As society and technologies advance, some practices become archaic.
So why are people still bathing in cologne and perfume?
So as a rule — and again, I’m generalizing here — men and women in the US are pretty darn clean.
So why the need to surround yourself in a cloud of cloying cologne? When you walk down the sidewalk, it’s practically visible. Passersby choke on it. Folks who hug you are left unwilling wearers of it.
And let’s not even discuss your elevator assassinations.
Perfumes were initially reserved for burial rituals, then became popular as a way to cover the stench of the great unwashed. We are no longer — as a rule — the great unwashed. A little goes a really long way.
Think before you spray.