By May 26, 2009

The Right Right Guard?

I have used Right Guard’s “Fresh” scent Sport gel deodorant for, well, I don’t know. Well over a dozen years, if not more. I like it because it goes on clear, stays clear, and smells nice.

The product has gone through one major scent change in the time I’ve used it, and I didn’t mind. Apparently the Fresh scent has undergone another scent change, according to the labeling on the last stick I used. However, I couldn’t tell — it smelled the same as usual.

I burned through that stick and moved on to a new one last week. This one smells completely different. It is almost sweet smelling, and at first I didn’t like it. I wore it anyway (had to, was out otherwise) and went to work. I don’t know if it’s the combination of motorcycle exhaust, sweat, and a cotton undershirt but by the time I got to work it didn’t really bother me. I caught a whiff of the new scent a few times throughout the day; otherwise it was situation normal.

So anyway, what gives with marking something as “new” that smells like the old product, and sneaking in the new scent under some sort of sticker camouflage? Check it out:

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3 Comments on "The Right Right Guard?"

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  1. BushPutin says:

    What’s that GIANT bottle of Vaseline for?


  2. Charly says:

    They usually say something is new or has a new smell or a new property in order to have you racing towards the supermarket to buy it and try the new feature. Many a time, new becomes newish or almost new or no new at all.

  3. Cindy says:

    I couldn’t help but laugh at BushPutin’s comment.

    Also having the same thoughts as Charly. By advertising a “new” smell, you may look at it and think, “I have to try this.” I bet for some people it smelled different even if it really doesn’t just because it said so. Sort of a psychological effect, you think it smells different because the label said so.