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9 Hand Sanitizers That Smell So Good They Rival Perfume

Kara Jillian Brown

Photo: Stocksy / Hannah Criswell
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Among weird changes that came with the pandemic is a crop of luxe hand sanitizers that smell amazing. And I don't mean hand sanitizers that leave your hands smelling (allegedly) like a tropical sunset. We mean complex scents so good they'll rival your perfume. Keep scrolling to shop 9 of the best-smelling hand sanitizers that contain the 60 percent concentration of alcohol recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

9 of the best-smelling hand sanitizers you can buy

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1. Antica Farmacista Lemon, Verbena & Cedar Hand Sanitizer

Blending invigorating notes of tart lemon, orange, lemongrass, Italian verbena, ozonic white florals, and cedarwood this 10 ounce hand sanitizer is perfect to keep by the door, on your desk, or in your oversize tote bag.

2. Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer

Calm your senses with a spritz of this lavender-scented hand sanitizer. The formulation is vegan and free of parabens, phthalates, and gluten and blends 62 percent organic fair trade ethyl alcohol with lavender oil and glycerin.

3. Noshinku Travel Size Hand Sanitizer

Perfect to fit in teeny-tiny pockets and slim bags, this hand sanitizer is made with 70 percent sugarcane-derived ethyl alcohol. It also contains jojoba, argan, rosehip, and coconut oils to keep your hands moisturized. It's available in eucalyptus, bergamot, and lavendula.

4. Nest New York Grapefruit Mini Hand Sanitizer

Uplight your senses with this energizing blend of pink pomelo grapefruit, watery green notes, lily of the valley, and coriander blossom. It's available in 2.4 ounce and 10 ounce bottles.

5. Biossance Squalane + 70 Percent Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

This hand sanitizer blends ethyl alcohol with squalene and glycerin to provide nourishing hydration to your hands while sanitizing them. It's available in 2 ounce and 10 ounce bottles.

6. Maapilim 70 Percent Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

Enjoy the scents of bergamot, jasmine, and cedarwood with this hand sanitizer from Maapilim. It's formulated with aloe vera to keep your hands soft.

7. Chantecallie Rose Geranium and Basil Hand Sanitizer

This botanical hand sanitizer is infused with the uplifting fragrance of rose geranium basil essential oils. It contains 70 percent alcohol to sanitize along with glycerin and aloe leaf juice to hydrate.

8. Curie Orange Neroli Hydrating Hand Sanitizer

This hydrating sanitizer from Curie is infused with skin care-inspired ingredients like hyaluronic acid, prickly pear oil, and glycerin to leave your hands feeling smooth and soft. White tea gives this product a warm yet light and airy scent. It's available in 2 ounce and 8 ounce bottles.

9. Lightwell Co. Santal Hand Sanitizer

Wildcrafter witch hazel meets organic sugarcane alcohol to create this hand sanitizer.  Smoky scents of cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, and musk make it smell warm and woodsy.

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