One of my most vivid childhood memories is of the indelible scent of M.A.C lipsticks. If you grew up in the ’90s, you definitely know what I’m talking about. Yes, I would regularly sneak over to my mom’s vanity to steal a whiff of the subtle vanilla fragrance, and yes, I’ve ruined many an intact bullet by doing so (turns out you can break a lipstick if you twist it all the way up and proceed to smear it over your lips—sorry, Ma).
It’s safe to assume that at some point in our lives we will encounter a product formulated with an irresistible bouquet. These are the lipsticks, creams, and powders you find yourself reaching for again and again, solely because of how they smell. Whenever I see a M.A.C lipstick, I’m filled with an irrepressible urge to breathe in the familiar scent (as a matter of fact, I’m doing it right now). In light of this fond memory, here are 11 beauty products that smell amazing AF.