Not long ago, mbg's fitness editor Leigh Weingus tested several natural deodorants and wrote about the one that gets her through sweaty workouts, sans stink. So when the winning brand, Meow Meow Tweet Tweet, sent me their new underarm primer, I was more than willing to see if their latest product would be a game-changer, too. Of course I wondered Do I really need an underarm primer? and What have I been missing out on?, but I decided to give it the ultimate test: a sweat-drenched SoulCycle class. This was essentially unfair: I never leave Soul smelling good. But if it could stand up to the impossible, I knew we'd be onto something.
I applied the underarm primer and without really letting it "dry" and smeared the same trusty grapefruit-scented stick deodorant that worked so well for Leigh. After a 45-minute sweat fest, I gave my pits a sniff. Dang! Nothing but a soft whisper of grapefruit. It had worked.