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    Default Deodorants with alcohol

    It's super hard to find a good deodorant that's made WITH alcohol and DOESN'T go on dry.

    All the other one's don't last on me. So far Old Spice original or classic is working for me, but I was hoping for a different smell. Brut original doesn't quite last as long but is still better than non-alcohol based deodorants. Anyone know of other deodorants that go on clear but that also have alcohol in them? Thanks!

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    The old Dolce and Gabbana deodorant stick was soft (unlike all the hard non-alcohol ones), and its scent was about half the strength of the EDT - I've got three of these.
    I agree with you, the old sticks were more effective, thoughbthe downside was that if you didn't use them quickly, you might find that after years of sitting in a cupboard, they had shrunk away to uselessness.
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    Is there any reason you need a deodorant WITH alcohol? I haven't noticed any particular benefit in terms of strength compared to non-alcoholic solutions.

    BTW not trying rile you up just generally curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    The old Dolce and Gabbana deodorant stick was soft (unlike all the hard non-alcohol ones), and its scent was about half the strength of the EDT - I've got three of these.
    I agree with you, the old sticks were more effective, thoughbthe downside was that if you didn't use them quickly, you might find that after years of sitting in a cupboard, they had shrunk away to uselessness.
    Renato
    Yeah, I found some old Old Spice Pure Sport sticks in in a cabinet and they shrunk a lot. But they smelled a lot better than the current ones being sold. Thanks for the heads up abotu the D & G but designer fragrance deodorants are a little out of my price range for regular use. If I get a chance though I'll try it out though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tsubaki View Post
    Is there any reason you need a deodorant WITH alcohol? I haven't noticed any particular benefit in terms of strength compared to non-alcoholic solutions.

    BTW not trying rile you up just generally curious.
    I've been using Old Spice Pure Sport for years, but recently it stopped working about mid-day for me and I'd start smelling. Before that stuff would last all day, even till morning. After some trouble shooting, I realized that just about all non-Alcohol based deodorants stop working for me by around 3-5pm.

    So far Old Spice Classic Original Scent with alcohol seems to last most of the day. Anti-perspirants work the best, but I don't want to use them due to the supposed health concerns.

    I forgot I had Speed Stick Musk and Ocean Surf, both with alcohol. They don't sting the pits like Brut or OS, but I'll try them out again and see how the performance is.

    Do you guys normally put on deodorant just once a day, or is it common to be putting it on twice during the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Yeah, I found some old Old Spice Pure Sport sticks in in a cabinet and they shrunk a lot. But they smelled a lot better than the current ones being sold. Thanks for the heads up abotu the D & G but designer fragrance deodorants are a little out of my price range for regular use. If I get a chance though I'll try it out though.
    I wouldn't spend big on designer deodorant sticks, and I've never bought full price ones. Most of my designer ones either came in a gift set, or I paid A$5 for them when they were on sale - though the D&G ones cost me A$10.
    In the USA last year, I picked up two Donald Trump deodorant sticks at US$5 each. They aren't alcohol ones and don't have a big scent output, but they were extremely handy in stopping itchiness under my arms that my regular antiperspirants inexplicably started causing to me during my vacation.
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    Dunno why, but I've been hesitant to buy those designer deodorants at the discount stores. I'm going to try those, especially in the scents I like, since that sounds like an alternative I've been looking for: smelling fresh without having to actually spray cologne on me. A nice compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Dunno why, but I've been hesitant to buy those designer deodorants at the discount stores. I'm going to try those, especially in the scents I like, since that sounds like an alternative I've been looking for: smelling fresh without having to actually spray cologne on me. A nice compromise.
    Had any luck with the bargain designer sticks?
    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Had any luck with the bargain designer sticks?
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    Renato
    Sadly, I have not.
    I haven't been to the discount stores for awhile, which is the only place I find cheaply priced designer deodorants. I still plan on trying them out though.

    In my quest for a nice smelling, long lasting deodorant with alcohol, I came across this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Mennen-Speed-.../dp/B0002HLTFG

    It's not the regular "fresh" Speed Stick, despite the name, and it's not the "Irish Spring" one either. It smells really good, like Polo or Drakkar Noir. Has an old school vibe to it.
    If I lather it on, it lasts a decent amount of time, but still not like the old days when deodorant would last into the morning.
    If you're a fan of men's fragrances from the '80s I would recommend trying this deodorant out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Sadly, I have not.
    I haven't been to the discount stores for awhile, which is the only place I find cheaply priced designer deodorants. I still plan on trying them out though.

    In my quest for a nice smelling, long lasting deodorant with alcohol, I came across this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Mennen-Speed-.../dp/B0002HLTFG

    It's not the regular "fresh" Speed Stick, despite the name, and it's not the "Irish Spring" one either. It smells really good, like Polo or Drakkar Noir. Has an old school vibe to it.
    If I lather it on, it lasts a decent amount of time, but still not like the old days when deodorant would last into the morning.
    If you're a fan of men's fragrances from the '80s I would recommend trying this deodorant out.
    I've got a Mennen stick somewhere in my collection. Mennen make great stuff. Their after shave splash (Skin Bracer) is fantastic - it actually soothes skin instead of stinging - and is pretty much as good as any balm. And their aftershave balms are great too.

    Also, if you check the H&R Chart, Mennen Skin Bracer is listed as a Fresh Fougere from 1931 - and that chart only lists significant scents.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Had any luck with the bargain designer sticks?
    Regards,
    Renato
    Finally got to try one. CK Eternity from TJ Maxx.
    It smells just like the cologne. I was pretty excited, and thought, if I put enough on, it'll be like I'm wearing the cologne!
    I slathered it on, since these days I need to do that with all deodorants in order for them to work. Despite that, it wasn't really projecting, unlike the usual stuff (Old Spice, Axe, Speed Stick, etc) which I can usually smell through my shirt. Not a great sign in my opinion.
    10 hours later and I can't smell it at all. But strangely, I don't reek of B.O. either. It's almost like the scent and my B.O. cancelled each other out!
    I can't say the same for Old Spice, which, by the end of the day, has me giving off heavy arm pit smell, with a faint hint of Pure Sport in the background.
    That said, I don't think Eternity deodorant would work in heavy heat.
    I wouldn't be surprised if they purposely don't make the deodorant versions too strong, for fear of people skipping the cologne and just wearing the deodorant as a fragrance. That's what I was thinking of doing.


    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I've got a Mennen stick somewhere in my collection. Mennen make great stuff. Their after shave splash (Skin Bracer) is fantastic - it actually soothes skin instead of stinging - and is pretty much as good as any balm. And their aftershave balms are great too.

    Also, if you check the H&R Chart, Mennen Skin Bracer is listed as a Fresh Fougere from 1931 - and that chart only lists significant scents.
    Regards,
    Renato
    Mennen stick, as in Speed Stick, right? If so, yeah, they are the best. "Fresh" is my go to, and they have a hard-to-find one called "Avalanche" which is probably their freshest and sportiest. "Regular" and "Ocean Surf" are meh IMO. But they all last through the entire day.

    I smelled Skin Bracer and it's not my cup of tea, almost spicy. For that style though it's nice. Have you tried Afta by Mennen-Fresh aftershave conditioner? I've seen the original, but this "Fresh" one is blue and smells like a mid-80s men's cologne. Old school.

    Damn, Mennen makes some good products in general!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    Finally got to try one. CK Eternity from TJ Maxx.
    It smells just like the cologne. I was pretty excited, and thought, if I put enough on, it'll be like I'm wearing the cologne!
    I slathered it on, since these days I need to do that with all deodorants in order for them to work. Despite that, it wasn't really projecting, unlike the usual stuff (Old Spice, Axe, Speed Stick, etc) which I can usually smell through my shirt. Not a great sign in my opinion.
    10 hours later and I can't smell it at all. But strangely, I don't reek of B.O. either. It's almost like the scent and my B.O. cancelled each other out!
    I can't say the same for Old Spice, which, by the end of the day, has me giving off heavy arm pit smell, with a faint hint of Pure Sport in the background.
    That said, I don't think Eternity deodorant would work in heavy heat.
    I wouldn't be surprised if they purposely don't make the deodorant versions too strong, for fear of people skipping the cologne and just wearing the deodorant as a fragrance. That's what I was thinking of doing.




    Mennen stick, as in Speed Stick, right? If so, yeah, they are the best. "Fresh" is my go to, and they have a hard-to-find one called "Avalanche" which is probably their freshest and sportiest. "Regular" and "Ocean Surf" are meh IMO. But they all last through the entire day.

    I smelled Skin Bracer and it's not my cup of tea, almost spicy. For that style though it's nice. Have you tried Afta by Mennen-Fresh aftershave conditioner? I've seen the original, but this "Fresh" one is blue and smells like a mid-80s men's cologne. Old school.

    Damn, Mennen makes some good products in general!
    I haven't got a CK Eternity Stick, but do have a CK Obsession stick - and it wasn't all that powerful scentwise either. Still. it seems to be doing a decent job for you.

    I haven't used Afta Fresh, but used the original Afta for many years - when it was pretty much the only aftershave balm on the market that I could buy down here, before the explosion of balms that came later.

    I've also got an Oscar Pour Lui antiperspirant deodorant stick which is also fairly strong. Pretty good if you like peppery smelling armpits.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    I prefer stick deodorants over EDTs (especially for the office), and I hate how so many deodorant sticks are now "alcohol free / sans alcohol". I admit that sticks don't last all day, but in my experience the non-alcohol ones are even worse (gee, I wonder if that's because they don't have any bacteria-killing alcohol?).
    They also seem to leave a thicker layer of 'stuff' on your skin, more so than alcohol-based deodorants. Alcohol-free ones are ok to use if you really like the scent, but bear in mind they might not be very effective.

    There's a few deodorant sticks I know of that have alcohol, but they tend to be the older, classic scents:

    Old Spice (as mentioned)
    Tabac
    English Leather
    Brut (pretty sure the stick has alcohol, but check the ingredients)
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Polo (original green)
    Quorum (can't seem to find the stick anymore though)

    I'm always on the lookout for more, so if anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them.

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    Sticks with alcohol : Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, +1 Tabac, Ferrari Uomo (a pleasant innocuous leather with a citrus top that blends in with wearing a different leather edt as well, such as Fahrenheit, GGA, etc - no way would I bother with Uomo as a frag, but the deo is fine)
    Stick without alcohol : Eau des Baux

    Try allbeauty.com, or Notino if you're in Europe.
    December Rotation : Caron Yatagan; Etro Vetiver, Ambra, Gomma, Heliotrope; CdG Avignon, Zagorsk; Robert Piguet Casbah; Lalique Encre Noire; Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme; Jacomo de Jacomo, Boucheron Jaipur
    Sampling : Lutens Fille En Aiguilles......

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    Default Re: Deodorants with alcohol

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I have found some more deodorants that contain alcohol:

    Acqua di Parma (yellow container)
    Aramis (there are two versions, one is anti-perspirant. I'm referring to the regular version)
    Acqua di Bergamotto by Ermenegildo Zegna
    Canali for Men (contains alcohol, but it's not the first ingredient listed, so possibly contains less than regular alcohol-based deodorants)




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