Yum. {Source.}
Yum. {Source.}

…Who isn’t a sucker for a great fragrance? Uh, no one. It’s biological–we’re totally drawn to things that smell good {and repulsed by those that smell terrible.} In case you weren’t aware, though, fragrance goes SO much further than your go-to perfume/body spray/eau de toilette du jour. From evoking a specific mood to giving yourself a secret  confidence boost to just providing a little something extra, when it comes to scent, you have options. Curious? Read on for the best-smelling hair, body, and home products money can buy.

Moroccan Oil hair products

Moroccan Oil Treatment, via Nordstrom.
Moroccan Oil Treatment, via Nordstrom.

I’m semi-obsessed with perfumed hair products, and anything from Moroccan Oil is pretty much the holy grail. Not only does their entire line do amazing things for your tresses in terms of health and styling, but their distinctive fragrance packs major staying power: Use just a tiny amount and your hair will smell amazing all day. If you’re into warm, powdery, tropical-leaning scents, you’ll LOVE Moroccan Oil–it’s the perfect blend of honeysuckle, jasmine, vanilla, and amber. I’m partial to their hairspray and leave-in treatment, but the company also offers bath and body products and a candle in their signature scent. If Moroccan Oil offered an actual perfume, I’d wear it 24/7. Obsessed.

The Body Shop’s “Honeymania” line

Honeymania soap, via The Body Shop.
Honeymania soap, via The Body Shop.

I love the smell of real, local, FRESH honey, however, finding equally delicious honey-scented products is an almost impossible task. Attempts at honey-centered fragrances are typically either too waxy, floral, or syrupy–not at all what honey actually smells like. Honeymania, however, nails it. The line covers all of your based by including a soap, lip butter, body butter, bath melt, shower gel, body scrub, and eau de toilette. Though the actual scent varies a bit from product to product {that is, the eau de toilette doesn’t smell identical to the shower gel, and the soap doesn’t smell identical to the body butter,} each of the iterations are absolutely gorgeous, like honey-soaked flower petals. Longevity is totally customizable thanks to the myriad of product offerings, and prices are totally reasonable. Love this line for summer!

ME! Bath “California Dreaming” bath ice cream

ME! Bath California Dreaming Bath Ice Cream, via Soap.
ME! Bath California Dreaming Bath Ice Cream, via Soap.

ME! Bath’s bath ice cream range combine two of my favorite things: a super-luxurious bathing experience and a warm, sultry, scent. Their product line includes an entire library of inspired fragrances, but my personal favorite, when I can find it, is California Dreaming. “Dreaming” is the most gorgeous combination of citrus, musk, juniper berry, and marigold petals blended with coconut, jojoba, sesame, sunflower and sweet almond oil. Super ritzy. The melt–which is more than large enough to divide for multiple uses–perfumes your water {and bathroom!} as you soak, but also coats your skin in a wonderfully subtle layer of the scent that will have you low-key sniffing yourself for the next few days.

Philosophy’s scented 3-in-1 products

Philosophy Cinnamon Buns 3-in-1, via Norstrom.
Philosophy Cinnamon Buns 3-in-1, via Norstrom.

I received my introduction to Philosophy’s yummy 3-in-1 product line in the 8th grade, when my Secret Santa partner gifted me a travel-sized bottle of their cinnamon buns shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath. I was instantly hooked on the spicy, seasonal, true-to-life aroma–there’s a reason this particular product line has somewhat of a cult following. A sugar lover’s dream, Philosophy’s 3-in-1s come in a wide variety of foodie flavors, from coconut frosting to vanilla birthday cake to raspberry sorbet to pink frosted animal cracker. Talk about specific! Their website even allows you to shop by scent! Staying power isn’t the greatest, but NOTHING will make your shower smell better. Feels super indulgent, contains zero actual calories.

Diptyque candles

Dyptique Mimosa candle, via Nordstrom.
Dyptique Mimosa candle, via Nordstrom.

OKAY, I’ll be the first to admit that plunking down $60+ for a scented candle seems rather horrifying when you could go and get something similar at TJ Maxx for roughly 10% of this price, but hear me out: These artisanal French candles will change your life. Lol, jk, but they’re pretty great. While they won’t specifically leave their scent on YOU, Diptyque candles do a wonderful job of enhancing the overall scent of your environment. Favored by celebrities and magazine editors alike, they come in a wide variety of sophisticated, complex fragrances, and their super-chic packaging makes for the perfect edition to any styled Instagram shot. Once you’re done burning your candle {which lasts roughly 60 hours} you can use the empty jar to hold pens. Or jewelry. Or your tears.

 

What are your favorite scented products?!

xx,

Liza

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