We spritz on the new Nivea Men Body Deodorizers and give you our verdict on the gas-free products
I’ve used Nivea deodorants before, and I’ve liked the fragrance and effects, but the new products in the line of Nivea Men deodorants — or body deodorizers, as they are called — are a breath of fresh air. Clever and innovative packaging aside, we were really surprised, pleasantly so, by the two thin, tall cans we tried.
Nivea Men Body Deodorizers, in Intense and Sprint, are gas free, which means that you have to spritz them on. The deodorant market has seen a shift from the pressurised gas variants to more sophisticated gas-free versions, and we are on board with the change in attitude. The company claims that they keep body odour in check all day long; and, while we did feel that both fragrances were long lasting, we can’t really vouch for the day-long body odour control claims.
The most important thing about a deodorant is how it smells, and we liked the Sprint a lot because of its sweet, flowery tones. The mild fragrance gives way to stronger notes and we were happy that subtle odour isn’t overpowering. Wear it for a private dinner or on a special date. Intense, as the name suggests, is a stronger fragrance that’s best suited to high spirited evenings out. Although we didn’t dislike it, we didn’t like it as much as we did Sprint. However, we found that the bold top notes give way to a musky undertone that we weren’t too happy with.
All in all, the Nivea Men Body Deodorizers make a strong statement. They’re a bit expensive, but try them and we’re sure they will become instant favourites.
Price: Rs. 250 for 120ml
Where: Leading stores across the city