Dandy & Dapper

Guys, why is it easier for my wife to find a non-marking B.O. basher than it is for me? Don't they think guys want to avoid those white marks, too? I thought Joyce Grooming in The Landmark would have a solution but it didn't even have any deodorants.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: deodorant spray

Guys, sweat may an unavoidable side effect of summer, but a good deodorant or antiperspirant will help minimise wetness and odour


Gatsby Ice-Type Deodorant Spray (HK$38/100g)

It produces a cooling sensation and feels dry all day. The canister has a safety lock, so you can carry it in your gym bag.


29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Groom for a view

Relax with a face mask.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

In the past, you've recommended dry-cleaners, which I've used along with many others only to be repeatedly disappointed with the mediocre to ruined-garment results. In addition, one is forced to endure their favourite chorus, 'We cannot remove perspiration odour,' which is absurd as this is a standard part of dry-cleaning provided the cleaner is competent.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Getting down to earth

When my editor handed me a bag of gritty brown powder and a gleaming rock of crystal and told me, with a glint in her eye, that this would keep me clean for a week, I felt a twinge of panic.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: men's deodorant

In Hong Kong's long-lasting summer, deodorant is a crucial product for everyone to keep you clean, dry and odour-free.

Lush Aromaco Deodorant Bar (HK$79/100g; minimum purchase 120g)

A clean, fresh, masculine smell, but the retro hunk of soap look makes it quite difficult to apply and store.

Tel: 2525 0083

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

ask toni & josh

Dear Josh

I'm 14 and I like to play a lot of sport. But I've noticed that I sweat a lot and get very smelly.

I take a shower after exercising, and apply deodorant but I sweat again. It's so embarrassing. I think people are actually starting to avoid me being near me. Help!

Not wet behind the ears

Dear Pits

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

What is it? Farnesol

Other names: Trimethyl dodecatrienol, 2,6,10Dodecatrien1OL, 3,7,11Trimethyl.

What's it used in? Fragrances, cleansers, moisturisers, deodorants.

What does it do? In perfumes it enhances sweet floral fragrances. It's also used to add flavour to cigarettes and as a pesticide - it kills mites.

7 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

This week we test: deodorant

Keep your underarms sweat-free and smelling sweet with one of these products.


Bliss Minty Underarmy (HK$160/75ml)

It may smell more like mouthwash than something you roll onto your skin, but this is a great solution to the hot weather. The mint proves very refreshing - almost like rolling an ice cube under your arms. Tel: 3586 0246

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Undercover operation

Join Bliss in the battle against body odour. Antiperspirant gel Underarmy (HK$160) claims to be strong enough to protect even a suit-clad commuter on a sweltering summer's day. The powerful and cooling formula contains mint oil to prevent embarrassing odours and sweat stains. Bliss is available from Faces and Lance Crawford.

All-over gleam

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Gift sets for him and her

There are mountains of new products available in the run-up to Christmas, so whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one, or a self-indulgent treat for yourself, there is plenty of choice.

Luxury French brand Guerlain has a range of gift sets for men and women.

The men's edition of L'Instant de Guerlain includes an eau de toilette spray and shower gel.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am


To avoid the embarrassment of body odour, apply a good deodorant or antiperspirant to clean armpits every morning.

Biotherm Deo Pure (HK$130/ 75ml)

This is deo with real staying power - goes all day without letting you down. What's more, it's non-sticky and dries quickly.

Fancl Verdan Deo.Cristal (HK$170/ 115g)

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Don't sweat it

Body odour, wet armpits and damp palms can be a turn-off. Here's how to keep cool and dry in sticky situations

At the right time and on the right guy, sweat can be very sexy. But a man in a suit with soggy armpits and a wet handshake can be a real turn-off - particularly when the sweaty look is accompanied by odour.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Sole mates

Prepare to expose your toes this summer with good grooming for the feet

While men have made great strides forward in caring for their faces, their feet lag behind. If you intend to eschew socks for open footwear this summer, make sure you scrub up - smelly feet with hard, rough skin are a big turn-off.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


Sweat is an unavoidable side-effect of summer, but a good deodorant or antiperspirant will help minimise wetness and odour.

Biotherm Deo Pure Antiperspirant Spray (125ml/ $140)

Simple, with almost no fragrance, it passed the ultimate sweat test - a big workout in the gym. Despite being completely covered in sweat, the armpits were left glowing.

17 Jul 2005 - 12:00am