There are many different types of fragrances, each with their own uses and purpose. A popular product that seems to be all the rage right now are body mists. What exactly are body mists, and how do they differ from perfume? so you can make an informed decision about which product best fits your needs.
What is a body mist?
A body mist is a type of cosmetic product that disperses fragrance in a fine mist. It’s essentially like an ultra-fine version of perfume, so much so that it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between them. But while they may seem identical on first glance, there are several important differences between them.
As with most things, it’s often these small distinctions that make all the difference in product functionality and performance.
How does it differ from perfume?
Most of us think of perfume as a beauty product. However, did you know that not all perfumes are body mists?
A body mist is considered to be a subset of perfume, meaning it is simply one type of perfume. What differentiates it from most other types of perfumes is its spray-on format.
This makes it ideal for women who wish to wear fragrance on their pulse points (neck, chest, elbows), but without spending too much money on an expensive bottle of fragrance.
Women who like more discreet smells will also enjoy using a body mist over something more strong such as an eau de parfum or even cologne.
What are the best ways to apply it?
With body mists, it’s important to apply them in areas where they can be easily absorbed by your skin. If you’re worried about overspray, spray into a towel first before applying to your skin.
This way, you won’t get spots of perfume on your clothes or elsewhere. Spraying too close can also cause a burning sensation on areas like your neck, so hold at least 6 inches away from where you plan to apply it.
Also remember that sprays take longer to dry than traditional perfumes, so keep that in mind if you have somewhere to be soon after applying it.
Does it last as long as perfumes?
Many people are confused by body mists, because they don’t last as long as perfumes. But since it’s not considered an all-day scent, that shouldn’t be a problem.
As a rule of thumb, check to see if your body mist has perfume in its name; that means it contains no alcohol. If you don’t mind reapplying (you probably won’t have to do so very often), then go ahead and pick up some body spray for summer!