To spray a deodorant in the shop?

(75 Posts)
SublimeCorpse Wed 09-Jul-14 16:42:38

Just a tiny squirt, into the lid of the can to see if I like the smell?

Apparently IABVU and it's parents like me that allow their kids to do this that cause teachers to worry for the next generation shock

Onlyonamonday Wed 09-Jul-14 16:45:33

So if everyone did this we'd all be buying half empty cans of deodorant ... Most deodorant smells fine no need to smell it

OurMiracle1106 Wed 09-Jul-14 16:48:06

I stick to the same ones for that reason so I don't end up with something awful smelling.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Wed 09-Jul-14 16:48:25

wish they left one at the front as a tester with tester written large and sealed the others with cellophane or something then you could sniff first and still buy a full can securely... guilty though blush

LastTango Wed 09-Jul-14 16:48:48

Just get a Thai deodorant stick - much better all round......and no stinky smell of ANY sort.

Jelliebabe2 Wed 09-Jul-14 16:48:56

Everyone does this! Can't buy without knowing if its nasty! I have been a bit told off in Boots for doing something similar though!

HoneyDragon Wed 09-Jul-14 16:48:59

When some cost about £4.00 a tin I think it's perfectly reasonable.

BeCool Wed 09-Jul-14 16:49:44

why do you use spray deodorant? Do you like breathing it in every morning as you apply it?

SublimeCorpse Wed 09-Jul-14 16:51:16

So possibly iabu. Ok.

I always buy the one I spray from though, and it's never crossed my mind - when I pick up one I'm familiar with the scent of - to be worried that someone might have had a little squirt out of it confused

HoneyDragon Wed 09-Jul-14 16:51:49

Boots told me they stopped doing the actual testers because people nicked them.

Morethanalittlebitconfused Wed 09-Jul-14 16:53:22

Why not smell the roll on equivalent (most brands do their ranges in spray and roll on) so no waste then?

WorraLiberty Wed 09-Jul-14 16:59:02

I'm a sprayer/sniffer too blush

sarahquilt Wed 09-Jul-14 17:02:01

But would you like it if you ended up buying one that someone else had been spraying and sniffing?

WaitMonkey Wed 09-Jul-14 17:09:05

YABU. I don't want to buy something you have been taking the lid of and spraying I'm afraid. It costs enough, I want my full tin.

SublimeCorpse Wed 09-Jul-14 17:14:12

Morethan - good point! Can't do that with body spray etc though.

Glad I'm not the only one who does it - I see loads of people doing it though and genuinely thought everyone did!

SublimeCorpse Wed 09-Jul-14 17:15:01

Sarah - never thought of it like that, honestly!

WorraLiberty Wed 09-Jul-14 17:16:52

I'm the same with air freshener.

HTF are you supposed to know what it smells like by looking at the tin?

I don't want to buy one that goodness knows how many people have had a squirt out of already so no, I don't and YABU. I just buy ones with scents that I can be fairly sure will be OK, like cucumber or something.

BeanyIsPregnant Wed 09-Jul-14 17:19:14

I always have a spray first, but I will pick the one up from the front and smell the lid first incase someone else has had the same thought!

Downamongtherednecks Wed 09-Jul-14 17:23:04

I have never heard of anyone doing this. It seems an odd thing to do, it isn't as though you are buying a 50 pound bottle of scent.

MasterFlea Wed 09-Jul-14 17:23:58

Just did that yesterday. No way to know if it is nice otherwise. Bought the one I sprayed but had sprayed other scents of the same stuff and left them behind. It was dry shampoo so no roll on equivalent to sniff. My first time buying too.

I don't think it is unreasonable behaviour.

jessiemummy28 Wed 09-Jul-14 17:34:24

It never even occurred to me to do this! I don't want to buy a can that someone has opened and sprayed someone out of, and would assume noone else would either so wouldn't dream of spraying it before buying it.

Petitgrain Wed 09-Jul-14 17:43:35

I've always done this if I want to buy a different deodorant to my usual brand, because some of the fragrances they put in them currently are absolutely rank. I want to smell clean and fresh, like I just got out of the shower, not like a super-cheap version of the sickly perfumes that are unfathomably popular now. The only way to tell is to spray the teensiest bit into the lid and have a discreet sniff. If the retailers don't like it then they need to provide testers, and put measures in place to stop people stealing them.

AndHarry Wed 09-Jul-14 17:51:03

You can't possibly always buy the one you squirted from, otherwise what's the point of the squirt? If you'll buy it even if you don't like it then fine.

Cuteypatootey Wed 09-Jul-14 17:52:56

YABU. Do you try a few crisps from a packet and then decide whether you'll buy them?

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