Sunday, March 06, 2005

Eau de Trepas

Generally, I don't like perfume or cologne. I sometimes tease people who wear a lot of it by reminding them that the fragrances are made from animal testicles or Sperm whale intestine scrapings. Of course, very few fragrance manufacturers still use such ingredients. Instead, they use non-toxic, synthetic musks.

Today, however, I learned of yet another negative. Many of these synthetic musks are harmful to marine life and may be harmful to mammals (humans included).

It smells like a chemical bath anyway, people. Do you really need to wear the crap?

Photo credit: Yenra, copyright 2002

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