The 20 Best Deodorants for Men, Tested and Reviewed

Preventing odors is a must. What's the best out there?

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There's been an on-going debate on whether or not deodorant is something that is truly needed. A good percentage of that debate centers around safety and potential health issues regarding ingredients used in certain deodorants. That topic is one that we'll have to fully dive into on another day, but for the time being, deodorant still appears to be the best and longest-lasting method at preventing underarm sweat and odor. While we could be wrong, based on our research and individual surveys, deodorant also appears to be the resource men are using on a daily basis for their underarm needs. As such, we've put together a list of the best deodorants for men to smell ultra fresh, and in doing so, we've also taken into consideration potential concerns as far as the selections we've included. Rest assured these deodorants are heavily vetted and tested so that you can accomplish the mission of smelling good without having to worry about anything else.

From the Oars + Alps Deodorant ($13.29) to Degree's Advanced Antiperspirant Deodorant ($25.16), we consider these to be some of the best out there on the market. And since you've showered, got your hair styled (check out our long hair and curly hair style guides), your deodorant on, maybe one of the best winter fragrances sprayed, and your outfit looking fresh, you'll be the man of the hour. Bet on it.

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The Best Deodorants for Men, at a Glance:

1. Oars + Alps Deodorant

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The Best Deodorant for Men, Overall

  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Aloe Vera, Alpine Caribou Moss, Corn Starch
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Deep glacier scent
  • Size: 2.6oz
  • Price at time of publish: $13.29

If you are looking for an all-natural deodorant that is vegan and cruelty-free, we're not sure it gets any better than the Oars + Alps Deodorant which is also aluminum-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and more. This deodorant in particular is non-sticky, dries quickly, and leaves you with a deep glacier sent that has a hint of citrus to it. You'll also avoid those awful under arm stains that are hard to get rid of on clothes which is another bonus. As a woman who only uses men's/natural unisex deodorants, I've personally tried the Oars + Alps deodorant and can attest to its power of sweat and odor prevention. Since I unfortunately sweat more than the average person when it's very hot, I needed something even more powerful for the summer season, but this works excellent for me from fall through spring.

Of course you don't have a sweat issue this could work for you year-round, and it's only $13.29. A great deal in our opinion.


2. OffCourt Performance Body Spray Trio Pack

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Best Natural Spray Deodorant for Men

  • Type: Spray
  • Active ingredients: Coconut Water, Sandalwood, Fig Leaves, White Musk, Fresh Citron, Driftwood
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Coconut fresh scent
  • Size: 2.6oz
  • Price at time of publish: $36

Not only does OffCourt help with moisture reduction, it's also loaded with prebiotics and aluminum-free. Labeled as being a powerful body spray that traps odor at the source, this deodorant is loaded with benefits including also being cruelty-free, vegan, and TSA-friendly. OffCourt sells this deodorant as a three-pack, which means that while you're spending more up-front, this should be able to last you through the year or most of us. Plus, it smells excellent.


3. Degree's Advanced Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Best Anti-Perspirant Deodorant for Men

  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Chloride, Benzoate
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Sage and ocean mist
  • Size: 2.7oz
  • Price at time of publish: $25.16

Degree has long been regarded as one of the go-tos for men's deodorant as they are what you call an "automatic." I've had personal experience with the Degree 72 Hour and can attest to this being one of the more stronger fragrances I've tried over the years. The Advanced 72 Hour is loaded with what the brand calls MotionSense technology, which is designed to work in-sync with your body all day long. What results is a scent that is slightly woody/fruity/marine that works well for all seasons. Best of all, this deodorant is made solely with reusable materials which means it qualifies as being sustainable. Sustainability always works.


4. Kinfield Baseline Deodorant

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Best Deodorant Balm for Men

  • Type: Balm
  • Active ingredients: Lemon verbena, citrusy yuzu, bright ylang ylang
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Citrus
  • Size: 2.2oz
  • Price at time of publish: $24

The Baseline Deodorant from Kinfield targets funk by neutralizing odors, while still remaining gentle enough if you happen to experience underarm sensitivity. The deodorant features a blend of lemon citrusy yuzu, and bright ylang ylang, all of which are very calming ingredients to the skin. The 2.2oz size should be enough to get you through a few months at least, and you'll smell great (and citrusy) while wearing it.


5. Each & Every Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorant

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Best Aluminum-Free Deodorant

  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Coconut, dead sea minerals, tapioca starch, essential oils
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Cedar, vanilla
  • Size: 2.5oz
  • Price at time of publish: $20

Aluminum-free. Cruelty-free. Vegan. The words we all like to hear with anything we're putting on our body. The Each & Every Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorant has been one of those underrated deodorants that hasn't gotten nearly the amount of attention it deserves for its accuracy and precision in our opinion. The formula features coconut, ead sea minerals, tapioca starch, and various essential oils that all work together to fight the funk, and from our personal experience, it does a solid job of fighting the sweat despite not technically being labeled as anti-perspirant. Again, I sweat more than normal in the heat, but for normal folks this works year-round as well.


6. Gillette Endurance Antiperspirant, $13.62

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Best Gel Deodorant

  • Type: Gel
  • Active ingredients: Aluminum Zirconium, Octachlorohydrex Gly 
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Fresh, cool wave
  • Size: 3.8oz
  • Price at time of publish: $13.62

Gillette is Gillette, and we're all aware that they are one of the most popular deodorant brands for men in the world. The Gillette Endurance Antiperspirant is engineered with sweat protection according to the company, which in turn is supposed to give you 48-hour protection from sweat and odor. The main ingredients are composed of aluminum zirconium and octachlorohydrex gly. Our experience with the Gillette Endurance was a solid one. The gel itself is kind of thick and can kind of spill into your clothes, but as long you don't use too much you should be alright.


7. Dr. Squatch Natural Deodorant for Men

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Another All-Natural Option

  • Type: Gel
  • Active ingredients: Arrow-root, charcoal, probiotics 
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Alpine sage, fresh falls
  • Size: 2.65oz
  • Price at time of publish: $27.90

Look at us looking out for you! Another all-natural option, this time from Dr. Squatch. This deodorant comes in a two pack that consists of the scents alpine sage and fresh falls. A quick look at the ingredients will show you a mixture of arrow-root, charcoal, and probiotics as the main active ingredients, and the protection is long-lasting. Furthermore, with this being a two pack, you'll definitely be able to get a year or more out of this which is great.


8. GUESS Effect Grooming Deodorant

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Best Smelling Deodorant for Men

  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Grapefruit, sage, vanilla
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Spicy vanilla
  • Size: 2.6oz
  • Price at time of publish: $8.77

This deodorant from GUESS will have everybody "guessing" why the heck you smell so good. With a formula combining grapefruit, sage, and vanilla, GUESS has designed this deodorant with botanicals that nourish your hair, body, and face. Packaged in a 2.6oz stick, you'll be able to get quite a bit out of this usage out of this, and you're only paying a little less than $9 for a bottle. From our personal experience, we wouldn't recommend this deodorant if you are a heavy sweater (at least not in the summer), but this will work just fine if you don't fall into this category.


9. Certain Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Antiperspirant

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  • Type: Roll-on
  • Active ingredients: 20% Aluminum, zirconium
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: No real scent
  • Size: 1.2oz
  • Price at time of publish: $5.67

Here's the deal with the Certain Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Antiperspirant—if you have sensitive skin it will probably sting a little bit. That was our personal experience with it, and while we can't predict what will happen with others, we thought it would be helpful to include. This deodorant in particular is actually medicated and described as prescription strength—meaning this is similar to what people have been prescribed by doctors for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). The goal is to apply at night so that way you don't have to apply too much in the morning. Overtime, the deodorant works to decrease your sweating. It doesn't happen overnight, but you do get results.

For the $5 and medicated quality, it's definitely worth a shot to see if works for you personally.


10. Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Mountain Spring
  • Size: 1.2oz
  • Price at time of publish: $14.99

Back to the natural, Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant is a keeper that's packed with essential leading ingredients such as propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, and organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice. These ingredient help you with smelling fresh all day and being refreshed all day. The deodorant is easy to apply, and you get a 3 pack for just $14.99. You won't need to replace your deodorant for a long time should you choose to pick this one up. Oh, and it smells awesome in case you missed where we said it before.


11. Aesop Herbal Deodorant

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  • Type: Roll-on
  • Active ingredients: Zinc ricinoleate, wasabi extract, essential oils
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Herbaceous scent
  • Size: 1.7oz
  • Price at time of publish: $35

Led with the active ingredients of zinc ricinoleate, wasabi extract, essential oils, the Aesop Herbal Deodorant works to reduce and absorb odor through the use of its herbaceous scent. The instructions are very simple in this sense that all you have to do is apply gently underneath your arms after you bathe. The deodorant is easy to apply and smell as natural as the ingredients. It's possible you may need something stronger if you sweat more often than others, but this has worked for most.


12. Salt & Stone Natural Deodorant

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Salt & Stone
  • Type: Roll-on
  • Active ingredients: Probiotics, spirulina, hyaluronic acid, moisturizing oil blend
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Santal, vetiver, amber
  • Size: 2.6oz
  • Price at time of publish: $20

This natural deodorant from Salt & Stone smells like a dream. Consisting of a natural ingredients blend of probiotics, pirulina, hyaluronic acid, and a moisturizing oil mixture, the formula is made to moisturize the skin all while neutralizing odors at the same time. While this deodorant can be used on all skin types, it especially helpful on sensitive skin thanks to its gentle nature. Priced at $20 and packaged in a 2.6oz, you'll get some good usage out of this as well.


13. Dior Sauvage Stick Deodorant

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Propylene glycol, aqua, glycerin, sodium stearate, peg-4, parfum
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Fresh citrus, woody
  • Size: 2.62oz
  • Price at time of publish: $35

If you've listened to our fragrance suggestions, then you should already have the Dior Sauvage cologne in your lineup. And since you already have the cologne, you might as well get the deodorant that goes along with it...right? Packed with propylene glycol, aqua, glycerin, sodium stearate, peg-4, and just a wee bit of parfum, all of the ingredients work together to have you smelling like fresh citrus and wood. Not sure if there's such thing as a "sexy deodorant," but if there is this qualifies.


14. Old Spice High Endurance Solid Deodorant

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Old Spice
  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Alcohol Denat, propylene glycol, sodium stearate, water, fragrance, tetrasodium EDTA
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Citrus, Clove
  • Size: 2.4oz
  • Price at time of publish: $4.49

And since we're on the topic of deodorants/scents that are supposed to take the heat up a bit, who other than Old Spice? A precise and effective formula that has gotten the job done for many, the High Endurance Solid Deodorant is one that "intensifies your man smell" according to the brand, and provides 24-hour protection. We've personally tried out the High Endurance Deodorant and it's solid at preventing excessive sweat. They aren't kidding when they say it lasts 24-hours, and while the smell is a bit on the strong side, it's that strength that fights odors, so no complaints over here.


15. Ursa Major Hello Hinoki Spray Deodorant

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Ursa Major

  • Type: Spray
  • Active ingredients: Lemon tea tree, jasmine, hinoki wood
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Lemon, jasmine
  • Size: 1.7oz
  • Price at time of publish: $20

Still on the lookout for a natural alternative? Don't worry, there's plenty where that came from, including the Ursa Major Hello Hinoki Spray Deodorant which is both aluminum and baking soda-free. A vegan formula, the essential blends of lemon tea tree, jasmine, and hinoki wood is part of what relaxes the skin, and of course the deodorant smells phenomenal. The smaller packaging allows you to bring this with you while you're out and about so you'll never have to worry about it wearing off without being able top off.


16. Duradry AM Stick

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Aluminum zirconium, trichlorohydrex glycine
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Barca, clear sky, end game, limitless
  • Size: 2.3oz
  • Price at time of publish: $13.95

Don't look this AM Stick from Duradry either as its quite impressive and delivers long-lasting results. Led by the key ingredients of aluminum zirconium and trichlorohydrex glycine, the AM Stick works as both a deodorant and anti-perspirant to help keep your underarms dry and smell good. There's four different scents to choose from, and the deodorant is talc and silicone-free. Boo-yah!


17. Manscaped Deodorant

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Propylene glycol, aqua, sodium stearate, peg-8 laurate
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Fresh scent
  • Size: 2.65oz
  • Price at time of publish: $12.99

Manscaped has made a name and following for itself over the past several years for its grooming products, one of which, of course, is their Premium Odor Protection Deodorant. Designed to remove odors and prevent stains, this deodorant gets you results with its cologne-quality fragrance and clear aluminum-free formula. Additionally, this deodorant is free of parabens, dyes, phthalates, and more. Throw in the quality smell and the $12.99 price, and this should be a no-brainer if you're looking for a "manly" scent.


18. Patrick's ND1 Natural Deodorant

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Caprylic, tapioca starch, stearyl alcohol
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Natural
  • Size: 75ml
  • Price at time of publish: $60

The ND1 Natural Deodorant is about as natural as you can get with its innovative approach and advanced formula that "rivals chemical deodorants for performance, without the nasty side effects." The ND1 is so technical looking that is almost doesn't look like it's a real deodorant, but that's sort of the point right? Cool bottle design aside, the deodorant is kept free of any aluminium salts, sulfates and parabens, incorporates the use of Amazonian Brown Clay and coconut oil for hydration, and stops the growth of bacteria for 24 hours. What's not to love about this?


19. AKT The Deodorant Balm SC.03

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  • Type: Balm
  • Active ingredients: Vitamin E, shea butter, calendula, sodium bicarbonate, zinc oxide, diatomaceous earth, arrowroot
  • Cruelty-free: Yes
  • Scent: Natural
  • Size: 1.76oz
  • Price at time of publish: $17.06

We can't rave enough about this vegan deodorant from AKT, and highly recommend giving the company a shot if you haven't already. The formula includes ingredients such as Vitamin E, shea butter, zinc oxide, arrowroot, and more, and has simple instructions. All you have to do is take a small amount (peasize are the exact words used by the company), and apply once a day under your underarms. That small amount takes you a long way, and you can also apply to your feet, forehead, and chest as well. One tube is designed to last you roughly two to three months, which isn't bad considering the price.


20. Yves Saint Lauren L'Homme Deodorant

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  • Type: Stick
  • Active ingredients: Bergamot, cedar, ozonic notes, white ginger,
  • Cruelty-free: No
  • Scent: Woody
  • Size: 2.6oz
  • Price at time of publish: $24

Who says your deodorant can't be one of luxury? The Yves Saint Lauren L'Homme Deodorant exudes luxury, art, and modernity, while excluding some common irritants like alcohol and aluminum. This deodorant is rich and perfect for if you're on the hunt for a deodorant that smells good without really worrying too much about anything else. The scent is long lasting, and comes in a 2.6oz bottle that should get you through about half the year. You'll thank us for the recommendation later.


How we researched the best deodorants for men:

Our research was a combination of scouring the internet for reviews, and using our own editors' personal experiences with deodorant. As mentioned earlier, I suffer from excess sweating and have always relied on male/unisex deodorants as they are stronger than women's deodorants as a whole. Majority of the deodorants included are ones that I have tested and tried at some point, and we used that along with the experiences of other editors at ONE37pm.

What to look for in a deodorant:

Here's what to look for in a deodorant:

Anti-perspirant or not: While it's not a requirement for your deodorant to be an anti-perspirant, you'll ideally want for a deodorant to have that property as it's the main factor in preventing sweat. Even if you don't have an odor when you sweat, the sweat still gets into your clothes and can even leave stains. That's why you should want to prevent it as much as possible.

Scented or unscented: Scented deodorants are what causes the great smell, but sometimes the ingredients that make them smell good can be irritants to your skin. If that's the case, you'll want to go with an unscented option just to be on the safe side.

Type: Deodorants can come in the form of sticks, gels, or balms. The choice in which one you get depends on what brand of deodorant you're purchasing (some deodorants, for example, do not come in a balm form), and what you find easiest. Some people like gel deodorants, whereas others find it messy. Some people experience deodorant stains with sticks, while others find that balms aren't strong enough to get the job done. You'll only find this out through experimentation.

Ingredients: You'll also want to look at the ingredients of the deodorant you are considering as that section will tell you what all is included and whether or not it's alcohol, paraben, or vegan-free for example. Looking at the ingredients is also important in determining whether or not the deodorant contains something you're allergic too.

Why trust ONE37pm?

You should trust ONE37pm because we spent hours researching, testing, and using our personal experiences to put this list together. We also frequently write on men's grooming—specifically fragrances—and have worked with numerous experts in the men's beauty space.

FAQs about deodorant:

Here are some frequently asked questions about deodorant:

How long does it take to adjust to natural deodorant?

Switching to a natural deodorant takes time. According to many dermatologists, it takes about three to four weeks for your body to fully adjust to a natural deodorant product right away. This means you won't see results right away, so you'll have to be patient.

What is an anti-perspirant?

Anti-perspirant is what protects specifically against sweating and odor. Aluminum is the main ingredient in an anti-perspirant that helps with those problems so if the deodorant is labeled aluminum-free, that's a sign that it isn't an anti-perspirant.

Should I use an antiperspirant?

If you are prone to heavy sweating and odors, we do recommend using an anti-perspirant as you don't want to be walking around wet from sweat and smelly (especially if you're at work, out in public, etc). Of course you can play around with different deodorants to see if something that's not an anti-perspirant can work, but if you're having no luck in that regard, we recommend using an anti-perspirant.

What ingredients to look for in deodorant?

Some of the main ingredients you should be looking for in deodorants are propylene glycol, apple cider vinegar, triclosan, and titanium dioxide.

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