Works well as an anti-perspirant. When it comes to the deodorant part, it has an extremely subtle scent that I can best describe as smoky --- masculine, but very understated. Some would say it simply does not have enough scent to be effective. It is to the point you would literally need to stick your nose into your armpit to smell it. I personally like the "under the radar" kind of scent, but I can certainly appreciate this would not be every guys personal preference.