Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2966 posts, RR: 4 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3170 times:
I use Listerine. I have been using Listerine just about every day for the past 22 years. I do not use the pantywaist minty versions of Listerine, for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.
However, they did open a brand new CVS right near where I live, and we neighborhood residents were inundated with coupons oh so many coupons. Some of them were redeemamable for a free yes FREE CVS brand product up to a $3 value, so I helped myself to a $2.79 bottle of their fluoride anticavity rinse. I don't know if this stuff has any of its advertised anticavity powers, but it is purple, to Listerine's amberness, and it tastes different. I like a little variety, it turns out.
I would never ever buy Scope, for I am part of the Procter & Gamble boycott. But I must say, I believe that when I was a child in the late 1970's and totally early 80's, Scope was available in both green and red (cimmanom). Yet these days I only see green Scope on the store shelves. What happened there? No more red scope.
I also think I recall seeing a brand called Listermint regularly on drugstore shelves, but I do not see it anymore. Not that I need anything mintily pantywaisted, for I use REAL Listerine.
And you know what else is quite nice, with a unique taste, is the Cepacol.
But anyway - what happened to those mouthwashes of yesteryear... red Scope, and Listermint, and maybe even the Lavoris?
ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3091 times:
I use that blue/pink mouthwash that you shake so it turns purple. It gets all the crap out that your toothbrush missed and it's surprising how much it does - it's good stuff but at getting on for 4GBP/$8 a bottle, it is quite expensive.
StuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3022 times:
Quoting Airstud (Thread starter): I do not use the pantywaist minty versions of Listerine, for those were not available 22 years ago when I first became an Listerine user and my generation could HANDLE it, mister.
They've offered cool mint for 19 years, so it's not like it's some new-fangled thing relative to your "epic" 22 year history of listerine use...
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7589 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
I'm not sure about the current version but in at least the old days, Listerine had alcohol in it. While that would certainly kill germs and bad breath; but if one gargled too much and had the misfortune of getting pulled over by police for whatever. Their breath could give higher than the legal limit breathalyzer readings if one was given.
"But officer, all I had was some Listerine... I swear."
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