Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Read That Again Slowly

I found these going through my shower stuff this morning. 

What's the difference, again?  One says "original" and the other is the oxymoron, "new legendary classic."  How is something a new classic?  Wouldn't classic be about the same as original?  Well, not according to the website; they say "classic" is closer to the smell of the original bar soap than the regular original liquid soap.  So the liquid original wasn't like the bar original, rather it was itself original (unique) and thus a "new classic" was needed to be more like the original (first).

Now it makes sense.

1 comment:

Bryan Ross said...

I guess it has to do with the reformulation of Irish Spring bar soap's scent. In the mid '80s they changed it from a "creamy green" type of scent, to a more astringent "lye green." Then they tried to pass the lye version off as the original. Sometime in the last two years, Colgate decided they missed the true original Irish Spring formula, so they decided to have it both ways and re-release the actual original, mislabeling it "legendary classic," which as you pointed out is a perfectly meaningless moniker. Why they don't just reformulate the soap back to what it was, we'll probably never know. I only wish they'd release the "legendary classic" version in bar soap form. If you haven't already noticed, the body wash version of Irish Spring smells significantly different from the bar soap, with the latter superior imo.