I know you love your expensive, exclusive perfume. But I don't.
It's not that I don't like the smell; rather, it's that I get a screaming headache from scents, save those derived from essential oils. (Women's perfumes and scented lotions, plug-in air fresheners, and Windex are the worse culprits.)
Now, if you don't care that I have to load up with anti-histamine and pre-emptive migraine medications when I go out in public, how about if you care that your perfumes and scented lotions interfere with the pleasure of tasting wine.
That's right. They do.
I would love it if all people who organize wine events would include this line (or something like it) in their promotional material and invitations:
Thank you for refraining from wearing perfumes, scented lotions, and fragranced cosmetics. Your fellow tasters will appreciate your consideration.
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