Imagine a rich chocolate lava cake, oozing with silky and gleaming swaths of cocoa. Now, think about baked, fresh-from-the-oven cookies, flecked with a sprinkling of sea salt. Hungry? Obviously. Well, it’s these very tantalizing desserts that serve as inspiration for many beauty products on the market right now. So, now you aren’t just having your cake and eating it too, but you’re able to smell like the treats you crave. Warning: wearing any of these 17 dessert-inspired creams and potions will leave you wanting to chew off your own limbs, but please resist that urge.
17 beauty buys that smell good enough to eat
Smell Like a MarshmallowThis soap claims to "Mmmelt into a pink, fluffy waterbed of marshmallow and moisturizing cocoa butter to satisfy cravings for all things sweet and delicious."
Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt, $8 per 100 grams at LushLush
Smell Like ChocolateLove chocolate more than anything? Well, this body lotion will leave you smelling like a truffle.
Chocomania Body Lotion, $6 at The Body ShopThe Body Shop
Smell Like Heavy CreamWho doesn't love cream? Well, now you can smell like it thanks to this hand repair balm, featuring delicious hints of vanilla.
Heavy Cream Hand Repair Balm, $26 at Cake Beauty Cake
Smell Like Creme BruleeThis body cream smells exactly like a creme brulee, so be careful.
Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souflee, $72 at SephoraLaura Mercier
Smell Like a Mixed Berry TartInstead of going to a patisserie, you can smell like one. Live that dream.
Mixed Berry Tart lotion, $20 at PhilosophyPhilosophy
Smell Like CandyPink Sugar claims its lotion "takes you on a journey through the pleasures and flavours of childhood."
Pink Sugar body lotion, $32 at SephoraPink Sugar
Smell Like a CookieIf you're looking for that waft of cookie smell wherever you go, this Vanilla Abricot eau de toilette is for you.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanilla Abricot, $44 at SephoraSud Pacifique
Smell Like a Birthday CakeIt's a shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, and no matter how you use it, you'll smell like your 5th grade birthday cake.
Vanilla Birthday Cake, $21 at Sephora Philosophy
Smell Like a MilkshakeIf you're going to call your product milk_shake, it should smell like one. And omg does this leave-in conditioner ever smell like one.
milk_shake, $43 at Amazon milk_shake
Smell Like FudgeIt looks like fudge, it smells like fudge, but it is not fudge so please don't eat it.
Faith in Nature chocolate soap, $30 at Amazon Faith in Nature
Smell Like Strawberry JamWell, hello you jammy goddess of a body polish. It smells like jam, and uses crushed walnut shells and kiwi seeds as exfoliants. Mmm.
Strawberry Body Polish, $10 at The Body ShopThe Body Shop
Smell Like a CupcakeIt's hand soap, and not the same as dipping your finger in frosting. Please don't eat your hands.
Bourbon Street Buttercream, $8 at Bath and Body Works Bath and Body Works
Smell Like Brown SugarCitrus, brown sugar...it's like you've put marmalade and brown sugar on top of your oatmeal and you smell breakfast all day long.
Brown Sugar Bath and Shower Gel, $24 at Sephora Fresh
Smell Like a Candy StoreMargiela promises to evoke a "familiar but forgotten moment – a night of childlike wonder." This is achieved by the scents of cotton candy, vanilla and caramel.
Maison Martin Margiela's Funfair Evening, $115 at SephoraMaison Martin Margiela
Smell Like Mango SorbetWant something a bit lighter than ice cream? Well, why not try sorbet? And instead of eating it, why not just smell like it?
Mango Body Sorbet, $7.50 at The Body ShopThe Body Shop
Smell Like a BakeryThis potent bubble bath will make your bathroom smell like a bakery. You making doughnuts in there? Nope, just taking a bath.
Warm Vanilla Sugar bubble bath, $17 at Bath and Body WorksBath and Body Works
Smell Like a Lemon TartTangy and delicious, what's more exciting than a lemon square or tart? It's like the most summery confection! Now you can eat one and be one.
Sugar Lemon eau de toilette, $56 at SephoraFresh