Editors' Picks: The 7 Best-Smelling Body Creams
Scented body lotions are a dime a dozen. There are even stores that exist to solely sell great-smelling body products (hi, The Body Shop). It’s safe to assume we’ve all slathered our bodies with buttery lotions, only to be disappointed by the smell. Even worse are the times we’ve managed to find a great-smelling lotion with a long-lasting scent… only to find that it doesn’t hydrate at all. In the name of soft, smooth skin for all, we’re sharing seven editor-approved lotions that not only smell so good they’ve replaced our perfume, but also keep your skin hydrated all day long. Keep scrolling to see our picks!
Norell New York Body Cream ($123)
Designed to be paired with New York’s iconic Norell fragrance, this rich body cream has various layers of scent. When first applied, you get the immediate smell of bergamot and pear. As the day goes by, jasmine, peony, gardenia, and orchid start to come through. By the end of the day, you’re left with the sensual smell of sandalwood and vanilla musk. This body cream is sure to entice your senses.
Nucifera The Balm ($48)
Made with organic, vegan, raw, and plant-based ingredients, this do-everything balm is the perfect multitasking product that not only feels good, but is also good for the environment. This product can be used on the face, hair, scalp, body, and nails to provide quick hydration and boost collagen. The invigorating scents of peppermint, grapefruit, and sandalwood are the perfect pick-me-up after a long day.
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream ($175)
This luxurious cream comes with a hefty price tag, but it’ll save itchy, red, and sensitive skin. Made with the powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient indigo, this product calms irritation while also targeting sagging. The light, natural scent is nonirritating, making it perfect for those with eczema or psoriasis.
Rituals Magic Touch Whipped Body Cream ($32)
This velvety, rich, whipped body cream is like a spa in a jar. Antioxidants and vitamin E repair and strengthen skin while providing much needed moisture. It’s the scent that makes us buy it over and over again, though; the sweet smell of cherry blossom is floral, delicate, and slightly fruity.
Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Coconut Moisturizer ($12)
Made with coconut oil, aloe vera, and lanolin, this groovy moisturiser is also light and non-greasy. It not only provides skin with nutrients, but it also protects skin from losing moisture while out in the sun. The tropical coconut scent will transport you straight to the beach every single time.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Soufflé Body Crème ($65)
Inspired by the scent of French bakeries, this iconic body cream mixes almond, coconut, vanilla, and musk to create a rich, warm scent. The ultra-whipped texture of the lotion melts into skin quickly and provides all-day moisture—and leaves you smelling delicious.
Body lotion not your thing? Try body milk.