Old Spice Deodorant
I don’t know if it’s because I’m 40 now, but I suddenly like Old Spice deodorant. In Costa Rica I don’t need deodorant, because I’m constantly in and out of the water; it’s nice to detox from all the aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex. But when in North America, the smell of a deodorant-less man can be disturbing.
Being half Cypriot, I liked this:
Then I always like when the designers find a way to get the logo on the actual product, an emphasis of importance and old-school fire branding:
Finally, the boat stamp helps concerned consumers assure themselves that no gross in-store samplers have sullied the product; for once it’s applied, it looks like this:
Nice job, Old Spice designers and brand managers; a great link to your heritage, with interesting signals throughout the experience.
Great posting. I agree, Old Spice has been one of the great inventors and reinventors of modern masculinity. I’ve worn Old Spice, well, forever, I guess because my dad did too. And what’s so funny is how people will get close to me and tell me I smell great, and then have this strange look of shock/nostalgia when they ask me what it is and I tell them it’s Old Spice.
I’m very sad, though, that in spite of their longevity, they’ve discontinued the old school shaving soap, also with an embossed boat on the top. A lost opportunity for their faithful fans.
Finally, to clarify, the product you show above is actually antiperspirant, and yes it’s very bad for you — sweating is good, aluminum oxide is bad. Deodorant is actually fine.
Thanks Raymond, very nice points! Now I just need to find the same smell in deodorant only.