Diane Kruger doesn’t wear deodorant, probably has B.O.

Sept. 10, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Actress DIANE KRUGER attends the 6th Annual Fashion Award Benefit Luncheon honoring designer Karl Lagerfeld held at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. © Red Carpet Pictures

Diane Kruger is a beautiful actress. She even played the-face-that-launched-a-thousand-ships Helen in the ill-fated Brad Pitt/Orlando Bloom vehicle Troy. She’s dating Joshua Jackson from Dawson’s Creek and seems to have a charmed life.

However, as Us Weekly has taught us, stars can be just like us. Diane’s human flaw is that she may stink.

Diane, the face of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance Beauty, considers herself a perfume junkie because she’s allergic to deodorant.

“I wear it [perfume] every day. In the morning, the bottle is right there next to my toothbrush. I’m allergic to deodorant, so I even spritz it on my underarms. That’s probably a little too much information….[At the gym] then I spritz extra. But, yes, I probably smell bad after a workout….I like to share my imperfections and vulnerabilities. This impossible pursuit of youth and perfection is not for me.”

[In Style, print edition, December 2010]

I would guess the pursuit of perfection is a heck of a lot easier when you have professional stylists and are friends with Karl Lagerfeld, even if you do smell like B.O.

If she wasn’t shilling Calvin Klein, she’d bottle Eau de Essence of Pacey: “The smell of my man [actor Joshua Jackson]. That ‘waking up in the morning with the person you love’ smell — it’s the sexiest scent in the world.” I’d probably wear Eau de Pacey too.

I also have really sensitive skin, and I can’t wear anything with perfumes or dyes. Fortunately, Secret makes a great hypoallergenic product so I don’t have to drown myself in cologne. Just the thought of spritzing perfume on my freshly-shaven underarms makes me cringe — that must sting! And that’s probably a little too much information from me.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actress Diane Kruger arrives at ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

PARIS - JULY 13: Diane Kruger attends at 'Pieds Nus Sur Les Limaces' - Paris Premiere at Mk2 Bibliotheque on July 13, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Trago/Getty Images)

Sept. 9, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Designer KARL LAGERFELD and actress DIANE KRUGER attend the celebration of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld re-opening of the Chanel Soho Boutique. © Red Carpet Pictures

43234, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Tuesday August 3 2010. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson enjoying the LA nightlife with a visit to the Red O Mexican restaurant. Kruger recently revealed she like to cut her beau's hair. He loves it because he can watch TV (while I do it). I've only messed it up once ; said the German-born actress. Photograph;  Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

Actor Joshua Jackson (L) and actress Diane Kruger arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity in New York May 3, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)

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  1. teehee says:

    Hey thats a huge phobia sold to us by the makers of deodorants: that our natural scent is pure stench.
    Women saweat a lot less than men and it depends on the season– but if you keep clean and eat good, chances are your natural scent will nto only be ok but actually appealing to the opposite sex.

    I find that deodorants stink more than I do, and have toned it down to very minimal use of poure liquid/high alcohol content and never any solids or creams or scented stuff. I like the way I smell. I smell good!! LOL

  2. mavis says:

    Yeah, no. She probably does not stink. My ma does not use deodorant and always smells so clean like a baby would. Me on the other hand, whole different story. I have to use the prescription stuff.

  3. Rosi says:

    i adore joshua jackson. however, i have the feeling that diane is choosing his clothes as he changed his style from normal to “french chic”. that’s a little bit unmanly in my opinion.

  4. mavis says:

    Oops, meant my man, not ma.

  5. NancyMan says:

    Although its been changing in Europe over the last 20 year, the use of deodorant is still not as prevalent there as it is here in the States. Besides, her friend Joshua doesn’t seem to mind.

    I remember riding the London Tube back in the 90s and smelling my OWN pit at the end of the day to avoid everyone else’s distressing scent.

  6. junipergreen says:

    I find that I honestly don’t need deodorant except in maybe the hottest days of summer. I just really don’t sweat much at all under my arms. Plus, deodorant marks on clothing suck (I know there are “invisible” varieties, but I havent found an actual invisible one yet). Even when I do sweat, I don’t stink. I do, however, make sure I keep very clean. I dunno…it’s just not an issue. And I’m as much a girly girl as the next girl.

    I’m vegan and lead a very healthy lifestyle and I really do think that helps.

    Side note: Diane Kruger is SO beautiful when viewed in motion, on video, but photographs just cannot catch her properly. She always looks terrible in them. But man is she actually gorgeous.

  7. Celebitchy says:

    I am sensitive to perfume too and it really bothers me when people spray it right next to me in the locker room at the gym! If she’s sensitive to deodorants there are natural alternatives, and I use Toms of Maine and it works pretty well. It’s also aluminum free and I know that’s a concern for some people.

    -edit @Juniper – I saw her in person once and she is so tiny. In photos she just looks thin but she’s a stick in person.

  8. mojoman says:

    I honestly never wear deodorants nor perfume and I do take my personal hygiene very seriously *coughjessicacough* so far never have any problems with BO whatsoever. But one of my college friends had to remove her underarm sweat glands because she stinks so bad and i mean like leftover raw onion type of stink (I am sorry yes grossly TMI)

  9. TB says:

    Who cares about this chick? Another starving blonde. Snooooooze!!!

  10. glo says:

    “Diane Kruger doesn’t wear deodorant, probably has B.O.”
    “Diane Kruger has less chance of breast cancer.”
    How can gluing your pores shut not be harmful?

  11. Ann says:

    Man, I hate being stuck in elevators with overperfumed and overdeodorized people.

    Makes me feel nauseated.

  12. Tazina says:

    Maybe she could try one of those rock crystals or freshen up after about 6 hours. It’s no big deal anyway. It seems humans have deodorized and perfumed themselves right out of their natural selves.

  13. tuscan sun says:

    I’m super-sensitive to perfumes, as well, but I live in SoCal and have to wear something in hot weather. I highly recommend “Crystal Body Deodorant”. It’s made of natural mineral salts and water. No aluminum chlorohydrate. Completely fragrance free. It’s also endorsed by cancer treatment centres.

  14. Mizz Tickles says:

    Wow, excellent comments, how refreshing that not all people buy into the “apply a stink, spray on a stink so you won’t stink” theory of today sold to us by deodorant and fragrance manufacturers.

    Diane is doing herself a disfavor by spraying the perfume on her pitts which is where lymph glands are so she is spraying perfume toxins right where they will be absorbed most readily.

  15. Louwho says:

    I love the Thai Crystal deodorant rock. It’s just mineral salts, and it really works. It’s not good to block your pores and prevent yourself from sweating out toxins. I’m also super sensitive to fragrance- and why wouldn’t anyone be? It’s just a pretty word for formaldehyde, which is EMBALMING FLUID!

  16. mslewis says:

    If you bathe everyday, there is really no need for deodorant or perfume. People need to stop listening to the “deodorant lobby” who spend billions brainwashing us into buying their (cancer-causing) stuff. However, Diane should not spray so much perfume on since it’s just as bad as deodorant when it comes to causing harm to our bodies.

    Also, people need to stop believing in the lies of the “hypo allergen” products. Wearing no perfume is better than paying extra for this stuff. You don’t need it.

  17. Penguen says:

    @ Celebitchy – Yeah, I’m really sensitive to perfume too, and it drives me crazy when people spray themselves with it near me as well. It’s so bad that sometimes if I pass someone who’s doused in cologne or perfume I have coughing fits and my eyes start stinging and running. Oh yeah, and my throat starts swelling.

    Personally, I wear vanilla essential oil – I don’t seem to react to scented oils very much.

  18. carrie says:

    she is like Julia Roberts(no deodorant) ans she looks better with make-up

  19. Jen D says:

    @glo: Exactly! I wish I could remember where I found the study, but I read somewhere that a fairly large percentage of breast cancer lumps are actually found in the armpit area. And wasn’t there some study done that linked aluminium based deo to Alzheimers?

    I swear I’m not paranoid.

  20. irishserra says:

    Maybe she eats naturally and healthy. If so, odds are she doesn’t stink. It’s the toxins in the garbage food most eat that fuel the disgusting odors, and bacteria only adds to it. I know this because a while back, before I switched over to an organic/vegan lifestyle, I did a 21-day water fast. It was awesome! I smelled like death the entire time; I couldn’t even stand the smell of myself! But after detoxing, the problem was gone. No more bad smells and no more need for deodorant.

    Just my two cents! :o) To each his/her own, though. I get that.

  21. Lisa says:

    That third picture of her (black t-shirt and blazer) makes me feel a lot better about how I look first thing in the morning!

  22. Colleen says:

    I’m sure there’s a deodorant out there she’s not allergic to. Adidas does a cotton tech, plus the tonnes of natural ones out there. Sorry but I don’t think it’s that nice to get sweat, or even perfume over a several thousand dollar dress thats going to be returned.

    There seems to be a bit of a trend to “cultivate your natural scent” which I find a bit self indulgent and even rude if it gets bad enough. All those people who say “I like my natural smell.” Ok, but other people don’t and frankly it all smells the same; the smell of bacteria growing on sweat.

    Yes, most women won’t smell that bad if the temp is moderate and they aren’t exercising, but I work in close quarters with customers and run around a lot so I need to wear it. The people I work with are easily grossed out and have noses like hounddogs so going without would not go over well.

  23. anti says:

    i use a citrus “deodorant” spray from weleda. i am also allergic and this stuff works great and doesn’t cause an allergic reaction!

  24. Darlene says:

    I don’t wear deodorant or antiperspirant. Maybe 5 times a year I feel like I have to put something on. I have very little scent, and the longer I have gone w/o wearing the antiperspirant, the less smell I seem to have. It’s the strangest thing. One of my friends has tried it too (we hate the thought of the chemicals in the antiperspirant) and has had a similar experience.

    We don’t wear perfume though. There’s nothing to mask!

  25. normades says:

    @TB: Diane has always looked healthy. Just because people are thin doesn’t make them anorexic.

    Oh, and I use that crystal stuff too.

  26. Amanda says:

    She can get botox injections in her armpits- no sweating. Problem solved.

  27. Cleo says:

    You can have your scent pouches surgically removed from your underarms these days. I believe in Secret deodorant. Some people are fortunate enough to actually be born fragrant (my first hand knowledge is my mother’s side of the family) and some people are the opposite side of the spectrum (my father’s side of the family but his nieces not him – the thought of Black Forest Cake has a whole new meaning for me – whew!). But no one not even The Fragrant Concubine can survive sun sweat – that smell you get after being outside in the sun.

  28. Gina says:

    Its funny the different responses you get on here based solely on the celeb involved. If this was Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson you all would be crying out in disgust. But now its perfectly natural and no one else wears it either! Funny.

  29. Lori says:

    I find it hard to believe she is allergic to deodorant but not to perfume. Antiperspirant, maybe. And if she does have b.o., please, just wash. The only thing worse than b.o. is b.o with perfume heavily applied over it to mask it.

  30. CourtneyH says:

    Baking soda ftw, y’all. Just put some powder under your arms, on your feet, etc. and you won’t be stinky.

  31. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I think there’s a middle ground between bathing in perfume and not wearing anything at all. I’m sorry I have not been brainwashed by anyone but when I don’t wear deodarant I don’t smell good … period … maybe some of you do and that’s awesome but I like to wear a little deodarant and a minimal amount of natural perfume in oil that I can rub on my wrists and neck and I think I smell good than.

    Also I think what you eat does effect how you smell to some degree. Spicy food is the worst offender … vegan/organic or not … you can smell it coming off people’s sweat and no amount of washing or perfume does shit to that.

  32. AJ says:

    Hot. With or without deodorant.

  33. HotPockets says:

    She looks like Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex. In the first picture she looks cracked out just like Brooke, too. Yikes.

  34. Jen D says:

    The worst is when people don’t realize they have the worst BO.

    I’m definitely not movie star material, but after looking at one of the pics of Diane I wonder how I’d look if I had a makeup artist at my disposal. Not as good as these celebrities (because even with no makeup she’s still beautiful), but it would be fun to see.

  35. jc126 says:

    I think people get used to their own scent, if they have one. I don’t believe all those stars are supposedly walking around and stinking, either.
    I have to wear deodorant, personally.

  36. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I just switched to crystal spray deodorant after years of using Secret Clinical. I don’t get stinky as long as I shower every day. I didn’t think I would be comfortable without using an antiperspirant, but they never stopped me from sweating anyway.

  37. lrm says:

    Deoderant is better than anti-perspirant. You don’t want to anti anything the body does on it’s own…sweat is via the lymph system, and helps the body to detox from the bloodstream and liver, etc, but also prevents overheating, etc.

    Anyway…when you use deoderant, you cover the smell, but dont block the pores from actually sweating.

    Secondly, chlorophyll tablets or liquid [taken in water] are ‘internal deoderant’…works like a charm! either no it’s own or definitely in combo with deoderant. It’s remarkable actually, and helps with breath and body odor of all kinds. a teaspoon in a glass of water before bed—chlorophyll=oxygen, and it does wonders…(:

  38. d says:

    Hey! That Tom’s of Maine line IS really great! Totally recommend it. And am experimenting with diet too…I’ve definitely noticed my own smell changes slightly based on what i’m eating and how much water I am or am not drinking. So I agree: there’s something to be said for eating as naturally as possible, cutting out as much processed food as you can.

  39. teehee says:

    OMG taht reminds me of this one student girl we had working for us– she soaked herself in Rose perfume but had a major amount of BO— she smelled of thick, musty Onions and Rose perfume. She made the whole room smell up with that scent. Wow!!

  40. Katija says:

    Deodorants from the drugstore make my armpits itch, so I most likely have an allergy. I use the deodorants from Lush with no problems.

    I get that there are people who think it’s wrong that we have been conditioned to think that our natural scents smell gross, but honestly, if most people don’t like the smell of people without deodorant, why offend them? And if I was next to a woman at the gym who was wearing a crap ton of perfume, I would complain to someone. Gym, church, and hospital should be perfume-free zones!

  41. cambier lingua says:

    If you wash your underarms a couple of times a day and wear fresh clothing every day, you don’t need a deoderant. My husband was allergic to a deoderant ingredient, never smelled, was athletic, bathed once a day unless he worked out.

  42. Jack D says:

    There’s an old saying that says: If you aren’t bathing regularly and start to smell yourself, others have been smelling you for three days!
    For crying out loud! If all of you people who are trying to be different for the sake of being different chose not wearing perfume or cologne as your method of seperating yourselves, fine, but for God’s sake, were a deodorant! Eau de natural, we all smell like the animals we are. Don’t believe what the rest of these “free spirits” tell you; YOU NEED TO WEAR A DEODORANT!

  43. samihami says:

    I’ve been using Crystal deodorant for several months. I’d been having a problem with severely inflamed lymph nodes in my right axillary area, yet after numerous tests the MDs couldn’t find a cause for this. I switched to using the crystal and since then I (a) do not smell and (b) the lymph nodes are dramatically smaller. At this rate, I expect the swelling will be completely gone in a few more weeks. I will never use the commercial, chemical-laden crap again; I just don’t think it’s good for you.

  44. original kate says:

    can’t wear perfumes, as they all give me headache, but a little chanel no. 5 smells great. i wear lavender essential oil. i think diet has alot to do with BO. people who smoke, drink alot of alcohol and eat alot of meat tend to smell a bit gamey without deodorant.

  45. mymy says:

    Honeybee gardens has a wonderful powder deodorant. It is not made with talcum powder and has a very slight scent.

  46. Jackie says:

    a very small amt of TEA TREE OIL does a great job… without all the harmful or unpleasant effects of deodorant/ anti-

  47. kelly says:

    I actually hate the smell of horrible cheap stinky deodorants far more than just hey, sweat. And I sort of judge people on their reaction to natural processes; the ones who freak out about periods or body hair or sweat are actually helpfully letting you know how neurotic they are before you waste any time on them. I find this obsession with eliminating any kind of personal body funk or hair creepy and pedophilic in it’s emphasis on pre-pubertal ideals. Sexy adults animal sweat and have hair- jeez, is the natural state really that offensive??

    I totally agree with the person who said we’ve all been brainwashed into phobic loathing of our own skin, hair, bodies, smell, you name it; unless you have a super-funky, incredibly penetrating body stank (some people do, often because of medical conditions) you could do a hell of a lot worse than to just smell like yourself. It’s free!

  48. Katherina says:

    I doubt she smells bad.

    I use deodorant, but I don’t use it every day. And I find I don’t have to. I don’t smell bad, but my underarms do have a light scent (haha, if I smell them directly!) if I’ve been sweating profusely (ie, workout or something). That’s usually the main time when I use deodorant anyway. But typically? I don’t sweat too often, if at all.

    But I do love perfumes. I wear perfumes every day just because I like to. Also doesn’t mean I’m covering up any smell or go on heavy with it.

  49. Ruffian9 says:

    To the non-deodorant-wearing crowd; I ride the bus daily with those who share your view. It’s great fun.

    BTW, there has been no proven cause-and-affect relationship between antiperspirant use and breat cancer.

    Have said that, I am drifting away from antiperspirants (I find they just don’t work that well) to deodorants, JASON’s organic aloe vera is gentle and fresh smelling.

  50. Steff says:

    To the guy that freaked out about shaving:

    Some places just feel better shaven. I’d rather shave my armpits and legs and feel better, than deal with the annoyance and gross feeling of the hair there. Maybe I’m just used to the smooth feeling, maybe I’m on to something. All in all, it’s not up to you (or anyone else!!!) to tell us whether what we’re doing is wrong. Personal preference, guys!

  51. Sue in VA says:

    Unbelievable. I’m allergic to everything from A to Z and I wear Ban deodorant with no problem, always have and always will wear the stuff, it just works, my parents always wore it and everyone in both their families wore it, even just about everyone I know who is my age wears Ban, it’s great also for those who have strong body odor problems, the stuff works, I suggest you try it Diane. There are hundreds of deodorants that you can try, no way can you be allergic to all of them, if you are, then try baking soda, it was used before they invented deodorant.

  52. lol says:

    wow!! yuk! gross!, you know why she so skinny??? to keep her man happy! most w/men like the bony ones because, well u know why.

  53. Majosha says:

    “BTW, there has been no proven cause-and-affect relationship between antiperspirant use and breat cancer.”

    @Ruffian: Exactly. I’d also like to add that sweating is simply the body’s way of regulating its temperature. The notion that we “sweat out toxins” is nothing more than a persistent myth. Our bodies are detoxified via our liver/kidneys, and wearing antiperspirant is NOT going to disrupt that process.

  54. Karen says:

    I have been using a 50/50 mix of baking soda and cornstarch for about 6 years. It works just fine except on the hottest days, and is dirt cheap.

  55. bellaluna says:

    Lots of people have adverse reactions to aluminum chloride/zirconium, which is the active ingredient in antiperspirants. My Mom has always advocated the use of simple deodorant. I really like the crystal deodorants. You can get the solid crystal (which lasts for-freakin’-ever!) or the liquid. They’re awesome!

    FYI, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

  56. luvle4u says:

    RE: lol:
    I’m curious as to why…u didn’t say and I for the life of me cannot figure it out.

  57. bobbie says:

    first, if you wear deodorant that isn’t perfumed, it will not stain your clothes. i use ban unscented and it’s never stained, and it works really well.

    second, i was told by the tech taking my mammograms that if you shave under your arms, you will not smell. she said it’s the hair that causes the odor. she may be right, but i prefer my ban unscented.

  58. Kayla says:

    Eat pure, whole foods and you will not need deodorant. I never wear it. I don’t stink!

  59. CB Rawks says:

    People often can’t tell what they smell like, especially if they are ensconced in a cloud of something. 😉

  60. Aspie says:

    People kill me with the “eat healthy Whole foods and you won’t stink” argument. Oh please. As if others can’t smell you. Humans are notorious for having an extremely poor sense of smell (certain animals have a much stronger smelling sense, perhaps 100xs if not 1000xs stronger) and your nose adjusts to a certain smell after only a couple of minutes. So if you think you smell fine after a couple of minutes, perhaps the person who just walked by you and smells your sweaty underarms wouldn’t be willing to agree with you.

    Deodorant is necessary for some people. A “clean” (whatever that means) diet is not enough for some, especially depending on their circumstances (i.e., work environment). Please don’t make others feel bad for having the common courtesy to wear deodorant so that others won’t have to potentially encounter their BO.

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