Patented is an absorbent article, comprised of a top cover and a material layer disposed beneath the top cover, an odor control agent deposited in a visible pattern between the top cover and the material layer of the article. The material layer is separated from contacting the top cover in regions where the visible pattern of odor control agent is deposited. The odor control agent is comprised of a color to present a distinguishable pattern against a contrasting colored background defined by the material layer. The top cover defines a bodyfacing surface of the absorbent article. The distinguishable pattern of odor control agent is disposed visibly beneath the top cover and is discernible to the user when viewed through the bodyfacing surface.