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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