back to top
Shopping

22 Things Under $10 That’ll Help You Be That Person Who Always Smells Good

Because we all deserve to go down in history as the hero of all noses.

Posted on

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A sunscreen to help protect all skin types. Bonus = it smells like a glorious summer afternoon.

amazon.com, instagram.com

Promising review: "This sunscreen will change your life. Period. It's the best smelling sunscreen I've ever smelled. It smells like coconuts, Hawaii, and tropical forest in a bottle. The smell isn't even the best part, it's vegan! No animal testing, it's hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. So, not only does it not test on animals, but it doesn't have all the horrible chemicals in it, and it STILL works 100% better than big name brands out there. Magic in a bottle. It goes on silky (not oily) and has a matte finish. It moisturizes your skin, and leaves it looking wonderful all day long. Surprisingly a little bit goes a long way, a 6 oz. bottle has lasted me three weeks, and that's applying it from neck to toe every day. The number one thing that sold me is its ability to protect you from the sun. I went for a three hour bike ride, I applied Sun Bum everywhere but I missed a spot on both shoulders. I got sunburn on those spots I missed on my shoulders and was protected everywhere else. That's just applying it once, it's water resistant so even if you're sweating your still good." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.94+ (three ounces of SPF 15, 30, and 50 are all under $10).

2. A lavender rosemary hand soap so you can smell as if you just stepped out of an old-fashioned apothecary.

Promising review: "Love this soap. I've purchased it twice now, and I always get compliments on the scent itself. It's a great price, and for two of us, it lasts a couple of months. Would recommend!" —Regina Get it from World Market for $9.99.
anrdoezrs.net

Promising review: "Love this soap. I've purchased it twice now, and I always get compliments on the scent itself. It's a great price, and for two of us, it lasts a couple of months. Would recommend!" —Regina

Get it from World Market for $9.99.

3. A strawberry or honey Skinfood face mask to make everyone wonder who the sweet-smelling, money-saving babe is.

Anamaria Glavan / BuzzFeed, walmart.com

Surprise, it's you.

Promising review (for the strawberry): "This Skinfood mask has the texture and smell of strawberry puree — it’s what I imagine putting a farmers market worth of fruit on your face would feel like. My skin feels smoother (my blackhead-ridden nose in particular) but not dried out, tight, and in desperate need of night cream after I use this. Also, 10 minutes after I removed the mask, the subtle scent of strawberry had yet to leave my nostrils. Yum." —Anamaria Glavan

Read the full review on this mask (#3).

Get the strawberry Skinfood mask from Amazon for $9.09 or the honey Skinfood mask from Walmart for $9.78.

4. A highly adorable herby hand lotion seal who shall bring joy, soft skin, and more compliments into your life.

Promising review: "What a cute little cream container! I love the smell too. I know we can get a ton of lotion for this price, but that seal makes me smile every time I look at it. So many people have complimented. I am happy with the purchase." —Irene_howard beachGet it from Amazon for $6.87 or from Walmart for $5.99.
amazon.com

Promising review: "What a cute little cream container! I love the smell too. I know we can get a ton of lotion for this price, but that seal makes me smile every time I look at it. So many people have complimented. I am happy with the purchase." —Irene_howard beach

Get it from Amazon for $6.87 or from Walmart for $5.99.

5. A Poo-Pourri travel spray that'll make you ~dump~ whatever other spray you've been using to cover your tracks in the bathroom.

Imagine the power of someone walking into the bathroom after you, and it smells like a field of lavender. Promising review: "I bought this for work because when you gotta go you gotta go. There were occasionally other aerosols in the bathroom, but they didn't do much other than mask the smell and make it overwhelming. Poo-Pourri has been quite effective at eliminating most of the odor. I will definitely be a lifetime customer." —Amazon CustomerGet a travel size from Amazon for $4.99 (citrus scent) or get a 2 oz. bottle from Jet for $9.95 (lavender vanilla scent).
amazon.com

Imagine the power of someone walking into the bathroom after you, and it smells like a field of lavender.

Promising review: "I bought this for work because when you gotta go you gotta go. There were occasionally other aerosols in the bathroom, but they didn't do much other than mask the smell and make it overwhelming. Poo-Pourri has been quite effective at eliminating most of the odor. I will definitely be a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

Get a travel size from Amazon for $4.99 (citrus scent) or get a 2 oz. bottle from Jet for $9.95 (lavender vanilla scent).

6. A six-pack of nail polish remover pads for anyone who is tired of reeking like chemicals after doing their nails.

I have the strawberry pads, and they amazingly just smell like berries! Get a set of six pads from Walmart for $8.50.
walmart.com

I have the strawberry pads, and they amazingly just smell like berries!

Get a set of six pads from Walmart for $8.50.

7. A reusable stainless-steel air freshener clip you can clip onto your car and go from stale french fry smell to fresh tangerine, or whatever your fav essential oil scent is!

Promising review: "Much nicer than I expected! I thought it would be cheap plastic, but it's heavier. I purchased some essential oils to put on the felt pad. It's been a week and it still smells really nice. I love this design tree too!" —BMoneyGet it from Amazon for $9.99 (includes eight felt pads, essential oils not included).
amazon.com

Promising review: "Much nicer than I expected! I thought it would be cheap plastic, but it's heavier. I purchased some essential oils to put on the felt pad. It's been a week and it still smells really nice. I love this design tree too!" —BMoney

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (includes eight felt pads, essential oils not included).

8. A foot and shoe deodorizer because you've gotta de-odor before you become a good-smellin' person.

No judgment, we've all got that one pair of stinky shoes that could use this. Promising review: "Working 12 hours on my feet constantly makes those little puppies sweat! So of course I got stinky feet even cleaning them in the shower twice a day. Tried this stuff out after trying so many other products. Works first application, I was so impressed! No more stinky feet for me. Great product! I will purchase again." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $10.
amazon.com

No judgment, we've all got that one pair of stinky shoes that could use this.

Promising review: "Working 12 hours on my feet constantly makes those little puppies sweat! So of course I got stinky feet even cleaning them in the shower twice a day. Tried this stuff out after trying so many other products. Works first application, I was so impressed! No more stinky feet for me. Great product! I will purchase again." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.

9. A natural face wipe to give the perfect afternoon refresher when there's no time to wash up. I use the grapefruit wipes all the time, especially in the sweaty summer.

People always compliment me on how good I smell after I use one of these. It's too easy, friends. Promising review: "I love these towelettes. They are the best to remove daily dirt and oil. I use them before bedtime. They smell wonderful. Keep my skin clean until the next morning. I sometimes use them twice a day. I have sensitive skin and these are great for my skin. No breakouts. I love them." —fleefleeGet a 30-pack of wipes from Target for $4.99 (available in grapefruit, white tea, cucumber sage, or cotton extract), or get the grapefruit wipes from Walmart for $4.97 or Ulta for $5.99.
target.com

People always compliment me on how good I smell after I use one of these. It's too easy, friends.

Promising review: "I love these towelettes. They are the best to remove daily dirt and oil. I use them before bedtime. They smell wonderful. Keep my skin clean until the next morning. I sometimes use them twice a day. I have sensitive skin and these are great for my skin. No breakouts. I love them." —fleeflee

Get a 30-pack of wipes from Target for $4.99 (available in grapefruit, white tea, cucumber sage, or cotton extract), or get the grapefruit wipes from Walmart for $4.97 or Ulta for $5.99.

10. A classic after shave I want to get my hands on so I can smell like a champion, as will you.

Promising review: "If not for Old Spice back then, I wouldn't be here. And it still is a clean, fresh scent. I get compliments on how I smell after splashing some on." —TommyrayGet it from Amazon for $9.69 or from Jet for $7.44.
amazon.com

Promising review: "If not for Old Spice back then, I wouldn't be here. And it still is a clean, fresh scent. I get compliments on how I smell after splashing some on." —Tommyray

Get it from Amazon for $9.69 or from Jet for $7.44.

11. And a lightweight facial mist so you can be a walking bouquet of flowers all day long.

Facial mist exists for two reasons: to quickly moisturize your skin and to make you smell like a precious angel. 10/10 product if you ask me. Get them from World Market for $9.99 each (available in cucumber, rose hibiscus, or coconut).
worldmarket.com

Facial mist exists for two reasons: to quickly moisturize your skin and to make you smell like a precious angel. 10/10 product if you ask me.

Get them from World Market for $9.99 each (available in cucumber, rose hibiscus, or coconut).

12. A natural deodorant that'll block odors via the power of baking soda, and give you that "just stepped out of the shower" clean scent all day long.

instagram.com, Delia Cai / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "Works well, especially on sensitive skin, and smells fresh. I have tried other aluminum-free deodorants, but this one is the strongest and most effective." —mila block

Read a full review of this deodorant from As/Is.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.29 or a single stick from Walmart for $1.88.

13. A gentle cucumber facial cleanser for anyone who wants to smell like they just got a cucumber facial treatment at the spa...but for under $8.

You're welcome. Promising review: "I use retin-A so I need my cleanser to be gentle but I also want to remove all makeup when I cleanse at night. This takes off the foundation, blush, mascara, etc. I can even take of long-lasting lipstick stains with this product. The best part is that it leaves no oily or filmy residue. The fragrance smells of cucumbers that one would find in high end spa products." —RGGGet it from Amazon for $7.29 or Walmart for $9.99.
amazon.com

You're welcome.

Promising review: "I use retin-A so I need my cleanser to be gentle but I also want to remove all makeup when I cleanse at night. This takes off the foundation, blush, mascara, etc. I can even take of long-lasting lipstick stains with this product. The best part is that it leaves no oily or filmy residue. The fragrance smells of cucumbers that one would find in high end spa products." —RGG

Get it from Amazon for $7.29 or Walmart for $9.99.

14. A set of hand cream and bar soap in unique scents (such as blood orange) that'll definitely be worthy of $7.

worldmarket.com

I've always wanted to be a person who just has luxurious hand cream on me at all times, and now I can achieve that dream.

Get them from World Market: the blood orange hand cream and bar set or the honey almond hand cream and bar set for $6.99

15. A cucumber and green tea shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in foam conditioner because 1. those are two of the greatest scents of all time and 2. everyone knows Herbal Essences is one of the best affordable smell-good hair care options out there.

shop-links.co, shop-links.co, shop-links.co

Pump a lil' bit of that foam conditioner into your locks between washes and watch the "you smell so good!" compliments roll in.

Promising review (for the shampoo): "I bought this for my daughter. She loves the scent, and it gives the right amount of moisture and leaves her hair shiny." —Beautymom1

Get them from Ulta: the cucumber and green tea shampoo for $6.99, conditioner for $6.99, or the leave-in foam conditioner for $1.75

16. A lavender and citrus or wild rose bath soak so you can relax tired/sore muscles, and wait for the day your crush says "you smell like a wild rose" 🌹.

Get them from World Market: the lavender and citrus volcanic ash bath soak or the wild rose Himalayan salt bath soak for $6.99 each

17. A pack of Tide pods you'll rely on for getting the stink out of the stinkiest laundry. People who do laundry frequently are some of the best smelling humans, just saying.

Promising review: "I have been using Tide for 42 years and I did not think they could ever improve their product. BUT THEY DID. I love the ocean mist scent and the ease of just dropping one of the pods in for a load of wash. It saves me time, cost, and most importantly it makes my clothes even cleaner, brighter, and better smelling than before." —Immy FerraraGet them from Amazon for $9.99.
amazon.com

Promising review: "I have been using Tide for 42 years and I did not think they could ever improve their product. BUT THEY DID. I love the ocean mist scent and the ease of just dropping one of the pods in for a load of wash. It saves me time, cost, and most importantly it makes my clothes even cleaner, brighter, and better smelling than before." —Immy Ferrara

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

18. And a in-wash scent booster to keep the good scents going even longer. I know I'm not the only one who gives my partner extra long hugs right after laundry day.

I love you even when you don't smell like freshly-washed clothes, I promise. Promising review: "Love these!! No matter what I use these on, they pack a punch. Doesn’t matter if it’s my husband's stinky work clothes or the dogs nasty blankets. I just had a tiny bit of these and they come out smelling wonderful." —JuliannadzGet it from Target for $9.99.
target.com

I love you even when you don't smell like freshly-washed clothes, I promise.

Promising review: "Love these!! No matter what I use these on, they pack a punch. Doesn’t matter if it’s my husband's stinky work clothes or the dogs nasty blankets. I just had a tiny bit of these and they come out smelling wonderful." —Juliannadz

Get it from Target for $9.99.

19. An essential oil roll-on stick for anyone who wants a subtle scented pick-me-up on a busy day.

walmart.com

Promising review (for the de-stress roll on): "I love the smell and consistency. It is light and goes on easily. I use it for myself, and also as a tool to help relieve anxiety for my 4-year-old. I will definitely be getting another." —Chalia

Get the de-stress roll-on from Amazon for $6.95 or a calming citrus oil roll-on from Walmart for $6.30.

20. And a powerful, classic cologne you can use a just little bit of for a powerful effect.

Promising review: "Been wearing this cologne since the early '90s. It's fairly strong so apply sparingly. This is the original, seems to be unchanged. The scent lasts for days, and it smells great! The scent is somewhat similar to Preferred Stock. Will definitely be buying more when needed, this is a classic that will never die!" —Weaver Cattle CompanyGet it from Amazon for $9.99 or from Walmart for $8.29.
amazon.com

Promising review: "Been wearing this cologne since the early '90s. It's fairly strong so apply sparingly. This is the original, seems to be unchanged. The scent lasts for days, and it smells great! The scent is somewhat similar to Preferred Stock. Will definitely be buying more when needed, this is a classic that will never die!" —Weaver Cattle Company

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or from Walmart for $8.29.

21. A lavender body conditioner or lavender sugar scrub your skin deserves to lavish in.

That lavender body conditioner looks decadent and I need it 👀.Get them from World Market for $7.99 each (available in sugar scrub or body conditioner).
worldmarket.com

That lavender body conditioner looks decadent and I need it 👀.

Get them from World Market for $7.99 each (available in sugar scrub or body conditioner).

22. And an EOS lip balm that'll never get lost in the bottom of your bag (because it's an easy-to-find sphere shape) you'll pop on your lips for a nice coconut or blackberry scent.

target.com, shop-links.co

The coconut is my fav. lip balm ever, and these cost waaay more in the store by my house 🙄.

Promising review: "I'll give a 10/10 to this product. They have a variety of smells, and they all smell good. They leave your lips feeling so soft and hydrated. I always carry one on my bag, and I buy these regularly. Good value and affordable price." —camiladuranlp

Get it from Ulta for $0.87+ (available in three flavors), or get the coconut milk lip balm from Target for $2.99.

You all the time:

VH1

Reviews here have been edited for length and clarity.

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed