Last week I ran out of deodorant. Yes sir, I did and I wore Dan’s for 3 days and I totally smelled like a dude. Three years ago I bought a billion sticks of my beloved Dove anti-perspi/deo and I assumed it would always be there. Suddenly last week, it was gone. I’d blown the whole wad and not even realized it was dwindling.
So after 3 days of wondering why Dan hadn’t left for work yet, I headed to the grocery establishment. One certain flavor of Dove was on clearance for “immediate sale” so I stocked up. There is a reason it was marked for immediate sale at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. It smells like… Well, the best I can say about it is that it smells slightly better than B.O. So for the next 4 sticks-worth, I’ll be using much of the fruity lotions to balance out the de-stenchifying stench.
Each stick has one of these on the top, for freshness and to administer torture. If you buy 4 sticks at once, I would suggest putting the unopened deodorants away in a far away cupboard. You should not trust yourself to remember which one has the razor blade removed and attempt to apply it hastily in the dark, rubbing as hard as possible so you’ll use it up faster so you’ll feel justified buying a new scent.
wondering why Dan hadn’t left for work yet – that was funny.
Ouch! That could definately hurt. I hate it when they discontinue a product that I can’t live without.
Julie Q. says
I have serious deoderant issues. I can’t stand about 99% of them smell-wise. Even the “unscented” ones. I even made my husband switch brands when I was pregnant. I’m sorry you have to live with your stenchy sticks.
And I say what good is a blog if you can’t discuss personal hygiene products?
That brings back memories of Halloween candy warnings. You know, back in the good old days when people were slipping razor blades into trick or treat bags?
My husband has done the opposite and used my deod on occasion. He smelled sooo pretty. Watch out for those razor-sharp covers, yikes!
If its one I haven’t bought before, I always lift the lid(s) and sniff them in the store!
My husband practically eats the stuff, so I too have a stock pile in the closet. I would only use his out of desperation- ewww, man hair! He, however, uses mine whenever he feels like it. YUCK! Deodrant and toothbrushes are not meant to be shared!
Oh, I know a simple solution to this problem. Come to our house and you can have your pick of great-smelling brands from my personal stash.
Thoroughly Mormon Millie says
Could you donate the unopened ones to a shelter, or put them in hygiene kits or something?
I ran out of deo a few weeks ago – and it was after going through a large stash of my beloved Dove too! And same as you, I smelled like the hubby for a few days as I wore hid Old Spice sport scent. ROL at the ‘razor blade.’
Sorry you got the stinky deodorant. And deodorant lasts so darned long, that it’s hard to get done with a bad kind and have an excuse to buy a better one.
Random deodorant story- My in-laws showed up at our house one day for a visit, with a bag full of 10-12 mens deodorant sticks. Turns out they’d stopped to go to the washroom at a casino that was handing out free deodorant. They took turns walking by and picking up free bars. Which they brought to us. My husband (for some weird reason) doesn’t really sweat and doesnt even use deodorant. I think we put the bag in our trunk to donate to charity, and forgot it. Let me know if you want 10 slightly cold mens deodorant bars 😉
Ouch!!! And I’ve done exactly that with two things rattling around in my drawer.
Not Too Pensive says
Last week I ran out of deodorant. Yes sir, I did and I wore Dan’s for 3 days and I totally smelled like a dude.
Reminds me of a conversation at work I had a few days back.
(Female co-worker to me): Hey, are you trying a new cologne or something?
(Me): Nope, changed my deoderant.
(FCW): Oh, what kind?
(Me): Whatever my wife uses…
(FCW): Now that’s just wrong!
(Me): Whoa now! It’s strong enough for a man! So what’s wrong with it?
News travels fast at work.
Farm Wife says
When Husband was just Boyfriend, I would get cleaned up at his house after work & before our dates. Occasionally I’d forget my Secret and have to use his Gillet Cool Wave…back then I thought it was sexy…now, not so much. Rather have my Secret anyday…and darn it, I knew I was forgetting something at Wal-Mart today! Why oh why didn’t I check your blog before I went shopping?!
sarah hart kingston says
I’m with Julie Q. Can’t stand any of them. Lucky for me, they don’t work anyway. This is funny, though, because I erased my post yesterday on hyperhydrosis and sweaty people, because I thought if anyone read my blog at all, they would for sure stop now.
I’m also with TMM. Give ’em away! You could even put them on freecycle.org and someone would pick them up at your house, along with whatever other random stuff you want to get rid of. I once gave a whole box of *partially used* bath items. Really. Like half empty shampoo I didn’t like, some cologne, some smelly lotions (I was pregnant), and I didn’t even have to meet the person face to face. I just left it on the porch, they came, and took.
DH used the gel sort – I will not touch it. We buy his is bulk since he goes through it so fast.
(I’m missing something – why didn’t Dan leave for work??)
good enough says
How come everyone feels this burning need to wear deodorant every day? It’s to cold up here to sweat!
Thanks for the warning against smelly Dove products — it’s especially timely as I need to go stock up very soon since it appears that Not Too Pensive has been using mine. (I was wondering why this stick had gotten used up so quickly.)
i need to know what scent smells like BO… this is my brand too and I just hope I’m not wearing the BO scent if we ever meet.
I love dove deo for the b.o.
Okay…that gave me such a good laugh! I’m one of those horrible people that gets all excited when other people do stuff like that, because it makes me feel less alone in the world. =P
DYM, you should donate the other 3 sticks to the food pantry—maybe it will be “just the thing” for someone else! Then, you are justified in purchasing a heavenly scent :-)C
Check out the packages carefully and the store and you may be pleasantly surprised. I am a dork and the last time I bought a new scent I didn’t notice *until I came home* that it had a scratch-and-sniff sticker so that you could smell before buying! And this was a Dove product (too lazy to go upstairs and see what flavor). But I’m lucky cuz it’s one that I like.
“Check out the packages carefully AT the store,” not “and the store.” Why doesn’t the Google toolbar have a you-made-a-typo checker?
I must be completely alone in the world…my hubby and I use the same deoderant-Degree, shower fresh. It’s not too pretty smelling for him or masculine for me. It’s just um, clean smelling. I figure if the commercials have both men and women on it, it’s OK…
If I ever let us run out I would be digging for some baby powder or something. And yes, it is totally my responsibility to make sure it never comes to that.