It's still another week until fall officially begins, but most of us are already sweating through a blanket scarf, staring at the trees trying to wish their leaves orange, and wondering how to add an Instagram story when both hands are wrapped around a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Starbucks brought its #PSL back earlier than ever this year, putting it on the menu before Labor Day. And although some pumpkin spice haters shook their heads and insisted that they'll never be charmed by artificial nutmeg flavoring, an increasing number of people are going to the Orange Side: According to Fast Company, pumpkin-flavored products had pulled in $6.9 million in sales during the last full week of August. AUGUST! Over the course of the past 52 weeks, sales of pumpkin spice and other pumpkin-adjacent products have added up to a now-record high of $488.8 million.
But what do you do when your gourd-lust can't be satisfied by a Grande coffee, a mouthful of pumpkin spice cough drops, a package of pumpkin spice Oreos, a box of pumpkin spice Cheerios, a handful of pumpkin spice almonds, or a slice of pumpkin spice pizza? You buy a stick of Pumpkin Spice Latte-scented deodorant and apply it until every inch of your armpits smells like fall!
Is Pumpkin-spice scented deodorant taking this whole thing a step too far?— Jackie Bateman (@jackiebateman) September 10, 2018
I was today years old when I found out they sold pumpkin spice deodorant. NEED IT.— Kate Wilcox (@katecorrow) September 9, 2018
I'm at the 'I just ordered pumpkin spice deodorant' stage of my nervous breakdown.— Kendra Alvey (@Kendragarden) September 10, 2018
Native Deodorant has resurrected this ... flavor (?) again this year, promising that your sweat glands will be overwhelmed with "notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove." (It also suggests that a stick of deodorant makes the "perfect holiday gift." Sure it does, if you're buying a present for someone you hate.)
All of Native's deodorant sticks are made without aluminum, parabens, talc, and phthalates — but it also promises that they're effective against swamp pits and body funk. Each PSL deodorant will set you back $12 (with free shipping) — or you could just do what I do and clumsily spill a real latte on yourself pretty much every day. Either way, IT'S (ALMOST) FALL!
Buy now: Pumpkin Spice Latte Deodorant from Native Deodorant, $12