Nothing puts me off a product faster than its fragrance. I’ve given away countless hand creams, body lotions and lipsticks because I can almost taste their bold, overpowering scent. They stick in your throat, coat your nose and follow you round all day leaving you scrubbing and sobbing under the tap. For this reason, I’ve gathered my favourite smelling products from a variety of categories so you don’t have to.
Not only rich and moisturising, This Works Energy Bank Shower Gel has the most beautiful botanical scent. Formulated with an invigorating aromatherapy blend of Orange, Bergamont, Rosemary, Heart of Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Cedar and Sandalwood, it seriously wakes me up every morning whilst lingering on my skin to de-stress and restore vitality!
In a colour that instantly lifts my mood, Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte in Cabernet transports me to Christmas. I know this is a bit silly, but as soon as I open the lid I’m back at Manchester Christmas Markets with a Baileys hot chocolate in hand. I doubt the people at Jouer have ever done this, but they have somehow managed to bottle one of the happiest times of my year in this little bottle of joy.
My desk neighbours always know when I’ve just washed my hair as I often get heckled with “You smell like Sachajuan”. The compliment of all compliments, I swish my hair that little bit more when I’ve used anything from the Sachajuan Curl Range (though all their products smell divine!). Light and delicate, I smell cleaner than clean and it seems to last on my hair all day long!
One of my favourite smells in the universe, Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Oil Stick is a staple product of mine for many a reason. Shaped in an innovative stick applicator, I rub it directly over dry skin to smooth and sooth or on perfectly healthy skin just so I can smell it throughout the day! It’s not as weird as it sounds.
Perfect for big freezes like these, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub takes all dry and dead skin away whilst smelling good enough to eat (literally). My personal favourite, Strawberry Gum, smells just like the real thing and is both fruity and sweet. Delicious!
I hate the smell of fake tan and this is one of the many reasons I don’t wear it. Helping me branch out however, TAN-LUXE’s Sleep Oil reminds me of childhood sweets and that’s definitely something I can get on board with. In a lightweight oil, I massage it over my face before bed and wake with both a subtle colour and smell.