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The title of this post is me trying to put the sneezing sound into words. Bear with me…

I’ve been in the big city for about 3 weeks now and I must say, my adaptation skills are amazeballs. I’m not used to being around so many people yet. Varsity is even worse!


I spend a huge chunk of time trying to figure out where the hell I’m supposed to go next, who I’m going to talk to and who I’m going to avoid. The latter has been quite easy. I’ve found that the people that I do intend on avoiding by all means are those who irritate my nostrils with their fragrances. This issue needs to be addressed.


I cannot begin to comprehend why or how certain people can use an entire bottle of perfume/spray in one day. Or is there a shop that sells extra concentrated fragrances? I can’t stand it. Then you get those who bathe with their fragrance. Gosh! Perspiration smells through your fragrance. Take a bath! Don’t rely on your fragrance to do the work of soap and water.


Choosing a fragrance is a science. You have to consider everything. Who will have to put up with your scent? How will it affect your relations to others?  Personally, strong scents make me sick (no I’m for real. I have sinuses), so I prefer more subtle scents for myself and those who I interact with. Of course I can’t decide which fragrances y’all should use, but let’s say this is a parallel universe and I could decide. These are the fragrances that I would recommend…


Light Blue by Dolce and Gabana

This is an amazing fragrance. It’s not overpowering and it’s completely on the correct side of the justice system in terms of the Nostril Law of 1829.


Steel Rush by Avroy Shlain

I’m currently using this. The name sounds horrible, but it’s an great scent. Very subtle, yet masculine. You would have to order it from an Avroy Shlain vendor if you want it, because it’s not available anywhere else. Their website is


Unfortunately I don’t know the ladies fragrances, but these are the two that I swear by for the guys.


P.S.: Consider those who you interact with when you choose a scent, some of us have allergies.

P.P.S: I’m not being paid to endorse any of these fragrances.

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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