Most of our teenage years growing up were spent layering on those classic Impulse body mists, staining our clothes with sickly sweet, overtly floral accords that to this day remind us of the Year 9 girl’s changing rooms. Luckily, body mists and sprays have had a little bit of an update since 2009 and now arrive in a range of less offensive, more luxurious scents.
Ideal as a midday top-up or post-gym refresher, body mists provide a light-wearing scent that boosts both your mood and confidence levels. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a selection of the most tantalising scents that you’re guaranteed to become obsessed with.
It's no surprise that a Tom Ford fragrance tops our list. Their iconic Black Orchid scent is one worth splurging on as it ignites the senses with floral, spicy and oriental harmonies that keep their strength throughout the day. Appealing to both women and men, it's a fragrance that can be loved and appreciated by all.
If you're looking for a body spray that's a little more light and airy, then the Tom Ford Rose Prick All Over Body Spray should do the trick. Inspired by Tom Ford’s own rose garden , this deliciously floral and revitalising fragrance is suitable for any occasion.
This one is for all the beach babes out there! Filled to the brim with citrus and fresh notes, this all-over body mist ensures a bright and warming scent that can be worn all year round. Sicilian lemon fuses together with tangerine, eucalyptus, green tea, amber and tree moss to deliver a mouthwatering finish that leaves you lusting after more.
Meet Moroccanoil's first-ever fragrance offering. The Brumes du Maroc Hair & Body Fragrance Mist boasts the iconic signature spicy amber and sweet floral scent, transporting you to the Mediterranean with every spritz.
Hawaiian Tropic Summer Dreams Body Mist is an exotic scent that transports you back to your favourite holiday destination, reminding you of those lustful summer evenings spent at the beach. Drench your skin in creamy notes of passion flower, mango and musk for a sensual fragrance that lasts throughout the day.
Add a floral touch to your scent wardrobe with this iconic scent from Kenzo. Notes of poppy extract are blended with Bulgarian rose, violet, vanilla and musk, leaving your hair and body smelling fresher than a Spring morning.
Aquolina serves up a sweet treat with this cake-inspired body mist. This floral and fruity gourmand fragrance oozes femininity, as it bursts with delectable notes of strawberry, orange blossom, vanilla and whipped cream. If you want to smell good enough to eat, this is the body mist for you.
It'll be love at first sight (or sniff) with this hair and body mist from Cacharel. Inspired by all things romance, this scent brightens up your day with notes of blackcurrant, juicy blood orange and mandarin, before drying down into a floral heart and warm, musky base.
We had to feature at least one Ariana Grande body mists in our roundup. This candy-inspired mist boasts a fruity and floral finish that combines the juicy notes of blackberry and pear with flirty floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. Not to mention the sweetness of vanilla and marshmallow. We prefer this body mist for the summer months but it can be rocked all year round!
We said we had to include at least one, so here's the other. Cloud by Ariana Grande is a vibrant, fruity, floral fragrance and was crowned fragrance of the year in 2019. Need we say more?
Lusting after something that provides a little pick-me-up? Spritz this illuminating body mist from PIXI on to energise and rejuvenate your skin. The best part? It goes beyond the regular duties of a body mist by also preserving the skin’s hydration levels for a dewy finish.
weDo's hair and body mist leaves your skin and strands delicately scented for a revitalised feeling throughout the day. Infused with a fragrance that’s both floral and fresh, it combines soft petals with watery notes for a crisp, clean finish. It's also made with a whole host of other natural ingredients that are friendly to both skin and hair.
This line-up wouldn't be complete without a shout-out to the body mist that has taken TikTok by storm. Inspired by the delicious pistachio and salted caramel aroma of the cult-favourite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, this fragrance spray instantly transports senses to sunny Rio de Janeiro beach settings.
Using 95% natural ingredients, this fruity body mist from Nuxe combines notes of orange, petitgrain, coconut, vanilla, musk and tiare flowers together. The result? A heavenly-scented, light-wearing fragrance that relaxes and refreshes the senses.
It's time to fall head over heels in love with your new signature scent. The Victoria's Secret body mist range has made quite the impact within the world of fragrance, winning over the hearts and homes of women worldwide. This particular blend combines crème anglaise and amber together for a refreshing scent that can be worn all year round.
If you're struggling to find the perfect fragrance, give our Guide to Finding Your Signature Scent a read through! We also recommend browsing through our range of The Best Smelling Body Lotions That Have Us Drooling.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.