Thursday, 2 December 2010

Dishing the dirt

Can it really be true? Can teens be too clean? The empirical evidence of my nose when in close proximity to the boys of a certain local grammar school suggests not. In my experience - traveling to work by train - teenage boys all emanate an overpowering aroma of either Lynx, crisps (of the most disgusting flavour) or farts. Or sometimes all three. I don't think they're in much danger of being 'too clean for their own good' as the University of California claims.

Anyway, Fairy knows a thing or two about keeping clean. In fact, Fairy Non Bio has just won Gold in the Best Baby Friendly Detergent category while Fairy Fabric Softener has won Silver in the Best Baby Friendly Fabric Conditioner category at the Practical Parenting awards. Not only that, they'd like to celebrate by offering a month’s supply of Fairy Non Bio and Fairy Fabric Softener as well as £50 worth of Mothercare vouchers to to one lucky reader, plus a month’s supply of Fairy Non Bio and Fairy Fabric Softener for one runner up. As usual, to enter all you have to do is leave a comment. Actually, that's not all you have to do. That's far too easy. What I'd like to know is this: what 'smells like teen spirit' for you? Are there any Proustian aromas that transport you back to teenage-dom? And what do you think of the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis'? Is cleanliness next to Godliness? Or should we follow Dirt Girl and go get grubby?

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