We think it’s safe to say that when it comes to lathering up your dog for a nose-to-toes shampooing, your furry pal probably doesn’t have much of an opinion about which scent is infused into the product. You, on the other hand, will not only be doing the suds’ing, but also the subsequent snuggling. So why not choose a scented dog shampoo that you’ll actually enjoy?
Most of us have a signature or favorite perfume and the specific notes of these scents (think: floral, tropical, sugary sweet, etc.) are an ideal place to begin your search for a gorgeously scented dog shampoo for your pooch—one that smells so damn good, we won’t blame you if you’re tempted to wash your own tresses with it.
Ready to give floof’s bath time some spa-like vibes? To help you narrow down your options, we’ve found several pet shampoos that fit into the most popular fragrance profiles. Simply sniff out your favorite to discover the dog shampoo that grooves on the same sort of scent.
Fragrance Profile No. 1: Fresh Florals
Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner
Give your pup a spa-inspired suds sesh with this gentle conditioning shampoo. It’s crafted with cosmetic-grade ingredients and botanical extracts that include sage, aloe vera, rosemary, green tea and chamomile, plus the scent of soothing lavender and rejuvenating mint.
kin+kind Kin Organics Calming Rose Moisturizing Dog Shampoo
With classic rosy notes, this scented dog shampoo is designed to calm your pet’s skin and moisturize their coat with a blend of organic ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil and olive oil—the effect of which will ideally alleviate an itchy doggy dermis.
RELIQ Mineral Spa Jasmine Pet Shampoo
If your doggo doesn’t count bath time among their favorite activities, consider this cleanser that’s designed to rinse quickly so you can get them in, out and back to playing. The formula includes vitamin E for a shiny coat and alluring jasmine to please your senses.
Fragrance Profile No. 2: Clean and Green
Best Shot Scentament Spa Cucumber Melon Body Dog & Cat Wash
The crisp scent of cucumber melon adds a refreshing element to this pet body wash that touts a hypoallergenic and pH-balanced formula to both cleanse and soothe skin, as well as vitamins B-5 and E, grape seed oil and aloe leaf extract to strengthen and soften fur.
PetAg Fresh ‘n Clean Itch Relief Dog Shampoo
This shampoo is designed to provide instant itch relief thanks to ingredients like natural oatmeal and omega-3 fatty acids that may calm and moisturize irritated, dry skin. Another major paws-itive? That fresh rain scent that can last up to two weeks.
Professional Pet Products AromaCare Eucalyptus Pet Shampoo
Is there a scent more invigorating than eucalyptus oil? Moreover, it’s also soothing to skin, making it a welcome addition to this pet shampoo that also includes ingredients like lemongrass and fir needle oil.
Fragrance Profile No. 3: Fruity and Juicy
Warren London Pomegranate & Fig Exfoliating Butter Dog Wash
With the mouth-watering fruity fragrance of pomegranate, this dog shampoo is designed to provide both hydration and exfoliation thanks to formula that consists of Jojoba beads and botanical extracts like white and green tea.
TropiClean Spa Tear Stain Cleanser for Dogs
If you’re the parent of a white-haired pup, you know how stubborn those tear stains can be. Fortunately, with the power of blueberries, you and your best fur friend can be rid of them. This sweetly scented shampoo harnesses the ingredient to brighten fur and gently scrub away imperfections.
Professional Pet Products AromaCare Clarifying Apple Pet Shampoo
For extra-dirty doggos, this clarifying shampoo is designed to deeply clean with natural apple extracts and a crisp scent. Shiny coat, here you come.
Fragrance Profile No. 4: Tropical
Rowan Fur Wash Dog Shampoo, Coconut Scent
Ideal for pups that regularly shed their coats, this coconut scented shampoo leaves your best friend smelling fresh and clean. Made with soothing, naturally derived ingredients like coconut oil and argan oil and without sulfates, parabens, silicones, and dyes.
TropiClean Waterless Papaya and Coconut Dog and Cat Shampoo
Don’t have the time (or willpower) for a full-on sudsy soak? Just like how your favorite dry shampoo makes it possible to forgo another day without washing your hair, this waterless shampoo, scented with notes of papaya and coconut, will freshen up your pooch in between baths. Simply apply the foam to your pet’s coat and massage in. No rinsing necessary.
Best Shot Scentament Spa Mango Maui Facial and Body Dog and Cat Wash
Transform your bathroom into the beaches of Maui with the island-inspired fragrance of this cleanser that’s infused with the essence of mango, pineapple and citrus. The hypoallergenic formula is designed to gently wash away tear stains and impurities, while ingredients like vitamins A, C and E and silk proteins condition your pet’s coat.
Fragrance Profile No. 5: Sweet Sugar
Nootie Warm Vanilla Cookie Moisturizing Formula Dog Shampoo
With the scent of freshly baked vanilla cookies wafting from the bottle, this pet shampoo’s ingredients list includes sweet almond oil, vitamin E and essential fatty acids to moisturize and reveal a soft and shiny coat.
Ultra Collection Cookie Crush Oatmeal Dog Shampoo
With another straight-from-the-oven aroma, this scented dog shampoo aims to moisturize, deodorize and detangle, thanks to an oatmeal extract-derived formula that’s free of sulfites and parabens.
Pawtitas Organic Vanilla and Almond Oatmeal Dog and Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo-conditioner hybrid (who doesn’t love a two-for-one?) will help you save time and your pup grooming-related stress. The all-natural formula is also as sweet a treat with that vanilla scent, and includes ingredients such as calming chamomile and aloe vera.
Note: If your dog has skin conditions or special requirements, speak to your veterinarian or regular groomer before switching up their bath-time routine.