I wear sunscreen basically EVERY day, especially on my face!
During the summer, I put sunscreen on my hands, legs, and arms daily too.
The Best Smelling Sunscreen 2022
Want to know what the best smelling sunscreen is, as well as the top 5 best smelling sunscreens?
Please don’t follow the “top 5 lists” or the “top 10 lists” out there when you google, “What’s the best smelling sunscreen?”
Those sunscreens are good, but they aren’t the best smelling sunscreens! (In my opinion)
The #1 Best Smelling Sunscreen – Max Block
Believe it or not, you likely haven’t heard of the best smelling sunscreen.
I’ve tried them all (continue reading for the 5 best smelling sunscreens), and I like the Max Block sunscreen the most.
You might be thinking, “Max Block Sunscreen?! What?!”
No one has ever heard of Max Block sunscreen, but it smells AMAZING.
Max Block is seriously the best smelling sunscreen.
When I wear Max Block sunscreen to tennis everyone asks, “Who smells so good?”
And when I apply this good smelling sunscreen my friends ask, “What sunblock is that? It smells so good!”
An added benefit is Max Block sunscreen is CHEAP! It’s less than $5 for this best smelling sunscreen of 2021.
The Best Smelling Sunscreen in SPF 50 and SPF 30 Sport
These sunscreens smell amazing too!
Max Block Best Smelling Sunscreen in SPF 50
One Amazon reviewer said, “The formula is lightweight and has a very good smell. Great for all types of skin.” – Isarg
Max Block Best Smelling Sunscreen in SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
5 Amazing Sunscreens that Smell Good – So Good You Won’t Want to Wear Perfume!
Want to try out a variety of the best smelling sunscreens?
Here’s my personal list of the top 5 sunscreens that smell good.
1. Max Block Kids Sunscreen
See above for more details.
One Amazon reviewer said, “Five Stars. Love this stuff! Smells like sunscreen did when I was a kid!” – Amazon Customer
2. Panama Jack Sunscreen
I LOVE Panama Jack sunscreen. It’s expensive, but it’s the best “texture” of all the sunscreens I’ve tried. It’s less runny that Max Block (it also costs more) and it has SPF 50.
Panama Jack sunscreen is so easy to apply. It’s not sticky and it feels great on your skin.
Plus, it smells AMAZING. Panama Jack Sunscreens reminds me of Hawaii.
Panama Jack SPF 15 Sunscreen (Smells Like the Beach!)
Panama Jack SPF 30 Sunscreen
3. Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen
I have such good memories of applying Banana Boat sunscreen as a kid.
The Dry Balance sunscreen by Banana Boat is meant to “leave a soft matte finish” and leave your skin feeling “fresh, dry and comfortable.”
I frequently re-apply Banana Boat sunscreen when playing tennis or beach volleyball and I’ll admit…it definitely doesn’t feel the least bit greasy or sticky!
The Banana Boat sunscreen reminds me of a Hawaiian scented candle, a beach candle, and the Bahamas. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this sunscreen smells good!
Added bonus? The Banana Boat good smelling sunscreen is also REEF Safe, without oxybenzone and octinoxate.
One woman said, “I’m a 36DD. Nippies are the best petals ever. They’re taped (thicker in the middle, thinner at the edges) so they’re undetectable 99% of the time.
4. Ocean Potion
I LOVE Ocean Potion sunscreen. It’s also a REALLY good quality sunscreen. It’s probably tied with Panama Jack for my favorite – as far as texture/consistency and ease of application.
Ocean Potion is easy to apply and it absorbs quickly. Plus, it smells like great!
One Amazon reviewer said, “Smells Amazing! My sister has sensitive skin and is allergic to some sunscreens but this one was great and also smells awesome so that's a plus!” – Eve
5. Coola Sunscreen
Coola has a wide variety of good smelling sunscreens. And by good smelling sunscreens – I mean a LOT of options.
Scents from Coola Sunscreen that Smell Good
1. Beach Blossom
4. Pina Colada
5. Guava Mango
Guava Mango is one of the most popular scents by Coola.
One Amazon reviewer said, “Smells AMAZING! I'm a big fan of Coola sunscreens, as I've used them for years. This guava-mango one smells so good! Now I can prevent sunburns and smell yummy, too! Also love that it's reef safe!” – Debbie S.
You can also find Coola sunscreen in a spray with a tropical coconut scent.
Runner Up for the Best Smelling Sunscreens – Hawaiian Tropic
You probably thought that Hawaiian Tropic would make #1 on the list for the best smelling sunscreen, right?
It’s a fan favorite for being a good smelling sunscreen, but it doesn't make one of the top 5 spots on my list. I just think the other sunscreens smell better!
Hawaiian Tropic has a nice island, coconut scent.
One Amazon reviewer said, “The smell is amazing, I never use any other brand! Absolutely love this brand. I hate the smell of most sunscreen so I really appreciate the smell of this sunscreen. It has a light coconut/tropical smell.” – Sarena
The good smelling Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen comes in either a spray or a lotion and in various SPF levels.
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Spray with SPF 50
Hawaiian Tropic Spray with SPF 30
An Added Bonus? It may repel mosquitos!
I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but one of my guy friends swears that the Hawaiian Tropic spray repels mosquitos. Mosquitos LOVE him and he says that he never gets bitten when he uses the Hawaiian Tropic spray sunscreen. 😊
More Sunscreens that Smell Good
Want to discover more sunscreens? Check these out!
Sunscreen that Smells like Oranges and Orange Cream
The Ocean Potion “Scent of Sunshine” smells like oranges or an orange dreamsicle.
One Amazon reviewer said, “Long days for sports and with the normal reapplying I don’t burn. It smells like an orange dreamsicle and dries quick! Love it.” – Jnallison6
Sunscreen that Smells Like Pineapple
Love pineapples? Check out the Pacifica “Pineapple Flower” body butter with SPF 50.
Sunscreen that Smells Like Bananas
The reviews for Sun Bun online are VERY mixed. Some say it’s the best sunscreen ever and others say it is absolutely horrible.
The Best Smelling Perfumes for Summer
Want to smell like summer?
1. Tommy Bahama Eau de Parfum Spray
I personally LOVE the Tommy Bahama Eau de Parfum Spray.
I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear it.
2. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Bronze Goddess reminds me of sexy nights on the beach!
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