Some women gravitate towards fresh-smelling fragrances; others love a good floral. Me? Give me the yummiest, sweetest-smelling scent, and I’m in heaven. These include – but are not limited to: Strawberry, Lemon, Tangerine, Coconut, Raspberry, Mango, Green Apple, Pear, Watermelon, Passionfruit – the list goes on and on.
Love a good, fruity fragrance? Here are my picks for the sweetest shower scents that will revive your senses:
Cake Beauty Be Delectable Shower Gel, Lemon & Cream ($10)
Sold exclusively at Target stores across Canada, Cake Beauty launches Be Delectable, a luscious five-piece collection including body washes, body polishes, body lotions, hand creams and hair & body mists. I’m quite partial to the Lemon & Cream Shower Gel, which offers dreamy bubbles and potent, heady sweetness. The sugary fragrance makes me reminisce about lemon-filled donuts and danishes; all the goodness with zero calories. The supremely rich blend is infused with coconut oil & aloe vera to nourish, hydrate and soften.
Also part of the Be Delectable lineup:
Ultra nourishing hand cream ($12): Give your hard-working hands a well-deserved treat with this ultra-nourishing hand crème enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera.
Decadent hair & body mist ($10): Perfectly balanced, this sumptuous mist lasts all day without being overwhelming. Use at home or on-the-go, hair and body will smell fresh, clean all day long.
Super smoothing body polish ($14): Scrub away dull, dry skin to reveal your most gorgeous glow with this super smoothing body polish made with coconut oil, aloe vera for moisture and fine apricot shells to smooth and exfoliate.
Triple moisture body lotion ($14): Indulge in three times the softness, three times the smoothness and three times the richness with this beautiful blend of coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera.
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, Pomegranate Raspberry ($3.99)
Packed with natural conditioning oils, shea butter, and vitamins C and E, eos 24-hour moisturizing shave cream soothes and softens your skin. In fact, it’s the only shave cream that keeps skin soft, smoothed, and moisturized for 24 hours (even after rinsing!) – and it’s so moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry. OMG. A dry shave that doesn’t wreak havoc with your skin? It IS possible with this shave cream! And the smell… let me tell you about the scent. It’s like visiting a farmer’s market on a summer morning. It’s as good as raspberry jelly, smothered on fresh bread. It’s that first sip of cold pomegranate juice. It’s awesome.
The formula is paraben-free and the easy-to-use pump allows for 100% propellant-free dispensing. Better yet, the soft-touch, ergonomic plastic bottle is RUST-FREE! Woo! No more rust ring on the edge of the bathtub.
Aloe – soothes, moisturizes and heals;
Natural conditioning oils – to give razor a smooth glide and provide long-lasting moisture;
Oat – protects delicate, dry, sensitive and irritated skin;
Shea butter – softens and nourishes;
Vitamin E & C – rejuvenating antioxidants for healthy looking, radiant skin.
Herbal Essences None of Your Frizziness Shampoo ($2.99)
Don’t give up the frizz fight. This Herbal Essences anti-frizz potion, with a fusion of mandarin crème and pearl, fights frizzy hair and flyaways. The shampoo and conditioner contain hydro-activated silkening ingredients, and the leave-in crème will transform your fuzzy frizz into silky strands.
And, you’ll sing your shower’s praises when it’s filled with the fresh, fruity fragrance that is a symphony of the tropics, featuring notes of lush violet, zesty lemon and juicy pear (and musical aroma crescendos of sultry sandalwood).
Herbal Essences is known for their – ahem – herbal essences – and so this fruity explosion is a welcome change from the norm. The fragrance is long-lasting, and the shampoo/conditioner system actually delivers on its promise of reduced frizz – all for under $3 a pop! A great shampoo for women and men alike; my husband adores the deep orange fragrance even more than I do.
(The Science: “Feeling a little rough? Our frizzy hair shampoo and conditioner have a new conditioning combo that can smooth you out in no time. our hydro-activated ingredients help protect your hair from damage in and out of the shower, so rough cuticles lay flat. Now you’re back in silky shape.”)
Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash ($6.99)
I didn’t think I could ever love a fragrance inspired by a vegetable, yet here we are. A refreshingly light sensation that’s an uplifting moment for your skin; the crisp, soothing scent of cucumber and green tea permeates your shower and senses. The body wash leaves a cool feeling of refreshingly-hydrated skin – I swear I have tingles every time I use it. And, it’s infused with Dove’s unique NutriumMoisture technology, which goes beyond refreshment to effectively nourish skin.
Want to prolong the fragrance after your shower? Stay fresh with Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Deodorant. It keeps the deodorant right where it’s supposed to be – on your skin, not on clothes. It also provides effective 48-hour odor and wetness protection.
(As a work-at-home mom, sometimes I test the effectiveness of the 48-hour odor protection – purely for experimental reasons, and not because I can’t find time to shower. Of course.)
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Soap ($3)
If you use bar soap, you simply must use this vegetable-based soap that has a zingy grapefruit scent with hints of blossom and musk. Pink grapefruit seed oil provides essential fatty acids to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so it feels smooth and supple, and glycerin acts as a water-soluble moisturizer that enriches foam and lather.
Tips from The Body Shop: (1) Use with Bath Gloves to increase its foamy lather, help remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. (2) After cleansing, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells two to three times a week, using Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub. (3) Moisturize with Pink Grapefruit Body Butter or Puree Body Lotion.
Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Body Cream ($20)
Rid yourself of problematic dry skin and get instantly smoother and softer with this super-rich body butter. The formula’s resurfacing properties, skin-perfecting fruits, and shea butter help you get velvety in a hurry – and with summer around the corner, it’s time to show off smooth, buffed skin! The creamy hydrator features the exotic citrus “Fruitigo” fragrance, so skin lingers with delicious notes of frozen yuzu, orange oil and jungle pomelo all-day long.
Simply massage a big dollop all over your body after your shower or bath. The punchy citrus fragrance is a winner; the best fruity bang for your buck.
So tell me… do you love fruity, floral or fresh fragrances in the shower?