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Which came first, the Poo-Pourri or the Unicorn Gold? Well, it looks like Poo-Pourri was launched in 2007 after a woman in Texas decided to cover up some embarrassing smells. Unicorn Gold was created by the brand Squatty Potty, which originally launched in 2011 after coming up with the idea of using a special stool (no pun intended, they invented an actual stool) to help you poop in the right position. Needless to say, covering up the stench was a logical followup product.
I saw both commercials and thought they were funny, so I applaud both marketing teams on making advertisements that actually worked. I thought $8-$9 was a bit pricy, but I am guaranteed to poop pretty much every day of my life until I die, so I figured it was the right investment. Plus, they're really easy to fit in my purse, and I'm not above pooping in public as long as no one could hear me (fun trick: if someone IS in there, put a piece of toilet paper down before you crap. It'll muffle the sound a little bit).
I wanted to do a fair comparison, so I bought both 2-oz bottles in vanilla. Poo-Pourri technically had a "lavender vanilla" scent while Unicorn Gold just called theirs "pinch of vanilla". Since I can't excrete on demand, I decided to first spray each one and check out how they smelled on their own. The winner of this round was Unicorn Gold: it had the pleasant vanilla scent I was expecting. The Poo-Pourri didn't smell like vanilla at all. It smelled like citrus with a hint of lavender. It did claim to have lavender, but I was really hoping for a vanilla scent. I didn't really like the smell. It's not that it was repulsive, it just wasn't something I'd spray on myself before a first date.
Time passed, I had some tacos (or chips or apples or whatever I ate that day), and I decided to test out Unicorn Gold because I liked the smell better. Sprayed it once. My poop still smelled. Sprayed it twice. Three times. I think after the third time it might have covered it up, but I'm not sure. The only way to truly know is if you have a second opinion, but I was in a public bathroom by myself, so I couldn't really ask. But I personally don't think Unicorn Gold has any super powers, it's just a pleasant smell. If you had a perfume you liked, and you sprayed it enough, it might overpower the poop scent simply because you sprayed it a hundred times.
Hours passed. Nature was calling me again. This time, I decided to try Poo-Pourri. One spray...AH! No need for any more than that. You can smell it easily. In fact, it was strong enough to cover up the unpleasant smell that previously came out of my butt. The next person who came into the bathroom definitely must have known I pooped (actually, she did, I told her -- it was my sister and I live with her), but this time, the smell wasn't disgusting.
Bottom line? If you poop, the next person will know something happened in the stall, but they don't HAVE to smell your disturbing stench. You can fit the products right in your purse or pockets and I would highly recommend doing so. Keep one for one the go and another in your bathroom -- that's what I do!
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You don't actually need anything from this site. You can go about your day without buying an avocado-shaped purse or Poke Ball mug. Go pay your rent.