I purchased this deodorant just to see if it was really worth my $18, and boy was I wrong to think I wasted my money. At first I was skeptical; on my first application it left my underarms wet. But, over time it dried, and left my pits smelling great while keeping them dry. For me, it lasts from 7 AM to 5 PM, the whole work day, and it doesn't stain my shirts; a major plus!!!! It's been a month and I still have half a stick left, another plus!