Okay, so I saw this World Cup themed toilet paper in the stores two days ago, before Germany’s 1-0 loss to Spain last night. But since then my curiosity about this product has started to get the better of me, and after our team’s performance last night, bottom-wiping seemed an appropriate World Cup theme. So by popular demand, I here document my experience with my freshly purchased World Cup Toilet Paper (“Soccer-field Scented!”).
Obviously what hooked me was the soccer-field scent. But I don’t want to miss any of the other World Cup special features…
Considering that the plastic in which this stuff is packaged is so flimsy that you’re lucky to just pick it up without showering fellow shoppers with loo rolls, a “new easy opening” tearaway strip just seemed to court disaster. Then I considered that a soccer fan who had been drinking all day in support of his/her team might just appreciate a quick route to the loo paper. So it is in fact a World Cup feature. And I had to admit, it *did* open easily.
Shortly after opening, I encountered the “Rasen-duft” (“soccer field/grass scent”) for the first time.
Hmmm how to describe it…it smells exactly like what a chemist who wanted to make a chemical that smells like grass and sweaty footballers would imagine that grass and sweaty footballers smells like. *Imagine* being the key word, since a geeky chemist is unlikely to have ever actually BEEN to a footy match. And that’s exactly what this smells like: a chemist who’s never been a to a football match. Strong suggestion of generic cleaning product with perhaps a slight bouquet of dying vegetation. Oh and of course a hint of toilet paper.
But if you don’t enjoy the smell (I don’t) there’s always the colorful football motifs to distract you.
There’s a few others, but that’s enough to give you the idea, and to be quite honest, the Rasen-duft is making me a bit lightheaded. Off now to store it into the bathroom (in fact the least-well-ventilated room in the house, uh oh) where it will serve as a tribute to Jogi’s Jungs. 🙂