There have been on and off reports about mounting intolerance towards perfume-wearing in public spaces, a phenomenon which seems more typical of the USA and particularly acute in Canada. Either industrialists will have to improve fragrance formulae to make them asthma-proof or protocols of civility will need to be established to avoid the situation encountered by a woman wearing Opium in Saskatoon who got ousted from her commute bus. And consider this, now transit buses will be defined as "scent-free workplaces,"...
"Dwornik first got whiff of a problem about her perfume -- Opium by Yves Saint Laurent -- last September when the bus driver complained to managers. [...]
In a letter to Dwornik, Robinson suggests she apply her perfume after she gets off the bus.
"We're trying to work toward a positive solution," said Robinson.
"There is nowhere on the bus that says, 'Scent-free,'" retorts Dwornik.
That will change this year when Transit pastes stickers reminding passengers that buses are considered scent-free workplaces, said Robinson."
Read more in The Vancouver Sun...
It is however not only happening in Saskatoon. The stinky-bus syndrome also struck in September 2009 in Honolulu,
"It doesn't matter if it's body odor or offensive fumes that emanates from clothes, personal belongings or animals.
Councilmen Rod Tam and Nestor Garcia co-sponsored the anti-odor bill.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says it is concerned with laws that are inherently vague, which opens the door to discriminatory enforcement based on an officer's individual prejudices."
Read more at MSNBC...
And here is a video about the typical situation of the stinky bus,