90’s nostalgia is here and I am pretty much unequivocally in the “not for me” camp on pretty much all of it. One thing I can get on board with? Body spray. The very notion of body spray transports me back to the late nineties. I ran three seasons in high school (cross-country, indoor track, track) and the ultimate girls’ locker room status symbol was the Bath & Body Works (or Victoria’s Secret) body mist. Freesia was my gateway drug. I soon branched out to Sun Ripened Raspberry and Cucumber Melon. Warm Vanilla Sugar followed shortly after that. (Tell me what you wore in the comments!)
Body Sprays are Back
The new generation of body sprays are a bit (scratch that, a lot) more sophisticated. Two that have earned a permanent roster on my fragrance tray are the Moroccanoil Hair & Body Mist and Sol de Janeiro’s body spray.
The Moroccanoil smells, probably, just as you would imagine it to. Like the hair oil. The hair oil wasn’t really for me (it’s fine, just not my favorite – for me, the fragrance was the best part of the oil) but I cannot get enough of the body mist. The smell is addictive… clean and sweet. But there is no real way to describe the fragrance exactly, just to say that it smells like the hair oil. I like this so much that sometimes I will spritz it on before bed, just to fall asleep in a gently perfumed cloud.
The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist is sweeter… this one has the same fragrance as the brand’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (another personal favorite – so hydrating + absolutely fantastic for firming the skin). It smells like salted caramel ice cream but maybe a little more sophisticated (besides salted caramel, it has notes of almond, vanilla, pistachio, and sandalwood). It’s positively intoxicating.
Addictive, intoxicating… the beauty of both of these sprays is that they smell so good but you can keep spritzing on more as the day goes on without worrying about going overboard.
I only wish that I could make my blog posts scratch & sniff!