Sick of compromising between sugar and spice only to end up reaching for the boring "unscented", or going your own way and getting bogged down by serious shower clutter?
More and more brands are making it so you don't have to choose between scent and sensibility. Read on for a botanical garden full of gender-neutral aromas that will keep you both coming back for more (of each other).
1. Clark's Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash, $46
After a long day's work, rid yourself of dirt (and any stress that managed to pile on with it) with this relaxing herbal cream cleanser from Clark's Botanicals. While its creamy formula gently washes skin clean, vitamin E, lavender and aloe calm and moisturize.
2. Bliss Fabulous Foaming Body Wash, $20
A "below the neck" version of Bliss' beloved face wash, this paraben-free power wash features a spa-inspired sent and skin-polishing beads for that squeaky clean feeling every time. It also works up a serious lather on contact, so a little dab will do ya (both).
3. Jason Soothing Sea Kelp Pure Natural Shampoo, $8.89
Who says you have to fight frizz alone? Treat yourself to a smoothing shampoo for two with this find from Jason. While the sea kelp's rich combination of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids provides lightweight hydration for your strands, ginseng root and plumeria acutifolia control fly-aways. Boasting kukui nut oil for added resistance to humidity, you'll feel like you're taking a skinny dip in the ocean every time (without having to shower after).
4. C.O. Bigelow Lemon Conditioner for all Hair Types, $14
If you're having trouble waking your partner up in the morning, give him or her a whiff of this energizing conditioner from C.O. Bigelow. In addition to a zesty citrus scent, the one-formula-fits-all concoction contains soy and wheat protein, jojoba oil and mallow extract for added moisture and killer shine.
5. NEST Moss & Mint Body Cream, $32
Featuring garden mint, apple blossom and muguet infused with a touch of oakmoss and vetiver, this new development from NEST is ripe for the (rustic) pickin'. (And, since sharing, you'll have someone to make sure you don't miss a dry or lonely spot).
7. Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant, $18
Especially great for couples with sensitive skin, this alcohol and aluminum-free deodorant is formulated with refreshing eucalyptus extract and citronellyl (for neutralizing odors). Note: If coming from an anti-persperant, it could take up to two weeks for your body to adjust.
8. Kiss My Face Green Tea & Bamboo Shaving Cream, $7.95
If his shaving cream is too musky (and yours too fruity), meet each other in the green middle with this eco-friendly (and co-ed) find from Kiss My Face. Created with soothing aloe & olive oil, anti-aging bamboo and antioxidant green tea, it creates an additional layer of comfort between skin and your razor for a safer and smoother shave.