10.12.2007

The Heavens Parted And Showed Me My Deoderant...

How much does a person really think about deodorant? I would think the normal person does not give it much thought at all except for the moment that they are slathering it on in the morning... and if you are from Europe, you may not even slather it on at all.

I ask this question because I am not a normal person. I think about deodorant a lot. I can't help it. I am obsessed.

For years I wore Secret Powder Fresh Solid. It did it's job and I was quite happy with it. I was living life thinking that ALL deodorants will leave that white mark on every bit of clothing you wear regardless. I came to terms with it and even figured out a way to put a shirt on without getting a big ol' white mark down my side... unless of course I was wearing something the was dry clean only, then Murphy's law would take affect and I would end up with white on my side, my back and my middle. Stupid deodorant.

I am also a deodorant whore. I have mentioned before that I have Deodorant OCD, I have sought out professional help and only put 8 swipes of deodorant on each pit instead of the ever popular 10 or 12 I used to.

Eventually I switched deodorants to Dove and I liked it at first until I was finding little white dots all over my bathroom floor from my pit rubbing together and flaking off the excess deodorant. Sometime I would get freaked out because I would be happily brushing my teeth only to jump in fright at the little tap I would get on my foot only to realize that it was a deodorant ball falling from my upper torso. I scare easily. I realize that there was probably these little white dots around because I put too much deodorant on to begin with, but I just can't break that habit over night... Rome was not built in a day people.

I decided to switch back to my secret and live with white marks for the rest of my life. When I went to the grocery they did not have my usual solid (it is the military commissary, some times I find meat... other times I am not so lucky). But they did have Secret Platinum Clear Gel. Hmmmm... I figured I would try it.



Well I am proud to announce that I am stink free, white mark free, and deodorant ball free! It is a miracle. The best part is that I have also been cured of my deodorant OCD as the gel only needs about two swipes to do the job. Who would have thought!

So, I have decided to buy a Hummer with all of the extra money I will have in my checkbook since my deodorant is now lasting longer and I am not buying so much each and every time I go to the store.

I highly recommend this deodorant to all of my female readers... oh what the heck, I recommend it to all of my male readers as well. Go ahead, live on the edge.

8 comments:

Marva said...

Cris,

Glad to hear your deodorant issues have been resolved. I, too have been a user of the Secret Powder Fresh Solid, but might just go crazy and buy the Secret Platinum Clear Gel.

Hilary said...

Deodorant OCD.. now that's the pits.

:o) said...

wow.. I just switched to the SPCG this summer after many, many years with Dry Idea. I also just thought those white marks were a part of life.

Momto5Minnies said...

I was a faithful SECRET girl then switched to DOVE for years. I recently reverted back to SECRET, but I have not tried the gel. It isn't sticky?????

I had to laugh because their old saying was "gentle enough for a man, but made for a woman!" Now, it is "Secret - because you're HOT!" LOL!

Yvonne said...

I tried the gel stuff and I have to admit that I, too, like it because I had the white mark plague. Unfortunately, I bought the peach scent for some reason, and it's pretty stinky....I'll have to go check out and see if they have a normal fresh, springy scent..why I chose a fruit I'll never know - except that I like peaches....to eat, but apparantly slathering it in your pits does not elicit the same satisfaction.....

Michelle said...

I tried the gel, but I think it's too wet. Maybe I use too much?

But, gosh, two decades ago, I obsessed over the white streak issue and couldn't abide it. I went through my gel phase and tried many different solid brands and then finally, finally, found comfort in Secret's Invisible Solid which doesn't do that.

I prefer the SHOWER Fresh scent.

The Redneck Princess said...

Ok, so I thought I was the only OCD deodorant person out there! I am SO glad to know I'm not alone! Like you, I'm a deodorant whore! Sisterhood of the "Secret Whores" unite! HE! See, what I found though with the gel is I still apply 8 swipes and then instead of little white balls falling off, I actually leak goo down my sides! Then I have the problem of the never dryin' pits! People tend to look at me oddly when I walk around in public arms held out to my sides like I think I can fly!

Dana said...

I tried the gel for a few weeks several years ago but I was bothered by how sticky it was. Has it improved now?