Man’s complaint that woman ‘reeked of perfume’ on plane sparks debate

Man’s complaint that woman ‘reeked of perfume’ on plane sparks debate | Secret Flying

Man slams woman on plane for wearing ‘too much perfume’.


A man’s complaint over a fellow passenger wearing ‘too much perfume’ on a recent flight has sparked a heated debate on social media.


The passemger took to Reddit saying the woman’s strong scent left him feeling “sick to his stomach”, and he ultimately felt so ill that he felt the need to confront her to tell her she was wearing too much of her fragrance.


Writing on the discussion website’s popular “AITA (Am I The A***hole)” forum, he said: “20th hour of travel for me. After a three-hour delay on my final one hour flight, a pretty, preppy young lady sits in the middle seat, me (mid-age WM [white male]) in the window.


“She already reeked of perfume, but she pulls out a heavily odorific hand sanitiser and slathers herself.”


He went on: “I am literally sick to my stomach, but hold my tongue, thinking it would wane soon. It didn’t. Minutes later, as I peek out from under my mask to adjust the air vent she asks if I’ll open the blind for her to see.


“Yes, I say… but grumpy me lets out, ‘Your fragrance is very strong’.


“‘Sorry,’ she replies sheepishly.


“I pull down my sleep mask to match my Covid mask and bear my stomach sickness in exhausted silence for the rest of the flight.”


When the flight landed, the man’s seat neighbour told him that he had made her “very uncomfortable” and that he should be “more sensitive to what other people are going through”.


“I keep my cool, but tell her she should not use fragrances next time she flies. Honestly, the moment I left the plane, I felt better,” he said.


The post has already attracted almost a thousand comments and 2,100 upvotes (likes), many of them agreeing with the irate OP.


“It takes a very special kind of asshole to douse themselves with perfume before a flight. What the actual f— is wrong with people,” one Redditor wrote.


“It’s the worst having to breathe in other people’s perfumes. Sometimes the smell even lingers on me long after they’re gone,” another said.


“I’m allergic to most artificial fragrances and even with strong antihistamines I’d have been sneezing all over her for this entire flight. Maybe she should consider what other people are going through?” a third user posted.


However, many did leap to the woman’s defence saying it was unnecessary to confront her.


One user asked: “What’s the point of telling her in the first place? Did you think she’d go into the aeroplane bathroom and rinse her body in hopes of washing it off? All you did was make her feel embarrassed.”


“I’d rather small perfume than body odor,” another said.


Which side are you on?