How to Smell Good In the Middle of a Heatwave: Brooklyn Perfume Edition
By Kristin Iversen
Joya Studio Perfume
Are you one of those people who don’t wear deodorant? I used to be one of those people. It just didn’t seem natural, I guess. Which is funny, because almost everything else I do is highly manipulated, but for a while there, I let my underarms just sort of be themselves or something. It was a big mistake, it really was. I walked around always wondering why everything smelled like off-brand patchouli incense, when really, the funky smell was just my very own body odor. Anyway. Now that we’re in the middle of the kind of hot sticky New York summer weather that makes even the strongest deodorant (now I use Old Spice “Swagger” deodorant, just because the name makes me laugh and laugh) feel inadequate, I figured it was a good time to explore other options that will make us all smell as good as possible, so that we only feel like vomiting from the heat, not each other’s pit smells.