It won't last you long. Now, I'm not talking about the scent when I say that. The scent lasts and smells great for DAYS. But the product itself runs out (or crumbles/self destructs) much faster than one might expect for a $10 stick of deoderant. That MAY have to do with the consistency of the product and a learning curve for the application. This stuff is SOLID. Much moreso than typical commercial antiperspirants or deodorants, and it takes some work to apply as much of this stuff as you may be used to (and it's a little rough on the ol' underarm hairs). Beyond that though, I'm a sweaty guy and its been a loooong time since I've been as UN-self-conscious about potentially smelling like b.o. as I was when wearing this. I'm even wondering if the mass market antiperspirant I usually wear might make actually me sweat MORE, because I swear that I pitted out way fewer shirts while wearing it. I'm gonna buy some more, to see if I can't get the application process dialed on a bit better. If I can do that and make it last a bit longer, I'll be a lifer.
I love the quality of the product but this type of cedar isn’t the most common, it’s more of a Texas cedar (which has a odd aroma) vs a typical cedar. I wish Sam’s had a scent sample pack because I don’t enjoy this scent and I feel stuck with it because they make you pay for return shipping:( If there was a scent sample pack, customers would be able to know what they are getting and potentially avoid a need to return or exchange. I can see having the customer paying for return shipping if they want their money back but I wanted to exchange it! This definitely has me question future purchases with Sam’s.
I bought this deodorant with reservations about how it would work. It works great. I bought it mid summer so it really got a serious test. It held up well to sweaty yard work and working in my hot basement. Don’t use too much, it’s not necessary. I have even gotten away with two days from one application. It smells good too. I’ve used other products by Sam’s in the past and they have quality products that I recommend.
Overall, Sam’s Natural Deodorant is a great quality deodorant. I’ve been sticking to a 2-3 swipe limit under my arms and it fights bad odors all day for me. Compared to other natural deodorants I’ve used, Sam’s is great because it hasn’t stained any of my T-shirts or left an oily residue on the underarms of my shirts like some I have used in the past. I’m giving Sam’s 4 stars because overall, it’s a very great quality natural deodorant, the only thing they could work on to get 5 stars would be to intensify the scent a bit, I have their cedar deodorant and the smell is so great, but slightly faint.
This is my second purchase of Sam's Natural Cedar Natural Deodorant. Simply put, it works and it lasts. And, honestly, it's about the only natural deodorant that I can really say that about, much less recommend. The scent is nice--not over-powering. It's rare to ever need to reapply, regardless of how hot and humid it is outside. Give it a try!
Sam, natural deodorant is the only deodorant that works for me. Hard to believe I use not one swipe under my arm.