The Funniest Product Marketing I’ve Seen All Month

AmazonReviewDoes anyone else read Amazon reviews for entertainment? I have to control myself or I’d be in there all day long.

I came across this latest product via the video first and could not stop laughing at this gal. I swear she puts the curly “F” in flatulence. She just sounds so proper. I’ve been laughing over the product and it’s “Unconditional Stink-free Guarantee” for DAYS.

Like any self-respecting product researcher, I ran to Amazon to see if they had it. (And they did!) That being said, don’t buy it from there.

The Poo-Pourri site has much better pricing (for all except the Costco-sized refill) and you get to see all the cool product names like Deja Poo, Trap-A-Crap and Heavy Doody.

I LOVE THESE PEOPLE. This is some of the best marketing I’ve ever seen.

PooPourri - Best Marketing

PooPourri - Note from Poo CrewAnd how do you not admire a fulfillment team that goes by the name: “The Poo Crew?”

The box to the right shows up on every page of their site right now. Is that some stellar customer service, or what?

These guys deserve their 13,000% jump in sales.

And the reviews…

You’ve got to go to Amazon for these, but they’re well worth it.

We haven’t had product reviews this funny since Kristy K. James sent me to the VEET for Men review over on the UK Amazon site.

[If you’re new here, we’ll wait while you go check out VEET. Set down your drink first.]

Okay, back to the Poo-Pouri…

Product Description
Scent Name: Original

Spritz the bowl before you go and no one else will ever know! Poo-Pourri Original 4oz Bottle – Stop embarrassing odor with our Patent Pending bathroom freshener. Our Natural Essential Oils create a film on the surface of the water, trapping odor at it’s source. A Citrus Fresh blend of Lemon-grass, Bergamot, Grapefruit and other natural essential oils that leave the bathroom smelling clean and fresh!

These reviews are stellar. See my faves below:

5.0 out of 5 stars Scentless in Seattle July 24, 2010

The developer of this product should receive the Nobel prize for a multitude of reasons:

Poo-Pourri 2-oz. Toilet SprayPoo-Pourri 2-oz. Toilet Spray
(1) No longer will the party host have to suffer the burden of holding IN that which needs to come OUT.
(2) New relationships will no longer have to be aborted due to the sudden need for an emergency exit.
(3) Holiday aromas will permeate the household uninterrupted by offensive invaders.
(4) Marital bliss will will no longer be stigmatized by the phrase ” WHAT did YOU eat?”

Note: Most reviewers described the Original scent as a Lemon Pledge/Fruit Loop combo.

There were a lot of “Saved My Life/Saved Our Marriage” reviews…

5.0 out of 5 stars SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!, June 16, 2013

This stuff is incredible! Not even Montezuma’s Revenge is a match for original scent Poo-Pourri. No matter what I unleash it smells like lemon cake it my bathroom!!!! My wife is much happier, I’m less embarrassed, and life is good!

5.0 out of 5 stars A godsend…, January 23, 2013

Anyone who has a man in their life prone to dropping stinkbombs should invest in a bottle for every bathroom in the house. It is almost disconcerting when I walk in there and it smells GOOD! 🙂

This will make all my divorced pals laugh:

5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven sent!!!!!, March 8, 2013

Where was this product when I was married? At least something would have smelled nice in the relationship, will buy again.

And then the more practical reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars SPECTACULAR PRODUCT, February 12, 2013

This product is wonderful. I am a caregiver fro my 94 year old mother who has dementia and had a stroke. She has to use a commode in her bedroom. I used to dread every night because she would literally smell up the entire room and into the hallway and the living room. Tonight, I put about 1/2 inch of water in the commode, gave 4 sprays and voila! NO ODOR WHATSOEVER. I am truly amazed. You have made my dreaded chore easier to deal with. I highly recommend this product.

Great product., November 14, 2012

I use this for my cat boxes. Even though I clean them out several times a day, let’s face it, cat boxes can smell just the same as people’s bathrooms. I spritz this and it smells so much better.

As an added bonus, the Cowbell Chronicles have been out shopping for this product under the naughty supervision of Gloria Richard. If you missed the start of her Cowbell Chronicles, click here.

Do you already own some Poo-Pouri? (If so, please give us your product review in the comments!) Do you plan to buy some after reading this post? Enquiring minds always love to hear your thoughts here at More Cowbell!

~ Jenny

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61 Responses to The Funniest Product Marketing I’ve Seen All Month

  1. I ought to buy some for stocking stuffers at the family Christmas Eve party…but I probably won’t. However…I might buy some for my son, who once said to me that his SBD’s were like a ticking time bomb (to which I heartily agreed!). Usually he asks for the box of matches I keep in plain sight on my desk for those times when he forgets to ask (because my office is about twelve feet from both bathrooms…talk about POOR planning on the builder’s part!!!). So Poo-Pouri may well find its way under the tree. 😀


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      You can try out the product for as little as $6 plus shipping, Kristy. As long as you go to their site. Amazon has tacked on some amazing surcharge.

      And I CANNOT believe the builder put any room within nose distance of two bathrooms. That’s just cruel.


  2. Your blog is extraordinary… and your humor is delicious. Thanks for finding this shiz…


  3. SKA-WEET Mother of Pooh Bare, Jenny!

    Yes! More Cowbell and I shopped for this product. MUST reblog your post today because we have pictures to share with More Cowbell’s posse tomorrow. I’d say more, but I’m saving the consonants and vowels for tomorrow.

    If I get my pooh together, there may even be pictures of our pop-a-thong, shop-a-thon on the reblog.


  4. K.B. Owen says:

    “It’s almost disconcerting when I walk in there and it smells GOOD!” Amen, honey. We keep a can of Lysol in each bathroom, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut the mustard, if you know what I mean…

    Thanks for a fun post, Jenny!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Yep, my brother’s house NEEDS this product for exactly that reason. Lysol just doesn’t cut it against those who unleash the Poo-Tonium! And you live with FOUR of them….Gah!!


  5. Reblogged this on Gloria Richard and commented:
    I have secret place where I hide the whack-a-doodle things I buy. MORE COWBELL Jenny Hansen writes a blog about them. I buy them.

    Her series on Crazy Book Titles? I own most of those books.

    Today? She featured a product guaranteed to cure the one winky-dink issue I’ve had with MORE COWBELL, That little stinker. IYKWIM

    Yes. We’ve been shopping. Yes. We found it. Yes. We plan to blog about it tomorrow. For now, sit back and read Jenny’s post, and click that linky-love that will take you to her post. Leave a comment. I need the brownie points with the leader of The More Cowbell Posse.

    Oh! On the get-out-of-Dodge front. The creator of THE CHARLIE BROWN SCHOOL OF DANCE (Owen Weber) video commented on our Flash Mob. It’s ROCK STAR time at Snark E. Pen. I may not send More Cowbell home. Look for a world all a-twitter today ferreting our volunteers.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Ooooooh, the More Cowbell Flash Mob is on it’s way!!! You go girl. If anyone can organize such a feat, it is you. 🙂 Are y’all gonna dance to “Push It?” “You Can Ring My Bell?” What?!

      The Blue Oyster Cult original just isn’t all that danceable.


      • NO! Silly gooseberry. <=== A PooPourrie scent?

        The Flash Mob will be based on THE CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. We'll use The Charlie Brown School of Dance video.

        Please don’t tell me you haven’t seen and laughed at the Peanuts gang during their dance rehearsal.

        The post today would be perfect for “The Odor Wafter” dance.


        • Jenny Hansen says:

          Nope…missed out on the Odor Wafter dance until I watched Owen Weber’s video today. Thanks for the chuckle, Gloria!


          • AHA! You are so busted! I’ve been waiting to see if you deliver on your typo correction claim. That extra “e” in PooPourri?

            Still there.

            [And, now I’ve put myself in a no-win loop. If you don’t fix it, the misspell remains. If you do, this comment makes no sense. See? No-win loop. S’kay. I slam into those all the time. I’m used to it.]


            • Jenny Hansen says:

              You’re so funny. I only correct if a comment makes no sense. It’s usually auto-correct madness. But it’s way too fun to torture you. I might have to put you on the “never-correct” list. If I just had time to make one…


    • Jess Witkins says:

      OMG, Gloria! I can’t believe the creator of the video contacted you! Suh-weet! I hope the Flash Mob is AMAZING and if we do it at DFWcon, I call dibs on the dramatic chipmunk!


  6. amyskennedy says:

    Te thing that strikes me the most (besides the sheer brilliance of the product) is the commercial itself–whoever cast that actress has to be high giving themselves all day long. She was perfect. As much as I want Poo-Pouri, I am frugal at heart and will have to experiment with my essential oils…too bad. I didn’t read this post earlier.


  7. amyskennedy says:

    First, I am not drunk. My comment should read: “The” and then later: “giving themselves high fives all day” sheesh!


  8. Hilarious 🙂 I saw this back in the summer and it never fails to amuse. The enduring power of poo: ’cause everybody does! Thanks for my Monday morning chuckle.


  9. Sharla Rae says:

    I happened on this ad by accident while looking at a link someone sent me for something else. I sat in my office laughing my head off! Who hasn’t been in the biffy and been gassed by the neighboring stall? So funny.


  10. Umm…

    Thanks for the warning to put my drink down. It was definitely warranted! My friend told me about the product, but I forgot to look up the video.That woman is brilliant! And I love the dress. The company sounds like it would be a fun place to work. The Poo Crew. Seriously, they’re awesome.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I’d totally work with the Poo Crew. That would fall under the category of: Best Job Ever!! It’s an American company, but they dug up this Scottish actress. She is the total shiz, eh?


  11. OH MY GOSH! My husband’s family are the perfect candidates for this product. I don’t care if the waiting list extends to two months or years, I’m ordering!


  12. OMG!!! That shit is hilarious! Crap! Can I say shit on here? Crap…I did it again. Guess I need to clean up my act! Wonder if they have a mouth version?


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      One review that I didn’t include said he totally used this as mouthwash “and it works great. He’s trying it out as deodorant next.” Yep, that is a Poo-Pourri minion right there. He’s mad for the stuff.

      p.s. I don’t give a rip if you say either of those words in my comments. 🙂


  13. All you need is a good-looking blonde with a British accent to make taking a visit to the library/ inspiration room really sexy. Thanks Jenny.


  14. My Christmas shopping is now done!


  15. zkullis says:

    I am SOOOO buying some and putting it in the squad bathroom. Now if there was only a product for the “something’s knocking at the basement door” warning smell that only sometimes comes with an audible warning. Try a prolonged “staging” in a tactical vehicle for an assault when one of the team conducts his own pre-assault ASSault.

    Love the video!!!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Oh, but I DO have a product like that, Zack. Just wait till next Monday and the mystery shall be revealed. Along with this comment…

      Let me know if the squad bathroom gets easier to breath in. 🙂


  16. Well now, a product that’s fun and effective. Don’t see that every day. How do you tactfully carry around that spray bottle though? I think someone should invent little tanks of that stuff to sit right inside your regular toilet tank that can spray down after each flush. That way no one has to carry around their own handy bottle, it’ll just automatically be in the bowl.

    I’m going to work on that. Nobody steal that idea. If I see those little tanks in toilets, I’m going to sue the makers. You saw it first, right here. My idea.

    Good stuff, Jenny. Good stuff.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  17. susielindau says:

    I’ve seen Poo-pourri! What a riot! Because girls always smell like roses…


  18. I saw this about a month ago and almost put it on my blog. It belongs on More Cowbell! You did it justice Jenny! Hubby and I had a good laugh over this. 🙂


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thank you, Karen!! And you know I’d have loved seeing this at your place. I think Gloria Richard is grabbing it and running with it, with a stream of TP waving behind her. 🙂


  19. Julie Glover says:

    I’m IN LOVE with their logo that looks like a banner made from a roll of toilet paper. Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    And that tip about using it in the cats’ litter box — hmmm….


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Yep, the litter box idea sounds STELLAR. I was completely impressed. I posted about these guys because they pretty much impressed me all the way around. They even gave me blog love on Twitter!


  20. Jess Witkins says:

    Joe’s mom bought us all PooPourri last Christmas. You know what, it DOES work! LOL

    I hadn’t seen that video though. No wonder they’re selling out! It’s good stuff, and they have a great sense of humor.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Well, Jess, they ARE the Poo Crew…how do you even get on The Poo Crew without a killer sense of humor? LOL. That is so awesome that you already have “the spritz.” I always knew you were a trend setter. 🙂


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  22. filbio says:

    That video is amazing. I laughed so hard I think I crapped myself.

    My fiancee’ would probably buy a truckloud of those products as she calls me the “toilet destroyer”!


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