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to think that the deodorizer in Always sanitary pads

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Kleinzeit Tue 23-Oct-12 15:51:09

smells like old ashtrays? Just opening the packet smells horrible. I?m afraid other people will be able to smell them when I wear them so I've switched to a non-deodorized (and non-smelly!) brand.

Sirzy Tue 23-Oct-12 15:53:13

I got a pack once by mistake. They are now at the back of the drawer for emergencies! They stink

perceptionreality Tue 23-Oct-12 15:54:27

There was a discussion about this recently and everyone was saying how awful they smell and that they no longer buy Always.

VeritableSmorgasbord Tue 23-Oct-12 15:55:20

There's another thread about this today. WTF were they thinking? (Presumably 'let's help the poor ladies' pants smell like periods AND Febreze, what a winning combo. And thrush too! Lovely.')

Kleinzeit Wed 24-Oct-12 08:41:53

Ah well, at least it's not just me then!

Rikalaily Wed 24-Oct-12 08:44:13

Can't use them because whatever it is in there makes me sore!

EdithWeston Wed 24-Oct-12 08:44:42

I had a packet of these once by mistake (Internet shopping, I think I'd have noticed if I was picking up a packet from the shelf).


Growlithe Wed 24-Oct-12 08:46:31

That smell did me a favour - it give me the push to try another brand after years of putting up with the plasticky cover of Always. This really irritated me but I thought all 'ultras' would be the same. Much less itchy now smile

tomme Wed 24-Oct-12 08:49:54

I hate this too, what are you all using instead?

Growlithe Wed 24-Oct-12 08:56:24

Wwwwwooooaaaaahhhh Bodyforrrrrrrmmmm grin

mrswoz Wed 24-Oct-12 09:31:35

Lil lets pads instead. No stinkies with them and they are fab. I have been using them after having baby 4 weeks ago and not a single leak either, winner!!

FruitbatAuntie Wed 24-Oct-12 10:12:45

They smell VILE - like the cheapest, nastiest air freshener ever. My DP bought some for me after I'd given birth recently and I used one out of necessity (boaking as I opened the packet) then chucked the lot. Urgh.

WHY do Always think we need perfume in our pants? Feel itchy just thinking about it confused.

ihatethecold Wed 24-Oct-12 10:16:24


That's funny!

Growlithe Wed 24-Oct-12 10:57:24

ihate I can't say it, I can only sing it grin

FlobbadobbaBOO Wed 24-Oct-12 11:14:13

I didn't think they smelt that bad before use, it was afterwards that the smell got horrific! Don't use them anymore now.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 24-Oct-12 11:15:39

I refuse to buy them. My period doesn't need a signiture perfume, ta very much.

TeaBrick Wed 24-Oct-12 11:18:32

The irony is, and I've only realised this since I've switched to Kotex (from the pound shop wink), Always actually make the blood smell horrible, due to their plasticness, I assume. If you use another brand, it just smells of nothing much really smile

Iodine Wed 24-Oct-12 11:19:02

Has anyone passed on these complaints to Always? I can imagine a group of male managers sat around, scratching their heads and wondering why their sales are plummeting.

I have luckily avoided the scented ones but will buy bodyform next. I don't like this idea that periods smell and we need to hide it with fake fragrances (making it obvious to all around that we are on our period). Bleurgh.

MrsDeVere Wed 24-Oct-12 11:21:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Wed 24-Oct-12 11:22:25

Sounds like a recipe for Thrush. sad Like the Shea Butter loo roll.

TeaBrick Wed 24-Oct-12 11:22:33

Since I've been using a mooncup, and occasionally Kotex pads, it's been a revelation for me that periods DON'T smell.

IwanttoflyonA380 Wed 24-Oct-12 12:20:03

I have switched to lilets pads and now don't get cramps smile I tried to email but couldn't find email address

ScaryFakeNails Wed 24-Oct-12 12:29:53

Its not just the fact they've changed the product that has irritated me have you seen the ad recently? Saying that this group of 'girls' can party in a tiny space because they're dirty reeking period smell is now hidden?!

It really pisses me off every time I watch it.

ScaryFakeNails Wed 24-Oct-12 12:30:16


bigsnugglebunny Wed 24-Oct-12 12:31:20

They are thrushtastic too, nasty things.

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