Sunday, July 23, 2006

Armpits should not smell like cherry Kool-Aid

"pure rain"
What sort of olfactory image do you get from those words? A fresh clean, non-smell, right? A hint of water and maybe just a touch of newly mowed lawn. At least that was the image I received when I trying to find a suitable deodorant replacement, since non-scented was not available.
So how come it smells like cherry Kool-Aid? Do you know how disconcerting that is? I find myself sneaking sniffs at my pits now to see if the smell has dissipated. What the hell were they thinking? Pure rain is the last thing I would call this pit juice. Why didn't they just call it fake cherry sugar laden drink and be done with it? If I get attacked by crazed wasps, I'm suing.
It's too bad that Blogger doesn't have a scratch-and-sniff option. NO, not so you can smell my cherry pits ... oh haha cherry pits, get it? But you really should get a whiff of the phlox that is blooming under the kitchen window right now.


Alana said...

My pit stick smells like fruity melons. I love it. I smell my armpits too sometimes. :P

But cherry Kool-aid pit stick would actually be really enjoyable, I think. I'd probably just cover my entire body with it and go around smelling like Kool-aid all day.


John Mutford said...

Hah! "Cherry pits"- you may have stumbled onto a brilliant marketing gimmick there!

Allison said...

lol...cherry pits.
My isn't nearly as exciting, smells like babypowder.
I've never had Kool-Aid before, but I can imagine it would be a little disconcerting.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

See Alana, to me it's just disturbing to have my pits smell like food. I can send you my pit stick if you like - barely used!

Marketing! Dang, I always knew I had missed my calling, John!

I can handle the baby powder one, Allison, but yeah the Kool-Aid one just throughs me off.
What? You've never had Kool-Aid? You poor deprived child, you!

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

I believe it was George Carlin who once noted that bay leaves could be used as a temporary deodorant. It wouldn't keep you from sweating, but you'd smell like soup.

Having one's pits smell like Kool-Aid sounds frightening, but it could be worse. Smelling like Sangria, for example.

Oh, and "cherry pits"...brilliant!


~Jen~ said...

i hate foofy grrl smells in my armpits...I buy guy gel pitstick...and smell manly lol

Becky said...

I think you all drank the kool-aid.
Cherry Pits... oh, that's a bad pun, but who can resist (giggle :D).
I think I'll stick with my 'Aloe and Green Tea' stuff, thanks (although, Green tea is a beverage... I think that deodorant companies are testing out something new with this "you smell like what you drink" thing).

She's Crafty said...

I am alway concerned that my deodorant isn't working, let alone smelling like Kool-aid!
It may be that I get to chuck around boxes beside a "hot" metal back door. I get box grimme all over me and then all sweaty, dirty and hot I have to go help people on the sales floor. Awk! It's embarassing and I get paranoid. I need a stock person sooo bad.
We're hiring... maybe I should add must smell like cherry Kool-aid!

mellowlee said...

*giggle snort giggle* cherry pits *more giggling*

Alana said...

LOL, hardcore, Barbara! Send me the pit stick, I'll just scrape off the top layer, it'll be like brand new right out of the package. :p

Ben Heller said...

Where else on the world wide web could we find a Canadian lady talking about her cherry pits ?


kees said...

Hehehehe! Cherry pits, what joy. Like jen I use blokey stuff, can't stand the girl ones. But then my purfume smells like vanilla so I do smell a bit on the girly-foodie side I guess. Barbara you've got a knack for instigating discussions concerning personal grooming habits here...I've revealed details of my toilet paper handling and body odour solutions within a matter of days... :D

Barbara said...

They change the array of scents every six months so if you find a scent you really like buy 6. Next time you go to the store you may not find your fav. See you could not find unscented...
Peach pits would also work as a pun.

Leazwell said...

Keeping in mind Kees' last comment, I'll just say, "Have an odorless day, Barbara."

Barbara Bruederlin said...

See I don't understand Carlin's logic there, GOB. Say you were travelling and you forgot your deodorant, what are the chance that you would be carrying bay leaves in your suitcase instead?
But smelling like Sangria, though ... it would be a party in your armpits all day long.

You smell like what you drink, Becky, now there's a thought. In my case I would probably smell like a nice merlot. (green tea does sound nice though)

Smells like cherry Kool-Aid is definitely something that someone should mention on their resume, Sarah. I mean you shouldn't even have to ask...

That a lot of giggling at a rather bad, albeit unintentional, pun, Mellowlee.

It's been done before, Alana. Get Jen to tell you about some of the stuff her mother sends her. It's mindboggling.

You've got a good point there, Ben, and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Kees, it's not always like that around here, I promise, you've just caught us during a weird cycle.

Unscented should just be a given though Barbara W, don't you think?
So they really do switch stuff that often, do they? And this is done solely for the purposes of pissing me off?

Thank you Leazwell,(she said as she sniffed her pit), and an odourless day to all of you as well.

Barbara said...

Yes Barbara B. they also do this for all your fav. shampoos and hair gels. I know because we have to redo the section every 6 months with the new planogram. Oh wait I don't have to do that anymore soon.
I won't have to have conversations with the pissed off customers who can't find the shampoo or deodorant they want anymore. :-)

Will said...

I have never heard of such a thing. Bizarre and funny nonetheless.

John Mutford said...

How about one that smells like cigarettes?

Tar pits.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yeah, like it's YOUR fault that their fav shampoo is unavailable, Barbara W. I bet you are seriously going to miss those days.

Will, we really must go deodorant shopping together someday. I could show you things that are not dreamt of in your philosophy.

Tar pits! bwaahhhahahaha!!! Who's the marketing genius now, John? Call up DuMaurier right now!

Grumpy Old Bastard said...


What? You DON'T travel with bay leaves? What if you were miles from home and suddenly minestrone were to break out?

The problem that I have witnessed (as a bystander, mind you) is when these sweet-smelling pit politices begin to fail...they fail in a most heroic fashion. The smell of fruit preserves and unwashed funk is a powerful stench.

Cherry Pits to us all!


Alana said...

LOL @ tar pits!

Grumpy Old Bastard said...

Just read several companies are looking into Vanity Scented deodorants:

A beef flavored roll-on: Pit Bull

The same as above, but slow-roasted with alder chips: BBQ Pit

A stick that smells like the front rows of Soundgarden concerts: Mosh Pit

A NASCAR based body wash that smells like burning rubber, spilled gasoline, Low IQ, and testosterone: Pit Stop

A cooling mint and menthol spray with real North Atlantic Ice Floe in every can: Pits 'Berg

There are more I'm sure, but I had to stop after reading about a product named "Cockpit".

I think I need a shower.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

GOB - sometimes you leave me speechless. This is one of those times.

Fermented armpit fruit could no doubt be turned into a very drinkable beverage over time; it sure does sound a lot like the schnapps my uncle used to make.

My mind has shut down after hearing about "cockpit".

phlegmfatale said...

3 scented products that baffle me: Deodorant - the point is to have NO smell, innit? Feminine protection products: Ditto. Dishwashing machine detergent - um - if you clean my dishes and everything that I shouldn't be eating comes off them, then there should be no smell, right? Right?
The phlox are lovely!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Phlegmmy, you are preaching to the choir here! I think there are way too many smells injected into things which should have no smells.

I like the timing of phlox, just as the garden is looking a bit tired, up they open and everything looks good again.

kelly said...

you should write a poem or a song...."Cherry Kool-Ade Armpis"

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've got a better idea, Kelly. I'll give YOU $10 to write one and put it on UTube. Hell make it $15!

Maureen said...

I LOVE phlox - I have some growing by my front door :)