I’m taking a break from blogging about my travels to post about what appears to be an important subject for many of my readers. A while back, I wrote about my slight obsession with Secret Platinum Soft Solid™ deodorant which you can read here. In the post, I told of my horror when there was none to be found in the stores after returning from Australia and, in fact, it was being discontinued to make way for Secret Flawless deodorant. Well, it turns out I’m not the only one who is a devoted fan of Secret Platinum Soft Solid. In fact, my post, The End of a Secret Love Affair, about the deodorant has received the most blog hits than any other post I’ve written and daily, have hundreds of people stumble upon my blog in their quest to find Secret Platinum Soft Solid.
Seeing as though I’m not the only one upset to see the amazing Secret Platinum Soft Solid go off the market, I thought I would give an update. I have tried Secret Flawless Conditioning Solid and unfortunately, it is rubbish but I’m forced to stick with it for the time being. Flawless conditioning solid does not cut it for me at all. No matter how gently I try to put on the deodorant, it does not go on smoothly. On numerous occasions, I have changed shirts throughout the day only to find the deodorant is all rolled up in to little balls- ick! (*TMI alert*) The balls are either all over my clothes or stuck under my underarms, seriously, gross! The fact that it balls up and rubs off also leaves me unprotected. Furthermore, when I finally do get enough to stay on, it does not keep me feeling protected throughout the day. Yes, I know, before I used to put Platinum soft solid on several times a day but that was more because I wanted to and not because I had to. With Flawless, I need to, I have to put it on several times a day- it does not last from day to night. Then again, this is probably what the maker, Procter & Gamble, wants because the more you put on, the more you use and the more of the product you’ll need to buy. I also do not like any of the scented or unscented brands and in fact find my skin a bit irritated. Really, I could go on and on but the point is, Flawless does not even come close to the awesome benefits of Platinum. Any for those reading this who can’t relate and are thinking to themselves, why doesn’t she just try an invisible or gel deodorant or something like that, well, read my previous post. I hate them!
So, consumers out there looking for Secret Platinum Soft Solid, I’m sorry to tell you it is off the market. There are a few stragglers out there but not many. I wrote to P&G about the situation and this was their response:
“Thanks for contacting us.
I’m sorry, but we discontinued this product and it’s no longer available. Generally, decisions to start or stop making products are based on consumer demand, so feedback like yours is extremely valuable. Please be assured I’m sharing your disappointment with the rest of our team.
In the future, you may want to check our brand websites for information about our current products. You may find a new favorite!
Thanks again for writing.
Yes, it is a generic letter but at least I got a response and just maybe the feedback will be passed along. Readers, if you really want to see Secret Platinum Soft Solid back on the market, I suggest you write to P&G. I posted their contact info in my last post but click here to send an email. You have to power to make your voice heard. Take five minutes and send them a quick email! Let’s get Secret Platinum Soft Solid back on the market!