So, I decided that I would pretend like I thought this was a ridiculous joke. I haven't changed anything, I still spritz my undies every morning...
Carla has been hovering, and acting very agitated. When I said this seemed very high-school-ish, I wasn't kidding. It's like she's dying for me to say something to her about it, and I've stayed all work-focused and upbeat. So much so, I'm almost perky. I've actually had to ask her if she needed something, because she stands in my office door and takes deep breaths in through her nose and then heavily sighs. I guess she can tell I'm still wearing my perfume and is expressing extreme disappointment in me.
I'm all about being a team player, but I decided that rolling over on this would set a very bad precedent. I'm not going to make a big deal out of it, but neither Carla nor my boss know that. Once I thought about it, I have nothing to lose by not only not complying but not making a stand either. Carla and my boss must know how ridiculous this would sound to HR, so I figure they would probably be wary about bringing it up again.
I think that Carla wanted to throw her weight around, my boss didn't want to be bothered, and I've just shown Carla that I won't be bullied. And all without saying a word. We'll see if this lasts, but I'm hoping it's over.