to think that two different types of roll-on/spray shouldn't be needed to not smell

(51 Posts)
DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 21:59:16

Serious post.

Very case of bad BO.

Bad bad bad.

Not sure why, never a problem before, but now it is.

Should a roll-on and a spray at the same time, both be required, or is there a perfectly acceptable version of each that will by itself, do the job?

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 30-Apr-13 22:01:32

Have you tried all the big guns?

Mitchum... Triple dry... Perspirex etc?

JellyBellyWorkWear Tue 30-Apr-13 22:02:24

Sure 24hr did the job nicely during pregnancy when nowt else did


Salmotrutta Tue 30-Apr-13 22:03:14

Have you tried Mitchum roll -on?

I bought some of the 24hour stuff because it was on a special offer - but unfortunately I reacted to it so had to chuck it (I get eczema). It seemed good though?

Salmotrutta Tue 30-Apr-13 22:03:35

Ah, X- post

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:03:39

Desperate for quick answers jelly.

No hazel will try all of the above.

Any personal recommendations?

Goldmandra Tue 30-Apr-13 22:04:04

Wash with Hibiscrub or use antibac gel. Both will kill the bacteria which causes the smell.

KatoPotato Tue 30-Apr-13 22:04:19

Mitchum all the way!

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 30-Apr-13 22:05:29

Mitchum stick for me. The aerosol just seems to flake off, and the roll-on takes too long to dry.

valiumredhead Tue 30-Apr-13 22:06:03

MItchum is good, Lynx Africa stick is cheaper and leaves no stains on clothes and smells feminine and works just as well ( I used ds's once when I had run out of my stuff!)

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:06:13

That's three for Mitchum!

Bath and thorough scrub everyday already gold will either of those make a difference?

Bridgetbidet Tue 30-Apr-13 22:06:16

Has your diet changed? Could it be something you are eating that is causing it? Could you do an elimination diet?

CheeseStrawWars Tue 30-Apr-13 22:07:01

Is it you or is it lingering BO in your clothes being released as they warm up next to your skin? Artificial fibres in particular hang on to BO smells.

expectingno2 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:07:37

I found I smelt horribly with mitchum. Just changed to a sure 48 hour one in a stick with tricool or something like that and it is truly amazing! Hardly any sweat and no pong

Dawndonna Tue 30-Apr-13 22:09:15

Mitchum here too. My dm had serious problems until she had some sweat glands removed from under her arms, but she used Mitchum and it made a significant difference. Dd2 has probs in that department, too. She loves Mitchum!

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:09:19

Definitely on clothes.

Cotton tops though?

Diet is probably slightly different, more dairy and fat. Also now that I've put on weight, I notice it to be stronger!

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:10:42

Never sweaty, just pongy. My mother had the same problem.

Mitchum has cropped up repeatedly here.

Clearly you all know something I don't.

I will buy some first thing.

Goldmandra Tue 30-Apr-13 22:11:37

I discovered it when DD had lots of emergency admissions to hospital and I kept ending up there with nothing for me.

They didn't stop me sweating of course but they did make a massive difference by stopping that smell which usually appears within a short time if you start.

I also started putting it on every morning after my shower when I got eczema from deodorant for a while. It worked really well as an alternative.

CheeseStrawWars Tue 30-Apr-13 22:11:40

Deodorant residue on clothes can trap BO smells, so if you're using a lot of deodorant you might be perpetuating the problem. Link to tips on treating

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:13:24

Thanks cheese

bubbles1231 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:14:10

I had a problem with Dove and then Sure not working, but recently I bought Aldi's own and it's fantastic!!!

JellyBellyWorkWear Tue 30-Apr-13 22:14:37

fair nuff

The other thing I found was being very free of underarm hair made a huge difference, as did dressing sensibly. If you've put on weight are your tops pulling under the arms or synthetic?

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:16:09

thanks bubbs.

No hair jelly, clothes correct size, don't like tight things.

Have gone up to a 12/14. So not too big, just bigger than I was.

But coincidentally this is when I noticed the issue of sweat and BO

valiumredhead Tue 30-Apr-13 22:17:21

The Powder Fresh Mitchum smells lovely.

FrickingFedUp Tue 30-Apr-13 22:17:41

Mitchum. Been using it for 13 years now and I forget what a sweaty Betty I am until I try something different.

Perspirex nearly burnt my pits off.

DamnBamboo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:19:57


Mitchum all the way.

Thanks everyone smile

hugoagogo Tue 30-Apr-13 22:21:56

Dove or sure maximum, they have to be applied the night before to work.

dh really rates gillette solid, I keep meaning to try it as it's cheaper and I find the smell of the maximum ones when I am trying to sleep keeps me awake, but I am weird. hmm

Ihavetopushthepramalot Tue 30-Apr-13 22:22:23

Driclor works really well. It's prescibed for excess perspiration. You can buy it from pharmacies and Boots I think.

GibberTheMonkey Tue 30-Apr-13 22:22:43

I work my way through them
Then triple dry
Now on dove 48 cream and its the best so far

GibberTheMonkey Tue 30-Apr-13 22:22:55


Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 30-Apr-13 22:26:13

Mitchum is fab. Hope it works for you!

LivingThings Tue 30-Apr-13 22:32:02

Driclor is fantastic.

mrsseed Tue 30-Apr-13 22:37:25

mitchum is fab, but it does take a while to dry so I put it on, then dry hair before putting top on, or if not washing hair use hair dryer for quick blow under arms to encourage drying!

Shinyshoes1 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:47:28

Dricolor or perspirex

Miracle stuff it really is

BooksandaCuppa Tue 30-Apr-13 22:54:05

I must be a real sweaty betty - Mitchum doesn't touch my 'problem'.

Perspirex works but I don't like to use it regularly. And you can't use it on a day you've shaved as it stings so much; so alternate days at most...

Actually I find I smell least with perspirex/driclor, then next least with NO deodorant/antiperspirant at all, then most of all with any normal deodorant including Mitchum.

intheshed Tue 30-Apr-13 23:00:01

For me it has to be either Sure max or Dove max- I don't like the smell of mitchum and it makes my armpits stick together!

rainbowsprite1 Wed 01-May-13 00:23:17

Driclor to get things under control then mitchum to keep it under control. As soon as it gets a bit warmer go back to the driclor for a bit, then go back to the mitchum.

Thank you - you have reminded me I need to get a new Driclor, spring is coming!

oh & whatever you do dont use the driclor after shaving, shave in the morning, driclor at night, mitchum next morning & you are good to go. It does sting for a few mins, but for me it is worth it.

ICBINEG Wed 01-May-13 01:19:22

Try growing your armpit's there for a reason.

claremp7 Wed 01-May-13 03:56:31

I never had a BO problem before I had DD so much so I never wore deodorant. Since then I am stinky I now have to spray it on every morning which I suppose for most people thats normal. Any I just use vaseline spray deodorant but OH uses mitchum. He swears by it.

trinity0097 Wed 01-May-13 06:47:15

Mitcham roll ons are fab!

diddl Wed 01-May-13 08:52:29

Can I just hijack & ask anyone know of something good against sweat that doesn't irritate?

Mitchum, dricolor etc, all irritate-I assume it's the aluminiun chlorate(?)

So, something with their strength sweat wise but gentle skin wise?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 01-May-13 09:10:08

Oh yeah, I use Mitchum too. Fragrance free one to not mix the smell with perfume smile .

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 01-May-13 09:14:24

Mitchum doesn't do a thing for me; in fact none of the everyday ones do. I'm with Shiny – Driclor or Perspirex. The latter you used to have to buy from the pharmacist but you can now get it off the supermarket shelf, so no more basically broadcasting to the Boots queue 'Hi! I reek!'

SanitaryOwl Wed 01-May-13 11:10:55

You can see the doctor about this, as it can be a sign of an underlying problem.

Also, driclor or perspirex as previously mentioned.

BooksandaCuppa Wed 01-May-13 23:07:26

I've been offered botox but declined...

bugslife Wed 01-May-13 23:11:56

Mitchum here too. I read somewhere to apply at night for it to be most effective the next day?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 05-May-13 11:31:11

diddl, the only other one I know is Perspirex but have you already tried that?

sooperdooper Sun 05-May-13 12:41:40

Another vote for Mitchum, I've been using it for years, nothing else seems to work for me but never have a problem using that

gindrinker Sun 05-May-13 13:33:58

Pitrok... Natural crystal thing. Wet it rub under armpits, allow to dry apply normal deodorant.
Kills the bacteria which causes the smells. Great stuff.

FarBetterNow Sun 05-May-13 13:37:55

You don't use cold water to wash clothes do you?
These use cold water detergent in Oz and the USA, but I think they don't work.
All the clothes smelt weird.

worried90 Sun 05-May-13 14:11:01

Dove 48hr cream for me
Clothes - use a bio liquid or powder and no fabric conditioner. Soak bad ones in napisan before washing. Add napisan to wash as well

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