Monday, June 07, 2010
That's the only conclusion I can draw after visiting the store earlier today in search of a new body wash to replace my old one.
That might sound a bit odd but I was struck by how many overly perfumed stuff was on the shelves. Anyone who's had to buy antiperspirant in the last couple years will tell you - there are just to many scents to choose from. With all the different scents its a wonder we don't smell like a week old bouquet. Don't get me wrong - I like to smell good, but when I think of smelling good I think of just not stinking....
To illustrate my point the other day I went out to buy some razors - normally I buy the men's bic razor with three blades - mainly because my husband and I split the pack between ourselves and he refuses to shave with a pink razor. Well to my disappointment Target was out and any other comparable razors were a gazillion more dollars. So being frugal I went over to the womens section and plucked up the same razors I normally buy in mens....but pink (or so I thought).
A week goes by before I need to break into the new pack and only once the pack is open do I realize that girls razors are scented! Yes, like raspberries. Blah! So, lesson learned I now only buy mens razors even if they are a gazillion dollars more.
During the "Raspberry Fiasco" I ran out of shaving gel - which was poor planning on my part. So I asked the hubby to pick me up some new gel, what does he bring home? Tangerine Creamcile scented shave gel...so now all my shavable parts reek like a fruit parfait.
Recently I ran out of shave gel again. Having learned my lesson I asked the hubby to again grab me some shave gel with specific instructions not to get anything scented. So he brings home a shaving cream titled baby fresh ... there are so many possibilities I can barely stand it. As soon as I spot the can I had to rip off the top and spay a little out - taking a long big wiff. Baby Powder. Really? Since when has it been fashionable for a grown woman to smell like a diaper bag?
Okay, thats my rant for today....