Putting My Senses to the Ultimate Test with Suave Essentials.

Thank you to Suave for sponsoring today's post and providing all products evaluated within. All opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

I’m picky; I always have been and always will be. This is especially true when it comes to my choices in beauty products — makeup, skincare, bath and body products, and haircare. My favorite beauty products run the gamut from prestige to mass and include everything in between. While my favorite eye cream might cost almost $100, my favorite lipstick costs about $5, and I just discovered that my favorite body wash costs only $2. It’s true that price doesn’t matter when it comes to personal preference and quality. 

Suave Essentials Body Wash

I recently put my senses to the ultimate test and learned that Suave Essentials® body wash (about $2) is my favorite body wash when I took a blind sniff test. It was a unique way to learn which scents I liked best! 

Suave Essentials Sniff Test

I was given a chance to smell three Suave Essentials® body washes along with comparable scents from Bath and Body Works® in an interactive sniff test. See those unlabeled body wash jars in the photograph above? Each jar from three groups included one body wash from Suave Essentials® and a comparable fragrance from Bath and Body Works®. 

I studied each jar carefully and took my time sniffing each one. I set aside my picks and revealed the answer to see which scent I liked the best. I was surprised to see that I preferred three Suave Essentials body washes over three comparable Bath & Body Works® fragrances. I thought I might choose one, maybe two, but all three? Really! 

I chose:

  • Suave Essentials® Wild Cherry Blossom Body Wash over Bath & Body Works® Cherry Blossom
  • Suave Essentials® Ocean Breeze Body Wash over Bath & Body Works® Juniper Breeze
  • Suave Essentials® Creamy Cocoa Butter & Shea Body Wash over Bath & Body Works® Warm Vanilla Sugar
Suave Essentials Body Wash

To me, the Suave Essentials® body wash scents are far superior; they are softer, more “real” and not overpowering to my nose. My favorite is the Suave Essentials® Creamy Cocoa Butter & Shea Body Wash. Aside from the scent, the body wash itself is a fantastic gel that transforms into a nice thick, creamy lather and leaves me feeling fresh and clean. My skin never feels stripped, only fresh, soft and super smooth after washing with a soft scent that lingers throughout the day. 

Suave Essentials Body Wash

I’m not the only one who preferred Suave Essentials® over Bath and Body Works®. When the sniff test was brought to real women, they preferred the scent of three of Suave Essentials® body washes over three comparable Bath and Body Works® fragrances as well. Here you can see what happened when they took the sniff test.

How great is it that you can smell just as great (OR BETTER) using Suave Essentials® body wash compared to premium brands? Better yet, Suave Essentials® body washes are available for a fraction of the price so that the whole family can feel fresh and beautiful. Seriously — you can buy six Suave Essentials® body washes for the price of one Bath and Body Works® fragrance. There are SO many fresh and fun scents to choose from too. 

Find your favorite scent and let your senses experience the difference. Buy Suave Essentials® body washes at Walmart.

This post was sponsored by Suave. As always, all opinions are my own. Please see disclosure policy for complete information.


Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.