I wear it myself (deodorant, never anti-perspirant) but do not see an answer for others that encompasses my view, which is “to each their own.” All of the choices are phrased to be too judgmental one way or the other.
Same here. I’ll put it on if I’m leaving the house and will interact with people while I’m out, but otherwise, I might not bother. I’m not a big fan of using any sort of chemical cosmetic products unnecessarily.
I have no way of knowing if everyone needs it or most people need it- I guess there are people that never wear it and don’t need to. I wear it not because I know I need it, but I’m afraid of offending anyone if I don’t. I’d be mortified if others found me smelly and I was oblivious, so I swipe some on every morning, except on those days that I intend to spend working outside or doing sweaty, grimy work. No need until after I clean myself up.
Yeah, I’m finding this poll pretty surprising, actually. If I recall correctly from the last thread (which I’m too lazy to dig up), a lot of people said things like “how can you not wear it? If you think you don’t need it you’re deluding yourself.”
Me too. Most days, I use it. Occasionally if I know I’m just going to be home doing chores, I may not bother. I do shower twice a week, and every day I don’t shower, I get a bath.
What I use is an anti-perspirant/deodorant, but my hubby does not like anti-perspirant, so we spend lots of money for his tea tree oil deodorant that Rex Goliath mentioned. I’ll admit, however, to being less than bargain-conscious myself if a particular fragrance appeals to me. I mean, so it’s $6.00 a bar. What does that break down to in daily cost? Not bloody much.
Still, I do know people who just tend not to stink much. I’ve known people who only bathe/shower a couple of times a week and don’t use deodorant, but you never detect an odor about them.
Unfortunately, I’ve also known people who, even though they bathed regularly, didn’t use deodorant but really should have. So I, too, chose two options for other people. My husband, in fact, is one of those people who would stink to the high heavens by noon if he didn’t use deodorant, even though he showers every morning. Sometimes in the summer, he has to shower at bed-time, too, in spite of having showered with deodorant body wash and using stick deodorant.
Some people just stink faster than others.
I think the reason most of the people chose “always use” for themselves is, one, you can’t always tell if you’re one of the people who needs it; two, if you’re just in the habit of putting it on while you’re getting dressed, you may prefer the simplification of just doing it rather than the mental acrobats associated with “Hmmmm, am I really gonna need this today?” If you’re not sure you don’t need it, it’s best to err on the side of being non-offensive.