By smells like cupcakes I don’t mean to say she bakes a lot and comes in smelling like her projects. She does it voluntarily – it’s her perfume. This smell alone would not be enough to make her stand out in a sea of coworkers, until I tell you that she marinates in it.
This is no faint whiff of cupcakes that you catch if you happen to be near her. No. This is a scent that you can smell across a room, that sticks in a hallway after she walks by and that lingers long after she has left the area.
It is a smell so strong that it wasn’t for months until the people in my department and I realized that someone wasn’t bringing in fresh baked goodies and walking them through the office – it was a person walking through the office. It took us even longer to find the person attached to the scent because you can’t smell it until she’s right upon you and if she’s walking through the area the scent lingers much longer than she does. I am still not sure if I’ve seen the cupcake co-worker from the front.
This is a plea to all women that wear perfume on a regular basis. Please make sure that it smells lovely, but that you make sure to not wear so much that people can sense your scent long after you have left for the day.