a particular day

September 17, 2007

Nice package

with fake plastic tree

I keep buying shampoos and liquid soap thinking that some magic will happen and my hair will shine and my skin will become awesome, yet manly. I'm also waiting for magic SPF that I can apply in the shower with body wash.

None of that happens, but that hasn't stopped me from creating stockpiles of this stuff. Somehow the shampoo or soap runs out and I have to fill the bottles with water to make it last until I get around to buying more—yet I have like 5 full things of conditioner always on hand.

Anyway, I saw this Every Man Jack stuff at Target and was taken aback by the design of the bottle. I'd go so far as to say it's the most masculine bottle of perfumed body wash I have ever seen.

It's too pricey, much like that Choxie brand of chocolates. The bottle is awkward, stingy, and hard to use. The signature fragrance needs more punch or tingle — maybe some caffeine. But man that faux wood plastic cap and clean type treatment is nice.

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I'm with you Andy. It looks nice, but doesn't work nice. And it's pricey.

I switched to bar soap a while back, to cut down on packaging consumption. Maybe they can do fake wood grain with that somehow.

Posted by: Chris Glass | Jul 12, 2008 12:11:27 PM

It looks nice, but the bottle is actually pain to use. It's hard to squeeze and the woodgrain on the cap starts to break off in little flakes. A+ for aesthetics, C- for useability.

Posted by: andy | Jul 12, 2008 7:43:33 AM

It's not manly, unless candy canes are manly, but I am a sucker for Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

Back when they used to have the crazy biblical advice, and carried at the crunchy co-op; I felt slightly conspiratorial buying the stuff. It had a certain Fight Club weirdness to it.

I'm either peppermint or lemon. I wish it came in a Hippy™ scent.

Posted by: bitbear | Sep 18, 2007 12:29:44 PM

Not surprisingly all that Choxie stuff tastes awful also. This is why I'm hesitant to use the Method cleaning products they carry. Wonderful packaging, but do they work?

Posted by: beth | Sep 18, 2007 11:18:13 AM

Ha. I too got sucked in by the packaging on this stuff. Couple months back on my monthly visit to Target, and now, am giganticlly hooked on the soap with the peppermint scent. Hooked. Ha.

Posted by: draplin | Sep 18, 2007 4:02:47 AM

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