The Best Ways to Smell Great Without Wearing Fragrance

Sometimes the sheer stifling, uncomfortable nature of summer is such that even spraying yourself with fragrance seems like you’re wearing one layer too many. Even if it’s an invisible one. On the other hand, it’s also the season of sweat and all the delightful human-emitted scents that come with it. Anyway, if you’d like to smell good but also want to keep it light, there are alternatives to the traditional bottle of cologne or eau de parfum. Here are five ways to make yourself smell awesome sans spritzing.

 

Frederic Malle Cologne Indéléble Body Wash

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Get so fresh and so clean with Frederic Malle’s always amazing fragrances in shower gel form. This one is scented with white musks brightened with neroli, orange blossom, and bergamot.

$55, barneys.com

Burberry Mr. Burberry Deodorant Stick

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You need to use deodorant so why not pick up one that’s infused with Burberry’s London inspired scent, a stimulating blend of grapefruit, vetiver and smoky wood.

$23, nordstrom.com

Byredo Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume ByredoHair

So maybe you never considered perfuming your hair, but Byredo is providing a good reason to give it a go. Think of it as hairspray but better as it is infused with the Swedish fragrance company’s woody Mojave Desert inspired scent.

$62, byredo.com

 

Dior Sauvage After Shave Balm

DiorBalmPerhaps rubbing your face with fragrance seems like a bad idea. It would be. But this lightweight balm features just a hint of Dior’s fresh fragrance and besides that it works wonders soothing post-shave skin.

$55, dior.com

Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Body Lotion
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Just because you’re sweaty doesn’t mean skin can go without moisture. Even if you’re not down for lubing yourself up from head-to-toe, at least hit up the spots that tend to be dry, like knees and elbows, with this cedar wood, fig, and black tea scented lotion.

$65, lelabofragrances.com