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.
Kicking off our list is the deliciously fragrant Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Mist. This exotic scent 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 coconut, vanilla, orchid, sandalwood and praline for a sensual fragrance that lasts throughout the day.
Bridging the gap between wellness and perfume, this Rituals The Ritual Of Ayurveda Body Mist helps to harmonise the mind, body and soul with its sultry notes. Spritz this over your body to promote more positive thought patterns and treat your senses to soothing rose extract and Himalayan honey.
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 clementine and crystal amber together for a refreshing scent that can be worn all year round.
We had to feature at least one of these classic So?? body mists in our roundup. This Ibiza-inspired mist boasts a fruity and floral finish that combines the juicy notes of red apple, raspberry and pear with flirty floral notes of violet, peony and orchid. We prefer this body mist for the summer months but it can be rocked all year round!
It's no surprise that a Tom Ford fragrance has made it back on the list! Their iconic Neroli Portofino is one worth splurging on as it ignites the senses with energetic harmonies that keep their strength throughout the day. Drawing inspiration from the sparkling and crisp waters of the Italian Riviera, this exhilarating scent combines citrus oils with floral notes before drying down to a mixture of warm, musky ambers.
Brighten up your day with a light-hearted, energising scent that wears beautifully throughout the day and into the night. Notes of melon, peach, rose, moss, jasmine and cyclamen fuse together with sultry base notes of sandalwood for a simplistic yet joyful fragrance.
This one is for all the sweet-toothed babes out there! Filled to the brim with creamy vanilla and sandalwood accords, this all-over body mist ensures a seductive yet warming scent that can be worn all year round. Mandarin oil fuses together with sweet magnolia and cyclamen to deliver an elegant finish that leaves you lusting after more.
Ideal as a summer accessory, this shimmer-infused body mist catches the light with its glittering pigments that deliver a vibrant glow. A cocktail of irresistible coconut and tropical berries grace the formula to fragrance the skin with summery notes.
Lusting after something a little more refreshing? Spritz this airy body mist from DIOR 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 up to six hours. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!
Working its magic from tip to toe, this hair and body mist leaves skin looking and smelling totally radiant. Fresh and fragrant harmonies grace the formula, bestowing a floral-fresh cocktail of bergamot, pear, violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, narcissus, honeysuckle and tulip. Warm base notes of musk and mimosa round the body mist off beautifully for a refined finish.
Add a touch of sparkle to your scent wardrobe with this thirst-quenching formulation from Roger & Gallet. Top notes of citron, grapefruit and mint open up the scent before entering into a heart of cardamom, basil and ozonic accords. Cedar, vetiver, musk and amber rounds off the body mist with warming undertones, making it your new go-to fragrance.
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.