"If you love something, let it go." Um...
no. If you love something, you should get it, and everything like it, in bulk, then surround yourself with it at all times. It's Codependency 101, and it's completely acceptable when applied to beauty products.
Take your favorite fragrance, for example. Did you know it comes in body wash form, even if you haven't seen it in one those 3-pc gift sets in the TJ Maxx checkout line? It does — it just has a different brand name — and combining the two is like giving a mouse a cookie. Because once you realize how good you smell, you're probably going to ask for corresponding laundry detergent, and then you're going to want a reed diffuser, then a car freshener...
If You Want To Smell Like... A Crisp, Fruity Cocktail
Turn the satisfying crunch of biting into a big green apple (minus the part where the fruit's juice/your spit mists out on your deskmate) into a body wash and this is what you end up with.
Olay Fresh Outlast Body Wash Pear & Fuji Apple, $7.79, available at Walgreens. More
Refreshing. Invigorating. Lively. Energetic. All words people will associate with you after catching a whiff of this scent on your skin. Apple obviously plays a leading role, but the grapefruit, tuberose, sandalwood, and amber notes make the juice a lot more interesting.
DKNY Be Delicious, $90, available at Sephora. More
If You Want To Smell Like... A Surfer Girl
This tropical-scented gel does a really great job of washing away the tears falling down your body as you think about how unfair it is that some people own beach houses with outdoor showers and you're in a windowless bathroom shared by three Craigslist roommates.
Bath & Body Works At The Beach Shower Gel, $12.50, available at Bath & Body Works. More
Like its soapy counterpart, this scent also has bergamot and coconut, but it adds pink pepper, musk, and lemon that takes it into hot vacation sex territory.
Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk, $126, available at Sephora. More
If You Want To Smell Like... Sunshine & Orange Groves
It's nearly impossible not to want to run out and buy a pack of Orange Creamsicles after your morning shower with this stuff that, oh, also happens to be so chic (the
French strike again) and so cheap. Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Cream Orange Blossom Body Wash, $5.49, available at Target. More
This lighter, watered-down (
which doesn't mean boring!) version of the brand's cult favorite scent is the gold standard if you want to smell fresh, citrus-y, and like the 1%, which — c'mon — you do. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua, $152, available at Sephora. More
If You Want To Smell Like... A Big Bouquet Of Flowers
Jasmine can be intense when it's the star note in an eau de parfum. But blended with coconut in a rich, milky body wash? It's the perfect middle ground.
Dove Purely Pampering Coconut Milk with Jasmine Petals Body Wash, $5.49, available at Target. More
Among some fruity notes, you've got jasmine, white woods, musks, and coconut water — all of which combine to smell like a soft, fluffy, creamy cloud laced with lush flowers.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream, $100, available at Sephora. More
If You Want To Smell Like... A Warm, Gooey Dessert
Don't let anyone ever tell you that Jessica Simpson isn't a national treasure. She gave us "Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish?" She
confused the Secretary of the Interior with an interior decorator. But most importantly, she created Dessert, an early 2000s edible beauty line that was taken from us far too soon. And the only thing getting us by until it makes its triumphant return to Sephora shelves is this sugary, caramelly, shimmery gold body wash. Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash, $7.62, available at Walmart. More
Sugar is a gateway drug to more sugar, so pile it on post-shower with this fragrance, which smells like crème brûlée and the first deadly sin.
Prada Candy, $90, available at Sephora. More
If You Want To Smell Like... You're DTF
Smelling like sex is an art. Go too hard out of the gate and it's just eau de desperation. Play it too subtly and you'll slide under the radar completely. That's why you should start with this body wash — it's a nice balance of Madagascan vanilla (which says you're looking to indulge) and pretty flowers (which say NBD).
Molton Brown Vanilla & Violet Flower Body Wash, $30, available at Neiman Marcus. More
Now you bring in the rich, mysterious scent that'll seal the deal. With notes of violet, sandalwood, and vanilla, it's neither sweet nor smoky, feminine nor masculine, which means the net you're throwing out is about to bring in a
lot more fish. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Eau de Parfum, $110, available at Nordstrom. More
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