The adopted underarm scent of teenagers is a sort of cartoonish freshness. Old men all smell like bay rum, whether by choice or because they’ve been drinking. If you’re presently a member of one of those two demographics, that’s just the lot you’ve drawn; if not, there’s a great olfactory expanse waiting for you, filled with deodorant sticks, crystals and creams that do much more than cover up offensive smells. Actually, that’s pretty much what they do — but some are all-natural, some are ludicrously indulgent and others will attract women en masse. These are five of our favorite deodorants.
The Scent of a Man