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Need help – with a possibly smelly problem

As a cosmetics addict, it is usual for me to try new things and check how well they work (for me).

Even though some might claim incredible results, using most of them does not have reverse effect than the one stated.

That is, until we come to deodorants.

I used up the Vichy anti-perspirant and rather optimistically, bought some other roll-ons in order to try something else. Plus, the lady who sold me the Vichy told me it’s not supposed to be used all the time (?) as it’s an anti-perspirant, so for some people that obviously means not completely healthy.

The problem I now face is that nothing seems to be working.
For the time being I am pretty sure it’s only me who is bothered by this (careful inquiry with some of my good friends revealed that) but it’s still making me feel uncomfortable and well, smelly.

I know that the most obvious solution is to get another Vichy roll-on (and it’s on its way, Escentuals has them for a great price) but I would still prefer a choice and a change.

So, this is where you come in. 🙂

What is your preferred choice of deodorants (spray, roll-on, stick…) and what is THE deodorant that you cannot live without, one that works incredibly?

P.S. Just to give you a run down of stuff I tried that didn’t work in roll-on variety: Rexona, Dove, Adidas, Nivea, Avon, Biotherm, Balea, Garnier, Neutro Roberts, Rituals, Bourjois, Lancome…

Sprays generally don’t last long enough on me, and I just recently heard some women prefer sticks as those work best for them. I’ll be trying my luck with those next.

I need some scentful help

A week from now I’ll be off to France for a week of skiing. I cannot describe how much I am looking forward to a week of some energetic activity, sun, snow and no work. 🙂 I really think I’ve earned my vacation this year.

Anyway, I realized I have a bit of a problem. I have no ide what to take with me (perfume-wise). I know I will take Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger because that is my light scent for pretty much every occasion and I think will work great during my snow activities.
But, it will be March and it won’t be that cold (approximately from -3 to 3 degrees Celsius) so now my winter scents are not going to be appropriate because first, they are not designed for strenuous activity (I don’t see most of them in that light anyway) and secondly, they make me feel warm and cuddly and that is not exactly what I will need them to do. I mean, the sun will be shining and it’s going to be pretty warm (in ski terms) and the cuddly needs no explanation. 🙂

But I don’t think my summer scents are appropriate either. I don’t want citrusy light variants for skiing, they somehow feel like they are going to clash with snow. I would like either something sporty, something cristalline-like or white (ChickenF, are you going to suggest Cristalle? – which btw, I still don’t know what it smells like) or something springlike. I’m thinking of taking Santal Blanc as well (it has the white part, besides it’s not too wintery so it might work).
Any suggestion will be most welcome. 🙂
I also plan to take something to seduce my boyfriend in the evening 😉 but that is a much easier choice (my Amoureuse and Lyric samples are coming with me – probably some others as well, but I haven’t yet decided which).

And while I’m waiting for the week to pass, some pictures from last year (Les 2 Alpes). That’s me in light blue.

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