Everything You Need to Know About Body Mists

23 May
by Tasmin Lofthouse
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Everything You Need to Know About Body Mists

With an ever-growing selection of perfumes to choose from, you may be wondering why you need a body mist. For those looking for a long-lasting fragrance from the moment they step out of their morning shower, body mists are a staple for your fragrance wardrobe.

Perfect for throwing in your school bag for an in-between-classes refresh, body mists & spritzers are a fragrance rite of passage for teenagers. Yet, they’re also so much more than that. Body mists are now a must-have fragrance item for everyone, not just teenagers.

So, here’s everything you need to know about body mists and why you should be adding them to your fragrance collection…

 

WHAT IS A BODY MIST?

In comparison to perfume (eau de parfum or eau de toilette), a body mist is lighter, softer and less concentrated. Body mists and spritzers offer a pleasant all-over scent without being overpowering.

Lasting up to 4 hours, the longevity of a body mist is shorter than that of perfume, so you’ll need to top up your body mist throughout the day to keep the beautiful scent lasting longer. But, it’s well worth it for a subtle boost of fragrance throughout the day.

The shorter life span of body mists means they are often available in larger sizes and at a fraction of the price of perfume, giving you even more reason to keep spritzing all day long.

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HOW DO YOU USE BODY MISTS?

Much like perfume, body mists should be applied directly to the skin. We recommend spraying your body mist all over your skin immediately after your morning shower or bath.

Want to know our #1 tip for body mists? Apply a complementing scented body butter before spraying your body mist over the top to keep your scent smelling fresher for longer. The moisturising properties of the body butter help to hydrate skin which, in turn, will help lock in your fragrance.

Body mists help hydrate your skin and their light aroma will leave you smelling great and feeling fresh for the day ahead.

As they only last for a few hours, you will need to re-spray your body mist throughout the day if you plan to use it as part of fragrance layering.

 

WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS AND USES OF BODY MISTS?

FRAGRANCE LAYERING

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If you’re new to the idea of fragrance layering, then body mists are the perfect place to start. Fragrance layering refers to using multiple products in either the same or complementing scents to intensify the fragrance. The art of fragrance layering allows your chosen scent to last longer by preventing your skin from absorbing the fragrance oils as quickly.

For a classic fragrance combination, use a scented body wash for your morning shower, then apply a body butter in the same scent after your shower and finish by spritzing a matching body mist on top.

If you’re looking for something a little more complex, experiment by layering different (but complementary) fragrances to create a new, unique fragrance blend. You can do this by pairing different body washes and body butters with your chosen body mist, or by blending numerous body mists to create your desired scent.

We love pairing our beautiful floral scent of Violet Dreams with the uplifting Elderflower Fizz fragrance for a unique boost of a fresh and zingy floral fragrance.

REFERSHING YOUR WARDROBE (AND HOME)

Thanks to their light and quick-drying nature, body mists are great for quickly freshening up that outfit that’s been stuck in your wardrobe for longer than you care to admit. Keeping the clothing at arms-length, give it a spritz with your chosen body mist and leave it to hang outside of the wardrobe for a quick refresh before you get dressed.

The water-based formula of body mists means they’re equally as perfect for sprucing up your home before guests come over. Set the mood by gently spraying body mists around your home and on upholstery and cushions (being careful not to spray any delicate fabrics!) for a subtle yet sweet home scent.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY

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Body mists are priced lower than perfumes because of their lower concentration of fragrance oils. Their budget-friendly price and increased size means body mists are perfect as an on-the-go fragrance refresher. Our I LOVE Original range of 100ml body spritzers are just £2.99.

By fragrance layering, you can increase the longevity of your fragrance – allowing you to enjoy your scent for longer. Body mists are the perfect way to enjoy your favourite scents for less.

 

 

 

FOR A GOOD (SCENTED) NIGHT'S SLEEP

A light spritz of your favourite body mist could be the answer to your sleepless nights.

Before going to bed at night, gently mist your body spray on your bed linen and pillows. Choose a calming scent, such as the ethereal Violet Dreams body mist, to help yourself drift off to sleep in beautifully-scented bliss.

Pair the Violet Dreams body mist with the matching reed diffuser or candle (remember to blow it out before you go to bed!) for a truly relaxed night in.

 

The benefits and uses of body mists are endless. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get building out your fragrance wardrobe with a collection of beautiful new body mists.

Enjoy a scent for every occasion or use with the I LOVE range of body mists and spritzers.

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