I was excited about these landing, although I’m not really sure why as body mists are hardly new innovations are they? However, I think I liked the idea of scent-specific mists; so if I want to smell like an orange, I don’t have to hunt down a spray that has orange in it and I can instead go into The Body Shop and get the orange flavoured body mist. That’s assuming they do an orange version which I’m fairly certain they don’t, and I don’t really fancy smelling like oranges to be honest. Anyway…
I knew that there were quite a few variants of the Body Mist and I was very much hoping there would be a Cocoa Butter one as I love, love, LOVE the smell of Body Shop Cocoa Butter. Other companies don’t get the smell quite right, but the Body Shop’s version is one of my all time favourite scents and I’d be very keen to get my mitts on a body mist scented of Cocoa Butter. Sadly there was no Cocoa Butter, so I thought I’d go in store and see what else was about.
My first scent test was with the Shea version. I don’t really have an accurate ‘scent memory’ of Shea, but I do remember getting a free Shea hand cream with a magazine a while ago and loving the smell, so I thought this was a good place to start. However, it was the most masculine fragrance I’ve ever known to be dressed up in the form of a Body Mist. I sprayed it on quite liberally before realising this, so I had to spend the rest of the day smelling like a dude.
There weren’t any other flavours that took my interest, so I decided to go for ol’ faithful Vanilla, as I do dig Vanilla. Thankfully, the scent of the Vanilla Body Mist is, as expected, very vanilla-y. This is a great, everyday, summery scent that I absolutely love and I’ve traded in my usual daytime perfume for a good spraying of this. I also apply it liberally after showering and when I wake up. So I’m definitely a fan!
It’s nice and reasonably priced at £7 for 100ml and is available now at The Body Shop.
Disclosure: paid for by me.