The $7 Purchase That Might Save Your Relationship

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“Yes, it’s a real product. And yes, it works,” touts the sophisticated, British spokeswoman for Poo-Pourri, a spritzing fragrance designed for the toilet bowl.

In a cheeky new commercial, Poo-Pourri sells itself as a dating life-saver. Whether the plan to power through minor illness is coming to a screeching halt or that delicious Indian food from two hours ago is finally coming back around, moments of… urgency… in the middle of a date are unavoidable. If you’re trapped in close quarters with your date, the situation is even more dire. That’s where Poo-Pourri comes in.

In a cheeky commercial, Poo-Pourri makes a case for why typical aerosol odor fighters don’t cut it.

Ridiculous? Or an essential dating accessory? The science is hard to dispute.

Poo-Pourri comes in a variety of scents aimed at Women (“Deja’ Poo”), Men (“Poo-Tonium”) and the holidays (“Santa Poo”). Each bottle runs $6.95, but the impact on your relationship is priceless, no?

Matt Patches is a writer and reporter living in New York City. His work has been featured on New York Magazine’s Vulture,,, MTV, and he is the host of the pop culture podcast Operation Kino. He continues to love Groundhog Day.