Tricky Tricksters
Monday, January 19, 2009

I have been bested by a generic deodorant company.

I am a faithful purchaser of Secret Deodorant. My grandma uses it. My mom uses it. Except for a few wayward years of wearing Teen Spirit in Jr. High, I have always used it. I come from a long line of Secret-wearing women.

This week, Jonathan saw my deodorant sitting on the bathroom counter and asked "Why did you buy the cheap stuff?"

HUH?? Secret is the good stuff! Whatever could he mean, "cheap stuff"?

Well...upon closer inspection...it seems that the marketing geniuses who work for Suave pulled one over on me with their crafty packaging.

I am now that consumer that did not look carefully enough (shopping with three kids will do that), and the trademark baby blue color had me quickly throwing the stick in my basket without careful inspection. Tricky tricksters those Suave people.




I have the excuse of three kids distracting me in the store.

I'm still working on why I never noticed it was Suave and not Secret when I got it home and used it for a couple weeks.






5 Comments:
OpenID robinrane had this to say:

I would have done the same thing and I've got no children distracting me!
So was the Suave as good as the Secret? Bet it was cheaper!!!
Have a great Tuesday!

January 20, 2009 at 7:24 AM 


Anonymous Granny had this to say:

I'm also curious to know if the Suave was as good as the Secret. If you didn't notice, it must have been!

January 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM 


Blogger Sweet Yet Sassy had this to say:

Suave is the only deoderant I can wear. I can't use Secret. I am allergic to glycerin. Secret has it, Suave does not. It works great for me.

January 20, 2009 at 3:37 PM 


Blogger Jessica had this to say:

I have the same curiosity as Granny: Do you notice a difference?

January 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM 


Blogger Catrina had this to say:

So funny. I did this just the other day! I usually buy Degree, but then came home with Dove. Hmm? When did Dove start making deodorant?

January 22, 2009 at 6:08 PM 


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