“ Brand: Adidas / Spray / Type: Deodorant Spray / Suitable for: Body „
I have tried a few Adidas products in the past and found them to be good. I have Adidas football boots, shin pads and even an Adidas sports bag. I never expected them to have a deodorant range so it was new to me when I tried this! I actually tried This first at Christmas time last year, I recieved a gift set from my nan and it contained this deodorant, the shower gel and an eau de toilett. I have had good experiences with this deodorant and I will explain why now!
I first tried this as a gift, so I wasn't sure of the cost of it. After I finished the bottle I had a look for it at tesco, it was around £2. In recent months it has been on offer for £1. It's varied a lot but expect to pay the higher price. This is not the only Adidas deodorant on the shelf! I have seen this being sold in tesco/boots and savers. The bottle for blue challenge is obviously blue, and it stands tall. There are a large option and a smaller option.
Does it work/smell nice?:
This is an antiperspirant and is meant to stop you from sweating. It is also meant to make you smell fresh! In my experience I would say that this does stop you from sweating to an extent, it's not the best as after a while it stops working. It doesn't last aslong as you would like, I would not recommend this if your into sports and very active as it won't last long. If you want something to give you a fresh scent throughout the day then this is for you! The smell is pleasent and sweet, it's not too strong. I would say its a smell which isnt going to wow you, but is pleasant. It's worth a try for the price, I know a lot of people who use this too, especially in my football team.
This product gets a 3 star rating from me. It works well for a small amount of time and the smell is very nice. I would recommend this to you and I think it is worth a try. It doesn't cost too much either. It's an average anti persprant that is worth a try if found on offer! You never know, you may receive it in a gift set this Christmas!
Thanks for reading my review :)
I used to think that any old deodorant would do - that the smell would be the most important thing and that every product would have the same effect on preventing the smell of sweat from happening in the first place. Adidas' Blue Challenge range has been around on the shelves for a while now, and is quite noticeable and stands out, and the relatively cheap price tag (ranges from £1 to around £2 for a can, depending on where you shop).
Whenever I buy an antiperspirant deodorant, I do a little smell test first, as there are some smells of deodorant which really repulse me. I found that this actually had a rather pleasant smell about it, rather fragrant and masculine. I thought this would turn out to be a bit of a keeper, so I bought it straight away.
First usage revealed the same thing as with the test - a pleasant smell that made me feel very positive. The smell wasn't too strong, but it lingered - very subtly. Subsequently, though, I started to feel a little uncomfortable, and began to itch. This didn't ease up, no matter how much I tried to air my arms, and this irritation led to me getting all hot and bothered and sweating more. It was as if I hadn't actually used anything at all in terms of sweat prevention, and the irritation hadn't improved.
I gave this up to it just being the first occasion of using it, and as I had also started using a new shower gel, I initially thought this might have been the reason. The fact that the pleasant smell lingered had initially made me feel positive in this sense despite the irritation and sweat, but even this smell started to wane and becoming a bit more pungent, as if the scents that remained were a less attractive combination. It sort of arrested my nostrils a bit, and by the evening, the smell had ceased to be there and it was a more unpleasant replacement combo of sweat and old deodorant.
I had used it again, mainly because it was more of a worry about the shower gel rather than this. However, I have since found that the shower gel is actually fine, and does the job very well, while the deodorant is more of an air freshener than anything else. The smell is a very nice one as long as it isn't combined with something else, and the fact of being added to a body means that it's not fit for purpose. This, added to the fact that it irritated my skin almost instantly, means that it's a deodorant that I won't be using again.
What I don't get is that this is supposed to have been tested on athletes, and yet my sweat glands were easily triggered by hardly any exercise or movement, at least not compared to an athlete. It may well be that I had a reaction to something in the product itself, but this has not happened with any other deodorant, and I have used a lot of varying brands. Adidas is usually a brand I have success with in terms of quality brands. This is the first disappointment, so I won't ignore the brand, but their Blue Challenge range certainly hasn't done them any favours. Not recommended.
I will start by saying I really like Adidas sports equipment, clothing and trainers, they are one of the two best sports brands for me, but their deoderants stink!!!
Ok, you can guess this probably isn´t a positive review. I have to be honest, I only have myself to blame here, I bought a can of this Adidas Blue Challenge Deoderant in Poundstretcher for a pound, so perhaps it was my own fault for being thrifty, but this deoderant is one of the worst I have experienced since Brut was the fragrance of choice for hairy men in the UK.
It is a blue 250ml aerosol spraty, the Adidas triangle logo and name appear on the blue can whilst the lid is black. Spraying is easy with the aerosol spray and it actually looks pretty good when all is said and done.
This is where the product falls down, and unfortunately with a deoderant it is the only thing that really matters. The spray has a underwhelming scent, it is masculine and has a zesty fruity smell, but that is the initial smell, I found that after a while I smelt of grass which I really didn´t expect or enjoy. The light and fragrant scent had gone and been replaced by something which I couldn´t wait to wash off. Also I found I had red marks on my skin where I had sprayed, i´m not sure if it was some kind of allergic reaction, but I have had the same problem with Adidas Shower gel and I think there must be some strong chemicals in there to cause this reaction.
I would suggest that if you sniff it in the shop, you will find the manly zesty scent pretty good, but I would suggest spraying it on yourself and returning after an hour, the smell dissapates to a horrible squelch and if your skin doesn´t sting, check if you get a similar reaction to mine.
The product is available in all good chemists and supermarkets, but for me , i´m going to stick to Lynx which doesn´t cause any problems to my skin and smells good hours after the first spray.
It isn't often that when it comes to the brand of choice for male body wear that I tend to buy many products from the famous German brand, Adidas. I once visited the factory when I was an exchange secondary school student at a secondary school in Germany and my pen friend's dad happened to work at the actual company. Back then Adidas as a label was only ever restricted to sports wear and the odd skip cap! When it comes to fragrances such as after shave and general deodorant I tend to keep away from masculine marketed products simply because most are too strong, smell like dry sweat and don't really appeal to my senses. After all I don't wear expensive aftershave for nothing, only having to have it blanked out by a stronger deodorant spray along the lines of Lynx or similar.
A couple of months ago however I was given a birthday gift in the form of a new fragrance from Adidas known as the "Blue" range and within that product line up, "Blue Challenge," although it isn't a new fragrance in its entirety having seen on the shelves at many pharmacies, I often allowed Adidas as a fragrance brand to walk on by. However since my birthday I've been hooked with Blue Challenge's fresh and energetic smell against the pine and sandalwood tones I'm used to wearing. So I decided what better product to accompany my new gift than the sports derived deodorant in spray form? At a cost price of £1-99 per 250ml I'd say for the price here it sits against Lynx and other masculine branded products without being overly expensive even though two local pharmacies in town seemed to stock everything but this sporty body spray. Over to Co Op and Morrisons however and the story was the same. At Tesco however I managed to score a tin spray quite happily and discovered quite a few different ranges of Adidas sports derived deodorants for men.
Firstly I don't go in for advertising much but the tin spray here is a delightful laser blue in colour with black and silver writing whilst the "Blue Challenge," has two sets of oversized letters in greys and blacks whilst the updated tin has light blue contrasting writing. I was so excited in finding Blue Challenge that I bought two tin sprays: one of the older stocks and one of the newer stocks. It isn't the most sporty of products in look but it has a black pull off top that is organically rounded and shaped, whilst the whole spray tins weighs in at 250ml and in its very neat and compact design, suitable to be slung in a sports bag at a moment's notice.
Secondly, the fragrance of Blue Challenge has plenty of sweet cologne tones such as a light and mysterious dusky scent that isn't overpowering to a rounded scent that smells a little like Yankee Candle's Midsummer Night candles (their purposefully masculine orientated cologne candle) without being overly sweet and less of the pine that sporty sprays for men are usually compiled of. Fresh, inviting and full of bright zing is about the only way I can describe this fragrance, at times having low undertones of citrus. My female friends seemed to adore the scent and commented freely wondering what brand I had "spilt."
The sport additive claims that this product has been "...developed with Athletes," and other blurb claims on the basis that Adidas is a master of caring for the consumer based on its own sports expertise and research. Now in all my time as a deodorant user, I much prefer sticks or dry roll on sticks as they seem to do the trick and up until now for my daily application, it is Mitchum that rules the day here. Sometimes I like something different for a "challenge," and from my experience of the gifted aftershave, I've actually fallen for the scent in a big way.
After the first application, I found the Blue Challenge quite intoxicating and although I had kept more than 6 inches away from my body when using this product, I did feel some after spray burn on my underarms, which I wasn't expecting. I prepared to let this pass however for the grace of this scent which I began to fully enjoy. However even if it was slightly windy by being outside in the garden, by a couple of hours passing and sitting down reading in a short white T shirt, I wasn't expecting my armpits to feel sore. Not only that but after a couple of hours later I was seriously wet and very uncomfortable. Just what kind of Athletes have Adidas been testing these products on? Swimmers by any chance? I have never sweated so much before - but then I've never detracted from a stick roll on to a spray for many years until now.
I threw out the "old" label tin immediately putting it down to literal old stock and tried the new tin the next day. Undaunted I was really prepared to give this a product a go! After the first couple of days, Blue Challenge "the new label," proved to be a much better bet and naturally put the first tin down as a dud. However it wasn't long before my armpits started to feel hot again upon applying this product and soon in the day my armpits felt like they were on fire. Combating the smell of sweat wasn't a problem however because most of this product rolls off my armpits and with whatever sweat has been built up during the day gets taken with it. Then I was left with seriously sore dry armpits and a bad odour of dry sweat coming through by evening. Mitchum to the rescue!
That's the problem with a product that is claimed to be "helped out," by Athletes. I would never have assumed Blue Challenge would give me 24 hour protection when it doesn't carry those exact words. For a sports orientated product and the imagery of Athletes in their arduous sport practice regime, Adidas should really think less of the chemical smell and care for those who may well buy into the idea of Athletic approved deodorant. One good aspect of the product is that it doesn't stain clothing but if it irritates my skin, this is a general no-go product.
What a pity that for a premium internationally known company like Adidas, both this fragrance and deodorant is absent on the global website and the product leaves me soaking wet with burning armpits. I can't think which is the worst of two evils! To believe in a brand that stands for sport or to believe in a product that stands by sport but challenges itself by chemicals and armpit burn! What a shame the deodorant isn't as good as the fragrance. As such I'm not wasting what I have left of the spray - it will do as air freshener! Thanks for reading ©Nar2 2010