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Antiperspirant vs. Daily Fragrance: What’s the Difference?

Everybody sweats: it’s a simple fact of life. The real problem comes when ordinary sweat turns in to extraordinary body odor. Smelling less than fresh can cramp your style whether you’re on a date, at a job interview or just chilling with the guys.

The key to keeping body odor and sweat under control is using a good antiperspirant deodorant and topping it off with a few sprays of daily fragrance. 

But why should you use both? It’s easy to get confused between a dry spray antiperspirant and a daily fragrance. Here's how to use each, explained.

 

What Makes Sweat Smell?

To understand the benefits of antiperspirant, you’ve got to get to grips with sweat and body odor first. Your body actually produces two types of sweat. 

First, you’ve got the sweat that comes from your eccrine glands, which keeps you cool by secreting water and salt. They don’t smell bad at all. 

You also have the sweat that comes from apocrine glands. They leave deposits of fat and protein on your body. Mix these with the bacteria on your skin and boom: body odor occurs.

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It’s a simple matter of choosing what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Antiperspirant Helps You Stay Dry

Like the name implies, antiperspirants keep you from sweating. They work by covering your sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat on skin that generates odor. If you do not want wet patches from sweat on your clothes, this is the thing for you.

 

Daily Fragrance Makes You Smell Fly

Daily Fragrance is applied to the chest and adds that extra bit of fragrance to make an impression.

Now you’ve got the facts.  Wear an antiperspirant together with a complementary daily fragrance every day to help you keep dry and smell great.

Use a daily fragrance like Axe Black Daily Fragrance along with Axe Night Antiperspirant Stick to smell good and stay protected from sweat. Or choose a dry spray antiperspirant like Axe Charge Up Protection Dry Spray for a clean, fresh feeling.