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Hand sanitizer smells like liquor?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by line6man, Apr 6, 2010.


  1. line6man

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    I bought this bottle of hand sanitizer the other day, because I used up the little bottle of Purell that I usually keep with me.

    It smells like alcohol, but not the usual hand sanitizer alcohol. Apparently there is some sort of orange fragrance in it that makes it smell like some sort of orange liqueur.

    I had two different people take a whiff of the stuff, and they both agreed undeniably that it smelled like an orange liqueur.

    I don't want people thinking I'm a drunk washing my hands with Triple Sec! What's the deal here?:confused:
     
  2. Thor

    Thor Thanks Andy Pyle for showing me the way. Supporting Member

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    Howzit taste?
     
  3. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Orange scent plus 70% ethanol = Cointreau

    Yes, you are washing your hands with Cointreau.
     
  4. Linas

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    Lol!! Unless you have a compromised immune system, whats wrong with just washing your hands with soap and water?? Your body has an immune system for a reason.
     
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  6. kesslari

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    Does it get you buzzed? :D
     
  7. line6man

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    I use the hand sanitizer when there is no water nearby to use.
     
  8. Thor

    Thor Thanks Andy Pyle for showing me the way. Supporting Member

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    Need a shipment of water? We got plenty extra here in RI. :rollno:
     
  9. Blonde Bassist

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    Sorry, but surely it's because it's just an alcohol based soap? Usually they smell a little bit like vodka. At least the ones in the hospitals here do any way.
     
  10. 20db pad

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    Purell smells like really those cheap vodkas that sell for less than $10.00 and come in plastic bottles. A hand sanitizer that has an orange scent may actually be a step up.:p
     
  11. knumbskull

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    didn't some prisoners get hammered drunk on hand sanitizer recently? during the height of swine flu i think...

    anyway i remember thinking 'well played boys'

    go on, have a taste!
     
  12. knumbskull

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    'wait a minute, how did you get drunk on £1.50?
    'sale at the chemist. Old Spice, 25p a bottle!'

    [​IMG]
     
  13. line6man

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    Nope, scent of an orange liqueur of some sort.
    The hand sanitizer I had before smelled like normal hand sanitizer alcohol, this stuff smells like booze.
     
  14. RWP

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    I swear, it's HAND SANITIZER.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SBassman

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    Sorry to be so anti PC, but to me, hand sanitizer = big fail.

    I don't care what it smells like - it Feels like **** on my hands.
    It's Got to be a germ magnet.

    Mark my words - someday, we Will hear in the news that
    hand sanitizer use is Worse than - using nothing.
     
  16. Blonde Bassist

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    well if it smells like booze...:hyper::hyper::hyper:

    how many shots before fun times ensue???
     
  17. line6man

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    I've always heard that you would stay healthier by not using hand sanitizer at all, because your immune system is stronger when you constantly expose it to small germs to fight off.

    I have a very strong immune system actually. I just use the hand sanitizer to clean my hands when I don't have a sink nearby.
    It's more a matter of cleaning my hands from dirt/sticky stuff/etc.. than disinfecting them.
     
  18. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Hand sanitizer should only be used in hospitals and when on the go I'd say. You do need to expose yourself to some pathogens or your immune system will never work to its full potential.

    But in hospitals and whatnot, where you have to be very careful about the spread of infection, I think it's great. Plus, most of them are 70% alcohol, that tends to wipe out prettymuch everything. (heck, it's what we use for quick wipe downs in the lab). Tho we don't use gel, we just mix 99% ethanol with MiliQ water to get it to 70% strength and stick it in a spray bottle. (anyone up for some drinks?)
     
  19. superbassman2000

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    I thought a lot of the alcohol content was to help it dry quickly...either way, I dislike 'em -- they dry out my hands hardcore
     
  20. Big Daddy Mac

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    I heard a bit on the CBC news that a hospital somewhere in Manitoba had to put away all their alcohol-based hand sanitizer because people were drinking it. Talk about cheap thrills.
     
  21. who_sharted

    who_sharted Banned

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    Try sanitizing your hands with Steel Reserve.

    That should kill most living organisms, including your desire for any malt liquor for the rest of your life.

    [​IMG]
     

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