As people who are very sensitive to smells, as cooks are, how do you feel about the profusion of perfumes that have invaded everything? I'm extremely sensitive to smells, and sometimes when they wash the landings in my apartment building, the smell of the detergent goes under the door, through the hall and into my bedroom and actually wakes me up as much as any loud bell would do!
If i go into a snack bar and they;re washing the counters or floor with a perfumed detergent i turn on my heel and go out. It ruins the flavor of a cappuccino or a sandwich.
I can't stand sitting next to someone who washed their clothes with one of these detergents that are now scented with artificial lily of the valley or rose or (oh gag!) musk.
Unfortunately Italy is way behind in making unscented things.
Frankly i would prefer the smell of bleach or ammonia than the smell of it with a ton of perfume on top.
I won;t mention the perfumes people spray on themselves, though they're usually actual scents of actual things and not these bottled concoctions of chemically based vanilla and magnolia as i recently saw a simple clothes detergent (where do they get these ideas!)