Wednesday, 31 August 2011

17 comments:

About Makeup Savvy said...

The funniest adverts/concept by a big brand I have seen in a long time... just so stupid!

The advert is also very cringe-worthy.... the mind boggles!

Fee x

Trimperley said...

I liked it. I thought it was funny and a bit patronising but I liked it.

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Argh, I thought this too! Not even thinking about the money, I just thought - 'Why would you want to go from making luxury perfume to antiperspirants?' and 'This man must hang out with a lot of stinky women for him to have felt so passionately about it!'

Grace London said...

Even my husband noticed and scoffed at it. Is it actually meant to be silly/a send up? It's a bit Lynx for girls.

Lauren Baker said...

I've only seen the advert once, but it was enough. I sat there in confusion thinking "who is he then? or is he a made up character? what's going on?" Does seem raaaather odd.

beckiboos said...

Completely agree! When I first heard "wonder" about women's sweaty pits, I thought what weird fetish is that? "hmmm that woman is running after that child? I wonder what her sweat smells like?" I can't get my head around it and I just think he is a bit of a perv!

abloggingblonde said...

aww I thought it was a bit of a send up! It didn't occur to me it was real!

KJ said...

I want a deodorant that works without mingling with my perfume, I do not want to quote Grace, Lynx for women!

Gordita said...

I raised eyebrows when I saw the bit where fake-Karl announced his intention to make deodorants, not perfume - c'mon, they are two different things! - I did think "Hmmm.... really?" but I don't find the adverts insipid. Ridiculous but not awful.

What ARE insipid are the Haribo singing adverts! Every time one of those is played, a part of me dies.

Gordita

Tali said...

I spat my coffee out when I saw it. Totall bullsh*t at its finest!! Thanks for this post.. glad to see someone else who noticed that!

Selina said...

This ad's been running for a few months here in New Zealand (albeit under the name Rexona, which is what Sure is marketed as here). It's awful isn't it? And patronising, too.

Holly Arabella said...

Its an awful deodorant and smells horrid I really don't see the point!

Nini said...

I think my exact words when I saw this advert were "Oh come on!"
I won't be rushing out to buy Sure to replace my perfume anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

It's just a bit of fun isn't it? He's obviously a made up character, but I guess deodorant is hard to package/promote attractively anyway??!

I have actually smelt this range and it's quite nice.

It can't be more annoying than 'GO COMPARE'!!!

DX

cornflakegirl said...

It's a p*ss take right? I never thought for a second that they were trying to be serious in any way.

blog-a-beauté said...

lol i think im the only crazy one who kinda thought it was umm good, lol, dont kill me everyone... but that was only until i read your post and died laughing!

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

I hate that advert - just don't get it at all! Plus I bet Lagerfield sues.....