use mitchum. Its the only kind that i can use that actually stops me from sweating too. and the claim that "its so effective you could skip a day" is true. its perfect for when you go camping and way from home for long periods of time without the convenience of showers all the time.
I think you're problem was you were using girly deodorants. a lot of the time, those like dove, lady speedstick, and secret...they dont have the right anti perspirant. its just perfume for your pit. and so you keep sweating and the sweat is what smells..get it? Girls sweat about the same amount as guys. I used to only wear Right Guard because id be so ****ed off with the "powder fresh" bull****, but then i found soft and dri, and that one seems to work for me now, and not make me smell like a guy. it doesnt stop me from sweating but it does moisturize my pit skin which is what ive been needing lately,
but mitchum is the best you can get and when you put it on, you feel the difference. it may be a bit sticky at first but then it starts working. and never get the gel kind, always the clear stick....