I have decided all female deodorants fall into two scent categories... sweaty, talc-y grandmother or insect repellent. Oh wait... there are 3. I forgot fruit, because gawd knows I want my pits smelling like produce.
I used to use unscented forever, but can't seem to find it as easily... so I purchase the least offensive scent I can find, on a brand that seems to work. I've gone through at least 7 Degree and Secret scents. At least 3 of the Degree ones already smell like sweaty grandma... a grandma who thought some scented talc would clear that stank right up. I don't know about you, but it feels counter-intuitive to put on stank right out of the shower.
The other scents smell like Cutter made them... or like they might make a nice windshield wiper fluid. It catches me off guard, wondering who put on mosquito repellent in the dead of winter, and then I realize it's me. I smell like campground at dusk.
I suppose a campground at dusk is preferable to unbridled stank, but still... it's 2013... almost 14. It shouldn't be that hard to make a scent that smells CLEAN! They do it for laundry detergent! They do it for any number of things. Maybe that's it. Maybe Tide should branch out. All I know is, Degree's Clean Cotton smells nothing like what I might think clean cotton would smell like. Of course, original clean cotton probably smells like a plant that was just rained on, which in turn would smell like a muddy field. Perhaps I'll just smear mud beneath my arms and call it a day.