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Fragrance-Free Spaces
Fragrance-Free Spaces

Learn English meaning of 'Fragrance-free spaces'

Date: Sep 19 2016

Themes: Fashion, Health, News

Grammar: Adjectives


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Everyone wants to smell nice, right? Using antiperspirant under one’s arms helps stop bad odors, but what else can we do to smell nice? Some people love perfume and essential oils. The aroma of a rose, for example, is a very popular aroma. A woman might want to smell like a rose if she is going on a date. Instead of perfume, men use cologne to smell nice. Perfume, cologne, and essential oils are often sprayed on the neck, wrists, and elbows.

But how much aroma is too much aroma? If someone has a sensitivity to aromas, they don’t want to smell any strong aroma. For this person, it feels like the aroma is poisoning the air. They may start to sneeze, or their skin might become red and itchy. Because of this, companies now make fragrance-free shampoos, soaps, and other products. Also, certain hospitals, schools, offices, and churches are becoming fragrance-free. People shouldn’t use perfume, essential oils, or cologne in these fragrance-free spaces.

Gary and Romeo are talking about odors in public places. Listen to today’s English lesson to find out if they think fragrance-free spaces are a good idea.


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Gary:  Did you smell that? Ugh, I don’t know what it is, but some people just wear so much perfume or essential oils or something. They put so much on them, and when they stand in an elevator, it’s just so strong! It kills my nose!

Romeo:  I feel you. I can definitely see that. I’ve been in situations where it was so deafening. It was, like, poisoning the air. In an elevator? I mean, you’re in a closed space, and the aroma is so strong. Maybe, it’s because I have a strong sensitivity to particular odors.

Gary:  I don’t think there should be a ban. I do feel like maybe there should be some sort of sign that says, “If you just sprayed yourself five times with perfume, don’t go in the elevator. Please.” That would make me very happy.

Romeo:  You know what we could do? We could put it into legislation!

Gary:  Well, let’s go take a look into that.

Romeo:  OK.


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Uh-oh. Gary is upset. He was just in an elevator with someone wearing a very strong aroma. This person sprayed themselves with too much aroma. These kinds of odors make Gary very unhappy and make his nose very uncomfortable. He doesn’t like it when people wear too much perfume, essential oils, or cologne.

Romeo has a sensitivity to some odors. He agree with Gary that people who wear too much aroma in elevators are poisoning the air. Romeo and Gary talk about what they can do to stop this from happening again. Make a ban? Put a sign in the elevator? They decide to ask the government to make new legislation about wearing strong aromas in elevators.

Do you use perfume, essential oils, or cologne? What’s your favorite aroma?



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this plastic smelling people walking around us is just End Of The World.We don´t actually know how does the normal human beiing smell like? do we ?

We all should go back to natural smell….

07:09 PM Sep 19 2016 |

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I don’t like it when people wear too much perfume, essential oil. or cologne.

11:26 AM Sep 19 2016 |

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