The best smelling body lotions and oils to slather your skin in


If you have a hard time remembering (or in most cases, being bothered) to moisturise you body, using a lotion with a seriously good scent can help. It can turn an unappealing beauty chore into a pampering experience you’ll look forward to each day. 

And whether you prefer a cream, oil or lightweight lotion for your hit of top-to-toe hydration, we’ve rounded up the best smelling superstars of each, so you can delight the senses and reap the rewards of seriously smooth skin.

Not into smelly stuff? Have a sift through or fragrance free skincare options instead, while aroma addicts read on…

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#1 Aesop Breathless, $37, Aesop

Made with blood orange, jojoba and laurel leaf, Aesop’s Breathless is for those who love a punchy citrus scent that truly lasts. 

#2  SOL DE JAINERO Brazillian Bum Bum Cream, $72, Mecca

This moisturiser comes with a high pricetag, but that’s because it basically doubles as your perfume. Prepare to get a lot of delicious compliments all day on its warm, nutty and buttery-caramel smell. 

#3 The Body Shop Spa Of The World™ Hawaiian Kukui Cream

” I loved using this body cream. The scent was just gorgeous, kind of like a high-end spa type of smell.” – bh member Omyara

Read reviews for The Body Shop Spa Of The World™ Hawaiian Kukui Cream

#4 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion – Cocoa Glow 

“This lotion is to die for! It just glides on and you’re left with lovely moisturised and glowing skin! The scent is a beautiful, rich coconut smell that lasts ages.” – bh member Ally142 

Read reviews for Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion – Cocoa Glow 

#5JERGENS Hydrating Coconut Lotion

” I love anything that smells like coconut so this moisturiser exceeded my expectations with it’s beautiful fragrance. This moisturiser is in a simple yet easy to use pump bottle and is best applied after showering, leaving a shimmering glow.” – bh member Eden Louise

Read reviews for JERGENS Hydrating Coconut Lotion

#6 Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Creme, $42-$120, Myer

A classic in scent form, this decadent body cream carries the same earthy, fresh notes that’ll transport you to favourite fresh air destination. 

#7 L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate

 “This is a gorgeous body lotion. I love the nutty, milky sweet almond smell of it – it really smells like something you’d like to eat – like marzipan.” – bh member Princess Perfume

Read reviews for  L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate

#8 Ipsum Best Skin Patchouli Rose Body Oil

“Scent is divine! Hard to describe. Warming and cosy. Definitely can detect a very faint hint of real rose oil (I have concentrated pure rose oil, so this one in the product is of a high quality!), base of patchouli, neroli, sandalwood….Divine!!! I am obsessed.” – bh member Yohanna

Read reviews for Ipsum Best Skin Patchouli Rose Body Oil

*This article has been updated since its original publication. 

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