Monday, September 06, 2010

Remember the Original Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo?

Wow, what a trip down memory lane! This 1972 ad for Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo brings me way back. When I was in high school and working at Woolworth's, I loved this shampoo so much, I bought it with my own money and did not share it with my 4 sisters. The pine woods scent was unlike anything else on the market. I had long straight hair at the time and would get wiffs of the scent almost all day. As Clairol said, it was "clean and fresh and fragrant with the cool, green essence of mysterious herbs and enchanted flowers".

Clairol discontinued this shampoo long ago. Their new line of Herbal Essences shampoos are nothing like this original. Believe me, I've tried. When I came across this ad today, I did a search for it, and I am not alone in wishing Clairol would revive the original. But I did find this:

Vermont Country Store has come out with what appears to be a great alternative. According to the overwhelmingly positive customer reviews, this product mimics the original scent to a T. I've not tried it yet, but I'll be sure to let you know my opinion when I fill up my shopping cart and get my order!

UPDATE: To read my review of the Vermont Country Store version, click here.

UPDATE #2:  Vermont Country Store has discontinued their version of this shampoo.  Check the comments for other suggestions!