Are we permitted to spray perfume and deodorant on ourselves, and brush our teeth on a fast day like 17 of Tamuz?
Ask your rabbi. Why do people ask anonymous bloggers for a peak?
Perfume is Muttar, deodorant is a Chiyuv, and mouthwash is a Machlokes.
Thank you Sam2
lesschumras, you’re impolite
The M”B says that although the five inuyim other than eating are not ossur on all fasts, a bal nefesh should be machmir.
My answer was partly a joke, though it was entirely accurate. On Tishah B’av, however, perfume is Assur, most hold mouthwash is Assur, and deodorant is a Machlokes. On Yom Kippur all three are Assur.
A baal nefesh is machmir all year round.
Perfume is prohibited for men to use all year as it is considered a women’s “garment”. Deodorant and tooth brushing maybe permitted because Kovod Ha Breas even on a fast day. It all depends how often one bathes and brushes their teeth.