I certainly can't comment on the "superiority" of EO's over FO's. I just know that I haven't had a single reaction to commonly used EO's (plus, I have a few I've played around with). I do know of some (as Sue mentioned) that carry warnings and can cause problems. Those, I have NOT tried...
Honestly, the scents of these soaps are all so darned nice; I'm toughing it out just to be able to experience them!
[FONT=Tahoma][COLOR=Blue]Howard L. Sheppard
"I wish I were less awkward around strangers. I never know what to say when someone asks me who I am and what in the world I'm doing in their house." -- Andy Ihnatko