Thursday, December 4, 2008

Do You Smell Something?

Since reading all the comments on my last post, I've realized that shopping in Bright Lights/Big Stores aren't the only culprits in ruining a Migraine Shopper's experience. Smells are a huge factor. I'm not sure if there is a nicer way to say it, but the trigger happy scent farms often send me running too.

Here is my list so far of stores that break the odor barriers.

Bed, Bath and Beyond
Bath and Body Works
Crabtree and Evelyn
Body Shop
Yankee Candle
The baby aisle in grocery stores-diapers and baby powder combo
Used Bookstores-the old musty books

Does anyone have anywhere else to add to the list??


Christy said...

It's not exactly a store, but the gas station nearly does me in every time.

Ana Banana said...

Goodwill/Salvation Army/certain thrift stores

Debbie said...

Any store that has scented candles, bath and body items. Wegman's (grocery store)is one. Also, stores with meal stations: Sam's and many grocery stores.

Sharoni said...

Garden Ridge, and other Craft Stores kill me. and the candle aisle in any store I avoid like the plague

deborah said...

the candle aisle at Target!

any and all perfume areas of department stores - because I'm just sure they must have broken bottles somewhere. right. behind. the freaking counter..

Jasmine said...

Victoria Secrets
Bath and Body Works

And it doesn't really count but magazine scented ads drive me nuts!

rachel said...

ABERCROMBIE! HOLLISTER! i don't shop at either of these stores, but they manage to pollute the general mall area around them as well.

rachel said...

oh, and sephora, too. obviously!

Emily said...

nothing new to add to the list -- just that i totally get where you're coming from. i hate going to bath and body works - way too many strong scents. and i completely agree with rachel as well -- abercrombie and hollister? not only the smells, but the LOUD music. not appreciated.

themigrainegirl said...

I really needed to stumble across this blog entry today--I've felt pretty bad (emotionally) lately when I've realized how many places are off limits to me if I want to stay well.

I perused a local used bookstore the other day and had to get out of there after ten minutes. (For me, ten minutes in a bookstore is about 50 minutes too short.) Stuffy, pre-migraine head! :(

My beau works in a vintage clothing store that has lots of fluorescent lights--it's hard to hang out with him if I feel bad.

Yes, My Name Is Really Brooklynn said...

If anyone lives in the Bay Area or you want products that are high quality without the stank of perfume...I highly recommend Body Time (formally the Body Shop but they bought the name from them). is the website - I love this place for all my lotions, eye creams, foot scrubs, etc. China Rain is my favorite scent - it is light but smells really nice.

Paula said...

I like Body Time too!

But for the stinky places - Abercrombie and Hollister are awful, as are the men's cologne areas of department stores. There is one men's scent that gets me every time.