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Men's Deodorant - Why Does It Smell So Bad?

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I don't wear deodorant because I can't stand the smell of the stuff. Before you think, well I must stink...I shower daily and I don't do a heck of a lot to raise a sweat most days (an hour, daily work out is the most I do). Back to the point I want to make.

I swear male deodorant must be made by men hating "you're never getting lucky" women or geeky "I can't get laid so why should anyone else" lab coated wearing science guys. Is it just me or does all men's deodorant smell like air freshener made from rotting fruit, stale eggs and corroded battery acid?

Seriously I can't believe guys that spray toxic, gaseous clouds of the stuff all over themselves before a night on tiles are expecting to pick up. Emanating that foul odor the only thing they're likely to pick up is lung cancer. How do they even breathe in their own presence?

The only logic I can see is that women out on the town are wearing so much stifling perfume that their nose cavity has caved in preventing any other smells from getting through. Men's deodorant is not sexy. It doesn't smell nice and I haven't come across one yet that I can wear for even short periods without being worried about getting a nose bleed.

If male deodorant is supposed to be a 'manly' smell then you may as well save your money by not showering and breaking wind in a confined space for a half hour or so. That's probably closer to 'real man' smell than anything out of a can. Finish it off with beer breath and you're ready for the same results. 

As for me...a shower will do nicely thank you.

Comments

  1. As long as a male doesn't smell of BO, just a nice after-shave smell will do me. (or a 'just showered' smell!)

    I find that female deos (I use Avon) tends to change into a rancid smell later, probably from mixing with the oils in my skin, particularly with anything that has lemon in it, so it defeats the object!

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