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Old Spice appears to have discontinued the body wash I've been using for 5+ years. Dammit.
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Andrew wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 08:02
Old Spice appears to have discontinued the body wash I've been using for 5+ years. Dammit.
Like the particular scent, or the whole body wash line?
The thing about OS body wash (and body was in general for that matter) is it loses it's scent after a couple of weeks.
The last time I picked up body wash, I came home with NIVEA Rock Salts with enviro-friendly microbeads and pulverized Himalayan rock salt. The salt acts as grit so if nothing else at least I'm exfoliating.
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Andrew wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 08:02
Old Spice appears to have discontinued the body wash I've been using for 5+ years. Dammit.
Same for David. He uses the Denali scent and suddenly can't find it anywhere in stores. He's been stocking up via resellers on Amazon but I'm not sure how long those will last, either.
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I’ll suggest Aveeno scentless to basically everyone in part because I care about your skin and in part because any blow struck in the fight against nose burning high octane perfumes is a blow worth striking.

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But Aveeno scentless smells disgusting
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Wait what? It doesn't smell like literal nothing but it is very very subtle in my mega olfactory detection lab.

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And here I was kind of annoyed that Gillette changed the scent on their Cool Wave.
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My first pass at scents and fragrances is they shouldn't burn. I'll talk about quality of smells under that threshold but that single criteria would eliminate 80% of all fragrances.

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Not sure about the other flavors, but the red variety of Dove's men's body wash has a nice subtle fragrance.
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JasonL wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 11:40
Wait what? It doesn't smell like literal nothing but it is very very subtle in my mega olfactory detection lab.
I am specifically grossed out a LOT by colloidal oatmeal smell...like, a lot
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It has a definite smell. I don't find it that unpleasant but was surprised they sell it as scent less but I suppose that's different than completely odorless.
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dhex wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 13:23
It has a definite smell. I don't find it that unpleasant but was surprised they sell it as scent less but I suppose that's different than completely odorless.
I think that's more "no perfumes" than anything.
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Note that "Fragrance Free" marketing only means there's no added fragrance. Checking a random Aveeno FF product on Amazon, the ingredients include coriander, cardamom, and myrrh extracts, among the usual surfactants and emollients.
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Yes it means perfume free not "Smells clean, like Xenon!"

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Ellie wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 10:00
Andrew wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 08:02
Old Spice appears to have discontinued the body wash I've been using for 5+ years. Dammit.
Same for David. He uses the Denali scent and suddenly can't find it anywhere in stores. He's been stocking up via resellers on Amazon but I'm not sure how long those will last, either.
Yep, that's the one. I considered the online stockpile route, but it'll be gone eventually so I figure I'll just give up and switch.
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I actually switched from Dr. Bronner's Lavender to Xenon, and it's pretty much what you'd think.

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I'm under doctor's orders to use Dove bars as little as humanly possible, because skin is precious and god and the bible. Everything else is just choosing the form of the destructor. Also Dove bars are choosing the form of the destructor because all soaps and detergents are murderous, but Dove bars are least murderous. And they don't smell super awful.

I've even gotten to the point where almost all the time I'm washing my hair with conditioner and nothing else.
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Hm. Doctor didn't just point you to non-soap cleansers like cetaphil or the neutrogena non-soap bars? I'm surprised.

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Yes but not for showering. I don’t know why, specifically.
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lunchstealer wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 02:32
I've even gotten to the point where almost all the time I'm washing my hair with conditioner and nothing else.
[Self-righteous nod] That is as it should be. Except you should remove the word "almost."

But, seriously: what is wrong with Dove bars (especially compared to actual soap)? Do you have an allergy to something in them?
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FWIW, I used to really like various glycerine soaps, but fell out of the habit of using them primarily because when I lived in New England, a certian job lot outlet ALWAYS had glycerine soap super-cheap. Once I left that area and no longer had a steady supply of cheap glycerine soap, I switched to Dove (though I'm currently using "Yardley" bars from some long-ago gift basket).
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Jennifer wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 20:38
lunchstealer wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 02:32
I've even gotten to the point where almost all the time I'm washing my hair with conditioner and nothing else.
[Self-righteous nod] That is as it should be. Except you should remove the word "almost."

But, seriously: what is wrong with Dove bars (especially compared to actual soap)? Do you have an allergy to something in them?
Dishydrotic eczema. All soap is murder on my hands. Cetaphil is kinda bad for my hands. Like, left unchecked by steroids, I will have blood running down my palms after a really good concert, because the cracks can't handle the stress of that much clapping.

If you saw The Night Of, where John Turturo is destroying his feet, that's my palms and a couple other odd areas like my right shin. Not quite that bad, but I was sympathetic.
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Ugh. So what can you use to wash your skin? The ancient Romans used olive oil, but I imagine that would get expensive.
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I wash with Cetaphil and Dove and bathe in hydrocortizone and vanicream afterwards, and take one allegra every day. And I suffer, because I am a human who is alive. This is my particular form of suffering.
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