So there is this Facebook “thing” going around where you list facts about yourself that no one else would know. I got tagged on of my friend’s posts and posted a list of my own given the number of facts she assigned me. It was surprisingly difficult to come up with the right number of facts given that I am always chatting about whatever. There doesn’t seem like there is a whole lot left to reveal.
Only there always is. After I posted my list, I used some hand sanitizer that someone else offered me that I didn’t realize was cinnamon scented. AGH!! I like to cook with cinnamon, I like the flavor of cinnamon, but I did not want it slathered all over my hands. All I could think of after was 1) when could I wash my hands and 2) no wonder people use cinnamon as bug repellant.
It’s not just the scent of cinnamon I don’t care for either. I used to try and wear perfume because it seemed like the thing you were supposed to do but I could only ever put it behind my knees – any further up and it made me insane and gave me headaches. I really dislike being in stores like Bath and Body Works or even the cosmetics areas of department stores because of the overpowering smell. Ironically I was once hired to be that person who attacks people with perfume samples in a department store – I had to spray Obsession on people. I was pretty ruthless about it as well – I stood at the top of the escalator for a while because there was no avoiding me there!
I won a very expensive bottle of perfume in a sweepstakes while in the United Arab Emirates once and still have most of it in the bottle. I mostly buy fragrance free detergent and soaps when possible, though I do really like the scent of some shampoos. However if you ever smell in cinnamon in my house it will be because I’m baking something!