Mennen - Speed Stick - Irish Spring.

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Mennen - Speed Stick - Irish Spring.

Post by Aztecface » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:51 pm

Has anyone tried this deodorant/antiperspirant? What do you think of the scent?
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Post by bernards66 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:46 pm

Jani, Nope. I use the 'classic' or 'regular'.....in other words the original one that's been sold since I was a kid. A fougere sort of scent, does the job, and doesn't annoy or mess up my skin. Thank God, at least one grooming product I like that I can easily buy locally and that's low priced...sigh
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Post by Aztecface » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:22 am

Gordon, I use the 'Regular' in the summer and the 'Musk' in the winter and love them. Absolutely the best I've used. They were recommended to me by Fitch. I find them at low cost and stock up but I couldn't possibly find them locally. Unfortunatly Sweden is a desert in finding good deodorants/antiperspirants.
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Post by TRBeck » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:42 am

Jani, the performance and strength of the scent in the Irish Spring version is the same as the excellent regular and musk versions. The scent itself is that of Irish Spring bath soap, which is to say artificially grassy and slightly similar to Irisch Moos shave soap, but more brash and perhaps a little citrusy.

I use the regular and musk often, the Irish Spring version less so.

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Post by Aztecface » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:05 am

Tim, Thank You so very much. Exactly what I wanted to know.
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Post by Sam » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:40 pm

Mennen regular and Mennen musk here.

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Post by a-cut-above » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:44 pm

I used the Musk for years but lately the scent has gotten weaker and weaker and less musk-like. So I switched back to the regular scent.
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Post by a-cut-above » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:46 pm

I used the Musk for years but lately the scent has gotten weaker and weaker and less musk-like. So I switched back to the regular scent which I used once my infatuation with English Leather deodorant and cologne ended (shorly after college).
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Post by F.W. Fitch » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:14 am

a-cut-above wrote:I used the Musk for years but lately the scent has gotten weaker and weaker and less musk-like.
Really? I almost wish they would 'tame' it down a notch. Who would of thought mens deodorant would get me to post....what the heck. I'll just make it short and sweet. At one end I would not want to spend significant time with someone who paid over $20+ to use Penhaligons "Blenheim Bouquet" deodorant. At the other extreme someone who would choose Speed Stick 'Glacier' or 'Ocean Surf' would be sort of suspect also.
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Post by Araner » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:15 am

Tabac deodorant stick works for me. Just think it's Mennon and all will be OK.

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Post by a-cut-above » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:07 pm

F.W. Fitch wrote:
a-cut-above wrote:I used the Musk for years but lately the scent has gotten weaker and weaker and less musk-like.
Really? I almost wish they would 'tame' it down a notch.... [/url]
I could have become desentitized but it really seemed to lose its scent, and its effectiveness recently. The regular green version with the typical Mennen scent seems unchanged since.....I had hair and no whiskers. One of the constants on SMF is the variability of individual noses. (I remember a discussion of Taylor's Sandalwood Shave Soap where the reviews of the scent ranged from "wonderful" and "one of my favorite sandalwoods" to "reminds me of a British cleaning fluid".)
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Post by Gene » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:18 am

I drifted over to unscented products a few years ago. My favorites are Mitchum and Dry Idea gels. I apply them before I shave and they dry down enough to put a shirt on by the time I am done.

Don't know if that's why, but I have noticed that I don't funk out the armpits of my T-shirts so much any more (those hard yellow stains). This popped up in a thread a few months back.
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Post by bernards66 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:27 pm

Gene, I always got those stains when I used anti-perspirants....as well as skin irritation eventually. Both disappeared when I returned to using the old Mennen, which is a deodarant, not an anti-perspirant. I suspect it was the metallic salts that were causing both the staining and the irritation...in any case I've had no problem with either one since I've been using the original Mennen.
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Post by Gene » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:37 pm

Gordon that's interesting. I have trouble with using just a deodorant - can't stay dry. My son has to use the prescription strength stuff to stay dry. I figured in my case it had something to do with the unscented gel versus a scented solid...but that's just me.

Maybe I should re-think the Mennen...
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Post by bernards66 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:10 pm

Gene, Well, it's a personal decision, of course. I live in a place that is very hot and humid most of the year ( albeit I stay in the A/C most of the time ), and the Mennen deodorant is still adequate. If push comes to shove, I'd rather have a little 'wetness' occasionally then yellow stained undershirts and rash, and all anti-perspirants that I ever tried resulted in those two things, sooo.....it's original Mennen for me....plus it smells rather nice I think.
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