jay, i'm not as fanatical as you about smells (you lost me with the anti-christmas stuff. i love every bit of it.) but i cannot stand the amount of perfume that young people are wearing these days, especially the guys!
i try to tell some of the young guys that i work with that dousing yourself with a body spray isn't attractive to a woman. you can wear a little scent, but the girl should have to make an effort to smell you. it shouldn't curl her nose hairs. if the younger guys don't stop putting it on when we have to work with them, loudly asking "where's the french whore?" when you enter the shop is how we shame them into stopping.
when i get on my bus most mornings, there's at least 2 or 3 people that are wearing so much perfume or body spray that the whole bus smells. the window tint starts to peel.
about the only thing worse than that is the smell of cheap make up. fortunately, guys of the younger generation haven't gotten into that. yet.
ok, getting back to smelling like christmas: good one, piesusan. i forgot about church incense. i always loved stoking the thurible with those weird little multi-color granules when i was an altar boy, and getting it smoking well. one of the few times a 12 year old is allowed to play with matches.