Too often, the scent of body wash is fleeting, and you have to apply liberal spritzes of perfume before heading out the door. Personally, we think body wash should be working overtime, with the scent lingering long after we’ve dried off. So, we’ve rounded up the best-scented body washes that will transform your shower experience and keep you smelling so good that you won’t even need perfume.
The moment you walk into a Lush store, you’re overwhelmed by delectable scents and bright pops of color, so it can be hard to pick a product. While many of their body washes having amazing scents that stand the test of time, we like this citrusy earthy scent of patchouli and orange. While they rotate many scents in and out, this one has been a mainstay for 20 years.
Sandalwood is the heart of this body wash, with strong hints of sandalwood root, Texas cedarwood and amber. You’re bound to get compliments on this one.
This body wash is formulated specifically with those battling body acne in mind, but it’s great for everyone. It’s exfoliating and includes active ingredients to promote skin health while giving a fresh tropical scent Kosas calls Beachy Clean.
In this body wash, warm, woodsy and earthy scents combine to create a comforting aroma. The scent of vetiver, balsam, frankincense, cedar, juniper, ylang ylang and maritime pine stay with you post-shower.
Your hands and body can share the same sumptuous scent of eucalyptus. Snag this body wash if you want to feel fresh and energized every time you leave the shower.
Moroccanoil describes this scent as “invigorating and unexpected.” What you can expect is to feel like you’re on the coast in the Mediterranean with hints of Mediterranean sea salt, charred cedarwood and petitgrain.
Notes of pine needle, sandalwood, amber and fresh citrus are just the beginning of this dynamic scent that aims to evoke the ambiance of a night spent in the forest.
The warm, soothing smell of this classic shower oil wraps around you while you’re in the shower. You’ll notice that the nutty, sweet scent will leave you smelling like you just stepped out of a French bakery.
This invigorating AHA body wash features a 100% natural fragrance. The main notes of bergamot and mint will leave you smelling like a full-bodied cup of earl grey tea.
Just like the brand’s delicious smelling lotions, this shower cream-gel delivers a yummy scent. It’s scented with Sol de Janeiro’s Ceirosa ‘62 fragrance, which has notes of pistachio and salted caramel.
After washing with this, you may actually smell like you took a bath in the rain—in a good way. This scent is earthy and clean–a certified classic for a reason.
Alo Mega-C Body Wash ($24)
One reviewer said this body wash from Alo smells like Trix cereal, and we don’t totally disagree. It has a light, energizing fruity scent to it that we can’t get enough of.
This beloved body wash will transform your shower into a spa and leave you feeling relaxed and smelling great for hours.
Let the smell of fresh lavender melt over your skin, along with notes of vanilla, musk and tonka bean. This body wash will quickly become one of your favorite daily habits.
Le Labo is widely regarded as a master of delectable perfumes, so there’s no surprise the brand’s shower gel is just as alluring. Hinoki has been having a moment, so this combination is a no-brainer.
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