It’s the end of the road… no, not between Paul and I (haters!). It’s over something completely ridiculous to some but extremely necessary for my daily living. I’m talking about my love for Secret Platinum Soft Solid™. I have been using this little gem of a deoderant since it was released into the market. I love it and I can’t live without it. In fact, I am such a deoderant freak, I had this deoderant shipped to me in Australia because it was not sold there. No other deoderants could ever compare to my Secret Platinum Soft Solid.
So I admit it. I am a total deodorant freak. There, I said it. I put this stuff on numerous times a day… sometimes all within 5 minutes of the last application. I get out of the shower, slap some on. Brush my teeth and comb my hair, slap on some more. Get dressed, slap it on again. Do my hair, slap on some more. Get ready to leave the house… well, you get the point. I’m a bit obsessed. I love my deodorant and it’s not because I have an odor problem either. It’s more of an addiction of sorts. I know, I’m weird but what can I say, I love the junk. I’m not quite sure when my deodorant addiction began? Maybe it’s because when I was much, much younger Mom would buy us Arrid Extra Dry™ deodorant to use and I hated it. I despised the smell, the solid, everything about it. From there, I learned to become an aficionado, of sorts, of deodorant. I know, it’s weird. The hubby thinks I’m crazy. But look, it is what it is… it’s not ever going to change.
I hate gels… icky and gooey. I hate roll-ons… too wet and doesn’t go on smoothly. I hate invisible… weird strange smell and it doesn’t last very long. I hate solids… it’s messy and I always get it all over my clothes. I hate aerosols… stings when applying and hate inhaling the chemical cloud. I hate clear gels/solids, etc… just doesn’t work and it stinks, literally. But low and behold, a little miracle in the odor and sweat oppressors came along… Secret Platinum Soft Solid. If you haven’t tried this innovator in underarm science, you’re seriously missing out. It’s so light, silky and smooth and works like a charm every time. This is the end all and be all in the deodorant world and the only type of deodorant I will ever use… or so I thought.
I still have a little stash of Secret Platinum Soft Solid left over from Australia, however, I’m quickly running out. I ventured to the grocery store to pick up some more soft solid but they didn’t have any. Weird? Strange? Yes, but I thought instead maybe it’s sold at places like Target or various drugstores. I don’t know, I’ve been out of the country for three years and have always had someone else buy it for me… what do I know? I hopped in my car and I drove to check out Target but the shelves were empty of the little wonder. I went on to the drugstore… strike three, I’m out! No luck. I was starting to panic. What could be happening? Why, oh why, is my most favorite deodorant no where to be found?
Well, I soon found out from a stock boy that they’re DISCONTINUING Secret Platinum Soft Solid. You can imagine my shock and the horror. I nearly fainted right then and there. I don’t know what I’m going to do or how I’ll ever get over my love. I’m lost. I think a letter is in order for Procter and Gamble. Supposedly it’s being discontinued to make way for their new Secret Flawless™. It’s suppose to be some kind of revolutioinary smooth powder.
So now I must ration my Secret Platinum Soft Solid… and you can imagine how hard that is for me. God help me when the day comes that my Secret Platinum can no longer click up any more soft solid. The hubby is already preparing for the fall out.
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***UPDATE: Please read my follow up post which you can find HERE.