19 Beauty Products That Smell So Good You Might as Well Be at a Spa

If I have one area of expertise within my field, it's smellies. While some beauty editors pride themselves on their textbook knowledge of the epidermis or their Katie Jane Hughes–style makeup abilities (I have a bit of the former, and none of the latter), I pride myself on my ability to rate every great-smelling beauty product from 1 to10 on everything from texture and scent to results and efficacy, all from memory. It's a bit niche, I know, but I'm not going to fight it.

My love for baths and body care is no secret, and although I really do appreciate a lengthy ritual, it's the mouth-watering scents that really do it for me. And sure, experts will always have something to say about heavy fragrances in products, but it's important to remember that not all scented beauty products are made equal, with some being better for your skin than others.


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More recently, as I have found my stress levels rising and my mind and soul have demanded more "me" time than ever before, I have found myself reaching for my most-coveted smellies almost daily. I find that not only do they help bring some delight to otherwise mundane tasks (like scrubbing your entire body), but the scents themselves also help to evoke a feeling of calm and clarity. 

And yes, there is some science behind why great-smelling beauty products make us feel good (it's all to do with aromatherapy and hormones), but frankly, right now, I don't think it matters. If one divinely scented product is enough to put a smile on your face and help you get through the day, then I say go for it. Luckily, though, to save any mishaps (or irritation-induced rashes), there are a whole bunch of products that smell great and prove good for your skin too. 

So as someone who has tried and tested just about every smelly out there, trust me when I say the following edit contains the greatest-smelling beauty products that money can buy.


Bath Soaks


Body Scrubs

Body Cream

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Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous.

Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics.

While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best.

When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.