Do We Need These?
I was reading the actual paper version of the NYT this morning and was basically assaulted by the scent of perfume as I paged through one of the sections. Couldn’t figure out where the odor was coming from until I bent my head down to sniff an advertisement for…perfume. Blech. And then I was reminded of some razors I bought over the summer. They emitted a very pungent strawberry scent as soon as I removed them from the packaging. Again, I couldn’t initially figure out from where the aroma originated. And how had I missed the two little berries on the label? Something about this seems to have crossed a line. I’m still mulling over why it offends me. I did a little homework and found a story in the Times offering up various explanations (most of them pretty obvious, but still weird) as to why the last unscented bastion in our bathrooms has now succumbed to the forces of marketing.
Sunday 10.30.11 at 12:59 pm
Ugh. Another inappropriate scenting I came across yesterday at the craft store: powder-scented cotton yarn. I mean, really?!?
Tuesday 11.08.11 at 11:11 pm
i, too, grabbed them off the shelf, late one night, in a duane reade. got home. realized it. thought that a scented razor might be…interesting? it was horrid and i left it behind in my sister-in-laws apartment, only to have her quickly email me on her return: ‘you left something in the bathroom. i don’t want it. do you want it back?’ (or something to that effect) and it cracked me up. we’re ALL offended by them!
who’s buying this shit, i think to myself?
and now i know two of us.
Wednesday 11.09.11 at 9:33 am
These things strike me as slightly perverse. And yes, horrid. Thing is, I looked around online, and it turns out some people really really like them. Blechhh!