If you were first introduced to fragrance via a very pretty boxed set from Bath & Body Works complete with matching shower gel, body cream and body mist, raise your hand. To this day, body mist remains the beauty mascot of puberty. We all felt so cool spritzing on the watered-down perfume before school, after PE and soccer practice even though we were definitely over-applying (thanks for the heads up, mom). The good news is, we are now older, wiser and have a grasp on what scents suit us best. The even better news is body mists are making a comeback, so your inner ’90s teen can redeem itself (one spray in the morning, one touch up spritz—got it?).
OK, so body mists never actually went away—they were on the shelves of Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret this whole time. You just thought you were too cool for fragrances that come in a plastic spray bottle. But here’s a news flash for you: Body mists, when used correctly, are an excellent fragrance option, and even high-end designers like Vera Wang agree. So whether your signature scent is something sophisticated, seductive or light and fresh, we’ve narrowed down the best body mists to add to your rotation below.
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1. Vera Wang Embrace Body Mist Spray for Women
To have Vera Wang grace your vanity or dresser top is an honor all its own, and even if you didn’t love the scent (don’t worry, you will), you’d definitely love how romantic the pastel-tinted fragrances look in their bottles. Wang designed each spritz in her body mist collection to bestow a sense of confidence and seductive charm on the wearer.
Courtesy of Vera Wang.
2. Kenneth Cole White for Her Body Mist
This Kenneth Cole body mist is inspired by sun-kissed skin, so if you aspire to smell like a day spent at the beach whilst on vacation, this is the fragrance for you. It’s a sensual yet light smell, so you can make it your everyday body mist. Plus, it contains 8 fl. oz., so it’ll last a long time.
3. Bath and Body Works LILY & GREEN TEA Fine Fragrance Mist
The body mist was considered an intro to perfume, but it’s so lightweight and long-lasting that it’ll make you want to put your perfume away for the foreseeable future. This relaxing fragrance of green tea and lily is unique and a great everyday option. There are also three different fragrance mist scents to choose from.
4. Brazilian Crush Cheirosa Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Feel like you’re at an island resort everyday with this Brazilian-inspired body mist. This fragrance includes many notes to create a complex scent. This isn’t just a body mist either—you can also use it in your hair, if you want your hair to have some extra scent.
5. Victoria's Secret Body Mist
These body mists are still a cult favorite of loyal VS shoppers because they’re affordable, smell nice and the bottles are filled to their capacity. And with names like Amber Romance, Love Addict and Passion Struck, you know these body mists were formulated to be irresistible. It’s just a matter of finding your signature, seductress scent.