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To think the craze for all things 'vintage' has finally gone too far...

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FatLaLaLaLa Mon 01-Oct-12 20:19:01

grabbed bottle of floor cleaner at tesco tonight. Had a picture of a floor on it, didn't look too closely... Just unpacked my shopping to find I've bought 'FLASH -Vintage Edition' all-purpose cleaner.

I suppose I should have noticed the floor in picture was a circa-1950's black & White lino, being cleaned by a woman in a dress and pumps -- looking like a cross between a Mad Men character and the cartoon of Sabrina from the titles to the old "Bewitched" series.

So what could possibly be 'vintage' about a floor cleaner? Maybe it's full of good old fashioned chemicals which are now banned, but brought back for this 'special edition'? Oh goody!

CaliforniaLeaving Mon 01-Oct-12 20:20:53

The smell would take me back to my childhood grin

LittleBearPad Mon 01-Oct-12 20:21:40

I think it's an anniversary edition or something. Don't forget to put on your fifties style housecoat when you next clean the floors and your hair in curlers grin

spondulix Mon 01-Oct-12 20:22:17

Does it say 'with added asbestos!' on it?

How strange!

pictish Mon 01-Oct-12 20:22:49

It is a load of old shit innit? The worst thing about 'vintage' is stuff styled to look it. The only vintage that counts is actual vintage - the fake stuff sucks.

Badgerina Mon 01-Oct-12 20:23:09

Bloody hell YANBU. That's absurd. Unless, of course the bottle came with your very own 1950s housewife to actually do the cleaning for you...

pictish Mon 01-Oct-12 20:23:49

Vintage Flash is just stoopid.

WelshMaenad Mon 01-Oct-12 20:25:49

I confess to finding the soft teal of the vintage esque Heinz baked beans far more appealing than its modern compatriot....

McHappyPants2012 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:26:22

i am more shocked that anyone would just pick up a bottle of floor cleaner without smelling it lol it could smell of lemon < really hates the smell remiinds me of work>

McHappyPants2012 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:26:23

i am more shocked that anyone would just pick up a bottle of floor cleaner without smelling it lol it could smell of lemon < really hates the smell remiinds me of work>

FatLaLaLaLa Mon 01-Oct-12 20:30:01

Good point, McPants. It's honestly never occurred to me to smell the stuff, as someone else washes the floors! All scent gone by time I get home from work :-). So I buy whatever is cheap :-0

HorraceTheOtter Mon 01-Oct-12 20:57:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VintageEbonyGuitar Mon 01-Oct-12 22:51:40

<wafts real vintage through thread>


<wafts out in 1950 house coat and curlers clutching vinegar>

Vinegar t'is much better at cleaning and less chemicallical.

SoleSource Tue 02-Oct-12 08:45:56

Yabu to get upset about that.

VeganCow Tue 02-Oct-12 11:11:05

YABU buyin Flash. Its shite crap full of shite crap tested on animals. Anything made by this immoral company (P&G) is also shite crap tested on animals.

Avoid it at all costs.

thekidsrule Tue 02-Oct-12 11:14:45

i bought this one to,smells the same as the usual (bathroom one)

and nothing cleans my bath like flash,no effort what so ever
also the flash spray bleach fantastic

VeganCow Tue 02-Oct-12 11:19:56

the best thing for baths and sinks is the cheapest cream cleaner you can buy - less than 30p and WORKS.

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Oct-12 11:27:47

Being vintage myself, the only floor cleaners I remember were Ajax or soapy stuff. I have a vague recollection of home-made "mixtures" which probably included bicarb of soda and vinegar. But then I was as disinterested in domesticity as a child as I am now.

This whole vintage nonsense does get on my wick. Although I was quite amused when someone in Brighton assured me that "you've got a really vintage dog there".

AnastasiaSteele Tue 02-Oct-12 11:29:01

I really want a housecoat now...

TraineeBabyCatcher Tue 02-Oct-12 11:39:20

Pink flash with fabreeze <3 shmells looverly.

LauraPalmerPlusOne Tue 02-Oct-12 11:42:40

Re. Bewitched - it's 'Samantha' smile

<twitches nose>

nokidshere Tue 02-Oct-12 11:48:36

pandemoniaa I loved Ajax smile

I don't buy cleaning products now so I don't care what they are like!

YouBrokeMySmoulder Tue 02-Oct-12 11:51:23

pandemoniaa grin was it stuffed and on wheels? You're so cool <gazes admiringly>

Hotcoffeeisamemory Tue 02-Oct-12 12:40:06

Vintage would be cleaning with what they had in days gone by. Like soda crystals etc....

Fancy doing your washing the vintage way?! wink

I don't like the pretend vintage stuff in shops. They are not antiques!

I clean with star drops and white vinegar anyway. chokes on halo

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Oct-12 13:00:39

grin @ YouBroke. No, he was walking on his own four (vintage) little legs!

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