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There's just a special certain something about products that you could find on the shelves at a French drugstore that you can't quite beat; we can't put our finger on exactly what it is, but what we are sure about is the fact that French deodorants are no exception.

There are a couple of things to consider for deciding which to choose, though. Fragrance is obviously a major one, with scentless options becoming ever popular. And then, of course, there is also the distinction between deodorant and antiperspirant. While both are designed to ward off underarm odour, deodorants function by purely masking with fresh-smelling scents, whereas antiperspirants purposely plug your pores to prevent you from sweating altogether.

These are the best French deodorants we love and trust for keeping our armpits dry and fresh. Enjoy!

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Power3 Deodorant by Uriage, the best French deodorant overall.

#1 — Power3 Deodorant by Uriage

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

The best French deodorant overall.

What makes it special? Its complex of anti-bacterial and anti-enzyme ingredients combined with aluminium salts regulates perspiration and prevents odours from forming, providing a fresh, clean feeling for 24 hours. Enriched with Uriage Thermal Water and soothing ingredients, it soothes even the most sensitive underarms.

What's more is that it doesn't produce those nasty stains or that starchy cardboard effect that some deodorants cause. A true French pharmacy masterpiece, at a lovely budget French pharmacy price point.

Which skin type? Suitable for all skin types—even sensitive!

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48h Anti-perspirant Roll-on by Vichy, the best French deodorant in the form of a roll-on.

#2 — 48h Anti-perspirant Roll-on by Vichy

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

The best French roll-on deodorant.

What makes it special? Hypoallergenic, free from parabens and alcohol, enriched with Vichy Mineralizing Water & aluminium salts, it is essentially just a slightly premium version of Uriage's. For the extra cost, you are rewarded with 48-hour protection against even the most intense perspiration, with one of the most divine, fresh-smelling scents that have kept customers returning to this product for years and years.

Which skin type? Perfect for all skin types.

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Deo Pure Antiperspirant Cream by Biotherm, the best French antiperspirant cream.

#3 — Deo Pure Antiperspirant Cream by Biotherm

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

The best French antiperspirant cream.

What makes it special? If you're unfamiliar with cream antiperspirants, you're certainly not alone, but this holy grail of a product is definitely worth trying at least once. Ideal for dry, sensitive skin types, the paraben-free, fragrance-free, Life Plankton-enriched formula doubles up as a soothing/moisturizing lotion that soothes, smoothes, and beautifies. It leaves your underarm area feeling more pleasant to the touch, looking more pleasing to the eye, and smelling incredibly fresh to the nose. (There is also a roll-on alternative available if you would prefer)

Which skin type? Ideal for dry, sensitive skin.

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Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant by L'Occitane, the best French natural deodorant.

#4 — Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant by L'Occitane

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

The best French natural deodorant.

What makes it special? Free from aluminium chlorohydrate, this cult-favourite roll-on deodorant offers long-lasting natural protection thanks to the essential oils of sage, sweet orange and lemon. Natural deodorants get a bad rep due to some pretty poor options on the market, but many reviewers (including ourselves!) have hailed this as one of the few they have found success with, and what's more, the subtle, feminine scent smells *sublime*. If you fancy a foray into the realm of natural deodorants or are looking for an extra one for your rotation, look no further!

Which skin type? All skin types. Be wary of the fact that it is not alcohol-free, though (looking at you, those with sensitive skin!)

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Bocage Deodorant Creme by Lancome, the best luxury French deodorant cream.

#5 — Bocage Deodorant Creme by Lancome

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

The best luxury French deodorant cream.

What makes it special? If the idea of a cream antiperspirant piqued your interest with #3, Lancome offers a higher-end version that is also worth considering if you fancy a bit more of a splurge. The skin in your underarm area is some of the most sensitive on your body, so it absolutely makes sense to treat it with skincare-like products, especially if your skin type is naturally sensitive.

The Lancôme Bocage cream is alcohol-free, contains aluminium salts, and has a velvety smooth and light texture which leaves your skin soft and supple. It provides extremely effective protection from perspiration, all day long. (There is also a roll-on alternative and spray alternative available if you would prefer)

Which skin type? Sensitive skin.

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The following three in this top ten list are a brief step away from pharmacy options, introducing some French designer alternatives into the mix. We've ordered them purely in terms of their price points here (since their quality is all top-notch), but you can check out our best French perfumes post to find out how we ranked their perfume/fragrance counterparts.

La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain, one of the best French deodorant sprays by a luxury designer brand.

#6 — La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

One of the best French designer deodorants.

What makes it special? Higher-end perfumed deodorant offers the ultimate escape from the use of aluminium, as well as the unfavourable aspects of natural deodorants. Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire is a sweet and slightly powdery cherry that layers super nicely with the perfume, bringing a feeling of freshness, elegance and lightness all day long (you can still smell it at the end of the day just as much as the start!). It is definitely one of our favourites and is seemingly a very popular choice.

Which skin type? Aimed at all skin types, even the most sensitive.

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Nomade Deodorant Spray by Chloe, one of the best French luxury deodorants.

#7 — Nomade Deodorant Spray by Chloe

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

One of the best French luxury deodorants.

What makes it special? This luxury deodorant was specially tailored for the modern woman. It will wrap you in a floral chypre fragrance just like the Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum which is beautifully complemented by this spray. It sits at a slightly higher price point than Guerlain's, but the notes of mirabelle plum, freesia, and oakmoss that come to life on your skin make it oh so worth it.

Which skin type? For all skin types.

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J'adore Perfumed Deodorant Spray by Dior, one of the best French designer deodorants.

#8 — J'adore Perfumed Deodorant Spray by Dior

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Our rating: ★★★★★

Price: $$$$

One of the highest-end French deodorants available.

What makes it special? Providing an experience of daily freshness, Dior's Perfumed Deodorant deposits a delicate mist on the skin, recreating the floral bouquet of J'adore. Not much more needs to be said here, though; you really do get what you pay for when it comes to Dior, and this sumptuous and addictive scent is no exception.

Which skin type? All skin types.

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Body Long-Lasting Deodorant by Nuxe, one of the best French natural deodorants.

#9 — Body Long-Lasting Deodorant by Nuxe

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Our rating: ★★★★

Price: $$$$

A high-quality French natural deodorant.

What makes it special? Containing 97% natural-origin ingredients, the Nuxe Long-Lasting Deodorant provides long-lasting protection without streaks with the help of natural alum and silver powders. Your skin feels soothed upon application, and odours are neutralized with the scents of coconut sorbet, white flowers and wild vanilla.

Which skin type? Ideal for all skin types.

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Vinofresh Natural Deodorant by Caudalie, one of the best French natural deodorants.

#10 — Vinofresh Natural Deodorant by Caudalie

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Our rating: ★★★★

Price: $$$$

A natural French deodorant.

What makes it special? Its unique formula is made of 98% natural origin ingredients, offers 24-hour effectiveness and is free from aluminium, alcohol, silicone and bicarbonate of soda. Its stick format offers easy, roll-on application without leaving traces or blocking pores. At the core of its formula is organic grape water for a soothing, prebiotic and hydrating action, which contributes to healthier underarms.

This product seems extremely hit or miss for some people, though, since it is a natural deodorant. We recommend alternating the use of this with another natural deodorant (such as #4 or #9) or so as not to allow your body to build resistance to it (which we believe is the root of the issues that people have been experiencing).

Which skin type? For normal skin types.

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