Leon Piper | Drive producer
It’s a question as old as time itself. Or at least as long as there’s been two choices in the deodorant department — choosing between roll-on and spray-on deodorant is an issue that afflicts many of us as we stand in the aisle at the supermarket.
But which do people prefer, and which really is better?
Deodorant has a long history. In the 1880s it debuted as a cream to run on your underarms. In the 1950s it evolved into a roll-on canister, then later an aerosol spray. A study released in 2013 showed that 61% of men surveyed used spray, however, only 32% of women opted for spray.
To find out why, let’s take a look at some stats:
Pros and cons
Quicker to dry
Refreshing and cool
Won’t leak when travelling
Tough to get through an airport
Can induce coughing
Better for the environment
Can produce tiger stripes on clothes
Hard to use when running low
Jeziel spent most of his day going around the office asking opinions, and later opened it up to the text line: 0429 985 985.
The verdict: the 98five family prefers roll-on.
Good points were made about caring for the environment, staining skin and ruining lungs.
The final percentages worked out to be roughly 75% in favour of roll-on.