I have a sour memory of "amoy pawis." I was chased by our very own pet dog when I was a teenager after I arrived from school because I was “amoy suka”. Oh well, my sweat must have smelled something like that! :-(
I'm frequently outdoor so I'm always sweaty. My mama used to remind me that I should never forget my cologne to keep me smelling fresh. Well, because I'm chubby just like my younger sister, sometimes cologne is not enough and the sour sweat scent would stick to our clothes even after laundry so mama instructed our "ate" to use a strong scent fabcon. It's the same situation in my tita's place here in Metro Manila. The thing is, my sister hates the strong scent so she usually ends up requesting for her laundry to be separated.
Usapang labahan because weekend is laundry and grocery time!
Well, the thing is, since we're just transient in my tita's place, we need to be practical, conserve electricity at the same time "makisama"... which means we cannot separate my sister's laundry. My tita uses a strong smelling fabcon too which my sister really dislikes. So how can I balance it? By doing the grocery myself so that I can personally choose what goes in our bag.
Well, when I asked the promo girl (oopps, I just realized I didn't get her name, nasanay na sa generic na "ATE") what makes Vernel different from other fabcon, she told me about its "anti-microbial system" which eliminates the odor causing germs. Kung baga, more than just smelling good, it's all about smelling fresh and most importantly clean! In her demo, she asked me to smell the difference after washing the cloth soaked in vinegar (which is similar to amoy pawis) in a water with Vernel. Here's the sneaky video I took during their demo.
To be honest, it was the first time I heard of Vernel so when I arrived in my tita's pad, I told her I bought Vernel Blue Sky together with free samples. She told me she also used Vernel in the past but it was frequently out of stock and she doesn't have the patience to hop from one shop to another just to look for it so she gets the next fabcon that's available on the rack. "Mabango nga yan pero tama lang, hindi matapang!" she told me. Ohh you know how relieved I was when she said that. Atleast I don't have to explain that long to her why I picked it aside from telling her the side story how I got it, plus the free samples! hehe :-))
I'm not really domesticated but I'm thankful for product demo and samples, especially the one which are readily available in supermarkets because I get to know more about what's new in the market and try it for myself. Anyway, tomorrow will be another laundry day and for sure my sister will like it coz our clothes will no longer have that strong scent. Instead, we'll have that amoy malinis scent from Vernel!
'My experience is that, strong scent of fabcon is not a good substitute for smelling “good” especially when it all together overpowers your cologne or perfume, leaving you with that very strong fabcon scent which others can easily identify! You don't want others teasing you for having a fabcon as your perfume right?! Yes, I know you want to smell good, fresh and clean too but not that overpowering.
Hhhmm... Wanna know another secret why my sister hates that strong fabcon scent?!! She used a public toilet before only to realize that that cleaner uses that strong fabcon solution to make that place smells good. Oh boy, nobody would want to be associated with with a strong fabcon scent that's even used in CRs too, right?! I guess it’s time you rethink your laundry priorities and reconsider your fabcon choice too. ;-)
Interested to know more about Vernel and how it works? Watch this video I saw on their YouTube Channel. You may also visit their website www.vernel.com.ph or Facebook Page Vernel Fabric Softener Philippines.