Deer love vanilla extract. You can spray it on dry leaves and they will eat the dry leaves. This is the secret ingrediant that they don't tell you about, as a scent cover. Pretty cheep stuff too, and the imatation works as well as the real thing. A deer will come to two things another deer, or something to eat.
I have to deal with hot weather dear hunting so i have my reservations about certain scent lock type items. This is because I have to hunt in a t-shirt sometimes.
So I make my deer stand smell good to the deer and imprint this on them long before I hunt the area.
It is legal to bait deer on private land here so I use a corn feeder laced with vanilla extract. That gets them used to the treat. Then I give them something irresistable, roasted soybeans. I fill up my feeder and put a great deal of it right under the tree where I put my climber. This is to deer what good bar-b-q is to us. I then put out three deer sent tabs and this covers the human sent for shots as close a 7 yards.
In areas like WMAs I go to places where other hunters will push the deer to me, and that deals with knowing the area, better than they do. Something not that difficult, if you live here.
Vanilla may be used in just about any form it comes in...if they like it in your area and they prpbabley will they make all kinds of vanilla sprays you can spray yourself with, including shampoo.
You can spray it around your stand in non-baiting areas and they will come to it or stop and check it out.