Since my last post was kind of dirty and smelly, this post will be kind of clean and fresh. Sort of.

I’ve been running into a slump when it comes to cleany things. I am the sort of guy that buys something pretty loyally until I am disappointed or until they stop making it. Unfortunately the powers that be keep pulling the rug out from under me.

For five years I had the perfect deoderant: Speed Stick Ultimate Alpine Fresh.

Unfortunately, Speed Stick doesn’t seem to make it anymore. At first I tried some new Irish Spring scent, but it just didn’t smell the same. More recently I’ve tried Speed Stick 24/7 Fresh Rush and it, too, doesn’t work out quite right. Sometimes they’ll just repackage an existing product under a new name, but if Speed Stick has done that I can’t find the new name for the life of me.

Then they got rid of my microclean Irish Spring soap. Ever since I got my first bar from Evangeline several years ago, I’ve been a fan of what I call “whiskered soap”. I don’t even know how to describe them, but they’re these little particles in some bars of soap that add a little friction that I swear clean me off better. Unfortunately, not enough people agreed to keep the product on the market. Now there’s this new blue stuff that looked like it might have whiskers but doesn’t. At first I was excited at the prospect of a new option, but then I saw it was at the expense of my fav’rit.

And apparently my problems are contagious as the scent of Suave that Clancy has always used has also been replaced by different stuff.

Of course, as outraged as I get about all this I have an awful sense of smell and can’t tell the difference. So I suppose I’m mostly getting upset on Clancy’s behalf. As I discovere periodically when I do gain a sense of smell the world is not a good smelling place. So why oh why do the people take away from Clancy those few things that she deems to smell good?


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5 Responses to Time’s Hand Under My Arms

  1. Webmaster says:

    I just bought 6 packs of these.

    They still have them in stock, but every place that used to carry them has “discontinued” them recently. 🙁

    I’d be really sad to see them go, they’re quite relaxing.

  2. Peter says:

    You always could use Axe body wash, but then if the ads are to be believed you’ll have hundreds of chix running after you 🙂

  3. Webmaster says:

    I should try that stuff then!

  4. Becky says:

    Have you tried to see if you can order it online? My favorite product was liquid sweet n’ low so that I could sweeten an entire pitcher of iced tea. Suddenly, no stores were carrying it but I checked online and ordered it directly from Sweet N Low (and it was cheaper than in the store).

  5. trumwill says:

    I looked online and that’s how I confirmed that it was no longer available. The deodarant, anyhow. I might look in to the soap.

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