13 Body Washes That Smell So Good, You Can Skip Perfume

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Too often, the scent of body wash is fleeting, and you have to apply liberal spritzes of perfume before heading out the door. Personally, we think body wash should be working overtime, with the scent lingering long after we’ve dried off. So, we’ve rounded up the best-scented body washes that will transform your shower experience and keep you smelling so good that you won’t even need perfume.

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Moroccanoil Shower Gel Oud Minéral ($20)

Moroccanoil describes this scent as “invigorating and unexpected.” What you can expect is to feel like you’re on the coast in the Mediterranean with hints of Mediterranean sea salt, charred cedarwood and petitgrain.

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Saltair Santal Bloom Body Wash ($12)

The recent launch from model Iskra Lawrence has a variety of intoxicating scents, but we’re partial to the Santal Bloom. It features warm notes of sandalwood, sheer amber and sensual musks.

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Byredo Gypsy Water Body Wash ($50)

Notes of pine needle, sandalwood, amber and fresh citrus are just the beginning of this dynamic scent that aims to evoke the ambiance of a night spent in the forest.

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L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil ($27)

The warm, soothing smell of this classic shower oil wraps around you while you’re in the shower. You’ll notice that the nutty, sweet scent will leave you smelling like you just stepped out of a French bakery.

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Odele Clarifying Body Wash ($9)

This invigorating AHA body wash features a 100% natural fragrance. The main notes of bergamot and mint will leave you smelling like a full-bodied cup of earl grey tea.

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Alo Mega-C Body Wash ($24)

One reviewer said this body wash from Alo smells like Trix cereal, and we don’t totally disagree. It has a light, energizing fruity scent to it that we can’t get enough of.

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Sachajuan Body Wash Fresh Lavender ($43)

Let the smell of fresh lavender melt over your skin, along with notes of vanilla, musk and tonka bean. This body wash will quickly become one of your favorite daily habits.

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Le Labo Shower Gel – Hinoki ($30)

Le Labo is widely regarded as a master of delectable perfumes, so there’s no surprise the brand’s shower gel is just as alluring. Hinoki has been having a moment, so this combination is a no-brainer.

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Maude Wash No. 1 ($22)

This gentle, pH-balanced body wash is scented with amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, Medjool date and tonka bean. It also doubles as a bubble bath, so you can soak in the scent.

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