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To wonder why all sanitary towels now smell like Glade plug-ins???

(146 Posts)
herethereandeverywhere Wed 10-Jul-13 11:04:14

Bought sani-pads and panty liners (yuk to their name!) only to discover there has been some kind of Magic Tree collaboration that I was not aware of.

Why on earth would I want my foof to smell like I'd given it the once over with the Shake and Vac?

Very confused

(PS: I'm not touting for advice about mooncups - already own one wink)

piprabbit Wed 10-Jul-13 11:07:06

Because nothing says "pristine" like a gust of zoflora every time you cross your legs.

(My Always are unscented - long may it stay that way).

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 11:08:21

Vile, isn't it?

Bodyform are unscented, as are many own brands, and lesser-known brands from eg pound shops.

youaintallthat Wed 10-Jul-13 11:09:24

Pmsl that is the funniest headings ever nearly choked on my cup of yes when I read that.

kotinka Wed 10-Jul-13 11:11:45

Yanbu, who wants a minge that smells like cheapie perfume?!

I've had to switch to cheapie asda towels.

And don't get me started on wings angry

CheeryCherry Wed 10-Jul-13 11:14:07

Yes I've changed brands too...who on earth thought of that one hmm

Does anyone else have the hygienic sanitary bin solutions advert on the side of this page?

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 11:16:11

No, I've got eco-friendly salon towels (hoping that's something to do with hairdressing, not this thread!)

ANormalOne Wed 10-Jul-13 11:22:42

It's awful isn't it, I was sick of the smell and price and switched to cloth sanitary towels last month, working well so far.

Flobbadobs Wed 10-Jul-13 11:24:53

The smell was one of the reasons I switched to washables, that and the cost.
There's something in one smelly brand that I had some kind of reaction to and just itched like buggery everytime I wore one.
Plus the fact that it's the whole idea that we should somehow be ashamed of our natural bodily function. We bleed, we deal with it in whatever way we see fit. It annoys me that women should somehow hide the fact that we are actually women!!
I got rather militant about it after reading Kissing the Hag by Emma Restall Orr...

noisytoys Wed 10-Jul-13 11:29:51

That's why I use a mooncup with a basics pack of pads for the heaviest days. A 14p pack of pads lasts 6 months now!! grin

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 11:39:57

I've just had a look on a couple of supermarket sites.

Nearly all the scented towels on sale in UK are Always (and most of Always range is now scented, though they do have a couple of types which aren't). Care also needed with Bodyform - nearly the whole range is unscented, but there is one which is scented.

Crinkle77 Wed 10-Jul-13 11:43:35

Am I the only person that doesn't actually mind them?

noisytoys Wed 10-Jul-13 11:45:27

Imagine the horror when I bought Tampax Pearl. Inserting a perfumed wad of cotton wool is just asking for thrush

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 11:46:10

Crinkle - quite possibly!

aldiwhore Wed 10-Jul-13 11:47:01

I think they make you smell, I've noticed a few people who've had that glade blood waft. It's very noticeable.

I am pretty sure it only happens with the fragranced ones because you get that after whiff of rotting flowers.

These were clean people too, how do you tell someone they really are smelling?

LastTangoInDevonshire Wed 10-Jul-13 11:53:03

tallwiv - no, no adverts for me (I've got Ad Blocker, it's wonderful).

I put it on because I couldn't stand those moving ads on the right hand side when I was trying to read a thread.

AuntieStella Wed 10-Jul-13 11:56:11

Always are made by P&G whose share of the sanpro market rose from 44% to 45% from 2011 to 2012.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next year, as that growth pre-dated the addition of the scent. The area which was showing strongest growth was 'intimate wipes' (resumably another scented product). Given that these products irritate some women (literally, I mean) and some find the concept plain wrong, I am wondering if this will cause contraction, not growth in their market share.

namechangetocover Wed 10-Jul-13 12:01:36

They are awful, I'm allergic to them, phoned always who said they dont make unscented ones. They did apologise on the phone.

PerchedOnMyPeddleStool Wed 10-Jul-13 12:08:59

I wrote to always to complain and they sent vouchers to try their unscented 'silk' range.

I can even get that smell walking past them in the supermarket.
They're bloody VILE.

Justfornowitwilldo Wed 10-Jul-13 12:20:59

Always are shit. They stink of cheap air freshener and feel awful.

Bodyform are good.

GeekInThePink Wed 10-Jul-13 12:29:14

Purple pack Always are unscented but felt so plasticky I use Eco ones now.

Isoscelesnorks Wed 10-Jul-13 12:36:47

I would love to make and use my own reusable pads but DH who has issues with nearly everything would refuse to use the washing machine ever again if I washed them in it.

MiaowTheCat Wed 10-Jul-13 12:38:05

I'd never noticed the fragrance.

Captain Oblivious has nothing on me.

As for wings - I'm allergic to the sticky bits on lots of towels - if the wings come undone slightly... ITCH FEST! I've been known to use maternity pads to avoid the itchy glue thing before (I overbought spectacularly with DD1!)

kotinka Wed 10-Jul-13 12:44:28

I I gave myself a part Brazilian with an unruly wing angry

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