Body Misting with Jo Loves and Vera Wang
Hands up if you sometimes want a hint of scent, but not a full-on blast of EDP, cologne or EDT? That’s where a fragranced body mist comes in.
We’re not talking Impulse or anything else quite so 1985, but actual fragrance brand body mists. I’ve had two of them land on my desk in the last week – both very different.
First up is Vera Wang’s Embrace collection in mist form. There are three scents to choose from – Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Rosebuds & Vanilla, and the one I’ve been trying, Iris & Periwinkle. You can find them at Boots, for just £12.
The scent isn’t my favourite – it’s quite powdery and floral, but the mist is a lovely format, and perfect for a spritz on the go.
Next up is Jo Loves Graffiti Art Fragrance Body Sprays. I am a fan of Jo Malone’s new brand. I like the packaging, the fragrances, and these are cute. The spray mists come in four new scents for the brand – Fig, Tuberose, Vetiver and Grapefruit. Each scent is inspired by a painting.
I have Tuberose, which I like, but I think I might have to invest in Grapefruit, one of my absolute fave scents.
Tuberose is inspired by Almond Blossoms by Vincent Van Gogh. Top notes of Galburnum Oil, Yulpur, Ylang Ylang Oil, a heart of Tuberose Absolute, Tuberose Scent Trek, and Jasmine Absolute, and a base of Transparent Wood and Musk.
Grapefruit is inspired by The Woman in Gold by Gustva Klimt. Top notes of Grapefruit Oil, Pink Grapefruit and Bitter Orange.The heart is Black Pepper, Hedione, and Mahonial. The dry down is Patchouli, Guaiac Wood, Cedarwood and Vetiver.
Fig is inspired by The Water-Lily Pond 18, by Claude Monet, with top notes of Citrus and Green Citrus, a heart of Rose, White Flowers and Fig, and a base of Cedar, Amber and Coumarin.
Vetiver is inspired by Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm No30, and has top notes of Red Berries, Cardamom, and Juniper Berries. The heart is Cumin, Nutmeg and Ginger, and the base is Patchouli and Vetiver.
Jo Loves recommend popping them in the fridge and spritzing them on – something I might well have to do on holiday next week.
The cans of mist have a ball bearing that mimics the sound of a grafitti aerosol can. Yes, it’s gimmicky, but the scents are not. They’re lovely.
You can use them on the body, hair and even clothes as they mist on clear.
The Jo Malone Graffiti Art Fragrance Body Sprays, £40 each, are available now at joloves.com