Friday, July 11, 2014

Le Pew

Last weekend, Kent and I took a quick trip to NYC both to get away and also to do some fabric shopping. We knew several of the stores would be closed because they aren’t open on Saturdays, but enough were open to make the trip worth our while.

As we drove to the airport, I had that niggling feeling that I’d forgotten something but couldn’t figure out what it was until we were sitting on the plane: my deodorant! Well Kent travels with his own toiletries so I knew I could just use his, although he uses Tom’s and I didn’t care for Tom’s all that much.

Well my opinion has now been amended to intense dislike, so intense that I would be better off not using anything than resorting to Tom’s. Yuuuuuuuuuuuck. Not only does it feel slimy going on, it irritated the heck out of my skin and made me smell bad/weird. Look, after all these years on the planet and after all the sweaty runs I’ve done, I know what my sweat smells/stinks like and this wasn’t it. I would catch a sniff and think a stranger was getting way into my personal space only to realize, no – that’s me.

It took a couple of days to get the lingering aftereffects of that nastiness removed from my pits, but all is right again in my personal grooming world.

First world problems, I know.

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

I did the same kind of thing in extreme reverse at Christmastime--I have some kind of allergy to an ingredient in many deodorants, so I use Toms and other kinds of "natural" ones. Well, the one in my travel kit had dried up, so I used Ron's once. It took about a week for the itchy rash to clear up.

sabrina said...

i just started using Tom's - and i wasn't sure if i just smell that bad but had covered it up with Dove. So - i'm not sure if it is me or Tom's. I'm going to give it a few more weeks before i figure out what is more important: how bad i smell or aluminum in my sweat glands.

kittiesx3 said...

For me it was Tom's. I use Dove, the sensitive formula and I like it. I also liked Arid Extra Dry unscented but it's hard to find in the stores.