Originally Posted by nonameslob
Desiderata In many countries, even use of deodorant and scented shampoos would make people feel sick. I've heard for members of the Peace Corps, for example, they suggest they learn to not use products like that.
But I think it's hard to expect people to change their habits when it's a serious minority of people who have issues with perfumes in modern countries (unless you're going to a doctor's office, hospital, or another setting where you know you will be very close to strangers and they can't get up to move away from you, like a symphony for example - that's common courtesy).
Yes - consider countries like the UAE, Morocco, and Dubai have fragrance as part of the fabric of their culture, with oudh and heavy oils being eponymous. There are both sides of the spectrum to consider. The application matters very much.