Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Escaping to the tropical paradise in my armpit

Tikis, tropical drinks, tropical islands, hula dancers, that's my bag. My earliest recollection of being enamoured with such things might have been the line "Tropical drink melting in your hand" from Kokomo by the Beach Boys. Who could argue against such deliciousness? I love all that stuff as you may well gather from knowing me. My mother nearly put me off the whole thing with her insistence of listening to this insipid "Hawaiian" album, which was a bunch of island classics set to miserable synthesized instrumentation. A complete and utter travesty to the the genre, but I guess my mother is not so wised up to the real instruments verses synth and so she she merrily basked in her pseudo island glory while my sister and I screamed in the back seat, praying for a fatal car accident to make it stop. Luckily as I broke free from that, I found I actually do love exotic music when done right. Martin Denny is King! Our family trip to Hawaii when I was 13 absolutely sealed the deal. From then on, I knew I wanted to retire in a tropical paradise.


Recently, I realised I needed a new deodorant as my spray can one was starting to make my nose tickle. Is this a consequence of getting on? I've never been particularly sensitive to smells or foods, so why now? It's a little alarming, but I went in search of a roll-on to avoid this latest irritation.

As I perused the deodorant section of Target, I was confronted with the usual floral and rain scents. "Whatever," I thought. As long as it doesn't leave white marks on my clothes.

And then, it caught my eye. It seems the deodorant world has taken great strides since I last took the time for a good long peruse. I came across Suave, Tropical Paradise scent. I am often skeptical of these smells as they are never what they claim to be, especially from what I understood to be a low grade brand like Suave. But alas, I was pleasantly surprised. This little stick holds all my olfactory organs require to send me off to paradise. I must admit, the fact that it was only .94 cents was a little alarming (on sale from $1.49) but what can I say? I smell like my tropical dreams all day long.

A little piece of this... this...

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