Rate it: Best deodorant

By Lynnie | May 7 2008 | 47 Comments

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Ah, we’ve been waiting for months and months and months for a birrov sunshine to warm our lives, and now at last it looks like the lazy hazy days of summer are here to stay. (That is to say that the three-day forecast from Met Éireann is warm and sunny. But that’s good enough for me!)

Summer’s great, isn’t it? The traffic’s lighter. Everything looks so much prettier in a slant of sunlight. The deliciously evocative scent of cut grass lingers in the air. There’s a promise of better things to come.

And – yay! – Choc Ices and Twisters and Loop The Loops and 99s are a go.

Now, in order to make sure that everyone has a shot at a dry and fresh-smelling summer, let’s have your recommendations for best deodorant. Quick!

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47 Replies to "Rate it: Best deodorant"

  • GracieBear says:

    Mitchum is defin the best. The roll-on takes ages to dry though, but the spray and solid version are the biz. Sanex Extra Control comes a close second, better value too, Boots have an extra large bottle of it for about 3.50e

  • hockeysticks says:

    i dunno about deodorant but SOLEROs are the best summer ice creams :)

  • Meluia says:

    I’ve tested a good few in Hot Yoga

    Soft and Gentle is the best antiperspirant and smells nice for longer.

    Nivea is the worst with Dove a close second worst

  • Lynnie Lynnie says:

    Oooooh hockeysticks – controversial!!!

    I wish they’d bring back Fat Frogs (again), they were my favourite summer ice cream eva.

  • Gracie says:

    Yep, I second Mitchum. I seem to need heavier duty deos and this one almost cuts it in terms of keeping me dry. The rest are just pretty smells.

  • bunnybun says:

    Hate spray deo…. hate it hate it!
    So,it has to be Roll on! Mitchum is ok, but my fave is SURE in cool blue. It went off the shelves for a few months and I was not impressed, but its back and better than ever…

  • Twinkletoes says:

    I would defo say Mitchum Solid. The only one I’ve found that actually works!!

  • Cleopatra says:

    Mitchum does not seem to work for me anymore. Have been using it for about 4 years now, and noticed this year, its not as good. Might move over to the stick and try it. My office is like a sauna and we all hate having the air con on, as its an old system, and not as clean as the newer ones, we all end up sick from it!

  • GossipGal says:

    I second Mitchum. Am using the smart solid as it uas on the reduced shelf in Boots. Am VERY impressed. Went to the gym yesterday. There was wet patches but no smell. All yesterday I was dry up to going to the gym. Really recomend this to ppl

  • Meluia says:

    I find Mitchum isn’t a good antiperspirant but there’s no smell when you do sweat.

  • SJP's Mole says:

    Also a devoted Mitchum Solid girl here – I was self-conscious for YEARS until I found this. By 3pm I’d be paranoid, and often with good reason, as I’m a real Sweaty Betty. Now I don’t even have to think about it anymore. They’ve improved the fragrances too now. It used to smell real manly but now they’ve got a couple of laydeez ones.

  • xgirl says:

    I love the solid Mitchum unscented – can’t be beat and no icky fragrance to worry about :)

  • Gracie says:

    Phewwww, thought I was the only person Mitchum didnt keep dry!!! but yes, its great for keeping you BO free :D

    Hmmm, soft and gentle..dont think ive used that since my teens!!!

  • GossipGal says:

    Just got this email Creepy

    The Truth about Deodorants
    Free Health Tip from Dr Marilyn Glenville’s Health Digest ‘Natural News for Women’

    ‘Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing, but they aren’t. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminium salts so that they can’t release sweat. (These are dangerous because aluminium can accumulate in the brain). Deodorants work by neutralising the smell of sweat by antiseptic action against bacteria.

    Deodorants are preferable because they don’t interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process. Even more preferable are natural deodorants as preliminary research suggests that synthetic deodorants may contain potentially carcinogenic chemicals.’

  • miss says:

    munch a nice cold brunch when the crummy bits are crispy,can’t beat it

  • KellBell says:

    I use Lush’s deoderant and can’t remember the name – but it has no aluminium in it and its natural.. The food thing is that it smells lovely (essential oils) and stays put all day..

  • becks says:

    I actually rarely wear deodorants as it makes me itch like. I’d be okay for day one maybe day 2 and then itch city. I’ve tried some cream version but didn’t have they worked.

    SOLEROS – sure thats an awful real posh ice cream.

    I was very dissappointed when I heard chilly willies were discontinued. Remember when you had to blow into the bag to get the wrapper off – no wonder they were discontinued – blowing the bag off a chilly willy – te he he.

    Loop de loop then.

  • KellBell says:

    that was supposed to say ‘the good thing is..’ not the food thing, think i’m hungry now..

  • ams says:

    Up until last wk I would have said mitchum but it let me down big time on Friday. I was really wet under my arms during the day and I stank of sweat too – something which is v rare for me. Was upset as was going straight to pub after work.

    I use soft and gentle as well and its not too bad.

  • NMS says:

    Has anyone ever tried Pit Rok? Its a natural crystal deodrant that stops bacteria and therefore no smell. However, it doesn’t keep the pits bone dry. I use Pit Rok and then a quick spray of anti pesperant and it seems to work.

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