Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nivea for Men Cool Kick 48 Hour Deodorant

Now, I don’t have a BO problem, I wash religiously, in fact it’s borderline OCD as I really do fear smelling, or the people around me thinking that I smell anything other than lovely, or of Eau De Embassy Number 1 at a push (I smoke, for shame). To keep this self-doubt in check I really do rely on good deodorants.

Throughout my youth I was a firm convert to the Sure range of deodorants for men, they knocked the spots of everything else on the market in my opinion, and to steal their own marketing slogan, Sure didn’t let me down. As I aged (badly some would say) I found myself drawn to Right Guard, and it did offer excellent protection against that dreaded problem of body odour. Despite wracking my brain, I have no idea why I decided it would be a good idea to jump into the unknown and give Nivea for Men Cool Kick 48 Hour Deodorant a go.


Nivea for Men Cool Kick 48 Hour Deodorant

At £2.29 for 150ml can this really is quite cheap. I thankfully didn’t even pay that, I received a 35ml can, I think in a beauty box. 

This is what they say about the spray over on the Nivea site here:

‘NIVEA FOR MEN Cool Kick Deodorant with its cool-care formula delivers 48h confidence and antiperspirant protection keeping you fresh, dry and invigorated all day long.

It’s the perfect combination of NIVEA‘s mild care and reliable protection.’

First thing first, it smells actually rather lovely. It does have a fresh kick to it and unlike other sprays it doesn’t come across as overly artificial - and even better, it doesn’t leave white residue under your pit or down the side of your clothes, which is a blessing for me given the sheer amount of black clothes I wear (closet Goth alert)


Nivea for Men Cool Kick 48 Hour Deodorant

Nivea for Men Cool Kick 48 Hour Deodorant

With claims of 48 hour protection I had very high hopes for this, but after a brisk walk to work, a bit of lifting (that would be my laptop from my bag to my desk so nothing too taxing) the fragrance had changed from being fresh to slightly warm, and musky. I started to fear the worst.

After four hours on and very little exertion in a fairly cool office I was sure I could detect a hint of BO - first thought “oh Christ no”. After another hour my self-confidence had evaporated (like the spray) and I actually had to go and buy a can of Right Guard. A quick pop into the shower room at work and boom, the confidence was back.

Not wanting to sit here and write up a scathing analysis unfairly I did try it again when off at a conference in Perth recently, but alas, in a warm conference hall it’s claimed antiperspirant were nowhere to be seen and for a good four hours I was praying for time to pass quicker so that I could get back to my guest house to shower and apply some Right Guard (as an aside, and to add some positivity to this post - if in Perth you could do a lot worse than the Clunie Guest House - lovely Adele and Hatem, the owners were so friendly, it’s very clean and reasonably priced).

Anyway, back to this excuse for a deodorant - It doesn’t last for 48 hours, eurgh, the thought of how I would reek 48 hours after applying doesn’t bear thinking about. I found that after five hours I just couldn’t get comfortable knowing that my colleagues might think that I stink, or lord, hadn’t washed properly. Yes, it’s cheap, yes it has bold claims but avoid this like the plague as it simply does not do the job. 

Buildings burn, people die, but my hatred for this product will last forever!*

AVOID AT ALL COSTS


*this may have been adapted from the closing line of one of my favourite films, The Crow.

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20 comments:

  1. Doesn't sound like a good product! I couldn't imagine being like 'deodorant? nah I put some on yesterday thanks!'

    Becca

    www.QueenBeeBecca.com

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  2. Oh no thats not a good product! Iv always looked at this brand quite fondly. Wont get getting my hubby it then!

    Umber x
    *My Make Up Life*

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  3. I've never been convinced of deodorants that claim 48 hour protection. Why would you go 48 hours without washing anyway?!

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    1. Exactly, but I would have been happy with ten hours of protection!

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  4. I really don't understand why they advertise it that the spray protects you for 48 hours. It's just not possible. Cheers

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  5. That does sound like an exaggerated claim but you do expect a deodorant to last more than 4 hours. Rubbish!

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  6. Oh no, this doesn't sound good at all. You have to know that an antiperspirant will last the day or there's no point in using it.

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  7. Ha, four hours is not very long for a men's deodorant, even mine last longer than that! And what's with the 48 hour guarantee, is that a veiled encouragement for a man not to shower for two days? Horrid thought!xx

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  8. Ha ha now that's an honest review! I'll make sure my husband knows to avoid this x

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  9. Why would you want to have it on for 48 hours? I do wonder about these claims!

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  10. Sounds like rubbish! I always think that about products that say 48 hours, have a shower!!

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  11. And just to confirm it is utter rubbish x

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  12. Ah. There really isn't much more to say? I have generally found the best deodorants to be the natural ones you buy from hippy shops (rarely will you hear me say such a thing). Then again, I am lucky not to have a B/O problem.

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    1. I have always been hesitant about using the natural ones but may give them a go after this - I've heard MenRok is meant to be OK.

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  13. This made me chuckle, I don't get on with the ladies version either.

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  14. There's a song for every post and this one is Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Not sure its sold outside of USA but you could review that?
    BTW you could be accused of smelling of too much product sometimes but never BO!

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    1. I have considered having some shipped to me so I can give it a try.

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  15. Hubs bought this about 4 months ago and he had exactly the same problem ... in fact after a day at work in a warehouse he came home red faced and humming ... in fact he did stink! it went in the bin and has since avoided any product by them since :-(

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  16. This doesn't sound so good! Hate deodorants, which don't do their job

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  17. Oh dear!! Good to know and will certainly be avoiding!

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