Duke Cannon Deodorant Review

Duke Cannon's Trench Warfare Natural Chacoal Deodorant

Duke Cannon The Holy Grail Of Aluminum Free Deodorant

“No one needs to smell how hard you work” – Duke Cannon Supply Co.

As a man there are many things in life that check the box of importance when it comes to daily routine and your personal effects. Grooming, style, and your effects are the basic categories that most men attempt to stay ahead of if they're on top of their game. Your essential effects can include your EDC (Every Day Carry) items aka your keys, wallet, phone, pocket knife, etc. Style is something subjective as Leonardo Da Vinci put it, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, especially when it comes to style.

Duke Cannon is an essential EDC

However, when it comes to grooming, asides from the shower, there’s not many other basics that should be a must every day, other than your deodorant. It is one of the first rituals we go through in the morning after a shower, applying the age-old safety net of deodorant. It allows us to make our way through our day and through society with confidence and swagger.

Deodorant should help you live with confidence and swagger

Even in this age of pandemics and lockdowns, one cannot forget this daily application ritual as the alternative becomes readily apparent as you sit in your basement in sweats. However, the holy grail amidst this daily routine that would take it to the next level would be an aluminum free deodorant.

Duke Cannon aluminum free deodorant is also an antiperspirant? What?!

sweaty underarm

If most guys are like me, and they’ve dabbled in aluminum free deodorant over the years, they’ve likely been super disappointed by their experience. In general, aluminum free deodorant is known for its inferior ability to keep you smelling fresh all day, albeit only a few hours if you are lucky, until now.

Enter Duke Cannon’s Trench Warfare Natural Charcoal Deodorant: Bergamot and Black Pepper 

Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Sterate, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Witch Hazel Distillate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Charcoal Powder


Duke Cannon's Trench Warfare Natural Charcoal Deodrant


As you can see, there is no aluminum in this deodorant.  Now we are not going to dive deep into why it is not a good idea to have aluminum absorbing into the pores in your underarm (hint: links to cancer), suffice it to say that it’s not a good idea and if you’re reading this article, you’re clearly looking for an aluminum free deodorant that works. So after testing this deodorant out for the better part of the past 6 months, I can confidently say it gets the job done, and more.

Just ask this guy.

clean underarms

First off, let’s discuss the packaging, aka “The Roller”. It is compact, neat, and feels like it belongs on a battlefield with it’s rugged plastic construction that is stout enough to make it easy to hold in your hand and quickly apply while you’ve got your shirt on already (gents, it’s OK to admit that many days we forgot to apply before we’ve already thrown one shirt or multiple layers on, so being able to apply without dabbing deodorant all over your body is key). Additionally, there is an odd sense of satisfaction when your spin the cap back on the roller to drop it back in your cabinet, it just “feels” right.

Next, let’s talk about the scent. It’s manly but not overwhelming, it's clean and simple, and it won’t make you smell like a walking Macy’s cologne department. We’re not talking cheap ass old spice spray on college scents here. The simple combination of Bergamot and Black Pepper via natural oils is a subtle yet effective way to mask any odors that may creep up after a long day of activity. Combine that with the odor absorbing Charcoal Powder and you’ve got a winner.

Duke Cannon Supply Co.

Finally, let us discuss the company, Duke Cannon that is. This is an American Company, through and through, which we love. Their story exudes the breath of good old fashioned hard work, confidence, and grit aka what it takes to succeed every day and albeit that is how they’ve become successful with their products. Not only that, but their attitude of “valuing hard work” (amongst other key items such as “family, community, bacon, and country”) clearly aligns with my assessment of the build quality of this deodorant container. To top it all off, Duke Cannon supports our troops by donating a portion of proceeds to benefit US Veterans.

If you’re ready to up your deodorant game but not feel like a walking old spice commercial, then this product is definitely for you.

If you do end up purchasing, let us know your thoughts, sound off and provide some valuable feedback to the Dapper Community, and as always, Stay Dapper.

-Dr. Tom


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