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n a substance with fragrant properties; typically a combination of alcohols and essential oils with aromatic properties; derived from plant extracts or synthesized.

Patient discussion about perfume

Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor

A. Anything that irritates the nose and bronchi can cause an attack. No one really knows why...but it does. Cigarettes and pollution are common cause also.

Q. I am allergic to most of artificial perfumes and body sprays. is there is any method of treatment? If posible, also i need some advices about how to keep my body odour fresh and cool.

A. It depends what you mean by allergic. If you mean that all deodorants/ perfumes and such cause you skin rash - or eczema (a type of mild dermatitis), then it is a very known reaction to ingredients in those products that contain alcohol. You should buy only product that say 'anti-perspirant' on them, meaning they are less likely to cause such allergies. If you are suffering from mal body odur you should bathe twice a day (and use also an 'anti-perspirant' soap.) and consult a dermatologist on the proper treatment for you.

Q. I was told that platinum is used in fragrances for the fullness of the spray. Please tell me more! Three years ago I was diagnosed with off the lab chart levels of platinum in my body. I have no hobby or avenue for exposure other than my work. I have sold fragrances for over ten years. Even the Regional EPA Air Quality person doesnt know where I am getting this. I was told by a health director who made some calls. He told me that platinum is used in fragrances for the "fullness of the spray". Would you please tell me more about this? Thank you!

A. Thank you Joseph83! What list of materials shall I look at? I know that the FDA doesn't regulate these products; also, I wonder if there is a masking name for platinum. I have so much of this in me, it just has to come from somewhere! I'm amazed that the EPA SUPPOSEDLY doesn't know where its coming from either.

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Splash Rain Eau de Toilette comprises the quenching aquatic floral scent, with a dewy heart that evokes the scent of flowers after a tropical rain storm; Splash Kumquat Eau de Toilette contains zesty citruses alongside musk, woods and blond cedarwood, and Splash Hibiscus Eau de Toilette blends the sharpness of raspberry and mandarin with the soft sensuality of hibiscus flower, tiare flower and pink freesia.
Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire Mother's Day Gift Set contains eau de toilette, body lotion and a La Petite Robe Noire Is So Glamour pouch to keep them in, PS38 (Debenhams).
Paul Smith Optimistic for Women 100ml eau de toilette | pounds 55 Stylish bottle with pink ribbon effect takes up the designer hint.
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Escada Ocean Lounge eau de toilette 30ml, pounds 21, available at Boots Overdosed fruity overtones combined with floral undertones create a fresh, modern fragrance
Coleen's fragrance will be available from August as a 100ml eau de toilette spray pounds 19.
The stunning eau de toilette comes in a tall thin bottle, oh so reminiscent of New York city itself.
Product: W Eau de Toilette by Ted BakerPrice: pounds 30 Ease of use: A quicklight spray is all you need Verdict: Light and soft, this scent has hints of grapefruit, mandarin and fig leaf and smells heavenly