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By Babs IversonPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Sweaty teen athletes show team spirit.

Sideline teen cheerleaders stunts, fear it.

Bacteria odor.

Ugly body-odor.

Better mask the smell with Teen Spirit.

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Author's notes: Nostalgic for the 90s? Do you remember the grunge band Nirvana? If you do, you know the words to "Smells Like Teen Spirit." If not, you can listen to the song. It's linked below.

In the 90s, Mennen introduced a deodorant in various scents that they named Teen Spirt. Unaware that Teen Spirit was a deodorant, Cobain wrote the song for the Nevermind album.

For more about the History of the Teen Spirit deodorant, see the article below:

You can listen to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by clicking here.

Thank you for reading! You, yes you, are appreciated!

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Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Paula Shablo16 days ago

    I barely remember this. Good job!

  • Positive2 months ago

    I know this deodorant but not the story behind it. I used it and also bought it for my girls. Thanks for the knowledge gain here.

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    Never really saw it for sale back in the day... But I love that song...!

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago


  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    I am so happy to have read this 😍

  • Jasmine Aguilar2 months ago

    Enjoyed the read and learned something new! Congratulations on your top story! 😀

  • Doc Sherwood2 months ago

    Loved this! Well done for reminding us of the story behind that epochal 1990s song, which not everybody knows. In a way that's at least similar, Coke and Levi jeans gave us several chart hits throughout the 80s and 90s that began life as advertisements for their brands (First Time by Robin Beck, for example, was written for a Cherry Coke ad). Nirvana managed to reverse that tendency with Kurt Cobain brilliantly constructing a suggestive alternative meaning to a throwaway allusion to his deodorant he heard, and then incorporating it in lyrics which both spoke to and gave voice to to an entire disaffected generation. What a songwriter, and sadly missed. Thank you for remembering him, Babs, in a great limerick to start my morning on!

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    🤣🤣🤣 that's really funny! Great limerick and a cherry of a back story! 🥰

  • Sid Aaron Hirji2 months ago

    I heard this song on a station. Never knew the origin of the deodorant. Nice poem

  • Jason Ray Morton 2 months ago

    I didn't know there was a teen spirit deodorant. That's interesting. The poem was great. Thanks Babs!

  • Lilly Cooper2 months ago

    We can occasionally play music while we work in my current workplace and any time Smells like Teen Spirit comes on, there is usually 3 or 4 people singing along, even if all they know is a single line. An iconic song! And a great piece Babs!

  • River Joy2 months ago

    Great poem, well deserved top story :)

  • Colleen Millsteed 2 months ago

    Excellent top story Babs. Loved it. 💕

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story, Babs! 🤗 This definitely was nostalgic! I'm a 90's kid for sure 🤗

  • Rene Peters2 months ago

    I love this! Congrats on top story too!

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Oh yeah!! Congrats on Top Story :) I remember the deodorant and the song. My hubby loves Nirvana. Great work, Babs :)

  • L.C. Schäfer2 months ago

    Always nostalgic for the 90s! Well done on top story 😁

  • Omg Babs this was fantastic and that song is so nostalgic!! This really played with the lyrics so well! Congratulations 👏🎉 ❤️

  • C. H. Richard2 months ago

    First congratulations on Top story. Didn't know the history behind the song or deodorant. Very cool limerick. 😎

  • Frankie Martinelli2 months ago

    Well, deserved top story Babs! We don't have Teen Sprit deodorant here in the UK So the song has an amazing double meaning! This is so great! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cendrine Marrouat2 months ago

    Congratulations on the TS, Babs! Interesting poem.

  • A song I used to play, great poem

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Great limerick, Babs! I was never a Nirvana fan, and didn't know this story, but the song sure got burned into everyone's brains back then. You did a marvelous job with this and I appreciate the trivia lesson. Congratulations on Top Story!!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Dana Stewart2 months ago

    Loved the limerick and the bit of trivia. I didn't know there was a deodorant with the same name. Congrats on the Top Story!

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