- Best Smelling Body Creams
The Best Smelling Body Lotions That Have Us Drooling
When you work within the beauty industry, you soon become familiar with some of the best (and worst) cosmetics that are being churned out on a regular basis. At the Cosmetify office, we’ve tried our fair share of elite samples and conducted heavy research into the latest beauty trends. And what has this taught us? Well, besides encouraging us to spend mass amounts of money on even more eyeshadow palettes, it’s given us a thorough insight into what we as consumers should and shouldn’t be investing in.
So, when we were given the task of narrowing down the best-smelling body creams and lotions, we all piped up with our own tried-and-tested favourites – and let me tell you, there are a lot of ‘em.
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Let’s start off with a personal office favourite. This enticingly sweet body soufflé will literally make you smell like a damn dessert. We’re not exaggerating when we say this absolute must-have formula smells JUST like the taste of a crème brûlée – and I for one am here for that. Better still, the smell lasts all day long; I often wear it instead of perfume.
If you already own the cult-followed Gucci Guilty Intense Eau De Parfum then you definitely need to invest in the matching body lotion. Not only does it smell as heavenly and opulent as its EDP counterpart, but it also prolongs and enhances the perfume’s scent for longer-lasting results.
I think we can all agree that the entire Sanctuary Spa range smells heavenly, but this particular body butter goes the extra mile in delivering an intoxicating scent. Better still, its extra rich formula makes skin feel silky soft after just one use – perfect for dry skin sufferers.
Sure, it may possess a higher price tag than most but it is worth it, we promise. Its longevity teamed with lavishly exclusive notes of plum, pomegranate and raspberry make this the perfect juicy body lotion. But don’t worry, it isn’t too sickeningly sweet – it also contains pepper and wood to balance the fragrance out for a wholesome olfactory experience.
Oh, would you look at that – we’ve featured another Laura Mercier body cream. Want to know why? BECAUSE ALL OF THEIR BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS ARE JUST THE BEST. Okay, maybe we got a little too excited there but seriously, their Ambre Vanille range is a force to be reckoned with. It beautifully scents your body with rich and creamy vanilla notes – not the typically sweet ‘n’ cheap kind that you get with high street body mists. If you’re after a body lotion that doesn’t fade after several hours, this is the one for you.
This cheap and cheerful lotion made it onto our list as it's an absolute winter essential. It’s a firm favourite amongst the beauty editors and writers at Cosmetify. Why? Because it smells amazing as it is made with 100% pure cocoa and shea butter. We recommend this one for your post-shower body care routine.
We’ve never met any Victoria’s Secret Angels before, but we imagine they probably smell great, and they probably wear at least one of the brand’s iconic body lotion scents. Our favourite is Rush, as it transports you to a place in time where you’re sat by a pool enjoying those holiday vibes. Sign us up.
Utilising the same fragrant notes as the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume, this light-wearing body lotion is ideal for everyday wear. It’s the kind that gently reminds you every so often that it's still there, filling the air with feminine, floral notes.
Another classic from Jo Malone. If you’re a fan of bountiful, heady scents then this is the one for you. Combining clean accords with sweet cocoa and almond notes, the whipped body cream is ideal for lovers of classic aromas. Again, this one boasts a long-lasting fragrance for an all-day scent that ticks all of the boxes.
You’ve probably seen this one all over Instagram, and rightly so. Enriched with guarana, this deliciously thick cream keeps your skin looking and feeling toned whilst also imparting a brilliantly Brazilian scent. Renowned for its sweet yet nutty fragrance, the cream helps to transport you to the beaches of Rio for a rejuvenating experience.
Everyone's favourite fragrance has arrived in a body lotion form! That's right, now you can double up on the flora action by teaming your beloved Guerlain eau de parfum with a matching lotion, elongating the wear of your favourite scent. We love this lotion as an everyday hydrator that keeps us feeling fresh and fierce throughout the spring and summer months.
This may not be one of the most lavish lotions on the list, but trust us, it packs a real punch when it comes to lust-worthy scents. Made for lovers of fresh accords, this formula not only smells the part but also promotes cell renewal for stronger, healthier skin.
This unisex body lotion really is one to be cherished. Its refreshing aroma helps to recharge the mind, body and soul for an uplifting sensation. Bursting with exotic and spicy accords, this beautifully scented formula lasts forever once applied, ensuring that your skin is left feeling silky smooth and smelling fine throughout the day.
If anyone knows how to create a truly luxurious scent, it's Dolce & Gabbana. This designer powerhouse has created a nourishing body lotion, which enriches the skin with a surge of opulent and intoxicating accords. We reserve this lotion for those extra special nights.
Adorn your skin with a silky body lotion that showcases Nuxe's most iconic scent. The brand are famously known for their Huile Prodigieuse fragrance, which fuses together an array of warm and aromatic notes that wrap the senses in a blanket of comfort. This deeply hydrating lotion encompasses this unique scent whilst combining it with restorative and protective properties for an all-rounder product.
We're a sucker for almond and vanilla infused aromas, which is why this epic little creation from L'Occitane has made the line up. Slather this nourishing formulation on to lock in the warming scent of sugary almond and relish in a comforting feel all day long. Believe us, there is no need for an additional fragrance when you're rocking this lotion!
Looking for something a little more subtle? We've got you covered. This naturally-scented body lotion is perfect for those that don't want an overpowering aroma but still lust after a beautiful scent. Better still, it can be used on even the most sensitive of skin due to the ingredients used!
Calling all lovers of of sweet and sultry scents! The Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Body Lotion is the perfect evening lotion to wear on your next special night out (or night in...). This lavish formulation brings together notes of red berries and white flowers to enchant the senses, leaving a truly lasting impression.
Yep, we know, we've added an aftersun lotion to the mix - but hear us out. This aloe-enriched formula smells beautifully fresh and scents the skin with a seriously invigorating aroma, one that must be enjoyed all year round rather than just the summer months! And hey, a little extra skin-soothing action never hurt anyone.
Looking to splash the cash? Look no further than our favourite cult-followed brand, La Mer. The skin care experts behind the brand have extended their range from anti-ageing facial products to body care items, meaning you can make the most of your skin whilst adorning it in a beautifully tantalising scent.
While getting the best-smelling body moisturiser is very high up on our lists, so is keeping our skin deeply hydrated. For more information, find out how to keep your skin hydrated in winter with our guide to the top moisturisers for the face and body or explore our selection of hair and body mists. Happy shopping!
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.