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Types of Scents & How to Choose

Guide to Body Wash Scents: Types of Scents & How to Choose

Body wash is a wonderful part of any showering routine. Your favorite body wash can leave you feeling fresh, clean and enveloped in your favorite scents. Scent has the power to feed your imagination, reminding you of people, places and things you associate with certain smells.  Research indicates that scent may even bring back memories. Here at Dial, we’ve come up with the ultimate guide to body wash scents, including the types of scents you can find in our collection of body washes, and how to choose a fragrance you’ll love.

Types of Scents to Choose From

Among the many body wash products on the shelves, you’ll see countless different types of fragrances, such as fresh scents, floral scents, fruity scents, and more. You can even find warm scents with botanical fragrance notes or explore fragrance-free products if you prefer an unscented product. Dial’s line of body washes offers a variety of enticing scents, along with ingredients that leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy. Some common types of scents to familiarize yourself with include:

Floral Scents

Floral scents are extremely popular due to the variety and their ability to remain in-season all year long. If you favor classic, feminine fragrances, these romantic scents straight from nature’s most beautiful florals may be just what you’re looking for in a body wash. There is a seemingly endless list of scents that fall under this category– here are just a of our favorites:

  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Orchid
  • Apple Blossom
  • Waterlily
Floral Scents

Keep in mind that these scents can be combined to create an even stronger, more complex fragrance. For example, Dial Lavender & Jasmine™ scent Hydrating Body Wash combines two popular floral scents in one body wash to infuse your showering routine with a luxurious, romantic fragrance.

Fruity Scents

Fruity Scents

Next, there are fruity scents. These scents gain their popularity with aromas derived from fruits found in your garden or a tropical oasis. If you love fresh, juicy scents that remind you of your favorite tropical drink or a sunny citrus grove, fruity scents may become your new favorite body wash scent. Here are a handful of fruit-inspired scents you might find in body wash:

  • Grapefruit
  • Melon
  • Peach
  • Citrus
  • Coconut

These scents can also go beyond the typical fruits that first come to mind. Exotic fruit body wash scents like Dial Dragon Fruit scent Hydrating Body Wash can transport you to paradise right at home with its light and fresh aroma.

Clean Scents

Another popular category for scented body wash and other personal care products is clean scents. These are ideal for those who love a fresh fragrance that support a sense of cleanliness. These light and refreshing scents are the ultimate in simplicity. These products might offer subtle notes like some of the following:

  • Spring Water
  • Coconut Water
  • Sea Minerals
  • Aloe
  • Eucalyptus
Clean Scents

Dial Aloe scent Clean + Gentle Body Wash is the perfect example of a body wash that has a clean, delicate, fresh fragrance and provides a rich lather at the same time. Or, you can veer toward a more refreshing fragrance like Dial Spring Water® scent Hydrating Body Wash that’ll leave you with healthy-feeling skin and a brisk scent that anybody will love.

Prefer Fragrance Free Body Wash?

If you prefer a body wash with no scent at all, you’re not alone. If you prefer to feel clean without any added fragrance, our fragrance-free products have a number of perks. Our dermatologist-tested Dial Fragrance Free Clean + Gentle Body Wash is hypoallergenic and made with a vegan formula. Its gentle on skin and free from dyes, parabens, phthalates and silicones.

How to Choose from Dial’s Selection of Body Wash Scents

Looking for some guidance on how to choose a fragrance from the Dial body wash collection that’s suitable for you? Take our body wash quiz to narrow down the types of fragrances that best fit your preferences and your needs so you can find the perfect body wash for you.

With so many scents to choose from, it can take some time and effort for you to find your favorites. Each person’s preferences are different, so a scent your family or friends might like may not be the one for you. That’s why you may find it productive to try multiple scents until you find the right one. It’s also helpful to think about other scented products that you enjoy using daily, such as candles, air fresheners and perfume, and then select the products that are most similar to those types of scents.

Explore Body Wash & More from Dial

Don’t let a vast range of scented body washes overwhelm you. Take this opportunity to think about your favorite things, test out different types of scents and enjoy the exploration. Learn more about Dialdiscover tips & news, and explore our wide range of personal care products including Body WashHand Soap, and Bar Soap.