I use solid deodorant, and I really made my last stick count. I was stabbing the weird plastic-y part at the end with a q-tip to ensure I got every last bit of use out of it. But, one can only put off the inevitable for so long, and so I ventured forth on the search for French deodorant.
Why was I going to such lengths to avoid French deodorant? Well, I have never seen deodorant in a solid form over here. They tend to prefer aerosols where you spray particles under your arms, or liquids.
Granted, I haven't done an extensive search, but as part of my on going quest to integrate into French culture, I decided to branch out.
While I know some of my fellow Americans use liquid deodorant, I never have. So faced with the unknown and my limited number of options, I went for something my compatriots use: liquid deodorant.
I hate it.
It’s wet. It stays wet. It takes eons to dry. If I’m running late and don’t give myself enough time to dry off, the underarms of my clothes get wet.
It’s cold, and I’m already cold in the mornings.
It’s slimy, and after application my underarms remind me more of frog skin than human skin.
My liquid déodorant, aka early morning torture.
I’m just glad I bought a travel size bottle.
However, my travel size solid deodorant lasted me 6 months... Looks like I’ll have to deal with cold, wet, slimy underarms for a while to come yet.
Update: thanks to my awesome readers, I was able to find solid déo!