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Portland, Oregon Offices Go Perfume Free

Do you love wearing your favorite celebrity's perfume or aftershave to work?

If you're a city employee in Portland, Oregon, you'll have to save these scents for after work.

The Portland City Council adopted a rule this week that requires city employees to "refrain" from wearing smelly colognes, perfumes or aftershaves in the office. But that's not all: Scented powders, hair sprays and deodorants are also on the list. But what about patchouli? Hey, we're talking about Oregon here.

Of course, telling employees to "refrain" isn't an outright ban, but city employees who wear perfumed scents to work could face disciplinary action.

City counselors in favor of the new rule cite allergies and "being able to breathe" as a few reasons behind the proposal. Critics, however, think the new rule smells like mean spirit, or at the very least is a generous squirt of questionable city management:
During the first reading last week, Jason Wurster questioned the adoption of this rule: "One wonders if it's (allergies) due to the lack of cleaning of city buildings due to budget cuts." Wurster said the rule was hastily and sloppily put together. "It's poorly written and reflects dysfunctional leadership," he said.

Portland joins Detroit in turning up its nose to perfume makers.

So if you're looking for scent of a woman at Portland city offices, you might be stuck with Al Pacino movie clips on YouTube.


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