I just couldn't resist.
What does Irish Spring smell like? Lavender, peppermint, eucolyptus?
I only recognize one name on this thread. How about you? Reminisce.
My dogs are large cute and think they are mousers! They almost tip the shelves over trying to get at critters.Oh well.
My dogs are useless (but cute --- albeit very large) couch potatoes.
Guess I'm stuck with mothballs. :no:
I did read that Irish Spring changed their formula to something less strong smelling, so maybe it did repel deer back then. Essential oils and fragrance oils are expensive, it would cost less to put less in the soap. I read somewhere that Irish Spring has had 10 different formulas, smells."Fresh and clean as a whistle"
The old formula smelled like a strong aftershave. It got changed in the mid-1980s to something a little less intense and a bunch of variations introduced.
Which brings up a point - a lot of folks don't remember what people smelled like before triclosan got added to the deodorant soaps. Part of the allure of smoking back then was not smelling the stench of rotting armpits and clothes that had the odor of locker room floors.
A neighbor (successfully) uses the Irish Spring to keep deer from his garden. The fragrance might have something in it that is related to a perceived predator. Civet oil is commonly used as a perfume base.
The civet is a small, carnivorous wildcat native to Africa and India. The musk produced by a gland at the base of the tail is widely used as a perfume ingredient in North America and Europe.