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To think that Waitrose should tell me their sanitary towels are perfumed!!?

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russetbella1000 Tue 07-Jun-16 19:35:35

Arghhh just that!

I bought some Waitrose sanitary towels with wings & 'triple odour protection'...

No where on the packaging does it say perfumed but on unwrapping, it's unmistakeable. That's right the triple odour protection is in fact nauseating perfume!!

What on earth are their sales/marketing team thinking?

These should be hygienic not another way to subtley suggest your nether regions need deodorising!


iMatter Tue 07-Jun-16 19:45:38

Perfumed san pro = itchy fanjo ime.

They are the devil's work imo.

russetbella1000 Tue 07-Jun-16 20:40:43

Horrible for so many reasons...😕

Tbh, I'm more disgusted by the marketing! I would never ever buy perfumed sanitary towels...They're being deliberately underhand IMO with their euphemistic 'triple odour protection'!

I've written to them so will be interested to see their response but I'm just so peed off at companies thinking we're stupid and take any opportunity to hoodwink us.

And don't get me started on the size of chocolate bars these days...

Gowgirl Tue 07-Jun-16 20:47:49

Just take your Waitrose bags to sainsburies! Own brand, u perfumed, with wing's les than a quid........more money for ........other stuffgrin

Littleorangecat Tue 07-Jun-16 21:22:29

When will manufacturers realise: perfume in sanitary products = thrush for a great deal of folk 😡

russetbella1000 Tue 07-Jun-16 21:27:51

I thought I'd be getting quality & honesty from Waitrose-mistaken indeed. It's put me right off them, free coffee & paper will not soothe thrush...😉

Yep, will stick to Sainos or Lidl next time.

thatorchidmoment Tue 07-Jun-16 22:16:16

I started a thread recently about manky Always pads: restarted my cycle after 19 months (pregnancy/breastfeeding) and the REEK of the things was unbelievable. They had sat in a cupboard for almost 2 years, but the pong just about knocked me out.
Do we shout for a Mumsnet campaign?

Laquitar Tue 07-Jun-16 22:56:17

My local corner shop has only one type of loo roll and it is... perfumed!

russetbella1000 Tue 07-Jun-16 23:28:39

Thatorchidmoment-could we do that? Sounds good to me...

russetbella1000 Thu 07-Jul-16 00:13:12

Just bumping as a few threads about this now 😉

GoldBear Thu 07-Jul-16 00:20:44

Sounds utterly vile.
I'm sure Waitrose and John Lewis would be horrified to see their their core audience thrushed-off in this way.
Rage against the scented san pro!

russetbella1000 Thu 07-Jul-16 00:25:13


WomanActually Thu 07-Jul-16 00:25:21

There's a thread asking MNHQ to help with a campaign.

SamWheat Thu 07-Jul-16 01:25:44

PERFUMED towels?! Thank Christ I rarely shop at Waitrose, that's all manner of wrong!
Nothing perfumed should be down there, that's ridiculous....
If they have to perfume it, then they should definitely say! People with allergic reactions to that sort of stuff and all that....

russetbella1000 Thu 07-Jul-16 01:37:34

Exactly-it's totally wrong!

And yet, as I found out when you point this out to them, they choose to ignore your point and reassure you that they're hypoallergenic etc!! Fact is if they didn't use perfume they wouldn't have to allergy test them.

In my 'naivety' I'd just assumed 'triple protection' meant three layers or something but no it means PERFUME...Arghhh.

Yes, following the other thread something must be done! 😉

KoalaDownUnder Thu 07-Jul-16 05:38:55


Why would anybody want artificial perfume next to their fanjo??

Without being too crude, if the smell is an issue, change the pad more often. (Good for sales as well, surely?!)

KoalaDownUnder Thu 07-Jul-16 05:41:04

And yes, I would assume 'odour protection' meant some kind of fabric technology to contain any odour.

Not 'We've sprayed the fuck out of it with chemicals to mask any odour'. hmm

Basicbrown Thu 07-Jul-16 06:56:17

Now op if you take them back/complain and demand a refund I will give you lots of gold stars grin


Elefant1 Thu 07-Jul-16 09:48:34

Is this a Mumsnet thing? I never even noticed if anything I brought was perfumed until I saw threads on here about it and it really doesn't bother me either way. Have never heard of this issue in RL.

123MothergotafleA Thu 07-Jul-16 09:58:59

Who wants this shit, perfumed sanitary towels?
It's impossible to discern whether or not they're perfumed, isn't it?
As far as I know, no sensible woman wants them ,so what is going on that we are having to struggle to find the unscientific kind?
As someone said earlier,Sainsburys basics are unscented and perfectly good enough for the job.

Cakescakescakes Thu 07-Jul-16 10:03:58

I use Naty brand now as was getting constant thrush from all the perfumed rubbish. They're also biodegradable etc but are as good as regular pads. I get them online as my local tesco doesn't stock them. Worth a try for anyone having probs. They don't have the super plasticky feel either.

wooflesgoestotown Thu 07-Jul-16 10:11:52

If you're not too embarrassed I'd take them back and demand a refund! Waitrose customer services are usually really good.

I do the sniff test now before buying sanpro! Lillets towels don't smell, nor do wilko.

LauraMipsum Thu 07-Jul-16 11:05:09

I changed to cloth when the chemical content of most towels got too much for me - even the non perfumed ones now contain some form of fungal itching powder as far as I can tell blush

My favourite ones are from and they do a 10% discount with the code MUMSNET.

[I have nothing to do with them beyond being a very happy customer btw!]

GrayJane Thu 07-Jul-16 12:32:00

I've disguarded towels and tampons completely and have started using a mooncup. It's taken some getting used to, but it feels so much more natural and clean (once you get the hang of it).

SoupDragon Thu 07-Jul-16 12:47:07

Bodyform have unscented towels which have the added bonus of not feeling like plastic.

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