Decided I would get some ironing done so I would be ready for next week, so I set up the ironing-board, grabbed the iron, and grabbed the spray starch and ironed up five shirts.
Except it turns out I wasn’t using Faultlesss Spray Starch.
I was using Pledge, which has a refreshing lemon scent, too.
Damnit to hell. I hope these shirts aren’t ruined. Guess I will soak them for a while.
A friend of mine once accidentally grabbed his sisters hairspray instead of his spray deodorant. LOL Shellacked his pits.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent
Water 007732-18-5 60-100
Mineral oil, white 008042-47-5 1-5
Polydimethylsiloxanes (Silicon oil) 063148-62-9 1-5
Naphtha, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy 064742-48-9 0.5-1.5
The mineral oil might be the tricky bit. Try soaking the shirt in hot water mixed with Dawn and a bit of vinegar.
I washed my hair with liquid soap by accident the other day. I think it worked better than shampoo.
Dry Cleaning is your friend.
Would say use washing soda but it might be too harsh for the fabric in your shirts. Try baking soda and/or borax solution to absorb the oil.
Oh my. Do you have a stuffy nose or something? Pledge is such a distinctive smell that I can’t imagine spraying more than the left sleeve before I realised what I’d done.
It’s the fault of the Faultless! Damn it to hell for smellng like lemons!
They should make spray starch that smells like Fahrenheit…mmmm….not only would you not accidentally confuse it with Pledge, but you’d have women crawling all over you.
Today just isn’t your day. First you accidentally iron with Pledge, then you accidentally hit the “Publish” button instead of “Delete” and share your shame with the world. :)
Fahrenheit? I wore that 18 years ago when I was in college. I’ve always thought of it like “Polo”, or uh…more “Polo”. Which is to say, old and busted.
New hotness: Zegna.
Karma, buddy. Karma.
The problem with Polo wasn’t that it smelled bad, but that most guys I knew practically bathed in the stuff. Any scent can be gross if overused.
Have you smelled the new cK scent? I think it’s called cK Summer, and it smells excellent.
Mind you, I still think the best everyday scent on a man is plain old soap and water. Why gild the lily?
I was in the middle of cleaning the whole place, had all sorts of scents going on- I had spray freshener and carpet deodorizer working against me.
As for what I wear as cologone, I alternate- Kenneth Cole ‘Black’, Laduer’s ‘Intuition’ for men, and Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani.
I think I had Fahrenheit once, and I used to wear polo when I was 12.
I haven’t taken on that much cleaning at once since my cocaine days.
Acqua Di Gio is lovely. Nice and clean-smelling.
John, you’re going to give yourself environmental sensitivities if you keep that up.
So now I’m curious, and will ask the men: what scent do you like on a woman? (No x-rated contributions, please and thank you.)
Honeysuckle. Or green scents- clean. I hate perfumy things. They make me sneeze. I don’t like make-up on women, either.
Is that like the little tree car fresheners?
Green scents decribed here.
That’s just wierd.
Of course it may help get the wife o do yard work so I guess there is that.
Not totally OT, but why do so many women’s perfumes, ahem, stink? Sweet, decaying…overwhelming…and like the Energizer bunny, never stop.
My own preference has been for things like CK, Hermes’ Eau de Orange Vert, or Eau de Rochas (try even finding the last two in the US, sheesh.)
Dude, you still iron your shirts? That’s so 20th Century.
Hit the Men’s Wearhouse, they have a shirt that comes out of the dryer totally wrinkle-less. Had mine a year, they’cve never touched an iron.
Some kind of nanotech thingy supposedly.
john, did they send over to the girl’s room that day in junior high instead of having the coach give you ‘the talk?’ it’s probably too late, but let me help you out.
catastropic laundry accidents need to be done with the spouse’s clothes. preferably something expensive and that was just purchased. the sooner into the relationship you establish your destructive incompetence in this area, the sooner you will find it gets done.
Heresy. It’s actually faith-based ironing.
vanilla, vanilla, vanilla.
Every scent any woman wears should have a touch of vanilla.
Mike S — you win the cookie. (Or else, you’ve been in my bathroom) “Faded Jasmine” from GapScents is my current choice. And yeah, a lot of women’s perfumes are very…perfumey. Yucky. My mom wears Opium, and it grosses me out.
I see your point about the vanilla…a lot of men go kookoo over the vanilla, it seems. Do you want we should all bake for you, or something?
Scientific studies have proven that the most attractive scent to men is vanilla.
Myself, I still wear Farenheit now and then
John, I presume the ironed shirts are for standing in front of a class at WVU? I think it was George Will who said not to trust a professor who didn’t wear a coat and tie.
On a woman: Issy Miyake.
Or a good healthy sweat from a day of rollerblading.
RSA- I don’t wear a coat and tie unless it is something major.
Just trousers, shined shoes, and a shirt.
shined shoes, John? make sure you don’t mix up your moisturizer with your Kiwi. could make for some awkward moments in class
Just trousers, shined shoes, and a shirt.
Good choice. People who wear bow ties (e.g. Will) should avoid giving sartorial advice, I think.
Krista. It’s what my wife wears, and my last three girlfriends iirc.
Regarding the shirts, use a bunch of OxyClean. It seems to destroy all kinds of stains. Or good ol’ bleach: that will at least destroy the lemon-fresh scent.
I hear you on the shirt-ironing, by the way. I do my own, and every time I finish a shirt, I think to myself, “I’m saving a dollar!”
Regarding Krista’s question:
The answer is obvious and universal:
How did you survive military inspections?
Dude, the cans don’t even look the same. Or they didn’t the last time I bothered looking.
Might as well dust some of the furniture before you redo the shirts–talk about making lemonade from lemons.
If you need to wear one of those shirts before you can do the wash/dry cycle again and the odor is what’s most annoying, try a Febreze (http://www.febreze.com) spritzer. It should get rid of the annoying odor.
Your story reminds me of the time I mistook a poorly labeled castor oil for olive oil. My poor ass still clenches up when I think about it.