Summer might not seem like the most appropriate time to douse yourself in cinnamon-bun-flavored body wash.

Summer might not seem like the most appropriate time to douse yourself in cinnamon-bun-flavored body wash.

But slathering on products that smell like warm baked goods could be just what you need this swimsuit season. Taking a sniff of food scents can supposedly quell hunger pains, perhaps even leading to weight loss.

Among the lip-smacking lotions and body washes we discovered, fruit flavors like strawberry and citrus made up the majority. But if it's sweet and sugary, you can probably find a beauty product based on it - think cake, icing and fruity frozen drinks.

Of course, attempts at scents like these can go terribly wrong. We avoided the artificial-smelling selections and rounded up the most mouth-watering.


Philosophy body washes, $16

Available at Sephora, Von Maur and Nordstrom

None were more drool-worthy than these dessert-inspired washes, which couldn't smell more like the real thing. Raspberry Sorbet and delicious Fudge Cake were our favorites, but there's also Cinnamon Buns, Margarita, Belgian Waffles and more.

And if you get hungry for the real thing, a recipe for the food is printed on the bottle. Plus, these multitaskers can be used as shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, so you're covered head to toe.


Sephora Bubble Bath, $16

Talk about indulgent: Soak up Vanilla Cupcake-scented bubbles for a relaxing treat with zero calories. The rich bubble bath has a hint of shimmer, and the scent also comes in body butter, dry oil, body wash and scrub forms. Other flavors include Apple Pomegranate and Espresso Chocolate.


Philosophy lip shine, $12

Available at Sephora, Von Maur and Nordstrom

It'll be hard to resist licking these mimosa- and daiquiri-scented glosses off your lips. Unfortunately, they don't taste like they smell, but they're super-glossy and a bit shimmery. The frozen drink varieties are our favorite, but the root beer scent was dead-on delicious, too.


Bath and Body Works lotion, $11

Out of their extensive lineup, the Black Raspberry Vanilla best passed the sniff test. It's rich with berries, slightly creamy smelling and is also available in a body cream, shower gel and fragrance mist. A new White Citrus variety has the fresh, bright appeal of lemon and lime.