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Instead of WWLR, you get this

I bought a little cache of toiletries for use at the gym, and one of them is a stick of deodorant that is the same brand and same line as my regular brand, but a different variety.

Now, I have no complaints about this deodorant. It's effective, even on my globular slicked-out frame after a workout, and it's reliable, and it's not that expensive*. But here's the thing about it: instead of smelling like a fresh and zesty bar of soap, like my normal deodorant, it smells like candy.

To be more specific, it smells exactly like a Jolly Rancher.

This doesn't bother me, exactly; like I said, the stuff does what it's supposed to do, and it's not an unpleasant smell, as such. It's just an unexpected one, and it leaves me vaguely craving Jolly Ranchers for the rest of the day after I work out. I think this is kind of a strange choice on the part of the Colgate-Palmolive marketing department, unless they have some sort of synergistic cross-promotional deal going with Hershey's.

*: Sorry, folks, this is as close to TMI as you're ever gonna get out of my journal, now that my sex filter, which I think I only ever used once anyway, is as dusty and cobweb-bedecked as my sex organ.

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deanarae
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
I accidentally got some grape scented deodorant once and spent a day trying to figure out where that yummy smell was coming from before I figured it out.
ludickid
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's really distracting. I don't normally smell like a Jolly Rancher, or even a jolly rancher.
lightinchains
Jan. 19th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Women like candy, ergo women like men who smell like candy.
ludickid
Jan. 19th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, but children also like candy, and I got enough troubles.
roseyv
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Wait, you have a sex filter?

I'd ask if I was in it, but I guess I just answered my own question.
ludickid
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know why you aren't because WHO DOESN'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT MY SEX LIFE, HA HA?

Anyway, I have confirmed that I only used it once, and now just thinking about it is incredibly depressing.
kudaspeaks
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
I don't want my pits to smell like delicious candy and neither should you. In my day, you had your Arrid, your Ban, your Secret (for Ladies) and your Old Spice. They smelled like either dead flowers and chemicals or lawn clippings and chemicals and we walked the earth happy. Nowadays, even a strapping young man such as yourself ponces around with his glidestick aroma, reeking of illicit, bottom-of-the-Halloween-sack hard candy. What next, Leonard? You gonna get one of those hippie crystals that doesn't do squat for your stink but it's okay if your pet ferret gets ahold of it?
ludickid
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Believe me, Kudaford Buxington, had I know that it smelled like propriétaire d'un ranch gai when I bought it, I wouldn't have. I would have stuck to my usual regimen of smelling like a drunken Gael.

Meanwhile, here is an ad that showed up in Google when I received notification of your comment:

Aging Hippie

Home of the famous Aging Hippie patchouli oil soaps!

www.mountaincountrysoap.com


Why. WHY. WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYONE BUY A HYGIENE PRODUCT THAT EVEN REMOTELY PROMISED TO MAKE YOU SMELL LIKE AN AGING HIPPIE?
masterninja66
Jan. 19th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
My dad's an aging hippie
He usually smells like Old Spice, unless he's been working in the garage, in which case he smells like motor oil.
ortho_bob
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Is this the first of your "Fragrant San Antonio" series?
ludickid
Jan. 18th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Coming up next: what the guys who shit on the sidewalk outside my office building smell like!
happinesstogo
Jan. 19th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
The last time I visited home I forgot my deodorant so I used my brother's Speed Stick and it was surprisingly effective, moreso than the Dove brand I was using at home. It was not the Jolly Rancher scent, though, which is kind of disappointing in retrospect.
ludickid
Jan. 19th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
The Jolly Rancher scent shakes things up, man.
crepedelbebe
Jan. 19th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I am now pretty much obligated to move to Austin and stalk you.
ludickid
Jan. 19th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Promises, promises...
thaitea
Jan. 19th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
"...reliable, and it's not that expensive."

There's post #2 in your sex filter.
ludickid
Jan. 19th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Dear Penthouse Forum,

A funny thing happened to me recently in the deodorant aisle...
oilyrags
Jan. 19th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
You have insomnia and are messing with your templates.
hipsterdetritus
Jan. 19th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, seriously, beige? Now I'm really concerned for your health.
ludickid
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
MAYBE I AM WHAT ABOUT ITzzzzzzz
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