We love using body oils as skin care all year round because they give us a gorgeous glow and promote hydration a step beyond moisturizing products. While we’re at it, we figure, why not use the best smelling body oils out there? In the summer body oils provide a good radiance and in the winter they’re amazing for adding moisture to dry skin.
Find your favorite body oil scent
Body oils are especially good to fold into your routine in the winter months when skin gets a bit drier, and we yearn for the best cozy or energizing scents to get us through the darker days. In the summer we tend want all our skin care to have a more lightweight texture, our oil products included, and we’re not afraid to lean into the best bright beachy scents we love.
Scented body oils all our editors love
Whether you want to layer these body oils with moisturizer or wear a dry oil on its own, one thing you can definitely skip is perfume because these scents will linger long after you leave the house. We’ve rounded up some of the best body oils that our nose adores just as much as our skin.
Tatcha’s Forest Awakening line gets its serene scent from cedar and hinoki. This great body oil launch 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 self care moment.
If you buy products from this brand, you can rest assured they will smell good. This 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 blend visibly firms and depuffs skin to support your best summer body.
The smells of sandalwood, vetiver, amber wood, cedar wood, nutmeg and cinnamon make up this luxe body oil product. It also features antioxidants and vitamins for healthy, happy skin. Applying the elixir will transport you to a long walk on the Balincourt estate’s trail Lover’s Lane.
Herbivore recently turned their best scents, Coco Rose, into a body oil that promotes smooth, glowing skin. The lightweight oil helps add moisture to dry, dehydrated skin.
This unique fragrance product features a blend of natural pear, jasmine and fresh-cut grass scents. Its mix of sunflower oil, olive oil and rose hip seed oil does it all. The oil smooths texture, brightens skin and boosts collagen. The brand even recommends it for stretch marks.
Filled with natural skin-loving ingredients like pomegranate, sesame, sunflower, wheat germ and jojoba seed oils, millet extract and vitamins A, B and E, this oil offers a surge of moisture and improved skin elasticity and firmness. Plus, it has a delightful, fresh scent.
Wrap your body in hydration with a blend of ingredients like grapeseed, argan rosehip and passion fruit oils. The lightweight formula locks in moisture, leaves a luminous shine and drenches the body in the best citrus scent.
It’s about time lavender and apple mingled as ingredients in a fragrance because the result is magical. This natural dry oil product nourishes both the body and hair to promote a luminous finish and an intoxicating smell.
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 a dry oil format to streamline your routine.
The natural earthy scent of this oil is designed to help ground you body and mind. Ingredients like rosemary and eucalyptus boost spirits and promote clarity, while patchouli and lavender essential oils help evoke calm.
Alo Head-To-Toe Glow Oil ($48)
Every time I try a new Alo Glow System product, 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.
The scent of this luxury 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.
One of the most popular, best scented body oils on the market, this OSEA formula delivers mass hydration as well as a great 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.
This divine smelling oil features the brand’s nude beach scent. 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 smells of rock rose, coconut oil, magnolia and petitgrain.
The Olio e Osso brand is right to call this product “liquid sunshine.” The restorative oil provides the body with a luminous glow and sunkissed shimmer, all the while smelling reminiscent of a summer night with notes of bergamot, litsea, patchouli, and cedarwood.
This euphoric scent of this oil will entrance you from the very first time you put it on your body. The mix of citrus, pink peppercorn, bergamot, damask rose oil and white sandalwood is divine. Meanwhile, antioxidants and vitamins in the oil work to brighten skin
Ensure that a hydrated and happy day is ahead with this skin oil. The lightweight formula features notes of ylang ylang, patchouli and Calabrian bergamot to give you—and those around you—the best sensorial experience.
This shimmering Fairy Godmother Body Oil will make you the glowiest girl at the ball. The amazing lightly tropical scent will cast a spell on your skin and all those you come in contact with.