How to Smell Summertime Ready

Perhaps nothing encapsulates summer more than the scent of coconuts and tropical fruits lingering in the air. And good news: Finding the perfect products to emulate those summertime aromas is easier than you think! Let’s break down our favorite products that’ll have you smelling beach-ready in no time.

Summertime Body Washes

Staying clean is the easiest way to smell good, as it sets the foundational layer for all of your other scents to build on. You could keep it simple with unscented soap, but why go for that when you have formulas with coconut, pineapple, and vanilla at your disposal?

Our Drugstore Pick: Native Body Wash in Coconut & Vanilla ($9, shop here)

Our Splurge Pick: Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream Cleanser ($26, shop here)

Summertime Lotions

The summer sun can dry out skin fast, stripping you of moisture and that glow that makes you look dewy and healthy. Finding a lotion that nourishes the skin is one thing, but finding one that smells as good as it feels is a whole new ballgame. Look for formulas with coconut, which is known for its enriching, hydrating properties.

Our Drugstore Pick: Palmer’s Coconut Hydrate Daily Body Lotion ($5.98, shop here)

Our Splurge Pick: Victoria’s Secret Coconut Passion Lotion ($19.95, shop here)

Summertime Shimmer Oil

Turn heads with the help of a scented shimmer oil that will illuminate your body and radiate gorgeous aromas from your skin. The best part about these shimmers is you can go as glowy or subtle as you’d like: Use multiple layers to build coverage or simply highlight your collarbones for a flirty feel.

Our Drugstore Pick: e.l.f. Retro Paradise Body Oil ($12, shop here)

Our Splurge Pick: Summer Fridays Pool Time Glowing Body Oil ($38, shop here)

Summertime Perfume

Finding your signature summertime scent is celebration-worthy, especially when it perfectly complements the fragrances you already have on. Pro Tip: Keep a rollerball version of your perfume in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

Our Drugstore Pick: Bath & Body Works Sunkissed Fragrance Mist ($15.50, shop here)

Our Splurge Pick: Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent ($84, shop here)

What are your favorite ways to smell summertime fresh? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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