Editor, the Gauntlet,
[Re: “Poisoning by putrid perfume,” Emily Senger, March 28, 2007.]
I appreciate you trying to get the word out about this issue. I have recently found myself victim to perfume.
The one thing I have issue with is your suggestion of a “scent circle.” I understand that if people are going to try to curb their excessive scents, this seems like a good alternative. However, maintaining a scent circle is nearly impossible. Perfume and the like contain multiple chemicals that can be lifted up in the air and circulated around the room.
This is a personal issue for me since I recently have had to leave midterms part-way through because of my asthma attacks resulting from the perfume/cologne of my fellow classmates. Once again I appreciate your bringing this important issue to light!