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Deodorant/Anti-perspirant/Pit Sticks

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It's funny that I'm the one who usually gets the userinfoHusband Guy his anti-perspirant. As much as I hate shopping, he hates shopping even more. So, for the past who knows how long, I've been getting him Gillette Clear Gel (Arctic Ice and Cool Wave, once). I think I got him Right Guard once or twice... and centuries ago, I got him Men's Speed Stick, just the generic "Scented" one with the blue cap.

I'm usually good about having one unopened backup ready for him when he runs out, but I guess I've been slacking. Minus 100 Wife Points for me. And there must be a 20X multiplier on that for having a gaffe like this land on our anniversary. Anyway, this morning, he completely ran out. He was a bit self-conscious about being smelly, so he looks over at mine. I told him to go ahead if he wanted to use mine. But it was so funny watching him. He gingerly picks it up, opens it and sniffs it like we really should be calling a Hazmat team or something.

"ACK!! It smells so girlie!" he exclaims.

It was either smell like an ape or smell like a girl. I've never seen him so conflicted. I laughed at him and tried to goad him into using it.

"Are you secure enough in your masculinity to wear a woman's deodorant?" XD

He wasn't. It's Soft & Dri, Kissed Peach. It's peach! I can understand men not wanting to smell like a flower, but peaches are fruit and, thus, gender neutral, aren't they? Oh well.

I promised to get some pit juice on my way home in the evening. I decided to get him AXE For Men — one Touch, which I like better, and one Phoenix. I'm a bit baffled as to how a MEN'S product gets a name like "Phoenix" and still sells, though... I guess in the West, the phoenix is not associated with the feminine element. Right, anyway, I liked those two the best out of the three they had on the shelf (Tsunami was the other one, but I thought it was kinda icky). He claims that I hate the AXE commercials because they're dumb. I remember the commercials he described, but I honestly didn't associate them with this brand. That's why I got them... *shrug*

But just so I know, I'd like to put the question to all of you:

What brand deodorant/anti-perspirant and what scent do you use?

Ladies too, I wouldn't mind getting some recommendations to try. I'll keep this list and pick out something new for him once in a while =)


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Jul. 8th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
Peaches are extraordinarily feminine. I'd sooner wear something rose scented than peach. I use Old Spice.
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Peaches are extraordinarily feminine.

Huh, interesting... I would have thought flowers were more girlie than fruit, but I guess not XD
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
My husband wears AXE usually, and most of the time it's the two scents you mention. He's been known to buy some of the fancy brands when we're abroad, like Calvin Klein or Jean-Paul Gaultier for example.
Occasionally he buys some generic brand from the low price market when they have 3 for 2 on offer.

Oh, and I miss out on the Wife Points big time on this because I usually don't buy it for him. Most of the time we go grocery shopping together, and have done since we stardet living together, so technically we buy the deodorant together. I don't think it counts that I pick it up for him when I occasionally go alone because he tells me he's run out.

Ah well, I seriously lack in the Wife Point department anyway .. what's another 100 points?
Jul. 8th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Calvin Klein or Jean-Paul Gaultier

Ooo, interesting... Jean-Paul Gaultier has the most interesting fragrance bottles, so I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks =)
(no subject) - faroula - Jul. 9th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
I get Alex Right Guard (I think?) shower fresh. And I just get whatever strikes my fancy at the moment - as long as its a gel. I don't have a particular kind or scent that I use. :)
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
I just get whatever strikes my fancy at the moment - as long as its a gel.

=) I'm the same way =)
Jul. 8th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Old Spice, as it seems to be the only one that doesn't irritate my skin. Right Guard and Speed Stick and all no-name brands don't get along with my skin.
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Hmm... interesting. Old Spice classic or Red Zone?
Jul. 8th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
I usually use AXE (forget which scent) or this other one. I also have this grey-container one (sporting bright neon green accents), but can't for the life of me remember the brand -- it's a powdery kind, which has a tendency to ruin my clothes. And then I have a Gillette gel-looking one, too, in a sample size for travelling.
Jul. 8th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
grey-container one (sporting bright neon green accents), but can't for the life of me remember the brand

That sounds like Right Guard Xtreme Sport Power Stripe... I remember the British Bulldog commercials =D
(no subject) - bride - Jul. 8th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Jul. 8th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
PIT JUICE? Isn't that what antiperspirant is supposed to PREVENT? ;D

I dunno... someone used "pit juice" to refer to the actual antiperspirant, so I started saying that too.
Jul. 8th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
Haha I always thought of pitt juice as what the anti-perspirant was trying to prevent! I use Dove in some sort of silk scent. I will use any of their scents except for baby powder. For some reason, it bugs me to think that my armpits smell like a baby's ass.
Jul. 8th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
it bugs me to think that my armpits smell like a baby's ass.

Hehe, I think I picked up an aversion to the Baby Powder scent when my brother was born. My parents refused to use it, we used some other scentless white powder (corn starch?) instead.
Jul. 8th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
Axe is called Lynx in the UK ... but the scent names seem to be much the same or at least overlap. I find that quite bizarre, somehow. That's what my husband uses, anyway, and I think currently it's Phoenix, but I just picked up Pulse and Dimension.
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
Axe is called Lynx in the UK

*raise eyebrows* Huh. I wonder why...
Jul. 8th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
I meander between Nivea, Dove, Rexona and Sanex (but I guess the last one is a local brand). Anti perspirant, not deodorant, only perfume doesn't work for me. I prefer the clear ones, cause I have allready too many clothes with deodorant stains.
I switch brands so often because after a month my skin gives allergic reactions to most, and if I change to a new one it goes away. They invent so many new kinds of deo that I never use the same.
I also mostly buy the deodorant of my husband, because the farmacy-with-the-extremely-low-prices is accros the street from my work.
He always uses Rexona, the green one. No idea what kind that is. The farmacy I go to has a lot of special offers that go in the line of 'buy three get one for free', so I buy it in bulk so he almost never runs out.

--that's too funny that your husband was conflicted like that. My husband once ran out of shower gel, I offered him to use my Dove (the neutral, classic blue one, at least I think it's neutral). He declined, saying that the Dove was 'too soapy' and 'too girlie' . He decided to shower with handsoap :-( .
Jul. 8th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
I find that the clear gel ones will also stain and flake... maybe not as much and makes finer white flakes, but still =P
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(no subject) - bride - Jul. 9th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC) - Expand
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Jul. 8th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Nivea "dry" for men. I don't think it's scented at all.

I don't wear it all that often, though. (But then, Germany is not known for its warm weather usually.)
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
I don't wear it all that often

Which is a good thing. =) But also, I think I heard that Europeans aren't as crazy about BO as North Americans are =)
(no subject) - pne - Jul. 9th, 2005 06:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 8th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wow! Deoderant looks like a hot topic. =P I had to chime in though, becuse I use secret peach sent! I also have the secret lilac and degree. DH always uses right guard. I don't even know what sent but it has been the same since the day I first meet him. He does not like change. :)
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
Yay, peaches! =)
Jul. 8th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
It was either smell like an ape or smell like a girl. I've never seen him so conflicted.

For the past three or four years I have used Arrid clear gel in the Powder scent. Smells like baby powder, doesn't turn white, is a gel so I can feel exactly where it's going. Lately I've been having a hard time finding the powder scent though, so the last time I found it I bought three containers of it. The guy at the checkout probably thought I'm one smelly bastard... but oh well!
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
Ah, cool, I've heard about Arrid. Thanks =)
Jul. 8th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
What a great post!!! :)

PB uses Artic Ice too... we buy the three pack from Costco.

I use Dove, unscented. I can't stand deodorant that smells.
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Long live three-packs from Costco! =D

Sorry, that was me forgetting to log in =}
(no subject) - retrospeck - Jul. 9th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bride - Jul. 9th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 8th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Funny post. . .David is just like this too! I buy (for both of us) Right Guard Sea (something) clear gel (not spray). When we first started dating, David saw the deoderant in the cabinet and thought it was his. Why? Because he considers it to be a "manly" deoderant and not one a woman would use. Who says? I only go by how the product works, not the packaging. Gee. Sure makes it easy to buy deoderant though - because we use the same one.

Jul. 8th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's the same stuff =)
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