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Thread #75556   Message #1328805
Posted By: Gervase
16-Nov-04 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
MMario has a point, though. There are too many bloody awful ersatz smells in the world, from overdone pot-pouri to room deodorisers and aftershave. One of the better things about leaving London was not having to endure other people's cologne on the tube - I swear some people bathe in the stuff. There are some brands that give me a raging headache, while others merely smell unpleasant.
Basic hygiene should mean that most of us smell bearable, without the need to dose ourselves with industrial quantities of man-made smellies (though, today, I am mainly reeking of diesel after changing the fuel filter on an elderly Land Rover! Come to think of it, I think I prefer diesel to most of what gets sold over the counter...).