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The 28 Best-Smelling Body Oils Bound to Get Compliments

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We love using body oils as skin care all year round because they give us a gorgeous glow and promote hydration a step beyond other moisturizing products like your basic body lotion. 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. We’ve gathered a handful of our favorite scented body oils, some of which also have amazing stretch mark-fighting and skin tightening benefits.

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.

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Biography Sea Chrome Body Oil ($78)

This one is for all the coastal queens out there. The scent of coastal flowers, lapping waves and metallic hulls are present in this revitalizing body oil from Biography. In addition to sweeping your senses away, it also tightens skin and leaves you with a natural-looking glow.

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Eminence Organic Skin Care Yuzu Solid Body Oil ($56)

We love the sensorial experience of using solid body oils, and this Eminence one smells like a citrus-filled cocktail one would happily sip on a Sunday. It’s deeply hydrating, supports glowing skin and can help address rough and bumpy skin.

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Kopari Golden Aura Body Oil ($39)

We struck gold when we found this intensely hydrating body oil that leaves skin smooth and glowing. The luxe bottle packed with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and 24k gold is also brimming with the delightful scents of warm florals, toasted sugar, jasmine and sweet, creamy musk.

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OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil ($32)

This oil does double duty, enhancing both hair and body, so you can truly be drenched from head-to-toe in the brand’s beloved Melrose Place scent packed with rose, bergamot, lychee, white musk and champagne.

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KORA Organics Noni Glow Radiant Body Oil ($63)

This body oil from Miranda Kerr’s KORA hydrates skin, improves texture and tone and supports elasticity for firmer skin. It also offers aromatherapy benefits from rose and geranium that help soothe and balance the mind and spirit.

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Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil ($48)

If you’re not familiar with Moroccanoil’s beloved Fragrance Originale, let this dry oil be your introduction to the scent of spicy amber and sweet florals. This formula moisturizes and nourishes skin rapidly, and helps improve skin texture and tone over time.

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Tree Hut Tropic Glow Firming Body Oil ($13)

Tree Hut’s scents often mystify us, and this body oil is no different, with a fragrance inspired by warm summer skin, including notes of almond, golden amber and Australian sandalwood. Affordable yet decadent, this body oil also packs hydrating and firming benefits.

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L’Occitane Smoothing and Firming Almond Supple Skin Body Oil ($52)

L’Occitaine’s iconic almond and warm vanilla scent is a classic. We already have it in our shower, so why not add this firming, stretch mark-fighting oil to the routine as well to up the scent?

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Tatcha Hinoki Hydrating Body Oil ($58)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Herbivore Coco Rose Body Oil ($38)

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.

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By Rosie Jane Leila Lou Everyday Body Oil ($42)

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.

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Lake & Skye 11 11 Body Oil ($48)

The fan-favorite 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 with vitamins and skin loving ingredients.

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French Girl Lumière Body Glow Oil Jasmin ($45)

This oil has rave reviews for its spa-like fragrance and texture. A blend of the all the best hydrating ingredients in this product leave skin resilient and glowing.

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Susanne Kaufmann Pomegranate Firming Body Oil ($38)

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.

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

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.

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Sabon Beauty Oil Lavender Apple ($40)

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.

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Ellis Brooklyn Salt Soothing Scented Body Oil ($70)

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.

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Indie Lee De-Stress Body Oil ($30)

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.

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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.

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Monastery Skincare Lapiz Matte Body Oil ($59)

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.

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OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil ($84)

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.

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Bathing Culture Heat Wave Body Oil ($35)

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.

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Olio e Osso Lustero Glow Body Oil ($27)

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.

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Flamingo Estate Euphoria Body Oil ($60)

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

BUY NOW – $60

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Chillhouse Have a Chill Day Body Oil ($48)

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.

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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 amazing lightly tropical scent will cast a spell on your skin and all those you come in contact with.

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