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The Best Smelling Body Lotions That Have Us Drooling

By Ellie Child - 3 years ago | Updated
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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 chipped in with our own tried-and-tested favourites – and there's e a lot of ‘em.

Without further ado, here's our certified list of the best-smelling body creams and lotions that in some instances will actually make you salivate a little.

Don't forget about our body moisturiser hub if you have more questions!

ELEMIS Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream

ELEMIS Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream

£20.95 £21.75 (4% off)

We're a sucker for fresh, ocean-inspired aromas, which is why this epic little creation from ELEMIS has made the line up. Slather this nourishing formulation on and lock in the refreshing scent of sea lavender and samphire, leaving you to relish in a comforting feel all day long. Believe us, there is no need for an additional fragrance when you're rocking this lotion!

Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion

Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion

£9.89

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!

Nuxe Reve De Miel Body Oil Balm

Nuxe Reve De Miel Body Oil Balm

£23.29 £25.00 (7% off)

Okay, so technically this one isn't a lotion, but we just had to feature it because of its intoxicating 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 formula incorporates these rich notes in an equally warming scent but with lighter, more harmonious accords, introducing floral nectar and milky vanilla tones.

Decléor Neroli Bigarade Comforting Body Milk - 200ml

Decléor Neroli Bigarade Comforting Body Milk

£22.50 £33.00 (32% off)

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 and citric accords, this formula not only smells the part but also promotes cell renewal for stronger, healthier skin.

St Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Daily Firming Lotion

St Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Daily Firming Lotion

£15.65 £18.00 (14% off)

This 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 not only is it a super fruity, watermelon-scented lotion, it's also a gradual tanner, meaning you can look good, feel good and smell good.

ESPA Bergamot & Jasmine Body Lotion

ESPA Bergamot & Jasmine Body Lotion

£19.95 £21.00 (5% off)

Utilising notes of bergamot and jasmine, 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 a feminine, spa-like aroma.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Lychee Lime Honey Drops Body Cream

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Lychee Lime Honey Drops Body Cream

£20.99

If anyone knows how to create a truly luxurious scent, it's Elizabeth Arden. This beauty powerhouse has created a nourishing body cream that enriches the skin with a surge of opulent and intoxicating accords. We reserve this zesty lotion for those extra special nights.

Weleda Citrus Refreshing Body Lotion

Weleda Citrus Refreshing Body Lotion

£11.66

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 aloe vera, coconut oil, sesame oil and a touch of lemon, this beautifully scented formula is the perfect pick-me-up.

Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion

Philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion

£28.00

If you’re a fan of bountiful, heady scents then this is the one for you. Combining clean accords with floral notes, the silky body lotion 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.

Bondi Sands Body Moisturiser

Bondi Sands Body Moisturiser

£9.13 £9.95 (9% off)

Calling all lovers of of sweet and tropical scents! The Bondi Sands Body Moisturiser is the perfect everyday lotion to wear when you're wanting a scent that lasts all day. This lavish formulation brings together notes of coconut and vanilla to enchant the senses, leaving a truly lasting impression.

Nuxe Prodigieux Body Lotion

Nuxe Prodigieux Body Lotion

£16.25 £19.00 (15% off)

We can all agree that the entire Nuxe range smells heavenly, but their Prodigieux range takes the crown when it comes to delivering an intoxicating scent. Just one layer of this stuff will leave skin laced with an irresistible scent that lasts from morning to night. Better still, its extra rich formula makes skin feel silky soft.

Oskia Renaissance Body Treatment Milk

Oskia Renaissance Body Treatment Milk

£43.70 £46.00 (5% off)

Looking to splash the cash? Look no further than our favourite cult-followed brand, Oskia. 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. This particular formula boasts delicate notes of rose and chamomile.

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

£24.75 £32.50 (24% off)

We’re not exaggerating when we say this absolute must-have formula smells JUST like a bouquet of roses – and we for one am here for that. Better still, the smell lasts all day long; we often wear it instead of perfume.

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Body Lotion

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Body Lotion

£24.99 £27.50 (10% off)

If you already own the cult-followed Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri Eau De Toilette then you definitely need to invest in the matching body lotion. Not only does it smell as heavenly and opulent as its EDT counterpart, but it also prolongs and enhances the fragrance's scent for longer-lasting results.

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

£24.75 £32.50 (24% off)

This body lotion from the clean skin care specialists at REN makes moisturisation an intensely luxurious experience. Not only does the blend deliver a whole range of different dermatological benefits, it also leaves skin delicately scented with the rose's distinctive aroma.

Bee Good Warm Fig & Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion

Bee Good Warm Fig & Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion

£9.24 £14.00 (34% off)

Seriously, this Warm Fig & Vanilla range from Bee Good is a force to be reckoned with. This particular lotion 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.

Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Hand & Body Lotion

Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion Hand & Body Lotion

£9.95 £12.99 (24% off)

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 Coconut Passion, as it transports you to a place in time where you’re sat by a pool enjoying those holiday vibes. Sign us up.

Comfort Zone Aromasoul Mediterranean Body Lotion

Comfort Zone Aromasoul Mediterranean Body Lotion

£23.95

Renowned for its sweet yet warm fragrance, this lotion helps to transport you to Mediterranean beaches for a rejuvenating experience. The delicately nourishing formula bestows the sensation of vitality and wellbeing, so that you can feel good from top-to-toe.

Aveda Cherry Almond Body Lotion

Aveda Cherry Almond Body Lotion

£27.46

Experience all-day moisture and instant radiance with the Aveda Cherry Almond Body Lotion. Lightweight, quick-absorbing and softening, this formula will have your skin silky-smooth in no time. Not to mention, the cherry blossom extract and sweet almond oil leaves skin smelling good enough to eat - think cherry bakewells.


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!

Ellie Child

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.

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