Women Stink....

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....
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    Just think of those of us who are allergic to fragrances! I can still get plain Ivory soap, but shampoos, conditions, underarm products, powders, shave gels/lotions/creams all come scented. It can drive a poor nose to running.
    2847 days ago
  • LYSAX13
    That is freakin hill-ary-ous. I guess I never thought of it like that. Our noses must be really desensitized.
    2847 days ago
    So true! And I am always concerned that the fragrances might clash, and cause some poor soul walking by to pass out or something.
    2847 days ago
  • KKSTRAIT2010
    That is really funny. I agree about all the fragrances though. Everyday the fragrances grow too.
    2847 days ago
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