Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific
August 31, 2004 2:32 PM   Subscribe

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific! Yes, back in the 70s it was all right to say this to unsuspecting strangers here in the US. We live in different times now, but the product is once again available, imported from the Phillipines by The Vermont Country Store, also selling all manner of odd products from yesteryear. (Midget joke not included)
posted by Ogre Lawless (14 comments total)
Thankfully, Shower To Shower products are still readily available Stateside.

Have you had your sprinkle today?
posted by filmgoerjuan at 2:48 PM on August 31, 2004

The Vermont Country Store kicks ass for random wierdness. Its like an old general store in catalog form.

And no, I'm not just saying I like it because I grew up in Vermont.

Thanks for reminding me of this excellent resource for hard to find goodies from back east!
posted by fenriq at 2:49 PM on August 31, 2004

Yes! Clove Gum! Score!
posted by JoanArkham at 3:23 PM on August 31, 2004

Oh fuck! My dad had packs of both blackjack and clove gum maybe 8 or 9 years ago and gave me a pack of each which lasted less than a day. Awesome!

but a friend says dismissively: it's not all that rare.
posted by kenko at 3:42 PM on August 31, 2004

Damn, no Protein 21 shampoo. Would've made my mom's day.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:01 PM on August 31, 2004

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific!

We can all be thankful the marketing genius who came up with this name didn't work on the feminine hygiene products account.
posted by Wet Spot at 7:42 PM on August 31, 2004

WTF? The lobby shop in my building at work has Clove gum. And you can get Bit-O-Honey just about anywhere, along with Charms pops, Charms in a can, Bounty bars, U-NO, Necco wafers, and Sugar Daddies. Have you people no Walgreen's, no grocery stores? Pretty much apart from the shit I've never heard of in the first place, these guys aren't selling any hard to find candy. Where the hell is this stuff rare, the moon?
posted by majick at 8:02 PM on August 31, 2004

I don't think all their stuff is hard to find, but it's still a great resource for certain oddball things. My Walgreen's doesn't have Walnettos, for example.
posted by GaelFC at 8:23 PM on August 31, 2004

I think you can still by Coke syrup at grocery stores and Wal-Marts, too. My mom has always had a bottle of the stuff in a medicine cabinet. It works.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:48 PM on August 31, 2004

wow- Bonne Bell Ten-O-Six!
posted by obloquy at 11:15 PM on August 31, 2004

I've been looking for Clove gum in every mom-and-pop store and immigrant grocery in the DC area (plus parts of PA). I found some in a 7-11 in Bailey's Crossroads once, and bought them out, but never came across it again.

*shrug* Guess I'm just a provincial hillbilly or something.
posted by JoanArkham at 5:22 AM on September 1, 2004

Coincidentally, my wife and I were looking through one of their catalogues last night. We found it pretty amusing, and determined that this is where old people get new versions of horribly out of date things, like bathing caps covered in plastic flowers, bad clothes and uncomfortable bedsheets.

The best product was on the back of the catalogue: Horlicks malted milk tablets. It took a more innocent time than ours for a company named Horlicks to survive... and to have anything called a 'tablet' be considered a treat rather than a laxative.
posted by picea at 5:38 AM on September 1, 2004

Reminds me of how my uncle used to go around 25 years ago saying, "Gee your hair smells like cow manure!" Good times, good times.
posted by ChrisTN at 5:42 AM on September 1, 2004

How about Marathon candy bars (the US ones from the 80s, not the UK ones.)

I've been hankering for one for about 20 years.
posted by n9 at 9:20 AM on September 1, 2004

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