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72 hour deodorant?

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MamaChubbyLegs Mon 24-Jun-13 09:09:37

I am usually clean at least once or twice a day, but times I have not washed in 72 hours:

Glastonbury (was 18 though so didn't care grin ),
As a supposedly independent patient on a particularly short staffed ward,
As a poorly new mum on my own (I lived on the floor with him for a few days because I couldn't stand up)

It happens, and I guess some people are just too busy? hmm If you're going to be manky, at least reduce the smell. Wish I could have had 72hr deodorant then!

Pudden Mon 24-Jun-13 08:59:03

OP you are missing the point. It doesn't mean that you only have to wash every three days but that the product works in such a way that you only have to apply it every three days.

Fairly obvious really hmm

samandi Mon 24-Jun-13 08:54:04

Urgh. Even at festivals (normal) people usually wash within a 72 hour period.

Trills Mon 24-Jun-13 07:30:48

It is important that if you have teenage boys who buy their own toiletries you do tell them to look for the ones that say antiperspirant!

Buzzardbird Sun 23-Jun-13 23:49:35

Boots are advertising a 3 day mascara (blimey, that auto-incorrected to massacre!). Who would want their eyelashes coated in mascara for 3 days? After consultant told me about what lives on your eyelashes...yuk!

Justfornowitwilldo Sun 23-Jun-13 23:25:50

I may have to try that.

BimbaBirba Sun 23-Jun-13 22:58:57

This stuff
It's very different from a deodorant. Your armpits just stay dry.

ExcuseTypos Sun 23-Jun-13 22:50:04

Festivals? <pong>

HollyBerryBush Sun 23-Jun-13 22:47:44

Worst long haul flight I had was 60 hours door to door - so be warned when your wheel gets a puncture on a fuelling stop in the middle of fuck knows where and you have to wait in the airport for it to be fixed .... then London is fog bound and you have to go to Manchester. Then when you get the train the bastard thing breaks down. Three times. 60 hours.

BridgetBidet Sun 23-Jun-13 22:45:19


snooter Sun 23-Jun-13 22:44:35

My husband calls it antiperspirant. I'd never buy him the non-antiperspirant stuff that just covers up the smell with another smell. I call it deodorant.

Wolfiefan Sun 23-Jun-13 22:44:08

Isn't antiperspirant to stop you sweating and deodorant just a smelly spray to try and cover pong?!
I use 48 hours. It isn't! It lasts a day and a night unless it is hot or I exercise a lot. Me sweaty? Nah. I glow!

Justfornowitwilldo Sun 23-Jun-13 22:40:54

Everyone uses antiperspirant! We just call it deodorant.

Sallyingforth Sun 23-Jun-13 22:40:27

Long haul flights?
Good idea. I'll take one on my next moon trip.

BimbaBirba Sun 23-Jun-13 22:36:41

I shower every day but apply deodorant only twice a week because I use an antiperspirant. Much better than any deodorant, it just stops me from sweating under the arms.

thenightsky Sun 23-Jun-13 22:29:18

I just assumed they meant you could still wash, but their product didn't wash off, so you didn't need to reapply confused

Justfornowitwilldo Sun 23-Jun-13 22:20:58

They mean strong. My armpits are stronger grin. I need 48hr stuff to remain fragrant for 18 hours.

Trills Sun 23-Jun-13 22:13:43

They are just saying big numbers to try to sound impressive.

They've said 24, and someone else said 48, and now they feel the need to up the ante.

After 72 hours it might still be doing something, yes That's not to say they recommend it.

snooter Sun 23-Jun-13 22:10:55

I just think about all the other bits that haven't had 72 hour deodorant applied & haven't been washed. Plenty of smellier bits other than armpits. Urgh!

SomethingNarstyInTheWoodshed Sun 23-Jun-13 21:56:47

Just seen an ad.


Why advertise it as 72 hours when that is minging? Why not just 'strong'?

HollyBerryBush Sun 23-Jun-13 21:55:46

Long haul flights?

Sirzy Sun 23-Jun-13 21:54:33

I haven't seen any 72 hour ones, but I use a 48 hour one simply because it works best - I still apply it every day/twice a day though.

WorraLiberty Sun 23-Jun-13 21:53:30


EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sun 23-Jun-13 21:52:05


SomethingNarstyInTheWoodshed Sun 23-Jun-13 21:50:29

72 hours????

Surely you'd have had a shower and/or reapplied your deodorant within 72 hours?

And if you're a bit stinky within 72 hours perhaps you should have a wash?

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