Many of us use perfume (or cologne) or deodorant on a daily basis. To some, it may be a habit and to others, because they want to smell nicer or to be hygienic. Some mistake perfume and deodorant to be the same, thinking that they have the same purpose. However, there are differences between the two, which I shall discuss in detail. This chart here compares different types of perfumes that can work both as a perfume and deodorant. Hopefully at the end, you will understand why some people choose deodorants over perfume and vice versa.
Deodorants are usually used to mask bad body odor. This could be due to perspiration, certain eating habits and genetic conditions. Deodorants play a part in killing or removing the bacteria that produces this bad smell. Depending on the type and brand of deodorant, they may give out their own scent or be scent-free. They are not meant to have strong scents as they are supposed to lightly mask the bad odor rather than project a strong fragrance. Some deodorants even act as antiperspirants that prevent perspiration for a certain amount of time. This is particularly helpful in social settings in hot weather. (more…)