Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommyroo It Does Work!
This product definitely does work. I've also tried the honeysuckle and it's just as effective as the lavender. I would never go back to aluminum-containing antiperspirants when there is something as effective as this on the market.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeepGma Love it!
I have always had a perspiration odor problem. I always have had to reapply deodorant/anti-perspirant throughout the day no matter what I used. Many years back, looking for something more natural, I started using a crystal stone and for the most part it worked great, EXCEPT during the summer. If it is really hot or warm and humid, etc. the stones just don't cut it for me. I decided to try Tom's after reading such good reviews. Alone if worked OK, but I have found that by first applying the crystal stone, letting it dry and then applying Tom's, it works the best of anything else I have ever tried for hot/muggy weather. I keep some in my purse as I still have to reapply it during the day, but the crystal and Tom's together really helps to keep me from developing too much odor!
May 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pewter No aluminum!
I like Tom's of Maine deodorant because there is no aluminum in it, although there is propylene glycol. I'd give it 5 stars if there was no propylene glycol. Other than that, it's awesome. I'm still on the lookout for a non-aluminum, non-propylene glycol deodorant, but until then I'm still using Tom's of Maine.
May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by xntrik good for not-hot days
This is an excellent natural deodorant, mild to the skin, great scent. Understand that this will not stand up to a very hot day or strenuous exercise.
March 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by krstinalynn Could be Better
The packaging says it's effective for 24 hours, but that was far from the case for me. I had to reapply every six hours or so. It would work quite well... until it didn't. I've since found a crystal deodorant stick that does an amazing job and will probably not be buying this one again.
June 2, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by KB Switch Back
Please switch back the to the old smell! The new and improved smells like cheap air freshener.I loved the wild lavender smell , there was no need to change anything!
October 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LearnTheLessonFromNewCoke New Lavender scent is terrible
I used the original formula lavender because it did not smell like a traditional deodorant - when applied or hours after application. The old lavender smell was believable, pleasant and slightly ephemeral. The new smell right out of the package has a sharp cloying cheap smell that has a tinge of traditional deodorant. Hours after application, my pits smell like that distinct smell of gym air. The protection still works, but the fragrance is not pleasing. I will not be buying this again until they change the formula back.
September 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NotWildLavender Wild Lavender is NOT new improved
Have no idea why this company thinks the new improved scent remotely smells like wild lavender. It smells like cheap soap. Bring back the original lavender scent as it was my favorite for so many years.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Katie Terrible scent now - best deodorant ever before!
I too am horribly disappointed with the "new & improved" scent... it smells musky and manly and I cannot wear my favorite deodorant anymore! This was my go to deodorant for years, and had I known of the impending change, I would have stocked up! Why change a perfect formula?!?
September 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stephanie Please go back to the original scent!
Hello Tom's of Maine! I use many of your products, including your long lasting aluminum-free deodorant. I've been wearing this product for years, specifically the "wild lavender" fragrance. I recently purchased the "Improved Fragrance!" and have to say that you are incorrect with that statement. There is nothing "improved" about it, in fact, it's very musky and I smell like a man. Please go back to your original fragrance, only then will I purchase this product again.
September 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JS New...Not Improved
I loved the Wild Lavender deodorant...until they "improved" the scent. It now smells like cheap hotel soap. Fail Tom's
August 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by HEATHERinNY Foams after application?
The scent is mild (scent present upon application, does not linger) and the deodorant works as I had hoped for keeping odor away. In that light, it works as indicated.
However, the significant reason for my low rating is the product foams upon application. Maybe it's due to body temperature or slightly damp underarms after showering? Maybe it's the ingredients or my body chemistry? Unfortunately, the foaming is a deal-breaker for me.
The texture of the stick is very slippery (slick, like glycerine soap feels). I am not a fan of the slickness, but it may appeal to many as it's very easy to apply with no dragging or pulling of skin and no fingertip application required.
If you're new to natural deodorants, I'd recommend trying it as the properties that do not appeal to me, may be just right for you. I'd also recommend trying it so you have a basis of comparison while you're on your search for a natural deodorant that works for you.
August 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JoAnn terrible new scent
I have used Tom's lavender scented deodorant for years and LOVED it. The new "improved" scent is horrible. It smells like some cheap bath soap and not like fresh lavender in the least. Please go back to the original scent. I won't buy this one again.
August 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Emily Lavender deodorant stick "improved" fragrance
I have been using Tom's aluminum and cruelty free deodorant sticks exclusively since ~2008 and the lavender has always been my favorite fragrance! However, this "improved" version reminds me of an old lady's laundry detergent! I am extremely disappointed. I'll be searching for the old version, until the recipe changes. :(
August 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lisa New Scent is unbearable
The "Improved Fragrance" is horrible. Lavender does NOT smell like this! Please go back to the previous formula! Please! Please! Please! I'm disappointed to say I will be throwing this directly into the garbage :-(
August 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Janie Bring back the old scent
I have used this deodorant for years and loved it. The new formula of the Wild Lavender stinks. I can not use it. Even on my husband it bothers me.
July 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PeterDupre I can no longer use this product after decades
A few days ago I went to my local store to buy the Lavender Tom's deodorant that I have loved forever and unwittingly picked up the new improved scent. I got it home and was so disappointed. I thought I got a bad batch but then I saw New Improved Scent. It smells way too strong and has an unnatural smell almost chemical. If there is any old product, I'd like to buy a case. Please go back to the old product or sell it as an "original." This reminds me of the New Coke. This was a really bad move.You have lost what was a lifelong customer.
July 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by HeatherG Un-Improved Fragrance
I agree with the comments already written. I am so disappointed with the change. It smelled like ivory soap, or some other floral scent I would normally wish to rinse away as quickly as possible. I got a headache from it within 3 minutes. It washed away easily enough and my old stick quickly covered up any remaining scent. I called the company, reported my disappointment and was asked if I would prefer a refund or a sample of other products. That was nice. I just can't imagine which focus group of loyal Wild Lavender users said yes to this unfortunate change.
July 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Angie Bring back the lavender!
I rarely write any type of product reviews, but sought this one out only to find my thoughts being echoed by the rest of the reviewers.
The new scent smells like my ex-boyfriend, who was the opposite of a field of lavender. I actually don't mind the smell, it's a nice musky scent. It's just not lavender -- at all.
May 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by shan Horrible smell
Bring back the old smell and give me back my money. This is awful. I stunk all day long of a hippy. The old lavender smelled great this is gross. I guess it covered the BO because you couldn't smell anything beyond a patchulli oil smell. GROSSS - waste of money.
May 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mary Do NOT like the new lavender scent
I loved the old lavender--very fresh and pleasant. I was so happy when I found this deodorant. The new lavender, quite frankly, stinks. It smells like old lady perfume--heavy and powdery. I'm quite disappointed as I really liked this product and intended to keep it on my shopping list. I hope you go back to the old scent, or I'll have to look for a new product.
May 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by brian After 10 years will stop using this
New scent doesn't smell like lavender, in fact doesn't smell like much of anything.
May 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jenn Very Disappointed with "Improved Fragrance"
Tom's of Maine is a fantastic company and I've used your products for decades. Like so many recent comments, I echo their thoughts. I've used this product for years and loved it. Absolutely hate the "improved fragrance" of Wild Lavender. Doesn't smell anything like wild lavender or even what this product used to smell like. Has kind of a men's type scent - almost a licorice root smell to it. Soooooo disappointed. The only reason I give this one star is because the Web page doesn't let me post with zero stars.
May 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by indybend Wild lavender? I don't think so
This deodorant used to smell nice, before the scent was "improved." It's awful - too pertumey for me. Unfortunately, I bought 2 sticks at Whole Foods, which I will now have to discard.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Linz Lavender Fragrance Change
I am also disappointed in the change of the fragrance in the Lavender deodorant. I've used this for years, and this new "improved" scent is not good. Not only does it not smell like lavender, it doesn't smell natural. I agree that it smells like Right Guard. I'm very disappointed.
May 5, 2015