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History Of Deodorant

     When was deodorant invented? The original formulation for Mum deodorant was invented 1888 by an unknown inventor from Philadelphia. Normally it was recognized as being the first product ever to prevent odor. The inventor quickly trademarked his invention and marketed it through his nurse under the name of ''Mum.'' In the late 1940's Helen Barnett Diserens joined the Mum invention team. A suggestion by a partner inspired Helen to develop an underarm deodorant based on the same principle as a new invention called the 'ball point' pen. This new type of deodorant applicator was tested in the U.S. in 1952 and was marketed under the name of Ban Roll-On. The first anti-perspirant aerosol deodorant was launched in 1965.