For most of us, the shower is an every day necessity. The question is what to use - a wash or a gel? Is there a difference? The first difference between a wash and a gel is the texture. A gel is firmer while a wash is more like a liquid soap. Another difference is fragrance. A gel has a higher concentration of fragrance than a wash. Also, a gel is more suitable for a warmer climate whereas a wash is ideal for cold areas. Lastly, a gel is slightly less moisturizing than a wash. Whichever one you need, Aromlux has a wide variety in varying fragrances.