I’d suffer the fiery pits of Mordor for Secret Va Va Vanilla Deodorant. I’m ever so slightly obsessed with vanilla anything. It’s a gourmand note I fondly favor and that isn’t limited to perfume! I’ll take it in my deodorant as well.
For whatever reason, they stash Va Va Vanilla away in the deep, dark, recesses of Walmart. It proves impossible to find anywhere else for some reason. I’ll hit up Target, CVS, Walgreens, you name it but I can never find Va Va Vanilla anywhere but at the evil empire aka Walmart.
But you know what I wouldn’t suffer the fiery pits of Mordor ahh I mean Walmart for?
…………the new Va Va Vanilla Secret Clear Gel! I hit up Walmart recently because I wanted to explore some of the new Flower Beauty Spring offerings. Believe me, I go into Walmart kicking, screaming, and throwing myself on the floor. I hate Walmart with a passion. But sometimes, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! So, I grit my teeth, grab Lucille, and do my best to make it in and out alive.
While quickly walking through the beauty aisles I knew I had to make a quick stop and grab some Va Va Vanilla to restock my stash so, I wouldn’t have to come back too soon. Much to my delight they had a gel version of it. I mean I gasped out loud to myself when I saw it. The guy in the aisle that was sniffing Old Spice deo looked at me a little odd when I quickly popped four of them in my cart. Dude, you’re the one sniffing deo so, why are you looking at me all weird?!
But yeah, totally scored four of those bad boys and ran to the cash register with my treasure.
You see, up until now, for whatever reason, Va Va Vanilla has only been available in a solid. I really like gel especially in the Summer months. Because when you’re wearing a tank no one likes those little crumbles and pilings of white deodorant that sprinkle down like arm dandruff.
Monday I woke up extra early because A. I had an early meeting or B. I was just really excited to try out Va Va Vanilla in a gel formula! Getting up early was a decision I made for one of those two reasons for sure. I took my shower, dried off, popped the cap on my new deo and proceeded to hear that satisfying clicking sound as I waited for the gel to flow into the top.
As I swiped it on I realized one of two things, 1. It did not smell like anything at all! The fragrance was very, very, very light and barely there! and 2. I wouldn’t be torturing myself with any trips to Walmart to restock. I felt both relief and disappointment. It was great I wouldn’t have to return to Walmart anytime soon to replenish my supply but I felt so let down that the yummy vanilla scent simply wasn’t there.
What went wrong, Secret?
Needless to say I wouldn’t recommend a pick up.
This one so disappointed.
And that my friends is my story of the week.
Are you a Va Va Vanilla fan?
If so, avoid the gel!