The 20 Best-Smelling Body Oils

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We love using body oils all year round because they give us a gorgeous glow and promote hydration a step beyond moisturizer. However, body oils are especially great to fold into your routine in the winter months when skin gets a bit drier, and we yearn for cozy or energizing scents to get us through the darker days. Whether you want to layer these body oils with moisturizer or wear them on their own, one thing you can definitely skip is perfume because these scents will linger long after you leave the house.

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Tatcha Hinoki Hydrating Body Oil ($58)

Tatcha’s Forest Awakening line gets its serene scent from cedar and hinoki. The scent is inspired by forest bathing, known as shinrin-yoku in Japan, which immerses the five senses in nature. The smell and feel of the body oil provides the perfect restorative after-shower moment.

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Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil ($52)

If you’re purchasing a product from Sol de Janeiro, you can rest assured it will smell divine. This body oil is scented with the brand’s iconic Cheirosa 62 fragrance, which features notes of pistachio and salted caramel. The best part? Sol de Janeiro’s proprietary complex visibly firms and depuffs skin.

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Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Body Oil ($50)

The scents of sandalwood, vetiver, amber wood, cedar wood, nutmeg and cinnamon make up this luxe body oil. Applying the elixir will transport you to a long walk on the Balincourt estate’s trail Lover’s Lane.

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Herbivore Coco Rose Body Oil ($38)

Herbivore recently turned their beloved Coco Rose scent into a body oil that promotes smooth, glowing skin. The lightweight oil helps quench dry, dehydrated skin.

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By Rosie Jane Leila Lou Everyday Body Oil ($40)

This unique fragrance features a mix of pear, jasmine and fresh-cut grass scents. It hydrates, smooths texture, brightens skin and boosts collagen. The brand even recommends it for stretch marks.

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Lake & Skye 11 11 Body Oil ($48)

The fan-favorite body oil is back with an even better formula and the same signature scent. Notes of white ambers and musk promote a clean, uplifting scent while hydrating the body and restoring the skin barrier.

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French Girl Lumière Body Glow Oil Jasmin ($45)

Reviewers rave about the spa-like fragrance of this body oil. A mix of hydrating ingredients leave skin resilient and glowing.

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Susanne Kaufmann Pomegranate Firming Body Oil ($38)

Filled with skin-loving ingredients like pomegranate, sesame, sunflower, wheat germ and jojoba oils, millet extract and vitamins A, B and E, this body oil offers a surge of hydration and improved skin elasticity and firmness. Plus, it has a delightful, fresh scent.

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Beautycounter Luminous Hydration Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary ($72)

Wrap your body in hydration with a blend of grapeseed, argan rosehip and passion fruit oils. The lightweight formula locks in moisture, leaves a luminous shine and drenches the body in an herbal citrus scent.

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Sabon Beauty Oil Lavender Apple ($40)

It’s about time lavender and apple mingled in a fragrance because the result is magical. This lightweight oil nourishes both the body and hair to promote a luminous finish and an intoxicating smell.

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Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Scented Body Oil ($65)

When Ellis Brooklyn dubbed this scent soothing, they were spot on. At first whiff, you’re transported oceanside with scents of the sea, tropical florals and sandalwood. Salt is one of the brand’s best-selling perfumes, and now you can get it in oil format to streamline your routine.

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Indie Lee De-Stress Body Oil ($45)

The natural earthy scent of this oil is designed to help ground you. Rosemary and eucalyptus boost spirits and promote clarity, while patchouli and lavender essential oils help evoke calm.

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Alo Head-To-Toe Glow Oil ($48)

Every time I try a new Alo Glow System, I’m overwhelmed by how much I enjoy the scent. Alo says the scent of this oil is akin to “sun-warmed citrus,” and I’m inclined to agree. Fruity, bright and brimming with citrus, this scent will have you ready to start your day on the right foot.

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Monastery Skincare Lapiz Matte Body Oil ($59)

The scent of this body oil is intoxicating—just take one reviewer’s word for it, who wrote, “I never want to be without this oil.” The fast-absorbing matte oil has a uniquely energizing scent in which grapefruit, pink peppercorn and gingergrass come together.

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OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil ($78)

One of the most popular body oils on the market, this OSEA formula delivers mass hydration as well as a delightful scent. The scent is a natural fragrance that comes from various parts of flowers, fruits and other plants. The OSEA signature scent shines through in this oil with notes of grapefruit, lime, cypress, mango and mandarin.

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Bathing Culture Heat Wave Body Oil ($35)

This body oil features Bathing Culture’s newest scent: nude beach. If you want to infuse everyday moments with a bit of a cheeky scent, this one’s for you. It’s sure to conjure up memories of sunbathing seaside with the scents of rock rose, coconut, magnolia and petitgrain.

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Olio e Osso Lustero Glow Body Oil ($38)

Olio e Osso is right to call this “liquid sunshine.” The restorative oil provides skin with a luminous glow and sunkissed shimmer, all the while smelling reminiscent of a summer night with notes of bergamot, litsea, patchouli, and cedarwood.

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Flamingo Estate Euphoria Body Oil ($60)

This euphoric scent will entrance you from the very first wear. The mix of citrus, pink peppercorn, bergamot, damask rose and white sandalwood is divine.

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Chillhouse Have a Chill Day Body Oil ($48)

Ensure that a hydrated and happy day is ahead with this body oil. The lightweight formula features notes of ylang ylang, patchouli and Calabrian bergamot to give you—and those around you—a truly sensorial experience.

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Sunday Riley Fairy Godmother Body Oil ($48)

This shimmering Fairy Godmother Body Oil will make you the glowiest girl at the ball. The lightly tropical scent will cast a spell on anyone you come in contact with.


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