Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Doesn't everyone want to smell like a toilet deordorant cake?

Why is it whenever I like a product--really like it--it gets taken off the market?  (Garlic flavored "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter," Reynolds plastic wrap with the easy slider cutter; ice tea flavored Gatorade?) And if they don't take it off the market, they "improve it." 

Lots of things DON'T need to be improved, and I ran across one yesterday when I went to ... ahem ... color my hair.

Old 116a I've been using Nice'N Easy #116A for about 18 years.  Okay, I tried to be a redhead for a while, but even though there have been redheads in my family, it just didn't suit me, so back to #116A it was.  I've been very happy with the product.  They changed the conditioner a few years back, which was okay (but they give you a million times more than you need, and I usually just toss out the newest tube.)

Nice and Easy Hubby always complained about the smell.  "Ick--like chemical green apples."  I got used to it and after a couple of hours, the bathroom doesn't smell anymore and life goes back to normal. Yesterday I used the NEW AND IMPROVED Nice'N Easy #116A and ... quite frankly, it stank.  Stank like those little deodorant cakes you hang from the side of the toilet bowl.  But ... eventually the odor dissipated and life went back to normal.

EXCEPT -- I could smell my hair.  Just a whiff now and then, but it's really Toilet deordorant revolting.  I took the cat to the vet and all the time wondered ... can the vet tech smell my hair?  I was awakened in the middle of the night and what did I smell?  MY HAIR.  LIKE THOSE LITTLE DEODORANT CAKES YOU HANG FROM THE SIDE OF THE TOILET BOWL.

I've been quite happy with this product for almost two decades.  Maybe this bottle was a fluke.  But next time I use it, if I end up smelling like a deodorant cake, I'm switching brands.  

Anyone got a suggestion?