Spotlyte 7: Deodorants That Transcend Your Typical Formulas

We’re selective about the formulas we use on our hair, skin, and nails. The Spotlyte 7 highlights recently-released products you can add to your routine, one day at a time. Let’s go shopping!

Think about the last time you applied deodorant. Chances are, it was an unremarkable experience; a habitual part of your morning routine. Nevertheless, there are a sundry of formulas which, we’d argue, are actually enjoyable to apply. With the right formulas, deodorant can present fragrance lovers with an additional opportunity to experiment with scent (really!). Below, find seven of our best new deodorants to swipe, slide, or spritz on. Consider them proof that you can have sweat protection with a side of sensorial splendor.

Best New Deodorants

Curie® Deodorant

Curie Full Body Spray Deodorant for Men and Women, Aluminum Free Deodorant with No Baking Soda, 3oz (White Tea)
  • STAY FRESH ALL DAY: What your underarms have been deo - dreaming about. Curie full body deodorant spray keeps the funk at bay, all day – while keeping things aluminum - free. Yes, the hype is real. And yes, you too will be raving about deo unprovoked
  • SPRAY BO AWAY: Wherever you sweat, your new favorite deo works its magic. Spritz it here, spritz it there, spritz it just about anywhere. The secret behind the all that full - body lovin’? A formula that steers clear of irritating baking soda

In the world of natural deodorant, skepticism abounds. After all, many of the formulas fail to keep you fresh throughout the day. The Curie® Deodorant ($12), however is not one of those: While it is natural, it is also supremely protective. The pale pink packaging yields a solid, non-slippery stick that smells of delicate white tea and stays that way throughout the day. Plus, the stick feels just as lovely as it smells, thanks to an infusion of coconut oil and shea butter.

Secret® Freshies

Secret Deodorant Powder Fresh 1.8 Ounce Roll-On (53ml) (Pack of 3)
  • Powder Fresh Scent: The deodorant features a Powder Fresh scent that leaves you feeling clean and fresh throughout the day.
  • Roll-On Application: The roll-on design allows for easy and mess-free application, providing even coverage to keep you protected from odor.

The Secret® Freshies ($5) are so clever, we’re surprised they didn’t exist sooner. Instead of the traditional rectangular deodorant packaging, this solid block of freshness is housed in a tiny sphere, which is about the size of your palm. Twist it open, and voila! A deodorant dome that works as well as its larger counterparts. Most importantly, it fits in virtually any gym bag — or purse — imaginable. (Because frankly, sometimes it’s nice to do a mid-day touch up at the office). Don’t miss the Paris Rose scent, which smells appropriately dainty. 

Chanel Platinum Égoiste® Stick

The Chanel Platinum Égoiste® Stick ($25) is perhaps the most luxurious deodorants known to woman — or man. In fact, the scent veers “masculine” thanks to notes of rosemary, though we’d argue that it’s alluring on all genders. In addition to an attractive fragrance, it also contains antiperspirant ingredients to help reduce sweating.

Fresh® Sugar Roll-On Deodorant and Antiperspirant

Fresh Sugar Roll-On Deodorant - 75ml/2.5oz
  • Fresh Scent: Features a refreshing, clean scent
  • Roll-On Application: Easy to apply with a smooth, gliding applicator

The Fresh® Sugar Roll-On Deodorant and Antiperspirant ($19) leaves you feeling, well, fresh. The formula glides on smoothly and sweetly, making deodorant application a treat. While it does contain some traditional antiperspirant ingredients, it also relies on real sugar to inhibit bacterial growth.

Coconut Deodorant

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Native Deodorant Contains Naturally Derived Ingredients, 72 Hour Odor Control | Deodorant for Women and Men, Aluminum Free with Baking Soda, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter | Coconut & Vanilla
  • Aluminum Free - Native Deodorant is not a chemistry experiment, and is made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and talc. Natural deodorant contains naturally derived ingredients.
  • Effective Protection - We tested thousands of ingredients before finding a recipe that feels light and fresh under your arms, but provides you with effective protection against odor.

In step with every other coconut-filled product from Kopari®, the Coconut Deodorant ($14) from the brand is intensely hydrating, thanks to an infusion of real coconut water. Plus, it smells faintly of coconut milk — mixed with the indefinable scent of sweet luxury. 

Chloé® Perfumed Deodorant Spray

The Chloé® Perfumed Deodorant Spray ($30) smells just like its classic namesake eau de parfum — a powdery mélange of peony and rose notes. That said, it does not clash with whichever fragrance you might layer over top, making it a must in any beauty and hygiene routine.

Megababe® Rosy Pits

Megababe Daily Deodorant - Rosy Pits | Aluminum-Free, Clear & Clean | 2.6 oz - 2 Pack
  • CLEAR & CLEAN - Sniff-worthy pits, without the aluminum! This award-winning deodorant breaks down odor & absorbs wetness, all in one swipe. No baking soda, no white residue & no iffy ingredients!
  • DERMATOLOGIST APPROVED - Rosy Pits is dermatologist approved, ensuring it is safe and gentle on even the most sensitive pits.

Unlike many natural deodorants, Megababe® Rosy Pits ($18) is made without baking soda (an ingredient that can be irritating to some). Instead, it relies on corn starch to absorb dampness, plus a blend of green tea, sage, and vitamin E to increase skin softness. 

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