best-deodorant-for-menAs guys, we sweat and we stink.

Bad body odor and excessive sweat are extremely irritating to deal with, but hugely important to take care of.

Why?

According to a dating poll done by Oxygen Media, 87% of women say that they’re completely turned off by a date with bad body odor. So in short, if you have bad BO, you’re going to sexually repel roughly 9 out of 10 women.

Luckily, deodorants and antiperspirants combine to make an $18 billion industry. This has led to the funding of some serious research and development and the creation of countless highly effective options to help curb your excessive sweating and keep you smelling fresh.

There are literally thousands of antiperspirants and deodorants to choose from so, to make things easier for you, I’ve put together two comprehensive lists:

  1. The 10 best deodorants for men (to keep you smelling good)
  2. The 10 best antiperspirant for men (to reduce excessive sweating)

These are the best of the best and one (or two) of them is a must for any guy who wants to smell good, sweat less and not sexually repel almost 9 out of 10 ladies.

The 10 Best Deodorants and Antiperspirants for Men

While the terms deodorant and antiperspirant are used almost interchangeably, they’re actually two very different things.

Below, I’m going to explain the difference, but if you already know, could care less or just REALLY need something for your date tonight, click on one of the links in the table of contents.

Deodorant vs Antiperspirant

Deodorants

Sweat, on its own, is virtually scentless.

The bad odor, associated with sweating, actually comes from bacteria breaking down different components of your sweat.

Deodorant helps to reduce this unpleasant odor in two ways:

  1. It controls the growth of the bacteria that cause you to smell.
  2. It has a scented perfume to mask the smell from any bacteria it misses.

In short, wearing a deodorant won’t reduce the amount that you sweat, but will reduce how much you stink.

Jump to the Best Deodorants for Men

Antiperspirants

Where deodorants aim to reduce how much you smell, antiperspirants aim to reduce how much you sweat.

They have ingredients (typically aluminum salts) that when dissolved into your sweat, form a gel-like barrier over your armpits that considerably reduces how much you sweat.

While antiperspirants greatly reduce your sweating, they don’t stop it completely. To fight the smell from the sweat that does get through the barrier, antiperspirants are often combined with deodorants.

If you’re a guy who sweats a lot, an antiperspirant is a must.

Jump to the Best Antiperspirants for Men

How to Pick the Right Deodorant or Antiperspirant

If you do a Google search for “how to pick the right deodorant” you’ll get countless guides offering you pointless tips.

When you’re choosing a deodorant, one thing matters: does it work for you?

The bottom line is that everyone’s body chemistry is different. This means that a deodorant or antiperspirant that’s effective for one guy may not be for another.

So what do you do?

Try different deodorants and antiperspirants until you find one that does work for YOU. To increase the likelihood that your first pick is a good one, start with deodorants or antiperspirants that have been effective for a large number of people.

To determine this, look at how many reviews the deodorant/antiperspirant got and the overall rating it received from these reviews. If both of these are high, it means that for a large number of people that specific deodorant/antiperspirant has worked.

The 10 Best Deodorants for Men

Like I mentioned above, there’s been a lot of research and development in the deodorant industry that’s led to some incredible innovation.

One place where this innovation is most apparent is in natural deodorant for men. Because of this, you’ll see that 8 out of the 10 deodorants on our list contain mostly natural ingredients and, unlike the antiperspirants, none contain aluminum.

10. Every Man Jack Cedarwood Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Cedarwood

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Every Man Jack Cedarwood is a solid deodorant that shines in its scent. Applying the Cedarwood deodorant gives you a subtle, very manly smell, that’s somewhere between musky and woodsy.

It’s completely natural, combining two antibacterial agents (lichen extract and rosemary) to control the growth of the bacteria that cause bad body odor.

It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a natural men’s deodorant that not only works well but also smells great.

9. Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Deodorant

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Cost:
$ (Pack of 4) @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Pure Sport

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Old Spice is one of the most popular brands of deodorant for men and High Endurance Pure Sport is one of their top sellers.

While it doesn’t contain aluminum, it’s one of the unnatural deodorants on our list. This gives it a faint chemical smell, the same smell that you’ll find in all big brand deodorants and antiperspirants like Old Spice, Degree, Speed Stick and Axe. The chemical scent is largely masked by Pure Sport’s clean, fresh smelling fragrance.

Old Spice Pure Sport is a great pick for two main reasons:

  1. It works. This stuff will keep you smelling fresh all day.
  2. It’s CHEAP. You can get it for as low as $2.50 a stick.

If you’re just looking for something to get the job done, without breaking the bank, grab a pack of Old Spice Pure Sport.

8. Speed Stick Ocean Surf Deodorant

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Cost:
$ (Pack of 6) @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Ocean Surf

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Speed Stick Ocean Surf is very similar to the Old Spice deodorant above: it’s cheap and it works.

Again, no aluminum but contains enough unnatural ingredient that you get that standard, big brand, chemical smell.

So why did Speed Stick Ocean Surf rank higher than Old Spice Pure Sport on our list of the best deodorants for men?

Where the Old Spice’s fragrance comes off as a little overpowering,  the Speed Stick’s scent is remarkably well balanced. It’s neither too strong or too mild.

All that together make it another great choice for something that is cheap and gets the job done. PLUS you get that fancy black “comfort” grip you see in the picture.

7. Jungleman All-Natural Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Unscented

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Like the Every Man Jack, Jungleman is a great natural deodorant for men.

Its effective formula of 100% natural ingredients works to keep you smelling fresh all day.

The drawback to Jungleman, and why it’s not ranked higher on our list: it’s not the most user friendly deodorant out there. The deodorant tends to clump up on the application surface making it a little rough to apply.

So why is it ranked as the 7th best deodorant for men in the world?

Plain and simple, it works.

If you’re a stinky guy, Jungleman is a great, reasonably priced, pick to keep you smelling fresh.

6. Arm & Hammer Essentials Solid Deodorant

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Cost:
$ (Pack of 4) @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Unscented

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

What?!

Arm and Hammer? As in the baking soda Arm and Hammer? Correct!

Instead of using aluminum, this deodorant combines Arm and Hammer’s signature baking soda with natural plant extracts to fight and absorb your strongest BO.

This deodorant is all around solid. It’s unscented, isn’t loaded with chemicals and, at just over $3 per stick, is very affordable.

5. Anthony Logistics Alcohol Free Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Masculine Citrus and Herb

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Anthony Logistics has a great tagline printed on the front of their deodorant:

Objective: Be approachable.

Strategy: Herbal and botanical extracts deodorize, calendula calms.

It a clear and simple message that their deodorant actually delivers. As the tagline states, this deodorant combines herbal and botanical extracts to deodorize in place of traditional chemicals like aluminum.

It has a wonderful scent that’s both natural and refreshing and will keep you smelling clean all day.

Anthony Logistics is a bit pricier, but you pay for what you get: it’s made with high quality ingredients, is highly effective and has a great, very natural scent.

4. Truly’s Natural Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Mild Coconut

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
*Cream

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Truly’s is one of the best deodorants at combating bad body odor, and does so in a pretty unique way. The sugar that Truly’s uses in their deodorant mixes with your sweat to create a solution that controls odor causing bacteria.

It combines this sugar with coconut oil (which is a natural antibacterial) to keep you smelling fresh throughout the day.

At $8, it’s reasonably priced and they even offer you a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.

Sounds like the total package, right? So, why isn’t it higher on the list?

It has to do with method of applying Truly’s and my personal preferences. To apply Truly’s you have to dip your fingers into the cream and then rub it on your armpits. My armpits are hairy and gross and, if I can avoid it, don’t want to rub my fingers through them every morning.

If you don’t mind this, Truly’s natural ingredients and price make it a great deodorant for men to try.

3. Herban Cowboy Forest Maximum Protection Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Woodsy

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

Herban Cowboy offers you maximum protection all the while being a completely natural deodorant.

It’s our third best deodorant for men for three reasons:

  • It works. There honestly isn’t much information available on why it works, but, bottom line, it does. One application will keep you smelling fresh throughout the day.
  • It smells great. Herban Cowboy Forest has a masculine, woodsy scent. It smells natural (not big brand chemical) and fresh and is incredibly well balanced.
  • It’s cheap. $5 a stick is ridiculously affordable for a deodorant of this caliber.

Herban Cowboy is a solid, all around great deodorant.

2. Baxter of California Citrus and Herbal-Musk Deodorant

deodorant-for-men-baxter

Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Citrus and Herb

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

The company Baxter of California’s was created in 1965 and was one of the first brands to produce high quality, man specific grooming products.

One of their best selling products is their Citrus and Herbal-Musk Deodorant.

It has an incredible scent that, as the name suggests, starts with citrus and finishes with a mild herbal musk. Unlike the commercial deodorants, like Old spice, this scent is truly unique and has no traces of that chemical smell.

This scent isn’t overpowering but is quite strong (which I personally appreciate). If your’e looking for something similar to Baxter, that’s more mildly scented, jump back to the Anthony Logistics Alcohol Free.

The Baxter has a sensitive skin formula and is both alcohol and aluminum free.

It’s a highly effective deodorant that will not only fight your bad body odor but will ensure you smell awesome.

1. MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Deodorant

deodorant-for-men-menscience

Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Unscented

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
Aluminum Free

I’m a big fan of MenScience products and their deodorant is a big reason why.

They did an amazing job of creating a deodorant that’s not only highly effective but also incredibly long lasting; it will stop your bad body odor and will easily last ALL day.

It’s also great for men with sensitive skin. They designed their deodorant with a unique hypoallergenic, aluminum free and alcohol free formula to make it completely non-irritating.

Plain and simple, if you’re looking for the best deodorant for men out there, this is it.

The 10 Best Antiperspirants for Men

You’ll notice that each of these antiperspirants contain at least some aluminum.

There are a lot of articles online stating that aluminum based antiperspirants and deodorants are bad for your health, but, according to WebMD, “There is no real scientific evidence that aluminum or any of the other ingredients in these products pose any threat to human health.”

I’m not a doctor, but I do trust WebMD’s opinion.

Based on this, if you need something to reduce excessive sweating, I recommend you grab an antiperspirant and not worry about the aluminum percentage.

10. Degree Dry Cool Comfort Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Cost:
$ (Pack of 6) @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Cool Comfort

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
18.2%

Degree Dry Cool Comfort is very comparable to Old Spice High Endurance (on our list of the best deodorants for men above). It’s nothing fancy but, for most guys, gets the job done.

They used a non-irritating formula and added a nice, mild scent of a citrus. Unfortunately, you can still smell that big brand, chemical smell underneath the citrus.

The best part about Degree Cool Comfort is that it’s CHEAP. For just $3 per stick, you can grab an antiperspirant deodorant that gets the job done.

9. Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Antiperspirant Deodorant

deodorant-for-men-dove

Cost:
$ (Pack of 2) @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Extra Fresh

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
15.2%

To start, this bad boy is dermatologist recommended for skin car.

Dove added their moisturizing technology into their Men+Care bars making it one of the best antiperspirant deodorants for men with sensitive skin.

It has a mild, masculine scent that isn’t too overpowering or chemical smelling.

It isn’t strong enough to completely stop your sweating, but it will definitely reduce it.

Considering all of it’s benefits, and at only $3.50 a stick, Dove Men+Care is a solid choice for your antiperspirant deodorant.

8. Certain Dri Antiperspirant

deodorant-for-men-certain-dri

Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Unscented

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Roll On

Aluminum %:
12%

Now we start getting into the big guns of sweat prevention.

If you’re a guy who sweats a LOT Certain Dri is a great entry in the world of antiperspirants.

It’s ONLY an antiperspirant and has no deodorizing agents. This means that while you’re not sweating much at all, the sweat that does make it through the antiperspirant might smell.

If this happens to you when wearing Certain Dri (or any other standalone antiperspirant) just apply deodorant in the morning like you normally would.

So why shouldn’t I just wear an antiperspirant deodorant combination?

Certain Dri is solely concerned with stopping your excessive sweat and it’s good at it (and lasts  up to 72 hours)

If you’re a guy that sweats a lot, this (and our #2 Sweat Block) are great choices.

7. Degree Dry Adventure Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray

deodorant-for-men-degree-dry-spray

Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Adventure

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Spray

Aluminum %:
23.3%

Degree is the most popular brand of deodorant for men on the market.

Their Dry Antiperspirant spray is highly effective and one of their most highly rated deodorant products on the market.

Unlike other sprays, it contains no alcohol or water so feels dry immediately after application.

Its will curb your sweating for around 42 hours and has a mild masculine scent (that fades pretty quickly).

It also has a twist-to-close cap, making it ideal for travel.

6. Axe White Label Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Forest

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Spray

Aluminum %:
23.3%

The Axe White Label is a nice change of pace from Axe’s standard product line seemingly designed for high school locker rooms.

The White Label is quite similar to the Degree Dry Adventure Spray above:

  • It contains no alcohol or water so it goes on dry.
  • It has a twist-to-close cap making it great for travel.
  • It’s designed to last for 48 hours.

So what makes it better?

It’s fragrance.

The Axe White Label has a well balanced cedarwood fragrance with very little hint of the big-brand chemical smell.

This dry spray is an all around solid antiperspirant and at only $5 is also very affordable.

5. Recipe for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant

deodorant-for-men-recipe

Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Mildly Manly

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Roll On

Aluminum %:
20%

Recipe for Men antiperspirant deodorant was developed in the harsh conditions of the Swedish mountains.

Unlike most antiperspirants, Recipe for Men doesn’t block your body’s ability to sweat. Instead, it’s advanced formula quickly absorbs sweat.

This same advanced formula also makes it also one of the better antiperspirant deodorants for guys with sensitive skin.

Recipe is our 5th best antiperspirant for men because of it’s unique, and effective, approach reducing armpit sweat, without blocking it.

4. Gillette Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Fresh

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
20%

I know what you’re thinking, how is a Gillette antiperspirant deodorant ranking up with all of these high end brands?

Well, plain and simple, because it works REALLY well. What’s more, it’s only $10.

So why isn’t it higher?

Well for two main reasons:

  1. The smell isn’t the best. That’s not to say that it’s bad but it’s comparable to an Old Spice or Degree (that bland smell with a hint of chemical).
  2. It’s a clinical strength antiperspirant, and there are some serious chemicals in clinical strength antiperspirants that make them work so well. These chemicals can be rough on a lot of guy’s skin.

If you don’t mind those two gripes, and are looking for something a little cheaper, the Gillette Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant will definitely get the job done.

3. Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Well-Balanced Manliness

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
20%

If you’re unfamiliar with Jack Black, they produce high end men’s skincare products (and no, they have nothing to do with Jack Black from Tenacious D).

The Pit Boss Antiperspirant Deodorant is a wonderful example of the quality of Jack Black’s products:

  • Incredible smell. The pit boss gives you a quintessentially manly smell that’s perfectly well balanced.
  • Lasting and effective antiperspirant. It’s significantly reduces your sweating and will last all day.
  • It’s non-irritating. It’s high end formula is designed to be easier on your skin.

The deodorant is aptly named after a casino’s pit boss, whose responsibility is to stay calm and confident while managing a casino pit.

With antiperspirant deodorants like the Jack Black and the Molton Brown (our best antiperspirant for men) you definitely get what you pay for: a superior smell, higher quality ingredients and a product that does exactly what it’s designed to.

2. SweatBlock Clinical Strength Antiperspirant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Unscented

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
*Wipe

Aluminum %:
14%

SweatBlock is far and away the best antiperspirant for men who excessively sweat.

It’s doctor recommended and one application lasts up to seven days.

SweatBlock is the best selling antiperspirant in the worlds for one reason: it works. Need proof? Read through one of the 1,500+ 5 star reviews it has on Amazon.

SweatBlock even puts their money where their mouth is and gives you a 30 day, money back guarantee.

If you’re a guy who sweats a lot, I can’t recommend SweatBlock enough.

1. Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Antiperspirant Deodorant

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Cost:
$ @ Amazon.com

Scent:
Black Peppercorn

Application Type (Stick, Roll On or Aerosol Spray):
Stick

Aluminum %:
19.29%

Drumroll please…. The award for our best antiperspirant for men goes to the Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Stick.

The Molton Brown perfectly combines everything a man needs in an antiperspirant deodorant: masculine fragrance, effective formula and non-irritating ingredients:

  • Masculine fragrance. The Molton Brown combines black peppercorn, bergamot (type of citrus) and oak moss to create a one of a kind smell. To put this unique smell in one word: masculine. What’s more, the fragrance is remarkably well balanced. It’s smell is mild, but noticeable.
  • Keeps you dry. Similar to the Jack Black, this is a high end product that’s designed not only to fight your bad body odor but also keep you dry.
  • Non-irritating. Molton Brown added andiroba tree oil to their deodorant which leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed and not the least bit irritating.

The Molton Brown is not only effective but it’s the best smelling antiperspirant or deodorant for men on the market.

With this deodorant more than any other, you get what you pay for. You get the best smell, the highest quality ingredients and superior sweat and odor control.

In Conclusion

Remember, men with bad body odor sexually repel almost 9 out of 10 women.

With the incredible antiperspirants and deodorants on the market, there’s no excuse to smell bad or excessively sweat.

If you want to smell good, stop sweating or both, grab one of Mantelligence’s recommended best antiperspirants or deodorants for men.

 

If you have any questions, or need help choosing a deodorant, leave a comment below!