It goes away from me. As I said I do not use strait AVC when I do this. I use 1 tablepoon in a 6oz spray bottle and fill it with water. If it smells strong in that, I'll poor some out and add more water until the AVC is hardly noticable. I shake it, give 4-5 sprays, wait a few seconds, then pat dry (on my genitals) then let the air get at it while i do other things until I get dressed. I haven't had any problems with any scent good or bad since.
Last night I did apply AVC with a cotton ball to my face, chest and back to help with Acne and I did smell like AVC but it was nothing terrible. I think I might try it on my pits next. honestly if your here because of bad Body Odor I don't care if I smelt like a salad instead of nasty BO, IMHO. I'd rather smell that then BO.