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I’ve been using Malin + Goetz products forever, but I did not know about the deodorant. My goodness — the deodorant is amazing. I found out about it after a very ill-advised Tinder sleepover. Before long I couldn’t remember the Tinderoni’s name, but I was logging on to Malin + Goetz dot com to re-up on that peppermint shampoo I like so much and finally copped the deodorant I’d been thinking about for days.
I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the price tag: $22! Twenty-two United States dollars for 2.6 oz of deodorant. What a time to be alive. Spending $22 on deodorant sounds bananas, especially to someone like me who has been a diehard user of the Old Spice stick in Pure Sport, which is $2.54 on a bad day. I spend my money on ridiculous things, but I wanted to believe this is where I drew the line.
Then I remembered everything I liked about it: it kept me dry most of the day (on a particularly gross day), no sweat stains, the awesome eucalyptus smell my next Tinderoni complimented me on, and the very cool packaging (sorry, but I am a sucker for cool packaging, which is probably why I buy $22 deodorant). Plus, it was non-toxic to boot!
You already know how this story ends: I obviously gave in to the Malin + Goetz gods and I have never been happier. I keep one in my bathroom and one in my travel bag, and always change the subject whenever anyone asks me how much it costs.