Here's something fun in the New York Times:
Freedom High School in Bethlehem says one of its students was recently taken to a hospital after being exposed to Axe Body Spray. Now, officials are asking students to stop using it as a cologne or fragrance while attending the school.
The perfume people will joke about it being Axe, but I'm telling you, these "allergies" are psychological, they're similar to "sick building syndrome" (something that only occurs in America and only in the past couple decades). Remember Safe with Julianne Moore? Half the country is turning into Julianne Moore's character!
This says everything:
School officials say the affected student is severely allergic to the spray. It wasn't immediately clear what type of reaction the student had or what chemical may have been involved.
How do we define "severe allergies" when we can't even define the cause? Except that somehow we know cologne is the cause of the severe allergy. And what's "severe"? What exactly are the symptoms? Anything visible? Anything confirmable? Ugh. Why am I wasting my time with this?