Nearly everything we buy has a fragrance. Why?

Over the last year or two, my family and I have noticed a weird fragrance on lots of things that we buy in store or from online. It seems to be the same fragrance. We have noticed it on organic bread, organic produce, cheese, new clothes, personal products, silicone baking items etc. Just today my mom picked something up from the pharmacy. The bag and meds did not smell but the instructions stapled to it did. The odor reminds me of the detergent aisle at a grocery store. I am not a chemically sensitive individual but do avoid synthetic fragrances so as soon as this stuff enters the house I can smell it right away. Is this an issue with manufacturing or something else. Its weird to me that the same fragrance is found on so many different things from different places. Any ideas? Should i post on a different subreddit?