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12 Deodorants to Keep You Smelling Fresh

Sweating is fine. Stinking is not.
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There's no shame in perspiration; your body needs to naturally regulate its temperature and manage stress. If your sweat is offensive, however—that is, if you stink—then you've got a problem. A good deodorant should mask any mush that comes with the day's many aggresors.

1 Dove Men + Care Deodorant Stick

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Just like its soap, Dove's deodorant stick is infused with moisturizer to protect your skin from dryness—often a side effect of sweat-stopping sticks. 

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2 Lush The Guv’ner 

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This talc-based powder can go under the arms, on the back, in your socks, on your junk...wherever you get sweaty. It's made with rosemary, thyme, and tea tree to keep you smelling natural in all the right ways. 

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3 Jack Black Cool CTRL Natural Deodorant

This formula uses zinc salt and grapefruit extract to keep sweat stink at bay. 

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4 Every Man Jack Deodorant 

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Every Man Jack's deodorant stick is a no-fail, easy option. Plus, the sandalwood scent is basically cologne. 

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5 Primal Pit Paste  Natural Deodorant 

This deodorant is packed with organic ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. Spread it under your arms at the start of the day or before a workout. 

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6 Old Spice Denali Deodorant 

Sometimes it's best to stick with the classics—or at least an updated classic. After all, Old Spice was the deodorant your grandpa probably used. 

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7 Crystal Deodorant Stick 

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For guys who want to avoid the harsh chemicals of deodorant, try a deodorant stone. It's made with natural mineral salts that neutralize odors caused by sweating.

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8 Origins No Offense Alcohol- and Aluminum-Free Deodorant 

If you have sensitive pits, an alcohol- and aluminum-free deodorant won't offend soft skin. 

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9 PiperWai Activated Charcoal Deodorant 

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If you don't like deodorants that completely block off sweat (hey, some people like 'em to breathe), try PiperWai. It uses activated charcoal to stop you from smelling, but not to disrupt any natural processes. 

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10 Anthony Alcohol-Free Deodorant 

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No alcohol. No aluminum. No weird chemicals. This one only uses botanical extracts to minimize odor, fight bacteria, absorb moisture, and calm the skin. 

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11 Aesop Deodorant 

Not all spray deodorants are like canned napalm. Aesop's natural spray has a light woodsy scent that won't arrive in a room before you do. 

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12 Tom Ford Oud Wood Deodorant Stick 

Though Tom Ford once famously said that men shouldn't use deodorant—he prefers the smell of sweat—he makes a pretty good case against himself with his Oud Wood stick. Maybe chalk it up to one of life's great ironies. 

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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