Nevada proposal: ban candles, air fresheners in public places

by Walter Olson on March 24, 2011

The anti-scent movement wafts on, following controversy over a proposal to ban perfume and cologne in Portland, Ore. city buildings. [Balko]


1 Aaron Worthing 03.24.11 at 12:02 pm

also they plan to pass a law declaring “he who smelt it, dealt it.”

2 GregS 03.25.11 at 11:01 am

Thankfully, the pungent smell of body odor will still be legal.

3 Amy Alkon 03.26.11 at 8:55 am

Crazy. I get seasick really easily. Should cruises be banned from leaving the dock to accommodate people like me, or should I just stay off boats?

By the way, as somebody who writes about rudeness and consideration, I’m all for reminding people that other people have fragrance allergies and I don’t wear fragrance when taking a plane, going to the movies, going to a talk, etc. Yes, it’s possible to look out for others without legislation mandating it, imagine that.

4 mojo 03.29.11 at 5:26 pm

“Look out! He’s got a broken candle!”

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