This week we test: deodorant sticks for guys

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 May, 2012, 12:00am


You might not be able to smell your own body odour, but the people around you can. To avoid embarrassment, swipe a deodorant sticks on clean armpits before dressing.

L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Sport Deodorant Stick (HK$230/ 75g)

The citrus smell is fresh and invigorating without being overpowering. But guys with sensitive skin may have issues, and the price is well beyond reasonable. Nice if you can afford it.

Adidas Antiperspirant 24h Protection (HK$24.9/ 50ml)

This is ideal for sporty types. The subtle, manly scent enhances the deo's cooling properties, and the rugged bottle, with a ridged grip, while small, adds to the masculine feel.

Nivea For Men Fresh Active Anti-perspirant (HK$23.9/ 50ml)

The glass bottle makes it a bit heavy to carry around in your sports kit. But it makes up for this with its easy application and refreshing smell, boosted by ocean extracts.

Gatsby Double Protection Roll-on Deodorant (Unscented) (HK$19.9/ 60ml)

Eliminates body odour even after workouts in the scorching summer heat. And it does it without a pungent fragrance - this is unscented, and perfect for sensitive skin.

Rexona Men Quantum Antiperspirant Roll-on Deodorant (HK$18.9/ 40ml)

Actively cooling, and prevents perspiration if you're just hanging outside, but not especially effective if you're engaged in more physical activities. The mild scent makes a nice change.