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25 body washes that smell so good they basically double as perfume

When it comes to self-care and all-around good vibes, an everything shower is one of the best things you can do for yourself. But between the scalp scrub, deep conditioning mask, body exfoliators and shaving, it’s long. Nobody has time to do that every day! And if you do, congrats.

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Don’t worry, we found a fix! One of the best ways to get that unreal post-everything shower feeling is to invest in a body wash with a smell that lasts so long that you’ll feel refreshed the entire day. Some are so good that you can forgo a perfume spritz. Between scents that transport you from your shower to a luxury tropical resort or the calming and soothing sheets of your bed, there are many to choose from.

Peep below for the best-smelling body washes that are so yummy they’ll transform your shower experience — and your entire day.

The highlight of this scented body wash is the Tahitian vanilla, which is beloved for its fruity and slightly floral aroma. Mix that with a rich bourbon vanilla and you've got an island escape before work.

$10 at Amazon
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$10 at Ulta Beauty$10 at Vitacost

The deep and citrusy smell of bergamot will truly convince you to shower three times a day.

$28 at Nordstrom
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$28 at Amazon$28 at eCosmetics

Not only does this shower gel — well, mousse — smell like a luxurious dip in the ocean, it literally turns from jelly into foam. Amazon shoppers adore it and we're not surprised.

$10 at Amazon

This super gentle and non-drying body wash is good for sensitive skin and formulated for a skin-friendly pH of 5.0. It also leaves behind the most delicious sweet almond scent that could very well be your natural scent.

$22 at Sephora
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$22 at Ulta

If you love the fresh, sweet and musky scent of the iconic cherry almond Jergens lotion, then you're going to love this body wash.

$8 at Amazon

A body wash and scrub hybrid, this guy from OGX is basically liquid luxury for less than $10. One Amazon shopper says that it "smells like Starbucks green tea matcha powder with a hint of cucumber melon," which sounds incredible.

$7 at Amazon

Speaking of another OGX body wash and scrub, reviews say that this one smells like a vanilla latte from Starbucks. TBH, it seems ideal for the morning.

$7 at Amazon

Reviews say that this creamy, silky smells like a soft, simple candle. The fragrance is also light enough that it doesn't seem to bother anyone with sensitive skin!

$33 at Sephora

Shoppers say that this luxurious body wash smells just like a warm, sweet gourmand hug that clings to your skin for days. It also features African Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and nourishing multi-vitamin extracts that deeply cleanse and soften the skin.

$29 at Ulta

I mean, if you're hunting for a fancy body wash that smells like a million bucks, then you gotta go with CHANEL. This body wash features the same iconic floral notes of the COCO MADEMOISELLE Eau de Parfum. It's bougie and expensive, but it's truly great when it comes to smelling fancy forever.

$64 at Sephora

If you're also obsessed with the Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum cream, then you'll fall in love with this shower gel that uses the same Ceirosa ‘62 fragrance. The scent has notes of pistachio and salted caramel for a delicious summery experience.

$26 at Amazon
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$26 at Sephora

Sol de Janeiro is the gift that keeps on giving, because there's also a body wash version of the Bom Dia Bright lotion, using the same fresh Cheirosa '40 fragrance. Unlike the one above, this body wash exfoliates to help break down pore-clogging oils and smooth skin texture, including ingrown hairs.

$26 at Amazon
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$26 at Sephora

Fresh cucumber and mint mixed with a steamy shower? Heaven. There's a reason why everybody and their mother has been buying Native products lately.

$20 at Amazon

To know the Mrs. Meyer's Rain Water scent is to love the Mrs. Meyer's Rain Water scent. It's perfect in dish soap, hand soap, candle and room spray form — and now you can also slather the fresh and clean scent all over your body. Key ingredients include aloe vera gel, essential oils and flaxseed oils.

$10 at Amazon
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$9 at Vitacost

This vegan body wash from The Body Shop is formulated with the most gorgeous and uplifting delicate musk scent. The musk is paired with other scents like lily, iris, rose, vanilla and comforting jasmine.

$27 at Amazon

Watermelon scents are always a bold choice, so if you don't like it then this one is not for you. But, it's summer! And in summer, there's nothing better than the comforting smell of sweet watermelon on a hot day.

Match this with the Tree Hut Watermelon Body Scrub and you're golden.

$8 at Amazon
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$9 at Walmart$10 at Ulta Beauty

TikTok and beauty editors love this cult-favorite body wash. The eucalyptus scent basically turns your shower into a spa and stays on your clean (and soft) skin all day long.

$25 at Sephora
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$25 at Amazon

Infused with cucumber, seaweed and green tea, this body wash leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and smelling like what we imagine rejuvenation smells like. Plus, with a cruelty-free, biodegradable formula, plant-based cleansers and a bottle made of over 50% recycled plastic, the good vibes just keep going.

$8 at Walmart
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$13 at Amazon$9 at Rite Aid

Showering with the OUAI St. Barts Gentle Body Wash is basically an otherworldy experience. One In The Know editor even says that it will "leave you feeling and smelling like you just left the spa at the most expensive resort in the tropics."

$28 at Sephora

Arguably the most moisturizing body wash of the bunch, Dove Sensitive Skin leaves your skin smooth, soft and with the most refreshing clean scent. The scent itself is so light that you don't have to worry about it actually irritating your skin. It just smells, well, clean.

$23 at Amazon

Showering with a cooling mint fragrance is honestly one of life's greatest experiences. This gentle cleanser features an invigorating aroma with notes of certified-organic rosemary and peppermint.

$27 at Nordstrom

Neutrogena has named this Rainbath body wash Ocean Mist, which is absolutely perfect. The refreshing, tropical ocean mist fragrance enlivens the senses, while the rich creamy lather of this body cleanser rinses clean to wash the day away and replenish the look of your skin.

$25 at Amazon
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$25 at Target

Fresh notes of citrus, lemon and sage make up this energizing body wash that's been a go-to for years.

$31 at Amazon
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$19 at Walgreens

If you're a night showered, you should be looking for a solid lavender-scented body wash. Calm the F*ck Down from By Rosie Jane is lightly scented with a calming essential oil blend of lavender, chamomile, yuzu, and neroli.

$25 at Sephora

If you also fell in love with PHLUR's now-iconic Missing Person perfume, you need to check out the scent bottled into a body wash.

$30 at Sephora

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