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Scratch & Sniff Before & After Deodorant Ads

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To be distributed in magazines that already prey on the insecurities of the image-conscious.
calum, Feb 02 2006

mmmm, pheromones. http://gaylife.abou...ng/a/pheromones.htm
[po, Feb 02 2006]

Found in sweat, and used in perfume... http://www.answers....opic/propionic-acid
[Ling, Feb 03 2006]

This one smells awful, and might qualify for "before". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butyric_acid
For "after", add Methanol. [Ling, Feb 03 2006]

Ambergris. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambergris
From 'fecal' to 'sweet' with just a few years floating in the sun. [ConsulFlaminicus, Feb 04 2006]


       Before? Ew! Suspect this patch may go unscratched...
moomintroll, Feb 02 2006

       Yeah, I think I would be interested in knowing what a pretty woman smells like before she uses a stick of Secret. Not many guys are willing to admit it but I am sure that most of us are curious.
Jscotty, Feb 02 2006

       <smell> Mmm. Teen Spirit.
reensure, Feb 02 2006

       //Yeah, I think I would be interested in knowing what a pretty woman smells like before she uses a stick of Secret.//   

       Like soap, one would hope - or do you suppose they wait to get all sweaty and then apply deodorant?   

       That said, I do remember something marketed as a "deo-perspirant" which seemed to create instant, if sweet-smelling, sweat. Didn't last long.
spinglespangle, Feb 02 2006

       Introducing, Farmpit deodorant.
skinflaps, Feb 02 2006

       scratch-n-sniff porn. The final stand of porno magazines against web porn, at least until they have scratch-n-sniff monitors...   

       sounds like there may be a //curious// market for that.
Seven, Feb 03 2006

       //what a pretty woman smells like before she uses a stick of Secret//
I should say that, deodorant specifics apart, the majority of adult males will have a fair idea, without having to resort to advertising materials.

       The intention here was to provide more grist for the "you're ugly and you stink" self-esteem damage in advertising by extending the technique into (a) odour and (b) explicitly negative comparisons (as opposed to holding out interchangeable airbrushed "boys with breasts" as the minimum standard of pulchritude without any overt comment on the ordinariness of the consumer targeted). Heyho.
calum, Feb 03 2006

       Uhhh.. yeah.. what calum said.
Jscotty, Feb 03 2006

       <innocently> So, [calum], any thoughts on the latest batch of Lynx commercials?
moomintroll, Feb 03 2006


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