Japan isn’t so much hot as it is humid. Like, you want to ring out the air like a sponge humid. It can be unbearable.
But I’m not complaining because one] I decided long ago that you can either complain about the heat or the cold [[and I hate the cold]]; two] because I was in Japan and I’d rather sweat in a foreign country than be comfortable at home [[plus, vacation is lovely no matter the weather]]; and three] I had Lady Speed Stick Stainguard deodorant with me [[which is this week’s Saturday Sample]].
I was given two samples: Powder Fresh and Daringly Fresh. They both smell incredible. I mean, ridiculously incredible. I sat on my bed for a solid ten minutes smelling them, trying to decide which scent to use first. I had to talk myself out of the idea of using one for each pit, and ultimately went with Daringly Fresh.
You put it on and you can smell it. It’s strong, but in such a light and airy way. I wanted to smell like it, so it cut perfume out of my daily routine. Which was especially nice because I couldn’t fit any more into my suitcase … unless I wanted to pay an overweight fee. So no deodorant got packed for me.
It kept me dry too. And even walking in the humidity, I wasn’t worried about getting yellow pitstains on my white shirts [[which, let’s face it, is a gross thing to have to worry about; life is much better spent when you don’t have your hands/face stuffed into your pit like you’re that chick from Saturday Night Live]].
My brother tested out the men’s Stainguard. Every time he put it on, I wanted to ask if he sprayed something. You could definitely smell it [[in a nice way; much better than smelling b.o.]], which is a great way to check if your barely pubescent son put on deodorant or is lying about it.
His only complaint was that after wearing it for 24 hours [[you know: morning, flight to Tokyo, puddle jumper to Osaka, family chilling at the house to say hello, finally crashing]], it didn’t really work anymore. I’m not sure the deodorant claims that it’ll last a full day, but he didn’t feel like it did. But, honestly, the chance of you counting on it for a solid 24 hours is slim, so don’t let that deter you.
Full disclosure: I was given four deodorants for the purpose of this review. No money was exchanged for any of the comments in this Saturday Sample.