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You’ve probably been wearing men’s deodorants ever since you hit puberty, so you probably think you know the best deodorants for you. And if your go-to natural or antiperspirant deodorant works for your needs, then you’re probably right. But if you’ve been using the same brand of stick deodorant for the last decade, you might’ve missed out on an unexpected comeback story in the men’s grooming world: spray deodorant for men is back.
Because of the complicated history of U.S. regulations on aerosol spray deodorants, plus changing consumer preferences, solid roll-on deodorant has been the main way to keep our bodies fresh and dry for the last few decades.
But thanks to new formulations in spray deodorants, you can find more choices in the personal care sections of today’s stores than ever before. And with the men’s grooming renaissance well underway, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at the best spray deodorant for men.
Why Use the Best Spray Deodorant for Men?
Though the trusty stick deodorant can get the job done, the best spray deodorants for men go on dry and evenly, so there’s none of that uncomfortable sticky feeling as you sweat throughout the day. Like their solid or gel cousins, dry sprays also come in antiperspirant varieties, and there are even traditional wet spray deodorants if you want to avoid aerosols or harsher chemicals, which can harm the environment and irritate sensitive skin.
But with all that choice comes the issue of finding the best spray deodorant, especially for first-timers. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite deodorant sprays for men that will upgrade your deodorant game. They smell just as great as your tried-and-true deodorant and they’re just as easy to use. All you have to do is give the container a quick shake, put it about six inches from your arm and spray until your underarms are evenly covered.
How Did We Choose the Best Spray Deodorant for Men?
The SPY team regularly receives samples of new grooming products, and we test out new razors, deodorants, cologne, and skin care products on a daily basis. Our team of product testers and grooming writers is always searching for new products to recommend to SPY readers (or letting you know about products you should definitely avoid), and so we’ve personally sampled many of the spray-on deodorants featured in the guide below. We haven’t been able to test and review all of the products featured below, but we carefully reviewed consumer reviews, checked ingredients lists, and relied on our experience with the brand’s other products to make our selections.
And even if you decide dry sprays aren’t for you, we’ve got you covered with traditional men’s antiperspirants deodorants and even organic deodorants. Now, keep scrolling to check out the best spray deodorants for men, including the best antiperspirant spray deodorant.
1. Dove Men + Care Antiperspirant Spray Deodorant
When you consider comfort, price, effectiveness and scent, Dove’s recently updated line of spray deodorants can’t be beaten. Dove sent SPY its Dove Men + Care line for testing in 2021, and we had the chance to try out the grooming brand’s new formulation and fragrances. We can confirm that these deodorants have a fresh scent and smooth application. Most importantly, they stop sweat just as effectively as your stick antiperspirant does.
Dove’s aluminum-based spray antiperspirant formula uses moisturizer to prevent skin irritation and goes on dry, helping keep your armpits fresh all day and fresh all day the next day too. Dove offers multiple scents — the Minerals + Sage and Cool Fresh fragrances are great — but all the scents are clean, minimal and not overbearing. And we can’t forget that at under $3 a pop, a few cans of this dry spray antiperspirant will keep you dry for months without breaking the bank. Taken altogether, we think Dove makes the best spray deodorant for most guys.
2. OffCourt Performance Body Spray
BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
OffCourt is relatively new to the deodorant scene, but we love the brand’s natural deodorizing approach, which is ideal for guys with sensitive skin. We recruited a product tester who’s prone to skin irritation and inflammation, and he raved about OffCourt Performance Body Spray. This spray is not a true antiperspirant since it skips out on aluminum. Instead, it relies on prebiotics to fight odor-causing bacteria at the source, and in our testing, it was an effective alternative to aluminum-based sprays. With OffCourt, you’ll still sweat, which is good for your skin, but you won’t stink. This spray deodorant is also safe for use all over the body and not just under your arms.
3. Degree Men UltraClear Black+White Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray
If you’re an average guy, you probably wear a lot of black t-shirts and white t-shirts. If you wear a lot of them, you’re intimately familiar with the hallmark pit stains that appear over time. Degree Men UltraClear Black+White Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray (previously known as MotionSense) is just what you’re looking for. Surprisingly, the deodorant uses a common active ingredient in all antiperspirants, aluminum chlorohydrate, which often contributes to clothing stains. However, we’ve been using this deodorant for weeks while wearing both white t-shirts and black t-shirts and have yet to see the frustrating stains – a true antiperspirant miracle.
4. Degree Men Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray
BEST FOR MULTIDAY PROTECTION
If you’re seriously worried about body odor and love Degree Men deodorant, then we also highly recommend trying Degree Men Antiperspirant Spray Deodorant. Not only do you get great value here for three cans, but Degree’s formula is designed to last for up to 72 hours. In our experience, most claims like that are overblown, but Degree’s dry sprays definitely last longer than 24 hours, as long as you’re not playing sports literally the entire day. This antiperspirant also comes in a lovely cedarwood and bergamot scent for a pleasing masculine smell. If this seems like a good option for you, but you’re not a big fan of that particular scent, then Degree also offers identical sprays with different scents.
5. Deodorant Body Spray by Bravo Sierra
BEST VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE
Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it has to smell, well, vegan. Not for nothing, but a lot of the time, vegan deodorants will have a sort of pungent, old and tangy scent our noses hate. Thankfully, that’s nowhere near the case with Bravo Sierra’s deodorant body spray. This spray has a really fresh, woody scent that’s deliciously male-centric. It’s the kind of deodorant that’ll make someone say, “Wow, he smells good,” the second you walk by. With an ultra-fine mist, you can spray this stuff everywhere and never feel too wet after applying. It’s also made with a smart lock, so you can bring it on the go to work or in your gym bag and the contents will never leak out.
6. Right Guard Sport Original Deodorant Aerosol Spray
BEST FOR SPORTS
Getting physical? Use Right Guard. This is by far one of the best spray deodorants for men playing sports due to just how long-lasting it is. One spray will completely cover your pit, meaning you’ll be saving money with the purchase of every bottle. It has the power to combat bad stink by neutralizing the odor instead of masking it, effectively ridding your body of armpit scent completely. To keep you fresher for longer, this spray has the ability to last 24-hours total.
7. Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche Deodorant Body Spray
Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche is one of the most well-known and boldest fragrances in the world. If you love the men’s cologne, you’ll love the Drakkar Noir By Guy Laroche Deodorant Body Spray too. Don’t count on it to absorb moisture or fight bacteria, but if any fragrance can cover up the smell of body odor, it’s Drakkar Noir.
8. Gold Bond Men’s Essentials Talc-Free Body Powder Spray
With almost 10,000 reviews on Amazon, Gold Bond is a name that should be on everyone’s radar when it comes to the best spray deodorant for men. This spray is a fan favorite for the fact that it is so easily able to control moisture from your underarms as it comes out, leaving you continuously feeling fresh throughout your day. Unlike roll-on deodorant, there’s no mess or clumps with spraying, making this a stellar alternative to roll-on products. In addition, it’s got a masculine scent that’ll have you smelling like a post-shower all day through.
9. Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Mist Natural Deodorant
BEST NATURAL SPRAY DEODORANT
Not many deodorants can claim what the Thai Crystal Natural Deodorant Mist can. It’s aluminum-free, antibacterial and derives from natural mineral salts. Since it’s just water and mineral salts, it also won’t stain clothes or irritate sensitive skin. And in a plus for the ozone layer, it doesn’t use any aerosols in its easy spray bottle. If you want a natural deodorant but don’t want to pay for premium ingredients or formulas for really sensitive skin, the Thai Crystal Deodorant Spray is the best natural spray deodorant for you. And if you’re all about natural deodorant but aren’t keen on this particular spray, we’ve got an excellent roll-on natural deodorant for you.
10. Public Goods Crystal Spray Deodorant
ALSO CONSIDER NATURAL
Public Goods hasn’t been around forever, but they’re turning skincare, home goods and even groceries on their head with simple, environmentally friendly products. For an alternative to the Thai Crystal Natural Deodorant Mist, try the Public Goods Crystal Spray Deodorant. It’s a little bit cheaper and offers all the same deodorizing benefits of potassium alum from the classic Thai Crystal deodorant.
11. Arrid XX Extra Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant
BEST FOR EXTRA DRYNESS
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Arrid has been making deodorant since the 1930s, and the company has stuck around because its products are tried and true and just work. The name Arrid should evoke an arid, dry desert because that’s what you’ll get when you use this dry spray antiperspirant. Arrid’s formula boasts a formula with 24.6% aluminum chlorohydrate, so this dry spray will fight wetness and odors and keep your underarms dry on even the sweatiest of days.
Not only will it keep you dry, but it’ll leave you smelling of light citrus, so you’ll smell as fresh as your armpits feel. Note, generally the more aluminum chlorohydrate present in a spray, the more likely it is to irritate sensitive skin, so if you’ve got sensitive skin, try using less spray than you normally would to see how your skin reacts over the course of a day.
12. Manscaped Crop Reviver Ball Spray Toner
BEST FOR DOWNSTAIRS
Maybe your pits are stank-free. Or, maybe you’re just a fan of your current roll-on deodorant. Whatever the case may be, note that it’s not always your armpits that need some good-smelling attention — sometimes you need some spray below the belt. This spray deodorant is made with soothing aloe and witch hazel extracts to keep your bad boys down below feeling and smelling fresh even in motion. This is especially important to use if you’re the type to shave down there, too, because the toner calms and cools freshly shaved skin from chafing when it’s bare below deck. So, treat your balls right and snag Manscaped’s Crop Reviver for yourself.