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Karakorum

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The thing is, the original Ron Hubbard advice from c.1980 very specifically talked about "cheap coal tar based fragrance". The artificial fragrance added to cosmetics and cleaning products contained (and still contains) large quantities of aromatic (Benzene derived organic molecules which have strong odors) compounds which have been found to be nearly uniformly carcinogenic.

Hubbard himself never banned plant-based natural essential oil scents. These are generally not lung irritants and are certainly not carcinogenic.

The following linked peer-reviewed paper published by the National Institute for Health in January of this year (2021) titled Essential Oils as Natural Sources of Fragrance Compounds for Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals strongly mirrors Hubbard's actual assertions in that "advice". (link)

The Sea Ogre "perfume" insanity is a classic example of Verbal Tech and failed Word Clearing. I'm guessing this bullshit ban on all perfume originated with David "Darth Midget" Miscavige and demonstrates his typical malicious misapplication of Hubbard writings.
In my day, it was pretty much everything that had any smell. Women got in trouble for f-ing vanilla soap. I know a person who got in trouble for chewing juicy fruit gum, because it made someone think they used scented products.

We had a serious discussion if an antiperspirant that is not scented is ok or not. Finally there was a decision that it is ok. But around summer 2004 it was stll unclear, so people went around stinky and sweaty. Then some people got in trouble over that because of "downtone hygiene" or some such nonsense.

"Damned if you do, damned if you don't". Typical cult doublebind.
 

Isaac

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Does anyone know where Captain Jon Lundeen from ASHO is these days?
Is he still in the hole or is he dead?
 

Karakorum

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Does anyone know where Captain Jon Lundeen from ASHO is these days?
Is he still in the hole or is he dead?
He was still pretty active a few years ago AFAIR. Tammy is still in. His RPF days were in the early 1990s at EUS iirc. Was Jon ever in the hole? Tammy was there, but not Jon as far as I know.

I didn't like him, I didn't like his wife either. Very uncooperative and emotionally unstable people. Tammy was OK in my book, at least for CMO.
 
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PirateAndBum

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Yeah, if anything is a scented anything it would get thrown out by security. I don't recall toothpaste being a problem though, or gum. Those were the only scented things that weren't a problem. Everything else, soap, shampoo, whatever had to be 100% unscented.
They never did get down on the real problem: the sent of unwashed armpit
 
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