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?
Fruity for me, I think. Even though one of my favourite shower scent is almond oil.
I’m actually going crazy over macadamia nut oil now!
Love the citus ones and the veggie ones with cucumber
Citrus is absolutely one of my faves too!
i love fresh scents in the shower. my favourite all-time scent is eucalyptus spearmint :)
Oooh, dove makes a great minty body wash as well, thanks for reminding me!
I’m a fruity and nutty kinda gal! Its wrong that reading your post made me hungry, ya? lol
LOL not at all! It’s like The Body Shop’s Chocomania line… how can your mouth NOT water??
I love citrus scents to get invigorated (morning use) but for a relaxing evening bubble bath I prefer a spicy floral.
Mmmm, I do love floral scents for unwinding. A nice lavender or jasmine are my favourite!
I love love love Cake products – they smell sooooo amazing :-) I am really excited to try the new line exclusive to Target when the Target finally open up in my neck of the woods!
Oh I hope that Target opens in your neck of the woods soon! And the Be Delectable line is TO DIE FOR.
I love Cake products, and I’ve been using that Dove body wash for over a year now. And isn’t everyone who wears deodorant for +24 hours running some sort of experiment…?
Hahaha indeed Victoria!
My favourite Body Shop Scent is Pink Grapefruit. The shower gel is divine :)
Mmm… I used to work at The Body Shop and it was one of our best sellers!
i saw that EOS shaving cream yesterday and was wondering what it was like…so glad i came across your review! i love all kinds of fragances but i’m a floral and fruity kinda gal!
It’s my favourite shaving cream by far Sarah – you must try it!
I love anything Cake Beauty. I am so happy that Target will be selling them.
Me too – and the Be Delectable line is so scrumptious!
Love Cake Beauty products!
:) Lots of fans for sure!
I like fresh fragrances mostly. I don’t mind some fruity or floral scents, as long as they aren’t too strong, otherwise I smell good but walk around with a headache all day.. lol.
Yes, can be a problem for many people I’m sure. In fact even some floral fragrances give me a headache!
I love fruity
I did not know that EOS has a shaving cream! I am loving the packaging! They always do so well with their packaging – it’s so unique.
They do! And the packaging is AMAZING – no rust ring around the bathtub!
There’s no Target store near me yet, but when one eventually does open here I will be sure to check out their “Cake” line. I love the Dove body washes, and next time I will be sure to try the Go Fresh Cool one.
Please do Flora!
I don’t usually splurge on myself, but a new Target just opened near my town (well, within 200 kms.), so I think I will give a few of these Cake Be Delectable products – thanks for bringing them to my attention. I had never heard of them before.
You’re very welcome, Suzanne! Had to LOL at the “within 200 kms” reference!
Eva Mitton Urban
Winter has been brutal on my hands – heard the term *Man Hands* – hey like the combination with aloe vera – indicating some hope to try this product. Great review – *has possibilities*
Good luck Eva!
I like fresh scents in the shower, right now I am using one made by Dial. Will have to check out the Cake line next time I am in Target!
Please do Judy!
I love Cake products. Lemon and Cream sounds divine!