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Lavender Hell

My entire house smells of lavender right now.
Which, seeing as it is widely regarded as a pleasant flowery fragrance, shouldn’t normally be too weird of a thing I guess. Unless you know me a little bit better and hence also know that my most HATED scent in the world is lavender. It’s gagworthy to me. Nosecrinkling. Eyesquinting. GAH. GROSS. YUCK to my already sensitive sense of smell. There is nothing I dislike smelling more than lavender when it comes to things-that-supposedly-smell-nice.

Why then, you might wonder, does my entire house smell of it?
Well folks. That’s because I’m a clumsy fool.

Last week I purchased one of those little glass jar thingies with the scent sticks that are supposed to make the house smell all homely. It said tropical flowers on the package, which led me to believe that I’d be getting a tropically scent. Not lavender. Now. Whether they accidentally packed the wrong thing, or my perception of the word ‘tropical’ is very different to that of the jar-thingie-makers doesn’t really matter. But as soon as I opened the packaging and got a whiff of the strong as fuck lavender, I almost barfed.

Which, obviously, led to me making my way to the kitchen to dispose of the offending product. Sadly, I didn’t make it there, as I tripped over a stray charger cable and smashed…the…jar. Over the entirety of my living room floor. That now smells SO FUCKING STRONGLY of lavender that I can barely stand to be IN the room. But seeing as it’s where my workstation is, my TV lives AND my kitchen is connected to – I’m fucked. Because I’m already pretty much freezing after opening alllll of the doors in hopes of lessening the scent. To no avail.

This. This is possibly my worst nightmare from now on. Forced to live in a house that smells like the worst thing there is. I don’t even know how I’m going to survive.

Me – the girl who is as smell-obsessed as that one bloodhound in the Disney Movie Aristocats. Who actually one time started dating a colleague at the McDonalds she worked at because he was wearing my favorite cologne. Me, who once stopped dating a guy because he had the worrrrrrst of the worst of morning breaths and wore sweaters that smelt of cigarette smoke. Me – the girl that would rather be deaf than unable to smell things. Stuck in lavender hell. FML.

I bet if I was an American I could sue the company for my suffering. Damn.

27 thoughts on “Lavender Hell

    1. Oh — and the accident was yours, so the courts wouldn’t find the company to be liable. At the most, they’d force them to replace the product with something more tropical smelling or find a suitable replacement. Litigation in the US is horribad, but not quite THAT bad.



      1. If I got a good enough lawyer the incorrect package contents and easy glass-breakage could toooootally be contested in my favot imho.

        Just look at the McDonalds coffee case where a woman spilt coffee, sued and got compensated for it being too hot. Which is why they now have warning labels. On everything.

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      2. Yeah, that’s not flying quite so easy as a flurry of other lawsuits of frivolous nature along those lines started irritating judges and juries. That one was from the 80s, I think. New scams are needed to get rich. 😉

        And you don’t know how many people mock that particular case these days.

        However, it is why we have warning labels such as “Do not use blow drier while showering due to risk of electrical shock.” #DarwinAward

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      3. Sometimes… a loss of smell isn’t so horrible.

        I don’t blame you though. If I had to smell lavender all the time, I might decide slitting my wrists might not be such an awful thing to do to myself.

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  2. awe, so sorry about that. I actually love lavender, but it’s definitely not tropical in my opinion. Nothing worse than being stuck in a house with a sent you loathe. My worst scent is Pine Sol. I might write about that hilarious experience.


  3. Yes, sadly, in the USA you probably could sue, maybe over the issue of what’s tropical. Ironically, I think I heard that lavender is supposed to be calming (maybe only to look at). I don’t know because a smell of any strength, even good, becomes cloying to me. We all trip. But I’m sorry.

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  4. Lavender is the worst, I thought I was the only one who disliked it. Lavender is not tropical. Tropical is coconut (one of my favourites), pineapple, the smell of sand and sun. Lavender smells like death to me. lol


  5. Dude I hate lavender too! Wow that sounds awful. Can you dump a bunch of something on the spot to soak up the smell? Maybe a whole box of baking soda and leave it overnight a d then vacuum the Christ out of it…? Hope you work it out.


  6. This made me chuckle. But I’m sorry to hear about your lavender hell, although it is entertaining 🙂

    All the best, Michelle (

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      1. 😂Hahaha well just buy one (you know the Lidl bakery has astonishingly delicious fresh apple pie once in a while? don’t know how they do that) and keep the oven on 50 degrees, that’ll do the trick… and set an alarm, of course 🤪…
        Or maybe just order a different smell and smash it as well, and keep doing that until it smells bearable. Well, at least you know you don’t have the virus.


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