I’d like to consider myself frugal. I mean, I really think I am. I think long and hard about most purchases — long enough to talk myself out of 90% of what I think I might want to buy. I clip coupons. I scour the store ads to get the best deals. I rarely purchase clothing, and when I do, it’s almost always with some sort of discount.
I also sign up online for free samples of all sorts of crazy things. It’s a minor obsession. Mostly, I use these smaller items for travel. Occasionally, they lead to an actual purchase of the sample brand, but generally only because they include a coupon with the sample.
Today, I signed up for a sample of the deodorant brand that I like to use (Dove, if you’re interested). They gave me two options for “scent”.
Now, before I tell you what my two options were, I should note that I am nota fan of scented deodorants. Most of them smell weird. Plus, since I normally use unscented, when/if I dowear scented deodorant, I’m constantly wondering what that weird smell is… and then I remember that it’s my armpits. Yay. Why, precisely, anyone would want their armpits to smell like baby powder is beyond me. Baby powder goes on baby butts. I don’t want my armpits to smell like butt, even if it is a cute, pink, squishy, freshly-powdered baby butt.
These were my two options: Refreshing Scent (Waterlily Freshmint) or Energizing Scent (Grapefruit Lemongrass).
Waterlily Freshmint? Are these people serious? Have they ever smelleda waterlily? And isn’t freshmint a gumflavor? Ooohhh — I get it. This way I could have minty fresh armpits, in case anyone ever wanted to kiss them.
In case I didn’t want minty fresh armpits, I could choose Grapefruit Lemongrass. This way, my armpits could smell like a salad dressing.
Perhaps I could mix the two and stash a waterlily salad with grapefruit lemongrass dressing under my shirt. You know, in case I got hungry.