As of 2013, GQ magazine's picks for best-smelling men's deodorants were Aesop deodorant, Old Spice and Malin+Goetz eucalyptus deodorant. Esquire magazine's picks in 2009 were Tom's of Maine's apricot deodorant, John Varvatos Vintage, Axe Vice Fresh Action and Ban Shower Fresh.
Aesop deodorant combines cloves, coriander and thyme to produce a scent that has the potential to replace cologne. Malin+Goetz eucalyptus deodorant has a light scent, and the antibacterial properties of the eucalyptus fight body odor. Tom's of Maine has a crisp, citrus smell. John Varvatos Vintage actually smells like cologne. Ban Shower Fresh smells very clean. Deodorants are a better choice than antiperspirants since antiperspirants contain chemicals that may be associated with cancer.