The Irish Spring Deodorant soap was not my cup of tea. It does do the job of lathering up, cleaning your body and rinsing off. My problem was the scent and the way my skin felt after using it. First of all it doesn't smell good. The scent is overpowering. This is definitely more of a male scent, but even then there are other men's soaps out there that smell better. My husband and kids would use this, but it wasn't their favorite scent at all. The other thing that I didn't like about it was the way that it dried my skin out. I already have sensitive skin and skin problems. I didn't need the extra irritation to it. It tightened my skin, dried it out and made it itchy. I am not a fan. It is an inexpensive soap, but there are other inexpensive soaps out there that work much better. I would spend your money somewhere else or on a different bar of soap. Effectiveness It is effective in getting your skin clean. It suds up and rinses off well. Scent I do not like this scent. It is too overpowering. Even if a guy was using it I wouldn't like the scent on them.