This is Why You Should Be Wearing Fragrance on Your Hair
Hair mists are a massive trend in the beauty industry
5 August 2019
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How do you apply your perfume? Do you spritz directly on your wrists and neck, or do you create a cloud of scent in the air and walk into it?
Either way, fragrance application traditionally focuses on getting the scent on our pulse points, the theory being that the heat generated in these areas helps to emit the perfume particles.
This approach certainly works, but experts say if you’re only spritzing your skin, you’re missing a trick – you should be perfuming your hair as well.
Why? Because it creates a longer-lasting ‘trail’.
“Fragrance lasts longer on clothes than on skin,” says Nathalie Lorson, the ‘nose’ behind Jimmy Choo Fever, amongst many other modern classics. “When I’m perfuming, I spray several times around my neckline so it goes more on the clothing than on the skin.”
Hair is similar to fabric, and because the strands are a lower temperature than your skin, the scent doesn’t evaporate as quickly.
“With hair providing a larger surface for your perfume to cling to, spray at the nape of your neck, on your hairline and on the midsection of your head for a longer-lasting scent,” advises Kara Woolley, The Perfume Shop’s Senior Buyer.
Alternatively, scented hair oils or sprays offer nourishing ingredients alongside a delightful aroma.
You don’t have to match your eau de toilette and hair mist, however. Try layering a rich oud-based perfume with a lighter, fresher hair mist (or vice versa) to create a multi-faceted fragrance.
There are certainly plenty to choose from, with a burst of new hair scent launches recently.
So, grab one of these strand-enhancers and see what a difference a spray makes…
Thameen Amber Room Hair Fragrance, £85/AED377.94
Cartier Carat Hair & Body Mist, £40/AED177.86, John Lewis
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume, £40/AED177.86, Cult Beauty
L’Occitane Citrus Verbena Hair & Body Mist, £15/AED66.75
Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur Hair Mist, £92/AED409.37
Emulsion Grapefuit and Bergamot Fragrance, £16/AED71.20
YSL Black Opium Hair & Body Dry Oil, £40/AED177.99, The Perfume Shop
Thierry Mugler Angel Hair Mist for her, £25/AED111.24, The Perfume Shop
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme Hair Mist, £55/AED244.73, Liberty London
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Hair Mist, £23.80/AED105.90, Escentual