They become rarer everyday, but they are still out there nonetheless. I have gone through some pretty elaborate processes throughout the years to mask the pot smell coming from my clothes after I participated in a long session. Especially in my younger years. A lot of the time I would have an extra pair of clothes in a plastic bag inside of a backpack just in case I couldn’t get the smell off back in the days when I didn’t want my parents to know.
Now days I still have a need to mask the smell, usually after breaks and lunches at work, but sometimes with certain relatives as well. In a perfect world no one would care, but some do, and there are occasions where it’s just easier. Sometimes I do it just for hygiene purposes. The smell of smoke in general bothers some people, marijuana or tobacco. As a courtesy I try to freshen up a bit.
I have been a fan of Tommy Chong since I was a kid. I would listen to the Cheech and Chong wedding album on vinyl with my uncle growing up, and since those days I have been all about all things Chong related. I own a Chong Bong, which is one of my top life possessions by far (here is a link about my Chong Bong). So I was very excited in late 2014 when I saw that Tommy Chong came out with a product with Reviver called ‘The Smoke Swipe‘. The smoke swipe is a product that freshens up your clothes so they don’t smell like smoke.
I got my hands on some recently and put them to the test. My work frowns upon cannabis use, but that doesn’t deter me from using it regularly. Don’t worry, I just sit in a cubicle all day doing mind numbing work close to my house – not anything that’s a safety hazard. I don’t drive while high and usually walk to work, using a pipe or vape pen the whole way there. Usually I have some cologne, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, wipes, and all of the other gear. All of the gear does a great job of helping out my hands and gum tames the pipe breath, but getting my clothes fresh has always been an issue. I use cologne usually, or body spray, but that just usually ends up with me smelling like a combo of the cologne/spray and Indiana Bubblegum exhale.
Today I took one of the Tommy Chong Smoke Swipes, and after hot boxing in a co-worker’s car, used the swipes. They dominated. Instead of smelling like a hash/Axe body spray combo walking into work, I smelled extra fresh, like my clothes just came out of the dryer. After work I went to Jay Smoker’s house to say high. Anyone that has gone to Jay Smoker’s house knows that it smells like a Cypress Hill concert. He smokes like a broken chimney, and the 420 smell is always in the air. Whenever I leave there I have to just completely change my clothes if I’m going anywhere that frowns upon cannabis use. I used the Tommy Chong Smoke Swipes outside of his house and all was well again.
Needless to say, I will be packing these swipes everywhere I go, whether it be to work, or especially when I travel to states that aren’t as friendly as my home State of Oregon. Below is a stellar video that Tommy Chong’s crew put together. It’s a spoof on a popular Lincoln car commercial featuring Matthew McConaughey: