Thursday, August 11, 2005
Bring It On
Stephane and I use to wash ourselves with Original Source Lavender scented shower gel. Claiming to have real lavender extract, it was a fragrant and pleasant way to wake up in the morning (or late afternoon - depending on your state of employment). I would often enjoy those early sleepy moments when Stephane would kiss my drowsy neck goodbye as he went to work and I would deeply breath in a faint smell of lavender fields baking in the sun and Right Guard Sport.
Well, this purple shower gel has since been all used up, and I let Stephane pick out the next form of body lather. He chose the same company, Original Source, but chose the fragrance of mint. Mint, you say? Yes, its a little odd, but I thought why not give it a go. This will be certain to wake me up that much more than lavender. And of course, Original Source claim to have real mint extract in this very green version. They also have slightly different directions on the back of the packaging. While Lavender said: Stay Calm the mint version said: Bring it on. Now while I think this was a fabulous movie with that little hottie Kirsten Dunst, I do not think its something I want my shower gel to be saying to me.
Have you ever accidentally gotten mint in an open wound? Or perhaps even just a recently shaved armpit? Ever wonder what it might feel like to gargle mint listerine with your butthole? Buy this soap and you'll find out! This stuff STINGS. Like really stings, but with an odd cooling sensation, like the first half of when you apply Icy Hot. This is not a pleasant experience for certain, ahem, sensitive bits that one is accustomed to washing while taking a shower. I don't know why anyone would make a shower gel that is physically painful to use. Stephane doesn't mind it. Says he enjoys the "tingle". I may have a lesser pain threshold than him, but while I enjoy being known as Candy ass, Mint butt is not a moniker I'd like to try on.
I've switched to Dove.