Dove Invisible Dry Spray

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TL;DR:

A lightly scented spray deodorant that dries on contact and won't leave pit stains or white marks.

Dove’s Invisible Dryspray isn’t just any antiperspirant. It’s the antiperspirant of the fashion elite.

Let me explain: When we first saw Dove’s spray deodorant, our beauty director leaned over to me, conspiratorially, and told me that Karlie Kloss stocked up on Dove’s spray deodorant on trips to Europe, where it has long been available, to apply when she had to wear couture. The reason being, of course, that the delicate spray wouldn’t leave unsightly smudges traditional cakey, balmy sticks can. But this version of the dryspray plays even more to our clothing concerns (you know, mine and Karlie’s).

I met with the scientists who created the 100 colors technology, which would render it, they said, white mark-proof and yellow-stain proof. As for the white marks — it really won’t show up, unless you open direct fire on a black t-shirt, at very close range. As for the yellow stains — they determined that the yellow stains aren’t only from sweat. They’re from the oxidizing reaction that happens when your sweat and antiperspirant residue bind with laundry detergent in the wash. To prevent that reaction, this spray has a special emulsifying agent that keeps the three components from binding and turning any of my five favorite white linen sleeveless shirts into yellow-ringed things. But I’m not usually thinking about the science at 7:15 am, when I’m running late from work.

I only vaguely, happily register that the Sheer Fresh scent makes me smell like clean laundry, even though I’m probably about to pull on a t-shirt I haven’t washed after wearing the previous weekend, and notice that it takes about 5 seconds for me to feel completely, totally dry. Which is all the time I have, because I’m already cutting into the 15 minutes I’ve set aside to do my makeup. And I don’t think about it all day — because I’m dry and that’s all I need to know — until it’s time for my second outfit change of the day, for the gym or out to drinks. At that point, I get another whiff of fresh laundry — and know it’ll still be there when I get home at the end of the night.