Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's that smell?



It's been quite a long time since I last wrote a Ponder Wonder post for Friday. Actually I might have ran out of topics to write about because I was very reserved about some of the relationship issues that I face. The fact that I know some of the people who knows me might be reading this makes it really difficult to write what my heart feels.

But anyways, let's not wonder into the affairs of my heart but there's something that lit my light bulb for a ponder wonder post. During my two previous jobs, I've to climb up stairs and since it's only a two-storey building, there are no lifts of course. With the new job, my office is located on the 13th floor, yeah the lucky 13th - hehe. And you know how it goes every morning, you wait to get into a lift, during lunch, you try to squeeze your way into one and when as you were inside packed like a can of sardines, and if you're not very tall, you might smell something unpleasant.

It can be as easy as body odour or just simply bad breath. Have you ever thought how it feels like to be that person with body odour or bad breath? I wonder does this people realise it themselves? From what I know, most of them don't. I don't think one can smell him or herself unless being told that he or she smells, right? Working with a previous company that has a fragrances and cosmetics arm, I'm quite obsessed and conscious about smelling good. And now with my sister marketing perfumes, we've got the whole house stuffed with bottles and bottles of them. The obsession was to smell good at all times!

And being a snob, I choose how I want to smell. I love perfumes because it's one of the greatest invention for everyone. You can now choose what you want to smell like! You can be musky, fruity or even flowery with the right fragrance. Although our body has a natural odour, I cannot deny that sometimes we need some smelling agent to help us combat some of the unwanted odour like sweat and especially you have to attend some functions after work and you can't have a shower.

I think it'll be something that I cannot live without or won't go out without a spray or two. The fastest and easiest way to smell fresh and good is of course the perfume! That is why I have one in my drawer at work, one small vial in my handbag and one cheap one for the car. It might sound a lot of work and hassle but it saves many noses!

That is why I couldn't understand that why those people with bad body odour wouldn't do anything to soften the impact of their killing odour? For guys, I'm sure they can have a deodorant in a car or in their drawer which they can use throughout the day. For bad breath, there's always Listerine and Chewing Gum right. Lucky we have no such bad breath cases in the office because we have free supplies of Wrigleys!


Nice picture huh?


I think the question is, are you aware of how you smell? Would you even tell a friend if he or she happens to smell bad? Would you love someone with a bad body odour?

14 comments:

suituapui said...

Eyew....that last pic!!! ROTFL!!! Well, I always believe that when I do not have the looks nor the figure, the least I can do is to smell nice. LOL!!!

CathJ said...

hahahhahah... the last pic... oh gosh.. I am not sure if I dare to do that on my own hubby...LOL...

TheGunner said...

The problem sometimes is that you are immune to the smell of your own BO and bad breath.

Anonymous said...

bad english...basically a maze of redundancy and oxymoron..

eiling lim said...

STP: that's good for a start!

CathJ: Haha.. try it.

The Gunner: That's what I think too.

Anon: For a start, I don't have a good or powderful England. This is my blog, not some Straits-Times or Wall Steet Journal. I'm sorry that you don't like what you read. You have a choice not to.

Anonymous said...

i think a man would (have to) do it, no matter how smelly is a woman's arm pit

Breadpitt said...

yes..i smell like butter, vanilla, and cookies....lol

eiling lim said...

Anon: I think a woman would do the same too.

Breadpitt: Wah that's a very nice and sweet smell!

uLi.佑莉 said...

Yeeeee..... the last pix >.<

TheGunner said...

I'm guessing this applies both ways, but smell does play an important role in triggering our attraction switches for the opposite sex.

~Thinke®~ said...

well... i sometimes forgot to put on my deodorant... and the whole day i feel uncomfortable... i dun even dare to go near anyone...

by da way... to Mr. Anon, before you critic on anyone, at least have the pride of putting your names here...

eiling lim said...

uLi: Nice hor...

The Gunner: Oh that's very true!

Thinker D: Me too... if I don't have any perfume, it feels funny!

zewt said...

no... it has been a long time since you touched anything political... :)

anyway, i once had a friend and he is a top student... but his BO is legendary. we had to convinced him that he needed a spray or 2. well, a girl changed his perception haha.

you think the lift is bad? imagine being in the mrt... but thank God i am not that short.

eiling lim said...

Zewt: Cos writing something controversial is always so complicated and I needed time to draft what I wanna write about. Lucky I wasn't short too! Cheers!

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