Gender-Specified Deodorant

Question

Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thanks for answering my last question. Would it be permissible for a man to put on women’s deodorant such as “Dove,” since the primary purpose of deodorant is to mask odors, or would this be assur because it would be a transgression of “lo silbash” as the deodorant has a distinctly feminine smell. Thanks a lot.

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Answers

  1. I cannot think of a reason why it would be Halachically forbidden. Possibly it is not recommended, seeing as there are so many different kinds of deodorant on the market that are marketed to men.

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