I’ve searched in a bunch of local shops of all sizes from convenience stores to Carrefour and still can’t find any spray type alcohol based deodorants. I’m in Taoyuan city. Does anyone have concrete suggestions as to which shops stock them, if any? I don’t do online shopping; physical shops only. Thanks.
I did a search here. This has been asked before, but all the threads are old and died out long ago w/o providing any real answers.
I don’t use the spray type, but in my experience Carrefour usually has a somewhat decent selection of deodorant (but not the kind I used in the US). During the summer, that is. Now that fall is here, the choices will drop through the winter (like ice cream). Howevcr, I’ve found that Watsons (EDIT: forgot about Poya as well) usually continues to have a meager supply of deodorant year round. I’m in Taoyuan.
If you want a certain brand/scent, it seems online is the way to go these days.
The fine art of understatement is ill appreciated.
OK, I’ll rephrase it: I can’t use online shopping, and I won’t get into the details as to why on a public forum.
I would use it if I could, but it’s not up to me right now. Being smelly until I can use online shopping also seems like a dreadful proposition. It would be helpful if answers stick to the OP stated premises (and let’s not even mention the patronising tone, lol). Thanks.
Most East Asians don’t sweat much and therefore don’t have much BO because of genetics, so you won’t find any “real” deodorant here. You’ll need to either buy it online or at a specialty store selling goods to foreigners.
Really? My nearest Carrefour doesn’t seem to stock them, or I’m very blind. I love Carrefour because the self-service cashiers mean I don’t need to interact with employees. I do read Chinese well, but I speak only basic sentences, so those machines are the answer to my language barrier. Thanks for the info. I’ll have a look at other Carrefour shops in the area. Can you name any specific Carrefour where you know for a fact they stock deodorants? Thanks.