Old Spice Smellcome to Manhood
This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated and provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.“
Recently I was introduced to the “New” Old Spice. As a mother of a teenage son who is growing and changing before my eyes. There are texts and phone calls from girls and I will admit, I am NOT ready to roll out the Smellcome to Manhood mat. I am sure you are probably trying to figure out what Smellcome to Manhood is all about. It is Old Spice’s way of helping boys transition from boy to man by smelling great and “Scenting Responsibly.”
Patricia Heaton has joined Old Spice to help promote the “Scent Responsibly” campaign and we even have a chance for you to win an Old Spice Re-Fresh Kit for your son or young man in your life.
Things to Consider when you tell your son Smellcome to Manhood
1. More is not always better. Since our noses adjust to the smells we around all the time, teen boys don’t notice that they smell like they jumped into an Old Spice factory. They think they barely have any scent on them. It is important to teach them how to “Scent Responsibly.” If they don’t want to listen you can always leave these Old Spice Scent Responsibly Handouts in places where they will see them. I vote for the bathroom, their bed, and under their phone. You can also send them a link to this You Tube video they will never suspect a thing.
2.Prepare yourself. As your son grows up, he not only will notice girls but they will notice him. Soon hanging out with you will be left for when no one else is available. This is hard to accept that your little boy is now a man. Old Spice helps add some humor to Smellcome to Manhood with this commercial. When speaking with Patricia Heaton, she shared how her younger boys had the older boys to follow for guidance but as a mom it is hard to watch each one enter the new phase in their live. You also want to watch because younger and older siblings alike will take every chance they get to tease and have fun with the one that is changing. With four boy she has seen a lot and each boy has learned to scent responsibly at their own pace.
3. Remember you are not alone. As the commercial shows, you are not the only mom wondering where your little boy went. I had the chance to speak with Patricia Heaton, most famous for her roles as Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond and Frankie on The Middle. She has played a mother on television for many years but is mother to 4 boys in real life. She herself has seen the transition from boyhood to manhood with her sons. She shared how her boys were guilty of the dreaded overspray, as most are. We talked about how one day their room smells like a dirty gym sock and then in a blink it smells like the “Old Spice Factory.” A boys coming of age is hard for every mom so seek out moms who are going thru the same thing and work together to help your boys (now men) scent responsibly.
4. Buy your son’s Old Spice Re-fresh. Unlike other body sprays that are popular with boys, Old Spice Re-fresh isn’t overpowering. It also lasts all day so there is no reason for them to reapply. It is available in 3 great scents, buy one of each and let them try them out and tell you which one they want to continue to use. By giving them choices they won’t even know you are actually picking what they are using. Yes these tricks work when they are older as well as when they were younger. Patricia shared how her boys were already using the Old Spice Re-fresh products before the Smellcome to Manhood campaign.
Patricia Heaton has become the Spokesperson for Old Spice’s Smellcome to Manhood campaign. She was joined by Paul Wesley (from The Vampire Diaries) and the Mom’s Choir at the Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray and Scent Responsibility Launch in Los Angeles this past Monday. They shared the news and even serenaded people walking by with their song.
They even took a few minutes to record a video just for our readers at Madame Deals. You can watch it here.
During my interview with Patricia Heaton, she shared how her boys are all at different stages of growing up. Her boys are between range in age from 14-20. She was open and honest about the smells that we all know can come from a boy room before they realize that the girls are aware of them. Then they tend to over spray to cover it all up before they realize that there is a way to spray just enough. As moms it is our job to try and help them but sometimes they just don’t want to listen to us moms.
I found our conversation very refreshing and ,as a mom of a teenage boy myself, very relieved to know that it will get better. I am very excited to introduce my son to the Old Spice Re-fresh products and hope he finds them as fantastic as her boys do.
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