Pros: Superior wetness protection, unique rare scent for a deodorent. A new scent compares well.
Cons: Retired late 2008.
Scent Expressions From Secret In: Solid Vanilla Chai
(This review is based on my previous experience with "Vanilla Chai"..this scent has been discontinued. This review also covers my recommendation for a updated similar scent Secret now offers)
I was very disappointed when Secret discontinued this great scent a while back, when this particular "scent expression" hit the shelf at the time, it was the first ever vanilla scented deodorant I had come across. I have always been a huge fan of vanilla scented bath and body products since I was a teen. Just picture a full on vanilla stench with powder blossom deodorant..they just couldn't live harmoniously together on me! I eventually got the clue and used a deodorant that was in the "light" scented category. Until....Scent Expressions.
Scent Expressions Line
"Scent Expressions" is a line of deodorant by Secret, the mega authority on all things underarm. Let's face it they have it right, every women is so very different. This line of deodorants are packaged with sparkly labels that appear to shout out to a younger consumer age group. There are so many scents to choose from that you can keep busy in the aisle sniffing away for some time. Everything from Jasmine to Peach. Scent Expressions offer Solid and Clear gel options. The bottom turn dial is opalescent in color and so is the solid stick. The overall color of the product is the classic light blue.
Spice Is Not Nice
When I had first gave this product a test sniff in the store, I thought I had detected a warm spice hint amongst the sweet vanilla, but upon first application it was nowhere to be found. This is great because truthfully who wants their underarms smelling like the local harvest festival! For my fist full day I had no doubts about the formula itself, Secret products by far in my opinion work. I never have to reapply or even worry about anything. Every so often a light hint of the deodorant would catch my attention, the scent was very sweet, lovely.
Vanilla Chai Discontinued
Last year I had been on my usual monthly, inventory refill of all things feminine. I was up and down the aisle searching out this deodorant it wasn't there, I really didn't think twice about and and later had tried another store again with no luck :( I finally realized they had pulled both the body spray and the deodorant! I reluctantly returned to the "light" scents, I was never expecting a reincarnation until............
Recently I came across a deodorant label looking like Vanilla Chai's long lost twin and I picked it right up! Secret Scent Expressions now has yet another vanilla companion "vaVa vanilla" I was so thrilled and thankfully it smells almost exact. I would say it is even sweeter, but it is not as light as Vanilla Chai was. I'm not complaining one bit.
If you like vanilla why not?
I realize vanilla scents are not for everyone, and maybe even a little odd as a deodorant scent. As I had mentioned before when you are a fan however, pairing other smell combinations can prove hazardous! There are not other deodorants that offer this scent so it is a unique find and the only company I have come across, so if it's a scent you like this deodorant may be of interest to you. The unbeatable protection against wet underarms is a bonus. They also offer a matching body spray!