Deep Steep Candy Mint Foot Cream
A combination of refreshing peppermint and sweet cocoa butter have this cream smelling like delicious candy canes. It's rich but rubs in easily, so although it's marketed as a foot cream, I find it equally good on my hands.
Ella's Botanicals Lemon Meringue Hydrating Lotion
Another dessert-y scent, Ella's Lemon Meringue Lotion blends together lemon and vanilla and smells like delicious lemon cake. It's also completely non-greasy and moisturizes like a dream.
Young Living Stress Away
I can't imagine doing a list of smells without including some kind of essential oil. Stress Away is a blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, cedarwood, ocotea, and lavender that smells pretty phenomenal. It's sweet but also a little woodsy from the cedarwood and is great for destressing and relaxation.
Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser [Full Review]
I've raved about this cleanser several times now, but I'm not sure I've fully expressed just how much I love the scent! It's a hard one to describe - soft, sweet and a little floral, but also fresh and kind of herbal. The main scent notes are neroli and blue tansy.
Skin Essence Organics Chocolate Mandarin Hand & Body Balm
Made with cocoa butter, mandarin, and sweet orange, Skin Essence's balm smells exactly like a Terry's Chocolate Orange. It's also intensely hydrating and great for sealing in moisture. It can be a little greasy when you first apply it, so it's great for right before bed, when you can let it soak in and work its magic without having to immediately touch a million and one things.
Nourish Organic Almond Vanilla Body Wash [Full Review]
Nourish's body washes are creamy and quite moisturizing and the almond vanilla scent is so yummy! It's sweet but not sickly and makes me feel like I'm washing myself with cake batter.
KYI Lavender Chamomile Sweet Almond Softening Oil [Full Review]
KYI's Softening Oils are fantastic body oils and the lavender chamomile scent is hard to top. I mostly smell chamomile, with just a hint of lavender. It's soft, relaxing and soothing - especially perfect at night.
Lina Hanson Global Body Serum [Full Review]
Another citrus and vanilla scent - although this time it's yuzu, grapefruit, and vanilla - Lina's Global Body Serum smells like the grown up version of Ella's lotion. It's still decadent, but less of a foodie scent. The serum is also packed with oils that heal and nourish the skin and is one of the quickest absorbing body oils I've used, making it a great time saver too!
Weleda Sea Buckthorn
I've mentioned multiple times how much I adore Weleda's Sea Buckthorn products. The scent is bright, fresh and citrusy, and always reminds me of The Body Shop's Satsuma, which I loved as a teen. (Keep in mind that I haven't actually smelled Satsuma in years, so I could be completely wrong about the resemblance.) I like the whole line, but my top picks are the body wash and hand cream.
Somewhat ironically, compiling this list ended up being kind of eyeopening for me. Before this, if you were to ask me what kinds of scents I gravitate towards, I'd have been quick to identify fresh, citrusy, or minty ones. So, it surprised me how many of my favorite smells are pretty sweet. Nothing too sugary or candy-like, but sweet nonetheless. Funny how that turned out!
What kinds of scents do you enjoy most? Any standouts?
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