It makes getting dressed in the morning just a little bit easier.
As someone whose wardrobe consists of about 80 percent black dresses, my ears perked up when I heard that Degree was creating a new antiperspirant deodorant specifically designed to never leave white marks on black clothing (or yellow ones on white clothing). Despite my best efforts to slide into dresses and tops carefully and remember to apply deodorant after getting dressed for the day, I would still end up getting to work and realizing I have marks running down my sweater. Or I would change outfits after work, and like magic, the marks would appear.
To see if Degree for Women Ultraclear ($4; amazon.com) really works, I decided to put it to the test. Instead of swiping on deodorant after getting dressed, I was going to boldly apply before pulling on black dresses and dark navy blouses just to see if it really wouldn't disappoint. Spoiler alert: it didn't!
While the deodorant comes in two forms, stick or spray-on, I decided to go with the classic twist-up solid. The first thing I noticed was the scent—the first whiff was fresh, but a little soapy. However, a few hours after I applied it, I gave it another sniff test, and was happy to find no scent at all, from either product or B.O. Not a fan of overly perfumey products, it definitely passed my smell test.
And after several days of wearing the deodorant (including two days of black dresses), I hadn't found a single mark on my clothing. To make it jump through one last hoop, I put it through a movie montage-style clothing-trying-on session while I organized my closet earlier this week. Throwing on black camisoles, jackets, and tops—the deodorant didn't leave a mark on a single item. I was convinced, and this bar's found a permanent spot in my product collection.