Body sprays are a great alternative to the best men’s colognes because they allow you to wear your favorite scents without offending anyone. Many famous brands offer their signature scents in body spray form, which provide a much more affordable option than to cologne. Body sprays are lightweight, easy to spray and act similar to deodorant to cover up any unwanted smells without being too overpowering.
Below are a few tried and true body sprays that may remind you of high school (or the 80s, whichever came first) but still resonate today. Should you prefer a powerful scent with a blend of spice and woods, then the classic Drakkar Noir might be ideal. For a cleaner scent with notes of fresh citrus and a secret herb mix, that, according to the brand, is for those who have a lively personality and love of life, you can go with the Bod Spray by Parfums de Coeur. Want something new and exciting? We’ve got lots of great options that will keep you smelling great all day at a price that comes similar to the best cheap colognes for men.
Whichever scent you choose, the application is key — spray, don’t rub, onto your body after a shower, gym or before going out on a date for a quick and refreshing boost.
Ready to be the best smelling person in any room? Check out our top picks for the best men’s body spray below.
1. Kenneth Cole Black Eau De Toilette Spray
The Kenneth Cole Black Eau De Toilette Spray offers the same scent as the brand’s famous cologne with a lighter finish. Giving users with sensitivities to scent a less powerful alternative to the Black cologne, the body spray still delivers the high-end floral and citrus notes that are timeless and fresh. Designed to invoke feelings of a fast-paced life in the city, the body spray is masculine and modern.
Pros: No overpowering fragrance. Kenneth Cole offers the Black scent in the body spray shown here, as well as cologne, aftershave balm and deodorant.
Cons: The Kenneth Cole body spray comes with a high price tag.
2. Nautica Voyage N-83 Body Spray
The Nautica Voyage N-83 Body Spray is a refreshing midway point between cologne and body spray. The 7-ounce bottle packs the same aromatic smell as the Nautica cologne, but with a lighter finish that those with scent sensitivities will appreciate. The Voyage has a mix of cardamom, sandalwood and aquaspace accord for a classic and masculine scent.
Pros: The powder spray won’t leave any white residue on clothing.
Cons: The spray lasts approximately half a day.
3. AXE Body Spray for Men
BEST NEW OLD SCHOOL
You might remember AXE from middle school, but lets get something straight — AXE is back and they’re better than ever. For an affordable body spray that gives users a wide range of fragrance options, try the AXE Body Spray for Men. The 4-ounce bottle of body spray doubles as deodorant and provides lasting scent coverage for hours. Axe body spray is available in a wide range of scent options, including Black, Essence, Kilo, Phoenix, Anarchy and Gold Temptation, which is shown here. Gold Temptation is described as a molten chocolate scent mixed with fresh citrus and smoky amber.
Pros: Axe uses the same scents throughout their product line, making it possible for customers to match the fragrance of their body wash, body spray, and hair care products.
Cons: The Axe body spray doubles as a deodorizer, but customers may still want to use a traditional deodorant, in addition, to cut down on sweat.
4. Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique All Over Body Spray
BEST ALL OVER
For a scent that will make users feel like they’re on an exotic vacation, we recommend the Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique Body Spray. The fashion label has created a popular body spray that can be used anywhere on the body. A combination of fruit and musk notes create an inviting body spray that users will want to wear every day. Bergamot, blue lavender, sheer amber and sensual musk come together for an island retreat in a bottle.
Pros: Users only need a few sprays for full coverage.
Cons: Reapplication may be necessary.
5. Calvin Klein ETERNITY for Men
Calvin Klein is one of the global leaders in the fragrance world and has created a hugely popular line of body sprays based on their best-selling colognes. The Calvin Klein ETERNITY for Men Body Spray is a refreshing and romantic blend of mandarin, sage, sandalwood, basil and rosewood. The amber fragrance has been around for decades and has a timeless finish that fits users of all ages.
Pros: Calvin Klein makes several bath products in their Eternity scent and has an Eternity for Women cologne and body spray.
Cons: The body spray is one of the most expensive options on our list.
6. Jack Black All-Over Body Spray
BEST HERBAL SCENT
Made with mint, citrus and rosemary, Jack Black’s all-over body spray is the best natural scented body spray for men. Period. It has a chilling yet invigorating scent style you can spray just about anywhere on your body for a refreshing spritz that almost feels like you just showered. It’s completely lightweight, so you won’t feel held down by your scent or as if you’re overpowering the people around you.
Pros: It has a great, lively scent many can get behind.
Cons: It’s made after the scent of Jack Black’s All-Over Wash, which some might not like given the non-unique approach.
7. Parfums De Coeur Body Spray
BEST BOTTLE DESIGN
The Bod Body Spray by Parfums De Coeur is a fragranced body mist meant to be sprayed anywhere and everywhere you need freshening up. The Fresh Guy scent is described as a strong, masculine, clean fragrance with a hint of floral and a warm base. The top notes contain green apple and watermelon, heart notes of lily of the valley and bamboo leaf and base notes of amber, musk and teak.
Pros: The bottle packs a generous amount of product.
Cons: This product does contain alcohol and can be drying to some skin types. Easy to overapply.
8. Sean John Unforgivable Body Spray for Men
For a masculine scent that will last all day, we recommend the Sean John Unforgivable Body Spray for Men. Designed by Bad Boy Entertainment head Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the body spray includes hints of juniper, bergamot, sandalwood and amber. We also like that the heavy scents are combined with lighter notes of lemon and tangerine for a fresh finish.
Pros: Unforgiveable is appropriate for daily use and has a high-end scent that makes it great for a night out.
Cons: The body spray may smell slightly different from the Unforgiveable cologne.
9. Good Chemistry Rustic Woods Body Spray
A good, vegan body spray should be something on every dude’s radar, like this one from Good Chemistry. This scent smells like a masculine, ethereal forest with a luxurious twist, as if you’re walking through the woods shrouded in mist wearing your best suit. It’s laced with bergamot, leather and woods to make your unique scent known upon approach, but at the same time, isn’t too overwhelming.
Pros: It most definitely has one of the most unique scents on here and comes at a really affordable price.
Cons: Their distribution centre is working with limited staff due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it might deliver a little later than anticipated.
10. Gold Bond Men’s Ultimate Essential Body Powder Spray
BEST FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Smell great and offer your skin some cooling relief with the Gold Bond Men’s Ultimate Essential Body Powder Spray. The no-mess spray is designed to be used before physical activity or after showering, helping users stay cool and dry. Ideal for use in warm weather, the powder spray is safe for sensitive skin.
Pros: The 360-degree valve on the Gold Bond bottle makes it possible to spray in any direction, even when the product is held upside down.
Cons: Gold Bond’s scent is not as powerful or long-lasting as the other body sprays on our list.
11. Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Spray
For a body spray that will provide long-lasting scent and sweat protection, try the Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Spray. Designed to be sensitive on the skin, the spray deodorant and antiperspirant provides sweat protection for up to 48-hours and leaves a refreshing fragrance that keeps users smelling great for hours. The two-in-one product is sold in a set of six, giving users the option to keep a backup spray in their gym bag, backpack, suitcase and even workspace.
Pros: Dove includes moisture technology in its spray to help keep skin looking and feeling smooth.
Cons: The spray is not aluminium-free.