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18 Body Washes That Smell So Good, You Can Skip Perfume

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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.

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Lush Good Karma…Everybody Needs Some ($25)

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.

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Corpus Santalum Body Wash ($28)

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.

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Kosas Good Body Skin AHA + Enzyme Exfoliating Body Wash ($22)

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.

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Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash ($18)

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.

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Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Hand + Body Wash ($25)

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.

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Moroccanoil Shower Gel Oud Minéral ($20)

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.

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Saltair Santal Bloom Body Wash ($12)

The recent launch from model Iskra Lawrence has a variety of intoxicating scents, but we’re partial to the Santal Bloom. It features warm notes of sandalwood, sheer amber and sensual musks.

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Byredo Gypsy Water Body Wash ($50)

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.

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L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil ($27)

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.

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Odele Clarifying Body Wash ($9)

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.

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Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel ($26)

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.

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By Rosie Jane Wake the F*ck Up Everyday Body Wash ($25)

A bright, lemony scent is perfect for an energizing morning shower. This gentle body cleanser gets its sunny scent from a blend of essential oils, including lemon verbena, grapefruit, geranium and eucalyptus.

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Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel – Original ($6)

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.

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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.

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Necessaire The Body Wash – Eucalyptus ($25)

This beloved body wash will transform your shower into a spa and leave you feeling relaxed and smelling great for hours.

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Sachajuan Body Wash Fresh Lavender ($43)

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.

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Le Labo Shower Gel – Hinoki ($30)

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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Maude Wash No. 1 ($22)

This gentle, pH-balanced body wash is scented with amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, Medjool date and tonka bean. It also doubles as a bubble bath, so you can soak in the scent.

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