When looking for a new fragrance, you may not instantly be drawn to the idea of a body mist. After all, they’re a little bit ‘school P.E kit’, right? Well, not anymore! In recent years, body mists have had a bit of a luxe makeover with well-known fragrance and beauty brands turning their attention to the lighter, brighter formulas.
With Victoria Secret body sprays, and much more available at The Perfume Shop – why wouldn’t you want to get involved? Here’s everything you need to know about body mists and the scents to stock up on.
What is a Body Mist?
To put it simply, a body scent is a very light, soft version of a fragrance. It has a much lower concentration than an Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum, making them great for everyday wear. They generally linger on the skin for two to three hours, so you’ll need to pop the body mist in your bag for top-ups throughout the day to enjoy the aroma for as long as possible.
Despite this, body mists are generally available in larger sizes, so you can spritz away until your heart’s content without having to worry about running out too soon!
How to apply Body Mist
Like when you wear perfume, a body mist should be applied directly to the skin. To get the most out of the light, fresh fragrance you can spray it over damp skin after a shower or bath, or you can apply it directly to your pulse points (wrists, neck or behind your ears).
If you spritz it onto damp skin, why not try layering it with a complimentary shower gel or body lotion to lock in extra fragrance and moisture ?
When applying directly to your pulse points, hold the bottle 4-5 inches away from your skin and spray once. Don’t be tempted to rub it into your skin; let it sink in and dry naturally.
Victoria Secret Body Mists
Flirtatious, on all counts, the Victoria Secret Body Mists are the scented accessory and are a great option if you’re on the lookout for your first body mist or you want to add to your collection! They’re ideally suited for vamping up a date-night outfit, a touch of subtlety at the office, or even poolside when on holiday. At The Perfume Shop, our shelves are lined with Insta-perfect bottles, each filled with an addictive scent.
Which one will you try first? The enticing Victoria Secret Pure Seduction with notes of juicy plum and sweet freesia? The tropical vibes of Victoria Secret Coconut Passion? Or will you be enticed in by Victoria Secret Love Spell?
5 Reasons to Try a Body Mist
1. Body mists are perfect for layering
If you want to maximise the scent you are wearing for the day, you need to get into the layering game. Using products such as a body mist simultaneously with a body lotion or scented shower gel will create a longer-lasting scent that you won’t need to keep topping up.
2. Body mists have a light & soft scent
If you don’t want to wear a strong, powerful scent, then a body mist is a great alternative. They make more subtle first impressions in a situation such as an interview. Plus, they’re great for topping up in a public space where you don’t want to invade other people’s personal bubbles with an overpowering spray!
3. Body mists have more than one use
You can use body mists to spruce up other areas of your life too! If you’ve got an outfit that’s got that stuck-in-the-wardrobe-for-too-long scent, then leave it hanging on a rail and give it a little spritz with your mist (keep the spray at arm’s length to avoid any damage to your garments). Or maybe you have guests coming over to your home, and you want to set the mood. Gently mist the area or cushions/throws to add a little luxurious touch.
4. A body mist will be kind on your bank balance
Lots of our favourite designer brands also offer their signature perfume scents in a body mist variation. And because of fewer oils/concentration factor, they are priced lower than their EDP partners. So, if you absolutely love a cult designer scent but want it on a budget, then using the body mist is a great way to get the fragrance you want for less, such as these beauties:
5. Body mists can add hydration
As well as smelling great, a body mist can also provide your skin with a layer of hydration. If you are looking for a moisturising body mist (that also smells divine) look at the Moisture Mist range from CHANEL.