I bought this for $5CDN. There were three scents and while I don't remember the names(other reviewers have mentioned them, though), there was a citrus-y one, a floral one(Fresh and Floral, what I own), and a more masculine smelling one. The scent is lovely. It's not a generic floral, it reminds me of a breeze-y kind of scent. This deodorant is strange- I do feel my underarms getting wet with this product, but when I touch them about 10 minutes later, they are dry- as if the deodorant absorbed it or something. I do get slight B.O at the end of my school day after wearing a long sleeve in a heated building all day, but it really is nothing noticable. I'd probably stick with it during the colder months or if I'm going over a friend's house and watching movies or something, but this deodorant is definitely not the strongest anti-perspirant. However, it gets points for being aluminum free and smelling so darn good! I won't repurchase, though, because summer is coming up and I need something stronger to keep sweat and odor at bay.
I purchased the pink roll-on in my quest to find a less toxic & effective deodorant - lets just say I'm still on that quest. Using this is slightly better than no deodorant and that to me is simply not worth the NZD20 I paid for this & the extra chemicals I put on my skin. I tried to use up the bottle I bought on my stay-at-home days but it made my skin itchy after a point, so into the thrash it went! I'm back to my reliable Kiehl's antiperspirant cream till I find something aluminium and paraben free. continued >>
What do you want your deodorant to do? To keep you smelling fresh. Ideally, dry too, but since this is deodorant I didn't have high hopes on that. It did claim that something in this would keep you dry too though. It did none of the things you buy it to do.
I have never had issues with any drugstore brand antiperspirant before but wanted something cruelty free and decided to give this a try.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not an unusually sweaty or smelly person. BO and excessive sweat is never a problem for me with any cheap common antiperspirant.
I got the stick of this in the floral scent and found it kept me fresh (although smelled very strong) for oh, 2 hours or so. My underarms felt wet and it was disgusting. The wetness alone wasn't great but this didn't even keep me smelling fresh. At work I actually had to try to not lift my arms because this stuff would crap out 1/4 through my shift.
I kept with it for a couple of weeks though, trying to let my body adjust, but it wasn't happening.
This product is crap. It also burned pretty badly on shaved armpits, which has never happened from any other underarm product I've ever used. Waste of $8.
Wish I'd read the comments here before buying, even half off the usual price - this does not work AT ALL. The first day or so, I was like, dang, why do I smell like that? I put deoderant on. I've never smelled like that in my life, even after working out. I don't think I smell like that WITHOUT deoderant. I mean I think it made me smell WORSE! Pure crap. Do they not do any testing? Back to Mennon Crystal Clear - it has chemicals but it doesn't make me stink. I think I had better luck with Kiss My Face also. Sheesh.
I have this in cool & zesty. It smells like lemon and mint blend. The smell is very fresh and uplifting. I cannot describe how much I love it, but I found myself often sniff over my own shoulder to feel the scent (is it weird? but I sometimes sniff my own perfume, too). And I don't feel the effect wears off during the day. I guess it's either I put a big amount of product because I love the smell, or I don't sweat a lot (In those days I don't use a deodorant, I don't necessarily get smelly). One good thing about this deodorant is that it claims to have no aluminium salts and paraben-free. I always weight the pros and cons of using a deodorant. Of course I don't want to embarrass myself with body ordor, but how big of chance is that and how much extra harsh chemicals I would put on my skin by using a deodorant? And other than its safe ingredients, it really works for me. I've tried lush deodorant before, which also claims totally natural, but it doesn't work as effective as the body shop.
I have to say the packaging design wasn't perfect though. It's hard to spin the little knob in the bottom, especially with steam everywhere after shower. Everytime I have to spin the product out, otherwise the rim tend to scratch product off my skin, which is gross. Then I have to retract the stick every single time after using it, since there is no space underneath the lid for a little bit extra length of stick. continued >>
Loved the packaging and price because it was half off. The product SUCKS. I wanted to love it & seemed great after I put on but 3 hours later I could smell myself. Enough said. May work for you but didn't work for me... continued >>
I have this in the floral scent, which is absolutely divine. It's the best smelling deodorant I've ever come across. That's about where the good stops though. This just does not perform well enough! It does not keep me any drier at all and the scent also does not keep me smelling fresh all day. Halfway through the day I really feel like I need to freshen up.
On top of that, I despise the packaging (I have the stick). I'm used to pushing it up, using for a while, then pushing it further up. But with this you can't put on the lid once it's pushed up only a little. So I had to push it up and back every day. It seems trivial but I found it to be too much of a hassle in the morning, especially when there are tons of stick deodorants that don't require this.
So overall: GREAT scent, but does not perform well and the packaging is unconvenient.
I would not buy again. In fact I couldn't be bothered to use it up.
On most days I prefer to wear deodorant, not antiperspirant. The latter results in ugly sweat stains and doesn't really keep me that much drier. Unfortunately, the most effective B.O.-controlling products on the market seem to be in the traditional men's deodorant lines, and, I'm sorry, I'm not going to walk around smelling like cheap men's cologne. So I'm always interested in checking out new options for women.
The Body Shop's DeoDry joins a long list of women's deodorants that miss the mark by a long shot. I bought this in Fresh & Floral on a whim while Christmas shopping. The floral smell is light and pleasant, and the liquid evaporates quickly once applied. This seemed to control my odor, but only for about half the day, after which point I need to either reapply or keep my arms locked by my sides. And let's face it, in an indoor setting most of us can get by without any deodorant until about noon or so. Therefore, my conclusion is that this is minimally effective, if at ALL, as a deodorant.
Weirdly, DeoDry does seem to keep me a little drier than usual, though I know this isn't a true antiperspirant. The trade-off for this small bonus is that it irritated the heck out of my recently-shaved skin, so now I have The Body Shop to thank for a hundred little red bumps on my armpits.
Oh well. I tried. I'm going back to Kiss My Face Liquid Rock, which is cheaper, gentler, and more effective. continued >>
I usually like The Body Shop products so I decided to try this deodorant. I chose the smell Cool & Zesty. I am really dissapointed because the packaging quality is poor, the cap doesn't close properly after I opened it. It is also not an effective deodorant and the smell is too strong too, still it doesn't cover the body odours. continued >>
I got this when Body Shop first put this out in the NA market at the introductory half off price. Normally it retails for 8CAN.
This DEODORANT is pure gimmick. And I decided to try it since I've grown tired of yellowing staining my white tops. Well I've since learned that not much can be done to prevent the stains no matter what kind of deodorant/anti-perspirant you use because the staining is caused by the urea in your sweat :/
Though it claims it will keep you dry for the whole day and etc (the website claims) there is small print on the deodorant itself that is basically a disclaimer to say that it will not keep you dry at all since the product is not an anti-perspirant but a deodorant and thus will only battle odor. Fair enough, but then they should not put that it will keep you dry, because that's not what a deodorant does(and it didn't).
Effectiveness (as a deodorant): 2.5/5. When I first put it on fresh the scent was slightly overpowering, I mostly used this in the summer for when I wear light coloured tops (I thought that it would not give me yellow stains) and as the day went on I could sometimes catch wafts of the scent... which is gross since you don't want to be reminded of your underarms. The worst was on some days, after a couple hours the essential oils that scent the deodorant would mix with the smell of sweaty pits and produce a strange sweet and unpleasant odor, just as bad as if I didn't wear anything. I've never had any cheaper drug store product do this and that's definitely something a deodorant should NOT be doing. I realized that it was doing nothing to neutralize odors, only mask them(and poorly).
Scents: There are 3 to choose from, and initially(the desciption on the site has since changed) they claimed 2 of them are unisex(why bother, no guy will want to put on anything from TBS voluntarily, let alone the feminine packaging). I tend not to like girly floral scents so I was sure I'd go for the green zesty citrus scent or the blue cool breezy scent, but after smelling them all I have to say the citrus one was not citrus at all and the zesty part makes it smell like a men's product, and I don't remember what the blue one smelled like but I didn't like it either. I ended up picking the fresh and floral pink one because it was the one I could stand the most(but it did not smell very floral to me at all). The product heavily relies on essential oils to scent it and to mask your body's odor, so the smell comes off as too strong.
Packaging: It looks colourful and cute and that's about all this product excels at. I got the stick and there is a dial to turn the product up as is the standard with stick deodorants, but I don't know if it was just my stick or they are all like that, the little plastic covering over the deodorant got stuck under the lid(actually it was like that when I first took off the lid) and if the deodorant was turned up even a bit too high the covering would dig into the stick when I put the lid back on, not cool. The problem with that though is that I need to turn the dial to get the product up so I could apply it, but then would need to turn the dial to make it go back down so I could close it without that stupid covering digging into the thing. This should not even be a problem, and yet it is.
Conclusion: Don't buy it. Not even if it was free. It just doesn't work. I gave points for no aluminum salts and parabens, as well as the other good natural extracts and interesting stuff they use to make it (volcanic ash? it sounded nifty at the time when the SA was selling it) and leaving no residue but that's about it. I can get away with using this in cooler weather when I don't sweat but since I don't sweat I don't put it on to do anything, only for the psychological effect lol
TBS would have been better off making tea tree oil versions of these instead of with the essential oils they chose, tea tree oil is an antiseptic which kills bacteria and bacteria is what causes underarm odor.