I love a good shower gel, but man, there is nothing more annoying than stepping out of the shower smelling like a friggin’ perfume store. A little bit of fragrance is great, but some gels and washes are so treacly sweet that they almost make me nauseous. Enter Sachajuan’s Spicy Citrus shower gel and body lotion. It’s a softly sweet smell with rich and spicy undertones that won’t leave you feeling like you’ve just fallen into a vat of Calgon body mist. The Swedish company, which also offers a collection of high-end haircare products, prides itself on simple and clean design, an aesthetic that clearly translates to their shower gel scents. And if you don’t like spicy citrus (though why wouldn’t you?) there’s also Ginger Flower and Shiny Citrus flavors, too. [$16, Sachajuan]
Leave it to LUSH to formulate the perfect antidote for those autumn-onset blues with a sweet starry-night-in-a-bottle ― and to make it a bittersweet limited edition, so that we’ll have to ration it all spring and summer long. Twilight Shower Gel, the sudsy incarnation of the brand’s beloved Twilight Bath Bomb, only comes around once a year, but it’s impossible not to get attached to the warm, slightly herbal tonka bean and lavender fragrance. With a twinkling dark purple gel formula that would make Edward Cullen jealous (don’t worry, the iridescence washes right off), you might not want to leave the bath until May. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [$18.95 for 8.8 fl. oz., LUSH]
We’re suckers for a well-designed beauty product bottle — but the product also has to work. And Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash definitely does that. With it’s fresh bergamot scent and moisturizing lather, this wash is the perfect way to end a stressful day.
Feel like you need a more invigorating wake-up call after you’ve pressed the snooze button three times? We love how Molton Brown’s energizing Suma Ginseng Bath & Shower gel blends juniper berry, cinnamon, oak moss, armoise, and geranium together into one refreshing and sexy scent! The gorgeous bottle means it looks great in the shower, too.