Trying out Native's Pumpkin Spice Deodorant
I tried pumpkin spice deodorant
When you first apply it, the scent is terrific. Ciara Appelbaum / INSIDER
The INSIDER Summary:
- I wore a pumpkin spice latte scented deodorant for a week.
- The deodorant was from Native Deodorant, an all natural deodorant company.
- Although it smelled terrific when I first applied it, I smelled terrible by the end of the day.
Fall is here, which means pumpkin spice products are dominating shelves.
From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin spice Pringles, it seems nothing gets left out. This year, however, a new product has gotten the pumpkin spice treatment: deodorant.
Native Deodorant, an all natural deodorant brand, is rolling out pumpkin spice latte-scented deodorant for the fall season.
I've tried natural deodorant before, and it never quite got the job done as well as normal deodorant. Despite my initial concerns, I am abigfan of pumpkin spice, so I decided to give the product a try anyway.
The offending deodorant. Ciara Appelbaum / INSIDER
Upon first opening the stick of deodorant, Ilovedthe pumpkiny scent. It truly smelled just like a pumpkin spice latte you'd get at Starbucks, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.
When I applied it to my underarm, however, I noticed an intense burning sensation. I hadn't shaved my underarms the night before, so the burning really freaked me out and seemed to come out of nowhere. Thankfully it calmed down within a minute or so. That said, it burned every time I applied it that week.
It smells just like a pumpkin spice latte. Ciara Appelbaum / INSIDER
I went about my day as usual, but by around lunchtime I could already smell myself. That was embarrassing and unusual for me.
I tossed it up to it being a particularly warm fall day in New York. However, I smelled terrible by the end of every day that week, even on chillier ones.
I was too afraid to work out, especially in group classes, for fear of how bad I would smell. Don't even get me started on dates — I rescheduled them for a different week for fear I might smell.
It got worse though.
Of all the weeks to run into my ex-boyfriend, of course it was while I was using the natural pumpkin spice latte deodorant. When he came up to me, I was too embarrassed to even give him a hug for fear he would smell my stinking pits the second I opened my arms.
My week of pumpkin spice heaven had quickly turned into a pumpkin spice hell.
I smelled horrible. Ciara Appelbaum / INSIDER
I was really,reallyhating this deodorant, but the greatest test was yet to come—a trip to the airport.
I had a flight planned to visit my alma mater for homecoming weekend. Based on the previous five days, I knew it was going to be a nightmare for my pits.
The whole flight, I couldn't stop wondering if the person next to me could smell me. My worst fears were confirmed, however, when my best friend picked me up from the airport and the first thing she said to me after four months was, "Girl, you stink! What happened to you?"
After that, I gave up on the deodorant. I couldn't go another day. I scrubbed my pits in the shower and applied massive amounts of my normal deodorant.
My confidence skyrocketed now that I was able to lift my arms without a terrible stench emanating from them.
While I realize that paraben and aluminum free natural deodorants tend to work differently than regular ones, this one didn't seem to work at all.
I really wanted to like it, but it seems like some things should never be pumpkin spiced.
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