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)

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 12:50:16

Always sell a value range which are unscented and cost £1 in the co-op pharmacy. Not sure why they didn't tell you this, namechange maybe they 'forgot'. I wouldn't want to stick something that smells like a plug in near my fanjo either. Bleugh! You can get some unbleached, scent free ones from the health shop.

yerbabird Wed 10-Jul-13 13:04:23

yanbu, euurgh.

Same thing with scented dog poo bags, and scented nappy bags - ~I imagine the mountain of 'luverly dust' in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be sprinkled where no whiff must be sniffed

RoxyFox211 Wed 10-Jul-13 13:13:09

Yanbu! Really pisses me off

fuzzpig Wed 10-Jul-13 13:23:11

YANBU. I like bodyform as they are unscented. Always just feel rough so I don't use them anymore.

Quite tempted to try washables. Although not sure that'd be too practical for work on heavy days!

CashmereHoodlum Wed 10-Jul-13 13:27:27

When did all this start? A few years ago I was involved with a scheme where American students came for a one year exchange over here and they compiled lists of what to bring. One of the items always on the list was a one year supply of scented tampons because the ones here were unperfumed which was apparently the most disgusting thing ever. Yet now it seems pretty standard.

I wonder what proportion of women react to these things. I can't even use coloured loo paper due to my sensitive fanjo (as well as on grounds of taste), so I would never consider scented tampons or pads.

lainiekazan Wed 10-Jul-13 13:27:49

Yes, I was a loyal Always customer, but that new scent... You can even smell it through jeans or woolly tights.

I have changed to Sainsburys own brand (Asda and Tesco had inferior offerings).

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 13:34:28

Ugh! Why would you want to stick a scented, bleached stick up your fanjo? <boak>

I won't use scented, I'd rather bathe. grin

Indeed, yuk! I've recently had my coil out, so had my first period in about 6 years sad. They provide sanpro at work, so I just grabbed the towel on offer, bunged it in my pants and off I went. Then spent the rest of the day wondering where the sickly floral scent was coming from until I realised it was coming from my fanjo region! blush

Awful!

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 13:37:48

They smell vile, like something used to clean a floor. Makes you wonder what fool who came up with this idea. It's worse than the 'have a happy period' slogan. Sales must have plummeted.

DramaAlpaca Wed 10-Jul-13 13:41:09

They smell disgusting & they make me itch.

It annoys me that it's not always easy to find unscented ones these days.

chocoholic05 Wed 10-Jul-13 13:41:29

I am wondering after reading this could this be the reason I have started to be very sore down below. I use always

minkembernard Wed 10-Jul-13 13:47:01

I bought some by accident. normally get unscented. they are sitting on top of the bathroom cupboard next to the bottle of summer holiday tan moisturiser. i accidentally picked up in what appears to be well done toast colour instead of my usual sunkissed tan. could not understand why I looked tangoed. I didn't even know it came in different shades.

could combine them and be a floral stinky orange things for a few days every month.

and scented tampons...why oh why! I am allergic to nearly everything scented so that is the last thing I want. and em..surely once they are where they are supposed to be...you cannot smell them unless me fanjo is even more talented than I thought grin

or is the smell in case someone in your office smells an unopened unused tampon reaking of cotton wool in your bag and realises you are a womanshock?confused

moral of the story American girls...don't sniff your tampons/pant liners. problem solved.

minkembernard Wed 10-Jul-13 13:52:51

shock just googled mooncup. there is a section on cleaning your rim and holes. shock grin

thebody Wed 10-Jul-13 14:00:19

Before or after use?

See I stick an air wick up my fanny as I like to always smell naice! 😃

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 14:06:45

I tried a mooncup but was paranoid that it would leak or fall out. I'm going to try it again (once I remember where it is).

SleepyCatOnTheMat Wed 10-Jul-13 14:20:36

Another Mumsnetter who can't stand scented sanitary towels and has stopped using Always consequently. I'm sure it was a man who had the idea of adding scent to them (women know they don't smell if they are regularly changed).

ExasperatedSigh Wed 10-Jul-13 14:25:34

Hope it isn't still in situ, LadyMary shock wink

Yes, scented Always. An instant business loser. When I buy a product for mopping up blood, I neither want, need nor expect it to smell like pound shop air freshener. Nor does my flange need Febreezing, you patronising, woman-hating corporate cockwads.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 14:27:33

grin Na, it's in its bag, somewhere.

BeCool Wed 10-Jul-13 14:31:00

Thank fuck for the MERINA coil so I no longer buy sanpro. <saved by the coil>

But why why why would anyone think 'scenting' them would be a good idea - highly hideous?

I bet the scented sanpro companies are now all owned by the same people who add the dreadful pongs to clothes washing products too. I smell people on the street/bus etc and want to scream why why why would you do that to your clothes?

BeCool Wed 10-Jul-13 14:33:04

Nor does my flange need Febreezing, you patronising, woman-hating corporate cockwads.
grin

Don't you think they asked 'focus groups' first though?
<tries to image focus group recommending pound shop air freshener scanted sanpro>
<and fails>

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 10-Jul-13 14:35:44

Who was their 'focus group'? A load of men or a load of women with blocked noses?

ExasperatedSigh Wed 10-Jul-13 14:37:33

They've missed a trick with the advertising though; I'm envisioning a man rushing up to a strange woman on the street and burying his nose deep in her crotch because he just can't resist the smell of new scented Always.

I think we'd be surprised at the number of women who will be using the scented products.

Many of them will have been influenced by the idea that you have to eradicate any possible trace of a whiffy fanjo, and they won't have realised that normal cleaning will do the job nicely.

It's all in the marketing. I don't think there's any coincidence that the ads for scented products seem to emphasise "freshness".

I used some scented stuff by accident, and chucked them away after I ended up itching like crazy. I have warned DD that scented stuff will not be good for her (and she's actually listened to me).

ExasperatedSigh Wed 10-Jul-13 14:39:32

"Hey girls, does your blood-sodden vagina smell like a two day old meat pie? Try new scented Always, for that always-fresh feeling."

EstelleGetty Wed 10-Jul-13 14:40:50

God, they're disgusting, and yes, you can smell them through clothes! I'm so glad it's not just me who thinks that.

I've accidentally bought Carefree 'cotton scented' pantyliners a couple of times and they reek like a combination of cheap 80s perfume and hospital cleaning fluid. And the box made the drawer I put them in stink too.

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