From Sweet to Savory: The Best-Smelling Skin Care Products
Let’s be honest, when shopping for a new skin care product, our decisions are most-likely made based on two factors: the benefits promised and the scent. And though the benefits are—in most cases—the reason we sought out a specific product to begin with, in the end, the scent is what can eventually woo us in the direction of the checkout line.
In the world of skin care, fragrances—like skin types—can be something of personal preference. Some women are into floral scents, some like it sweet, others are all about savory smells, and still others prefer relaxing aromatherapy. Which is why many brands offer an array of scents that range from sweet to fresh to savory, to ensure that there is something for everyone. Speaking of preference, we’ve gone ahead and tapped into our sense of smell to find the best smelling skin care products based on four categories: floral, aromatherapy, savory, and sweet, below.
For those who are more keen to a floral scent, The Body Shop’s British Rose line smells as divine as a queen’s rose garden—or, at least what we imagine it smells like. We are partial to the line’s Petal Soft Bath Foam, because, let’s face it, there is no better way to unwind after a long day than to soak in a relaxing bubble bath. Formulated with the essence of hand-picked British roses and the brand’s Community Trade honey, this bath foam is more than just bubbles. Relaxing in a tub of the rose-scented elixir can provide the skin with hydration and may leave it feeling as soft and smooth as a rose petal itself.
Like the aromatic atmosphere of a day at the spa, The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay from the brand’s Spa of the World line offers a relaxing, meditation-inducing fragrance that can instantly calm the mind and the skin—while its charcoal infused formula works to draw out toxins and impurities. A fast track to tranquility, the Charcoal Body Clay can help you find your center again and may also leave the skin on your body feeling smooth, soft, and deeply cleansed.
If you are a savory kind of gal, Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque may be right up your alley. Like its name, this Pollutant Defending Masque has a fresh and savory cilantro scent and can help your skin achieve similar freshness. This facial mask can work to defend your skin from environmental aggressors and the visible effects these pollutants may have on the skin, like a dull, unhealthy-looking complexion.
Carol’s Daughter’s Almond Cookie Frappé Body Lotion may just be the skin care answer to satisfying your sweet tooth. The entire Almond Cookie line is a favorite with Skincare.com editors—and has been a reigning favorite amongst Carol’s Daughter customers since 1994. It smells fresh-out-of-the-oven good and instantly puts us in a great mood. And though it is hard to choose just one product from this line, we love the Frappé Body Lotion for its unique texture— it goes on light like a lotion, but soothes our skin in the same way that the body butter, or Shea Soufflé, does—providing our skin with maximum hydration.