Heaven-Scent: 10 Body Creams That Smell DivineApril 24, 2017
Looking for a body cream with some serious scent power? Look no further! We rounded up a handful of our favorite body creams that smell good enough to be your new signature scent!
What if your body cream not only hydrated your skin, but also delivered a heaping dose of fresh scent? Picture: Delicately soft and supple-feeling skin that’s fragranced by the alluring aroma of sweet florals, tangy citrus, or delicate fruits. That sounds—or smells, if you will—like a win-win situation to us. We sniffed around the L’Oréal portfolio of brands and narrowed down our ten favorite scented body creams, and now we’re sharing them with you. Skip perfume and lather on one of these body lotions, below.
WHY YOU NEED TO MOISTURIZE YOUR BODY
When’s the last time you rubbed your body with a moisturizing lotion? We’re willing to bet that many of you probably don’t remember. Our body skin—which includes our hands, neck, and chests—is often neglected in a skin care routine that focuses primarily on facial skin. It’s a terrible reality since failure to hydrate skin from head-to-toe can result in anything from excess dryness and flaking to dullness and itchiness. Ugh!
With summer right around the corner, what better time than now to get our body skin in tip-top shape? (Do you really want to ring in bikini season with scaly-looking legs and parched paws? Didn’t think so.) Give your body skin the attention it deserves by moisturizing up to twice per day. Your skin’s needs may differ in accordance with the seasons, so that number may fluctuate. For instance, skin is typically drier in the wintertime due to harsh weather conditions and other environmental assaults. To account for the extra moisture loss, it’s not a bad idea to up the amount you moisturize your skin, as well as arm yourself with heavier-duty hydration.
The most important thing to remember? No matter the season, allow your body skin to receive daily coats of lotion or cream to help keep it looking and feeling its best. As for the products you should try, we’re here to help guide your decision. Without further ado, keep reading to discover the scented body creams that your arsenal desperately needs. They’ll remind you of childhood desserts, freshly-cut florals, summers at the beach, and more!
Our Picks of the 10 Best-Smelling Body Creams
THE BODY SHOP ITALIAN SUMMER FIG BODY CREAM
Yes, figs are delicious to eat, but their fresh scent also works fantastically on skin—who knew? The Body Shop picked sun-ripened figs off the Puglian coast in Italy to create this fruity, green, juicy fragrance. It boasts notes of grape leaf and fig with woody undertones.
THE BODY SHOP JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM BODY CREAM
If you like the sweet, floral scent of Japanese cherry blossom as much as we do, make it your goal to smell (and use) this body cream, stat. The cherry blossoms were sourced from Japan during the spring and cold-pressed to extract their pure essence. If you have a Japanese cherry blossom fragrance on hand, you can layer it onto the cream to build out the scent even further.
THE BODY SHOP FIJIAN WATER LOTUS BODY CREAM
If you could bottle a refreshing beach breeze, it would smell like The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Body Cream. Hand-picked water lotus from Fiji is paired with frangipani accords to create a delicate and unique scent that’s equally aquatic and floral. Think of it like escaping to Fiji, sans the cost.
THE BODY SHOP INDIAN NIGHT JASMINE BODY CREAM
Sophisticated and luxurious, this body cream incorporates the scent of jasmine blossoms from India, where it originates and has been used for centuries. The rich, floral scent has that certain je ne se quoi to leave you addicted. We’re not sure if that’s what is supposed to happen, but we definitely don’t mind.
KIEHL’S DELUXE HAND & BODY LOTION WITH ALOE VERA & OATMEAL
This silky, lightweight cream for hands and body skin soaks in easily to leave skin soft and smooth. Choose from a wide variety of divine scents, including grapefruit, coriander, and lavender.
KIEHL’S CRÈME DE CORPS SOY MILK & HONEY WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
Love the smell of honey? You’ll fall head over heels for this luxurious air-whipped body butter, which just so happens to smell just like the sweet stuff! The fast-absorbing formula is enriched with shea butter and squalane to help restore skin, along with antioxidant-enriched jojoba butter and beta carotene to protect and soften skin.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ANGEL FOOD CAKE BODY CREAM
Leave it to Carol’s Daughter to formulate a body cream that smells exactly like one of our all-time favorite desserts! This sweet blend boasts a combination of Tahitian vanilla, nutmeg and a swirl of Moroccan Rose for true aromatherapy like you’ve never experienced before! Just don’t be surprised if a few slathers of this hydrating body cream has you itching for a piece of cake.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ALMOND COOKIE BODY BUTTER REVIEW
To answer the question we know you’re asking: Yes, the Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie collection smells just as good as it sounds. Boasting notes of sweet marzipan, warm vanilla, and tonka bean, the full range—which includes hand cream, cleansing gel, eau de toilette, and more—is worth every penny. But if you can only choose one, let it be this unforgettable body butter that moisturizes skin for a smooth, silky-soft result.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER OCEAN MOISTURIZING BODY BUTTER CREAM
Take your senses on a journey with this moisturizing body cream. As its name suggests, the distinct aroma is one that’s fresh and soothing, like what you would expect to smell while standing on the beach with the waves crash between your toes. It’s clean, it’s relaxing, it’s even slightly sweet. Give your nostrils a treat and try it out for yourself.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER VANILLA MARSHMALLOW BODY CREAM
Vanilla and marshmallows smell good on their own, so just imagine what they smell like when combined! This luxe, lightweight body cream contains just the right amount of each—with a few soft florals peppered in—for a deliciously-scented formula that’s both simple and indulgent.
Pro tip: Ready to give your body cream a whirl? For best results, use it immediately after a bath or shower while your skin is still slightly damp, as this can help to lock in moisture. Don’t be afraid to massage it onto your skin generously!