Let's get something started. I think the worst smell, actually anywhere, is that of a cigar in an inside area not approved for cigar smoking.
I realize that perfume and body odors can be very unpleasant, but you can escape from them a lot easier than you can the putrid stink of a cigar. I don't mind listening to Rush Limbaugh sometimes, but I would never want to be in a studio with him.
Sorry Paul, but if you trawl this waste land of forgotten comments you will find we have done this one to death.... cigars, cigs, smelly obese people, foot odour. The lot,,,come on Paul think of something new,,,you'll be a star !!
Sewage backup/overflow on the crew deck on Norwegian Sky. It was overpowering in the tender area. I can usually handle that type of smell but if the tender hadn't started boarding there would have been an additional smell to deal with. :-)
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Agree with MIke, that awful sewer smell. Got a strong whiff of it one morning while lying in bed!! But by the time I was up and about (and had opened the balcony door) it subsided.
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I've seen people part crowds with the smell of their perfume/cologne like moses before the red sea.
When is someone going to do a study on the health effects and long term care costs (psychological included) associated with that overpowering smell.
Cigars don't bother me, and the sewage smell is usually just on some decks that I've noticed but can be dismissed as part of being on a certain ship. I can't get my head around people that use way too much perfume to the point where it's not pleasant but short-circuts the wiring in my nose.
I also agree with Okie and Banker on the perfume. On my Alaska cruise in September, there was one woman who was wearing it so heavy one morning that the smell about knocked me over on an OPEN AIR wild life tour boat. Heavy perfume hits me with a double whammy...I am allergic and it can trigger a migraine. I moved upwind from she and her husband as did several other people on the boat. I encountered her again when we disembarked and I was waiting in the line for a taxi at Canada Place. She was a lot farther back in the line, but I could still smell the perfume. UGH!
Actually, Banker, there have been several studies done on the harmful effects of heavy perfumes, but most of these have been surpressed by the multi-million dollar perfume industry. The effects on people's health is about the same or worse than second-hand smoke according to some studies.
Linda, I am just wondering why you did not say something to the offending woman. Something that would alert her to the impact of her cologne. I know I don't smell my fragrance after many months of wearing it, and have had others tell me it was strong, and to me I couldn't even smell it. I think most people would like to know if their fragrance was too strong for others. After all, the reason you wear it is to be pleasing to yourself and others! If that happened to me, I certainly would point it out. And, I sure would want to know if it ws too strong, so I could go the bathroom and try to remove at least part of it, or at least learn a lesson for the future........
Actually Glenda, the woman's husband approached me and asked me why everyone was avoiding them while we were on the tour boat. When I told him nicely that his wife's perfume was causing me problems, he got really angry and told me that it wasn't cheap perfume and I was rude to say something about it...well he was the one that asked. . I don't know what he expected...
One of those "wonderful" times when you are darned if you do and darned if you don't. You are so right, he asked. Big deal if it was expensive perfume, less is definitely better and it is true that the person wearing the fragrance has no idea how strong it is.
I agree wholeheartedly and have joined in conversations about this before. People who wear perfume everyday do not smell it equally as others do. Your sensory receptors have been dulled over the years and in order for you to smell it you must continue to put on more and more.
If you put it on your neck, and you don't smell it, then it's enough. Other people do smell it and what is appropriate is only those people getting close enough to you to smell it are the only ones who should smell it.
The worst smell I have encountered on a ship is the night my DW ate some mexican food..about 1am the smell crept in and I dont think it was a backup in the sewage bilge.
Gosh! I hope she dont read this...>wink<
Hey! you said "let's have some fun with this thread".
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The worst smell I ever experienced was on a tender. It was a combination of the diesel engine exhaust and vomit that had not been cleaned up well. The choppy seas didn't make it easy to endure, but somehow I managed not to make a contribution.