxic waste?

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    Someone wants to ban czesc from wearing scents? There is a god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato
    I don't know that you are blaming the correct group of women.

    Some Feminists often dislike scents - sign of their wanting to be subservient to men.

    Radical Feminists really dislike them.

    Not very good looking Feminists HATE them - funny how they seem to get high powered government administation jobs everywhere. They figure that since they have that "I just got out of the bed and sucked a lemon" look, everyone else should have it to. It's so unfair that other less enlightened women should be happy and satisfied, whereas they, despite all their government (not business) success feel so empty.

    What I can't fathom is the ball-less, lefty liberal males who pander to their whims.
    Renato
    (Perhaps I'm extrapolating too much from what I've observed down here over the years.)
    so the real solution is for ottawa to ban ugly women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    [quote author=Renato link=1149882044/0#14 date=1149919595][quote author=czesc link=1149882044/0#13 date=1149917195]
    how does low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies possibly = feminists ?
    That's why you're blaming the wrong group of women.

    That group you cite have next to no power to bring about a change like this - even if they wanted to - which they obviously wouldn't.

    You've mistakenly assumed that because you don't like what they're wearing, that this is the motivation for the ban. I suggest this is far too simplistic a notion, and provided you with one of the usual culprit groups for such a move (and their motivation), though not being familiar with your town, I could well be wrong.
    Renato[/quote]

    clearly the group that im blaming wears the most artificial scents... and overuses them... by definition of what they are ie: "low class body spray drenched floral pattern 80's haircut ladies"... and artificial aroma chemicals are apparently the most dangerous and are what is causing the ban on fragrances... i really dont see where you are going with this...[/quote]
    As I said, you are blaming the wrong group.
    You are blaming the victims.
    Usually when one blames somebody it is the perpetrators.
    The notion that a small group wearing something cheap is cause for banning everyone wearing anything, does not follow, unless the perpetrators have another agenda.
    And they have apparently conned you into believing that artificial is bad and natural is good - always a good move this fool, divide and conquer business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    [quote author=nicolastutor link=1149882044/15#18 date=1149968381]It's easy to generalize, I hate to see that. I know around here the people who are pushing for this type of stuff (and who were pusing to ban cigarettes on campus) are the people who actually have adverse reactions to ANY scent (quality or not). I wouldn't support a frag ban, because it just perpetuates the death of common sense and personal responsibility. But when I get a migraine, any scent, even the one that I put on myself that morning, makes me physically ill. I feel bad for people who have that reaction ALL the time. It can't be a pleasant way to go through life. :'(
    I think people should look for the cause of these sensitivities, which mainly stem from the injesting of chemicals through food preservatives and colourings and otherwise unhealthy lifestyles of (mainly) north americans. Basicly, no matter what any pharmaceutical industry brainwashed western doctor will tell you, the truth is unhealthy lifestyle = larger chance of developping sensitivities (whether they be chemical or food or otherwise), and often these sensitivities are VERY difficult to get rid of (although not impossible, as I myself have succesfully treated and cured some of my chemical sensitivities, yep even to perfume believe it or not!). So instead of just banning whatever we become sensitive to one item after another lets try to stop the cycle by being more healthy... food allergies are cropping up at an extremely excelerated rate lately as well... are we gonna start banning types of foods next? I say we ban food chemicals instead of aroma chemicals, would you rather we (as americans and canadians) go on eating deadly chemicals but not have a molecules floating in the air or ban all airborne aromachems and continue eating gram after gram of toxic waste?[/quote]


    Yeah your right. I am a big supporter of organic food although that's just cause it tastes better. But I was thinking about this subject after I made my last post, and I think it would be much more effective to crack down on polution, which has caused a big increase in allergies in the US. I came to this conclusion:

    It's cheaper to go after the users (not the industry) of perfume and it pacifies both left and right wingers because big business doesn't suffer, and the environment is more "safe."

    Of course that would be an American perspective, I don't know how left and right people are in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    [quote author=czesc link=1149882044/0#3 date=1149888586][quote author=Motecuzoma link=1149882044/0#2 date=1149884036]You can't be serious.
    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places here...[/quote]

    I've been looking for places to expatriate myself to, and it looks like Canada just took itself off my list. So sad...


    -ben[/quote]

    Ha ... myself as well! There still is Australia though friend. It was always first on my list, although it's immigration laws are quite convoluted and drawn out.

    There truely are many more issues that need to be dealt with before something of this nature. What of car exhaust and every other human pollutants we willfully produce? They're friggin' carcinogens for crying out loud. What's that? Oh, people need their personal transportation? Sure, in many cases I suppose. But instead of dealing with the effect of this olfactory "sensitive" minority, let's first start with the cause. To mention one, as czesc stated in his last post: unhealthy lifestyles. To mention another: degradation of the ozone due to, again, human produced pollutants... where there are virtually NO meaningful laws, by-laws, mandates, and/or sanctions except in favor of corporations and their colossal profit margin. :-X What's the use.

    Just another one of our inane, frivolous political battles we're so famous for.


    Edit: Kind of beat me to it nicolastutor, good points

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    Czesc, Just wanted to say, I really enjoy reading your posts and threads. You got a lot of balls writing the stuff you write. But don't ever go to a BN convention, I'm afraid you might get shot endlessly with Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi
    Czesc, Just wanted to say, I really enjoy reading your posts and threads. You got a lot of balls writing the stuff you write. But don't ever go to a BN convention, I'm afraid you might get shot endlessly with Kouros.
    lol! thanks I can't wait till the basenotes convention (if there will ever be one lol) I'd love to go! I guess we won't be able to have it in toronto anymore if these anti scent bylaws manage to infest my neighbouring city as well

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    there is a lot of debate as to whether this sort of "sensitivity" to chemicals even exists.

    I do try to keep my scents at the office discrete, not overpowering since I share an office. Nobody who isn't fairly intimate can smell me: the only people who can smell my cologne is someone who gives me a hug (yes, it's that kind of office). However, if some chucklehead decides that in our office cologne and deoderant are verboten, I am going to douse myself in Kouros and tell them it's my natural, un-deoderised scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmp
    there is a lot of debate as to whether this sort of "sensitivity" to chemicals even exists.

    I do try to keep my scents at the office discrete, not overpowering since I share an office. Nobody who isn't fairly intimate can smell me: the only people who can smell my cologne is someone who gives me a hug (yes, it's that kind of office). However, if some chucklehead decides that in our office cologne and deoderant are verboten, I am going to douse myself in Kouros and tell them it's my natural, un-deoderised scent.
    Hmmm...I've been looking for some kind of excuse to wear this at the office, I have the same problem as you at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czesc
    [quote author=nsamadi link=1149882044/15#25 date=1150007156]Czesc, Just wanted to say, I really enjoy reading your posts and threads. You got a lot of balls writing the stuff you write. But don't ever go to a BN convention, I'm afraid you might get shot endlessly with Kouros.
    lol! thanks I can't wait till the basenotes convention (if there will ever be one lol) I'd love to go! I guess we won't be able to have it in toronto anymore if these anti scent bylaws manage to infest my neighbouring city as well [/quote]

    Czesc, I don't necessarily agree with you, but I respect the fact that you speak your mind and don't shy away. I guess your posts are amusing at times and make this place a little more interesting but try not to go to far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmp
    there is a lot of debate as to whether this sort of "sensitivity" to chemicals even exists.
    .
    I keep asking myself if this thread is even real. This ''by-law'' issue is almost beyond comprehension. [smiley=lolk.gif]

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