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Women’s deodorants are most of the time really highly scented which is a god thing but sometimes when I am getting dressed up and wearing my expensive perfume I don’t want the scent from my deodorant fighting with my perfume and so if I don’t have a matching product to go with the perfume then I like to wear something that is unscented.
One of the best unfragranced deodorants that I have tried is by Mitchem as it still gives me confidence whereas with some unscented deodorants that I have tried they aren’t very strong and I am convinced that I will end up sweating and having an unpleasant smell.
The Mitchem one gives me a really strong anti-perspirant that I know I can rely upon to stop me getting wet arm pits and smelling unpleasant.
It doesn’t leave my arm pits covered in white marks which in turn means that I can use it and still wear black clothing without staining it. There is an ever so slight scent to this so it isn’t 100& fragrance free but it is extremely mild and barely noticeable and certainly not enough for me to even smell it unless I am right up to it which obviously isn’t something that I do.
It is also quite gentle on my skin. It doesn’t sting or irritate unless I have just shaved in which case it can sting a little but that is expected when I am spraying it on freshly shaved skin. If I use it on skin which was shaved a few hours ago and has had time to calm down then it doesn’t sting.
I like the feeling of confidence that I get from this as I know it is going to stop me from sweating and smelling bad. Wearing a deodorant with no fragrance is a bit strange for me and I am always paranoid that it isn’t going to stop me smelling bad but this one really does stop all bad smells and most wetness under my arms.
When wearing this is means that my expensive perfume can come to the forefront and be the dominating smell on me instead of a highly perfumed deodorant which will fight with the perfume. Considering that this is so good and so effective it isn’t overly expensive and I only pay 2.80 for it and as I only use it occasionally it lasts me for ages.
This anti-perspirant is perfect for those who want something that is unscented but also gives high protection and will stop wetness and smells just like a scented deodorant.
Due to medication I am on one of the side effects is that I sweat quite a lot whenever I move around or do anything. I have had this problem for around four years now and it was really starting to get me down as I had tried a lot of high street antiperspirants to no avail, and was left feeling sweaty and disgusting within half an hour or so of leaving the house, I was totally fed up!
Then I heard of Mitchum - as this brand claimed to be better performing than the rest, and I just had to try it and see. Part of me was hopeful however I was prepared for disappointment as I had been so many times before with others I had tried.
I have to say though, it performed the best out of the lot! Ok do it did not eliminate my problem altogether, but certainly it gave me some respite. I would say it was maybe three hours before I was becoming aware of my excessive sweating again. I was on to a winner. I noticed that Mitchum also did roll on deodorant and I decided to do an experiment. I bought the antiperspirant roll on and straight after bathing or showering I applied it. Then once it was dry I applied the spray and went off on my merry way to start my day.
I was very surprised at the outcome. I actually forgot about my sweat problem until pretty close to the end of the day when I began to feel it returning a little, however I have to say it was not really all that bad. I was delighted and I have been using this combination ever since. You might think its more expensive to wear both, however I have found that both antiperspirants have lasted for ages, especially the roll on which tends to last the longest of the two. I use them every day and apply a generous amount of both and although I have not kept track exactly, I don't feel that I am replacing them as much as I did with previous offerings.
Price wise they are really not that much higher than most high street antiperspirants, and I have often found them on offer, the latest I managed to get was at Sainsburys and it was 2 for £4 so I replaced both using this offer.
Altogether I would definitely recommend this antiperspirant. It has worked for me and in my opinion is head and shoulders above its other high street competitors.
I am a fairly sweaty person. I'm better now than when I was a teenager, but my armpits in particular get quite sweaty during the day, and I have to be careful with certain materials. I've heard of Mitchum before and I tried it as a teenager and it didn't work for me. However now I've tried it again as an adult I'm won over!
~Mitchum Advanced Control~
Mitchum is a well known brand for being a strong deodorant. I was chatting with a friend from work and she suggested I give it a go. At £2.99 for a 200ml can it's not cheap, but then I think deodorant is expensive anyway. My review will be on the unperfurmed version.
The Mitchum can I have is more up to date than the dooyoo catalogue picture. It's a distinctive green colour and easy to spot in the shop amongst the other deodorants. My can says 'women' on it, followed by the 'Mitchum Advanced Control' logo. It says that this product should last for 48 hours but I've never tried it for this long, being a person who believes in showering every day! The front of the can also says that it is an antiperspirant deodorant and minimises white marks. I haven't experienced any white marks when using the product which I was pleased and surprised about (I've had bad experiences with Sure - even their anti-white mark version!)
The writing on the back of the bottle is very small and in approximately 378 different languages. It promises to provide 48 hour wetness protection whilst keeping skin smooth and conditioned with Aloe and Vitamin E. It also fights odor, minimalises white marks and is alcohol free. There is a list of ingredients and then the usual warnings about not piercing or burning the can and the dangers of aerosol abuse.
The can comes with a spray at the top, which has a plastic lid to protect it. You simply hold the can about 5cm away from your armpit and spray. I find a sharp blast or two is sufficient.
I've had problems with deodorants before where they leave white powder on your armpits and on your clothes (I'm looking at you Sure) This hasn't happened to me with Mitchum at all. The unperfumed version just smells like powder and chemicals, but I prefer it to the artificial smells you can get with other deodorants.
As mentioned, I can get quite sweaty over the course of a day. I walk part of the way into work and find I can get quite sweaty, however I've noticed a significant difference since using Mitchum. I've even been able to wear clothes to work which I haven't before as the walk would have shown up sweat patches too much. The best thing about Mitchum is I can apply it and then I forget about sweating. Before I've been conscious and worried about sweating too much but this doesn't happen any more and I can just get on with my day.
At £3 a can this isn't cheap but it's worth it for the protection this product offers me. I wish I didn't have to use aerosols as they're bad for the environment, but roll on deodorants do NOTHING for me and I'm very self conscious and worried about odor when my armpits aren't properly protected.
Mitchum is by far the best deodorant I've ever used and I can't see me buying another brand again. There are no white marks and the protection is almost perfect. I can't say I've noticed they're any softer but I don't need them to be soft, just dry and not smelly! I just wish I'd discovered the power of Mitchum sooner!
I have tried so many different brands of 'antiperspirant' deodorant, and the majority of them don't have any level of 'antiperspirant' at all! Whilst I don't sweat heavily under normal circumstances, I do find that in certain situations (in hot weather, on a packed train, during exercise etc.) I get horrid wet patches under my arms. Most deodorants only serve to "de-odour" and don't keep me dry at all.
I first discovered Mitchum thanks to my mum, who's always buying 3 for 2 offers from Boots and ends up with far too many toiletries - in fact I don't usually bother shopping for toiletries unless I've visited my mum first! She gave me 3 cans of Mitchum aerosol 48hr antiperspirant deodorant in both Waterlily and Powder Fresh fragrances to try. There are other fragrance options for women, including Shower Fresh and Unperfumed
The can itself is green and a 200ml size. Each fragrance name is written on the front in a different colour - Waterlily is purple and Powder Fresh is pink. The Waterlily is what I would describe as a lovely fresh modern floral, and the Powder Fresh smells just like baby powder, as you'd expect. Both fragrances are really nice, and the Powder Fresh is not too much of an old fashioned powder scent. The wording on the can claims "powerful 48hr protection", and that it also minimises white marks.
When using it, the force of spray is powerful but not overwhelming - I don't find myself choking in a cloud of gas. Because the spray is strong, you don't have to spray it for ages under each arm, a short burst does the job. It leaves a lovely silky powdery finish with no sticky patches. The claims to minimise white marks are valid - I've not had any issues, even with tighter clothing that rubs over the armpits when putting on.
I've found that as the day goes on and I get warmer, I notice wafts of fragrance from under my arms, but never any dampness or stickiness. Usually with other deodorants, even if the wet patches haven't come through yet, I still get horrible tacky/sticky underarms - but not with Mitchum. I can touch my underarms throughout the day and they still have the same powdery feeling as when I put it on that morning.
As for the 48hr protection, I have indeed put that to the test! Only during a lazy day at home though I hasten to add - I wouldn't normally go out without having freshly washed or put on deodorant! After the second day having only sprayed my underarms once, I found that they still smelt totally fresh - however did start to get a little sticky. But that is after 48hrs, which realistically very few would go that long between applications. With daily application, Mitchum is brilliant for leaving you genuinely fresh, dry and comfortable.
The only downside to Mitchum is the price - at £2.99 per 200ml can, this is one of the more expensive options. But the fact it works extremely well means it's worth the extra in my opinion, plus it's often on offer in Boots (or free from Mum!).
I have to wear an awful polyester uniform for my job, which is quite a busy, physical job, and as the weather gets warmer I start to get more conscious of the amount I'm sweating, particularly under my arms, and worrying about whether I smell or not.
I've tried lots of deodorants and anti-perspirants over the years and most of them are perfectly fine for a normal day, when I'm not in uniform and I'm not running round in hot rooms. However, none seemed to make much difference when I am!
I tried Mitchum deodorants on impulse as I spotted a display of them in Boots. The can promised 48 hours of freshness and although I wouldn't expect a deodorant to actually last that long, it sounded promising that it might last a bit longer than most others! The aerosol comes in a pale green can, in a couple of different scents but nothing earth shattering, just 'shower fresh' and I think a lavender one, very basic. The can is not unattractive, but clearly design isn't a high priority! It looks a bit more 'medical' and serious than most others on the shelf.
So does it work, well, yes! I'm pleased to report that I felt much much better as soon as I started using Mitchum, I noticed a definite difference in the amount I was sweating and even after 14 hour shifts spent on hot stuffy wards I still felt ok, and hadn't needed to top up on my lunch break. I felt much less self conscious and less worried about what my body odour might be like, it definitely never gets bad enough when using Mitchum that I'm aware of any smell myself. You don't even have to use very much to get good results, I spray far less of this than I did of 'bog standard' aerosols and get much better results. I wouldn't want to try and make it last 48 hours, but its reassuring to know that if you get busy, or the unexpected happens, this will last and you will still feel comfortable and clean all day.
Mitchum isn't dirt cheap, but its pretty comparable to other brand name antiperspirants, especially considering it goes further. I definitely recommend it as the weather starts to warm up a bit.
I don't like scented deodorants because I spend a fair bit of time making myself smell nice by layering body lotions and perfumes, and I don't want to add an extra layer of a usually very talcy or floral smell into the mix. Unfortunately it is quite difficult to find an unscented deodorant that is also good value and does the job and this Mitchum one does the job for me.
In terms of its deodorising powers I find it works very well. I guess I'm about average sweatiness and I find that I can happily skip a day and be fine. Any longer than a day and the effects wear off very quickly but it's still impressive, and nice to know that I don't have to worry about sweat patches if I forget to put my deodorant on in the morning.
I've been using this particular deodorant for about five years and can't see me changing anytime soon - it does exactly what I need it too - stops me sweating with no white marks, no drying time and no fuss. The only disadvantage is that with it being an aerosol it inevitably sometimes leaks during flights - which I take a lot of. I've taken to borrowing my OH's roll on for these occasions!
I have my favourite deodorants and antiperspirants and they generally have the no white marks quality and extra dry properties. I was recommended Mitchum by my partner who has used this many times and have purchased it repeatedly since (when it's on offer!).
I would say that 95% of the time I will buy spray deodorants and tend to keep a cheap roll on in my handbag for touch ups during the day if needed. I chose the Mitchum spray antiperspirant to try for the first time and the flavour i went for was the shower fresh variety. The bottle is very nice looking, with a metallic green overall colour with a silver band and a blue stripe going through it. The Mitchum branding is prominent on the bottle and written underneath is 'Advanced Control 48hr Strength and Protection'.
The top of the bottle has a pull off green plastic cap and underneath this is the pressurised spray nozzle. This is quite small and solid and easy to press with the thin shape of the bottle in your hand. The aerosol has 200 ml of deodrant in it and retails at £2.99 at full price, which I think is at the top end of everyday deodrant prices for its size.
The deodrant should be shaken well before use as with all of these aerosols and applied to dry underarms from about a 20 cm distance for optimum results. The deodrant smells quite plain which is exactly what I wanted, I don't really like floral scented deodrants and prefer to use perfume to fragrance myself. I would say if anything the shower fresh flavour smells light and airy and fresh!
So I apply the deodrant first thing in the morning after my shower and off to work I go. The deodrant goes on really easily and you can cover your entire underarm very quickly in a second or two. There are no nastly residues or clumps left like I find some sprays leave and this spray is advertised as being no white marks which I can again vouch for, I have no worries putting on my black top after applying this.
The antiperspirant properties in this really do work and I find my underarms extremely dry straight after applying so it has a fast drying turnaround time. Mitchum claim that this has 48 hour protection power, I haven't tested this theory, but can certainly say that it lasts well during even the most stressful of days in the office. The spray also fights odour and protects you from nasty smells! Again I did find this kept me feeling fresh and clean throughout the day, its a really powerful and good antiperspirant.
This deodrant is alcohol free and so gentle on skin.
I highly recommend this Mitchum shower fresh deodrant, I do think it gives excellent results, however I won't buy this at full price. It is not on offer as often as its competitors but when it is I stock up. Available in supermarkets and in high street shops.
I used to use the Mitchum aerosol anti perspirant before converting to Sure Maximum Protection. The only reason I switched was that eventually I found that the Mitchum sort of stopped working (I don't know why that is). And although I wouldn't say I sweat heavily, it just sort of found that it didn't offer the same amount of protection that it used to.
The product itself is really good. I always found it to be quick drying and the smell stayed with you throughout the day and never ended up going a bit musty. When I first started using it there was also a really good amount of protection - and I used to walk a couple of miles to and from work during the summer. I think the best test for a deodorant is wearing it on a sunny day and having to walk a sweatable distance and it really stood up to that. I normally went for the 'Shower Fresh' scent, I know it used to be the blue coloured label. I always stay away from deodorants with the pink labels as I can imagine what they're going to smell like before I even spray them. The 'Shower Fresh' was never too overpowering or overwhelmingly floral like some aerosols can be so it was pleasant. They also do a good range of different scents so you're bound to find one you like.
In my opinion they're all pretty reasonably priced. I normally buy a couple of deodorants when they're on offer because I know when I run out they're going to be full price so I stock up. The price is good for a deodorant which is going to offer a decent amount of protection!
The score of this product is based on the time I was using this product and it actually worked. It seems unfair to score a good product down because my sweat glands are weird!
I've tried and tested every deodorant and antiperspirant under the sun and none have been able to perform to their advertised standards. Mitchum itself does perform for me, but only for a maximum of four hours. Yes I said FOUR. In my opinion Mitchum is for the average sweaty person, not for those who have issues in that department. When you pay a bit extra for the added protection and the brand name, you'd expect to be kept dry and stink-free for at least 24 hours. I'd even settle for that by the end of an average work day. No such luck for me, sadly, but it has worked for my sister. She swears by it. Plus she can even do what it suggests on the bottle - so good you can even skip a day. On the other hand, the smell of Mitchum is not overpowering, and there is no unsightly residue or white marks.
The Mitchum deodorant range has certainly created a vast following of satisfied clients, by producing a product that at least goes some of the way to helping us avoid the nasty sweat problems that our busy lives, unpredictable hormone-riddled bodies and changeable weather throw upon us from day to day! Clearly from the reviews so far, there's no doubt that the Mitchum antiperspirant / deodorant range is one of the most effective around, so I'm not going to bore you with why I'm in agreement ... this review is more about why, having tried both, I find the spray version preferable to the stick!
Now, first of all, you need to know that although I know that aerosols nowadays are CFC friendly etc, I am still a bit 'old-school' about this (as well as horribly clumsy and unco-ordinated, so sprays tend to not land where they are aimed with me), so when I first purchased Mitchum I went straight for the stick!
Using my first stick: No trouble with undoing the plastic packaging, removing the lid and the protective layer. I wound the stick up just a tiny it to try it ... and then scraped my underarm with the plastic rim as clearly I had not wound the stick up enough. OK, own fault, I accept that.
For subsequent use I wound the stick up further, had a few days of very effective use but then, in the middle of a hearty underarm sweep, the stick broke clean off, leaving me once again with a scraped pit! I won't dwell on the 'game' that was involved in trying to retrieve the broken piece before my faithful hound got her chops around it because there was even more fun to be had whilst trying to 'repair' the bar by winding the stick back down and plopping the fallen out bit into the space left. This did not work as the chunk of deodorant fell out again each time I tried to use it.
Being a real 'waste-not, want-not' girl, I tried to just wipe the broken piece of deodorant bar under my arms without using the stick packaging for application, but this was actually quite wearisome and 'felt funny' because of the bar's deodorising effects on my fingertips - not a pleasant sensation, and of course because of its resistance to moisture, quite hard to wash off your hands! So, just under £3 went into the bin!
Using my second stick: I purchased a replacement because I do genuinely like this deodorant and was adamant that it was my own silly fault that I'd gone wrong with it. Second time around I was much more careful to wind up the stick just the required amount, so that I could wipe the deodorant into the underarm area without scraping myself on the plastic rim, but not so much that I was having to try to pick fluff-covered deodorant bar from the far corners of the bedroom.
However, over a period of time, I found that one 'end' of the bar was being used up quicker than the other, giving me an uneven spread of deodorant on application (and therefore a less effective coverage) or, if I wound the bar up to try to even it out, you've guessed it, there was too much deodorant out and the bar broke off again!
Hmmm, although I love the product, it is very effective against perspiration, odour and that 'wet' sensation that you can experience when having an active and busy working day, my difficulty was with the application method, so solution..?
My first spray: So, then I came to the purchase of my first Mitchum antiperspirant / deodorant spray. I removed the cap, pointed carefully at the right spots and sprayed! Simple as. OK, so I do still occasionally spray the mirror but at least I have had the full use of one whole can and am now onto my second - no waste at all with the spray which is a real difference to my experience with the sticks.
The coverage is fine, so long as I am careful when I aim and the spray seems to work as effectively as the stick, perhaps moreso because I seem to be able to cover a wider area. So long as you follow the instructions and wait for the deodorant to dry before dressing, which I also do because I am paranoid about white marks, this spray seems fully effective and totally fit for purpose.
I haven't had a huge problem with white marks with this spray version, but to be sure of eliminating the possibility of white marks, you do need to be sure to let the deodorising spray dry fully before dressing and as such the only downside I am finding with the spray vs the stick is that the spray seems to be a 'wetter' product when it goes on, whereas the stick seemed very dry, so the spray seems to take longer to dry before you can get dressed (but this does give you the chance to do a few early morning exercises whilst you wait)! The white marks I have experienced I think have been mainly down to the fact of being in too much of a hurry (or too cold) to wait for it to dry / absorb thoroughly before dressing.
Of course, I'm open to the suggestion that I'm just a complete muppet when using the Mitchum stick, but in my experience this spray has given much better value for the money, so if you're switching to Mitchum, it's spray over stick in my book!
I have probably tried and tested dozens of anti-perspirant deodorants over the years; many of which I found totally useless. I then discovered Vaseline, which I had probably used for around 7 years and for some reason I found it was no longer providing me with the protection that I required. Whilst I cannot admit to heavy perspiration I would find that the spray would simply refuse to dry and would leave me with a horrible damp feeling underneath my arms. I am unsure if this was due to the fact that my body had simply become used to the product or Vaseline had changed the ingredients, but it was necessary to find a replacement product as soon as I possibly could. Whilst there are many products from which to choose I always opt for an anti-perspirant deodorant due to the fact that anti-perspirants contain chemicals that prevent sweating and deodorants deliver antiseptic properties that kill bacterial odours. After carrying out a little research I came to the conclusion that Mitchum Advanced Control, which is manufactured by Revlon, would be the most effective and this review discusses my experience with using the product.
WHY DID I CHOOSE MITCHUM?
I had read a number of reviews that really praised the product, so I decided to look on Michum's website, which in my opinion is one of the worst manufacturer websites that I have ever seen. It provides very little information and most certainly does not market their products in an effective way. Consequently, my decision was based solely on consumer reviews together with the information contained on the aerosol itself where we are advised that the product offers 48 hour protection. Mitchum is available in several formats and fragrances and my purchase was a 200 ml aerosol can of Powder Fresh fragrance designed specifically for women, which is provided in a pale green colour. I would point out that the packaging has been modernised and considerably differs from the image provided by Dooyoo.
However, I would point out that whilst the fragrance is initially rather feminine, it dies down within minutes of application and as I've begged my husband to stop buying mens' deodorants due to the fact that I nearly choke each time he sprays, he now uses the same products as me. The packaging is nothing unique and as far as I am concerned all deodorant products look almost the same with the only difference being that this product claims to offer 48 hour strength and protection.
My biggest problem with spray deodorants is that I'm normally rushing in the mornings and do not carefully towel dry underneath my arms following my shower. Consequently, I'm spraying deodorants on slightly dampened skin, which would often result in heaps of tiny deodorant particles landing on my black bathroom floor tiles. The lid is easily removed and securely clips back into place, although I dispose of the lids as soon as I begin using a deodorant to enable easier use. However, the aerosol located in my office drawer has retained its' lid despite being used many times. I find the spray a little more difficult to use than other deodorants I've tried as quite a forceful amount of pressure is needed to press down to disperse the spray. This is a real grumble for me, particularly as I suffer with problems with the fingers on my right hand.
Unlike other brands of deodorants the spray delivers a much dryer mist of anti-perspirant deodorant and tends to dry within seconds following application. Although the Powder Fresh fragrance is considered to be feminine, I initially find it a little overpowering, but thankfully, as previously stated it vanishes almost instantly. Whilst I will try and test most products fully before writing a review I am not prepared to omit bathing or showering to ascertain whether there is any truth in Revlon's claim that it will offer 48 hour strength and protection.
However, I can state that I have been using this product for a good couple of months and despite many parts of the country enjoying the mini heat waves, this product provided me superb protection and I haven't at any one point felt slightly damp underneath my arms even when walking around in the midday sun. As a result, I feel confident that I smell as fresh as a daisy all day long. A problem I have experienced with many deodorants is that after applying I would attempt to wear a black top only to have to undress again as the deodorant powder had transferred to the fabric. Fortunately, this is something I have never experienced with Mitchum, as Revlon claim the product minimizes white marks. This is now a firm favourite of mine and despite it being a little more expensive than other brands at around £2.85 for 200 ml, it is well worth every penny. Another bonus I found with this product is that whilst it is powerful it seems very gentle, as I am able to apply it directly after I've shaved underneath my arms.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
As I am sure you are aware, I do not believe in copying long lists on ingredients into my reviews, particularly as the list is fairly lengthy. However, I would advise that I have never suffered with any adverse reactions when using. The empty can is recyclable once empty and for obvious reasons, should not be pierced or burned. The anti-perspirant deodorant is available in a number of formats, eg roll on, stick and aerosol.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
I have always used whichever brand deodorants appealed to me on the shelf, because I don't really have a problem with perspiration. However I recently joined a musical theatre group and found that being on stage meant I perspired more and my usual deodorant was just not up to the job
I was recommended mitchum by a friend and I have used it ever since as it keeps me fresh and dry for far longer than any other deodorant I had tried.
Price: £2.99 from Boots, a bit pricey for a deodorant but it does only need to be applied once a day to be effective, so lasts quite some time. For the reassurance provided I say its worth the price.
Blurb: Mitchum claims their deodorant "Fights wetness for 48hrs, and minimises white marks on clothing" well I agree. I never feel conscious about my underarms at all, I just spray deodorant under my arms after I shower and don't even think about it until the next day, even when its warm. My office can be quite humid, and I used to reapply deodorant throughout the day, I don't any more. Mitchum does what it claims to do as I've also not had any white marks even when wearing black. However I do spray my deodrant a few minues prior to getting dressed.
Scents: Boots stock 3 scents in the women's 48hr range; Water lily, Powder fresh and Unscented. The unscented is definitely my favourite as I find the smell of the others quite strong and overwhelming. The powder fresh in particular is a bit fake smelling, if that makes sense.
Packaging: The deodorant can is 200ml is size. It is Mitchum's trade green, but the women's 48hr has pink tones through which does look feminine without being overly girly. I like the packaging.
Performance: It works, its as simple as that. It lasts all day, even when humid. I can't say I have tested the 48hrs because I do shower and reapply every morning, but with how well it holds across one day I wouldn't be surprised if I lasted he full 48hrs too.
If you are looking for a long lasting deodorant that fights perspiration then I would highly recommend mitchum.
I'd never really noticed mitchum when I went shopping, and when I was asking a friend for suggestions for deoderent, she suggested it! So I gave it a go. Although the bottle isn't the most appealing, it has a very sturdy structure. It's not too thin that it falls over when nudged, and isn't too thick to hold in your hand. I'm not sure whether mitchum is for males or females, but I'm a female and I use it.
Mitchum is unfragranced so is quite pleasant to spray as it isn't overpowering. It's quite a gentle deoderent, so it's good for people with sensitive skin (I've got psoriasis). This deoderent offers protection for up to 48 hours, although if I'm honest I don't think I've ever not had a shower for that longs, so I can't say that's tested from my point of view. I use it daily and I very rarely smell BO on myself.
The only problem I have with this deoderent is that it leaves white marks on my teeshirts when I pull it down. Other than that I have no quarms with it, and I plan on using it for the forseable future!
I really don't like the synthetic 'fragrances' so many deodorants (particularly womens) have so have tried every unfragranced deodorant going. Mitchum I think is the best I have used so far. When I saw it I presumed from the packaging it was aimed at men but I think it is in fact unisex.
When I first bought it it was on offer - it is worth looking out for it being on offer as it is a bit more expensive than many other deodorants - but I think it represents value for money. Each can seems to last quite a long time and as it is effective you don't need to use much each time.
I think all deodorants do actually have a fragrance of some kind but Mitchums is very light and 'fresh'. It's not at all overpowering and doesn't catch the back of your throat when you spray it as some stronger deodorants do. I think the claim that it lasts 48 hours is a bit over ambitious but it definitely is a very effective anti-perspirant.