Quick rant about Chanel perfume

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I was little I have been allergic to Chanel perfume.  It is the weirdest thing.  99% of perfumes I am fine w/.  I get around Chanel and my throat burns, I feel my chest tighten up, my eyes redden and puff out, I sneeze, I blow my nose, etc.  On Monday I started getting all those symptoms and didn't know what it was.  Turns out a coworker who was in a meeting w/ me was wearing Chanel.  Once we realized that was what it was, she felt bad and opened a door, etc.  No big deal, she couldn't have known.
 
I am coming into work today to help her w/ a project.  She comes by my desk and notices me rub my eye.  I thought it was the sweater I was wearing.  All non-chalantly she says "oh probably my perfume again."  Ok, so you knew you would be working near me today and knew how allergic I am to it but you still wore it??? Unless she just forgot but to me that is just plain rude.  My freaking dog isn't allowed in most businesses just in case someone happens to be allergic.  You know that I am allergic and still wear it?
 
I'm not going to make a big deal out of it cause I work here 2 days a week, usually not even on the same floor as this person.  Also, I am moving in May.  But still, how rude!
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
That is pretty rude but maybe she did forget. It's easy for someone that doesn't have allergies (or bad ones anyway) to forget about the ones around them that do.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Fitzy, I think it is very rude for this co worker to wear the perfume.  She saw what happened the last time. Don't tell me she forgot - she just isn't caring enough of your allergies to respect you and not wear the perfume.  I would say something to her the next time or I would refuse to work with her if you can get away with that.  I worked in a office for 18 yrs. and we had a NO perfume rule because many people had allergies.  If someone came in wearing perfume they were sent to the bathroom to wash themselves off until no scent was left. If it was on their clothing they were sent home to change, with docked pay. So I do sympathize with you and you are lucky you are moving away. Good luck.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/5/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Could be she just forgot, but she should've sent you an apology note in the least. I think a no perfume rule is wonderful Aurora,
and sure wish all companies would at least try this...
Sure hope your feeling better soon, Fitzy..
Also, wanted to wish you good luck in your move and don't over do it...
Soft hugz...
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/5/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
That was exactly my point Carteux - I want to believe she forgot but she showed NO remorse. Like, oh well, whatever.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


groovey
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   Posted 2/6/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitzyk23...know how you feel about perfumes.Recently I was flying for uk to ibiza for hols.During the flight the steward brought around the perfumes for sale and the lady next to me tried every perfume on offer.I could feel my lungs closing up as she sprayed the perfumes and I started to feel very ill and of course at 3000 feet panicked because I could not get out of the space I was situated in.I had to use my nebuliser that I always carry with me.I was very frightened but the air steward was even more frightened.I was ok and had a fab holiday.I did write to the airline and explained my condition and how perfumes affect the asthmatics on board.They were very concerned that I had such an attack because of there lack of consideration and assured me no more perfume demonstrations will be performed on there airlines...so no more threats for asthmatics.

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow groovey sure glad your okay after that incident, they never should've done that
on an airplanes as it's so inclosed! and I thought department stores where bad...
Fitzy any way you can ask your boss about posting a "no perfume, please" sign in your
office or cubicle? Maybe then she'd get the hint or just tell your boss you have clients
that are allergic to perfume so use of any and all perfume should kept at minimial levels
or should not be worn at all..
A lot of people, now a days are allergic to perfumes and it could affect your clients and
business.
She was not only rude but unprofessional and you should say that to her maybe before she
get fired!
Soft hugz and hope this helps... sure hope she's better next time...
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