90s body mists are officially back – and they’re all grown up

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Annie Whitfield
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The body mists you used to spritz boundlessly in the P.E changing rooms are back, but they’ve been given a seriously luxe twist…

If you close your eyes, it’s probably not difficult to remember engulfing yourself in a cloud of Charlie Red before leaving the house.

It was the fragrance that more or less defined the nineties, namely your school days, but your trusty Jane Norman P.E. bag was more than likely to be clinking with all of the latest body sprays - Impulse, So…, Hollister - as 14-year-old girls, we were spoiled for choice.

Fast forward to 2018, and the nostalgic body mists we all knew and loved have made way for some seriously luxurious upgrades – and we’re just a little bit obsessed.

Housed in chic, Instagram-worthy packaging and boasting grown up notes of bergamot, neroli and rose, these new mists are leagues above the ones you used to stockpile with abandon, and all manner of high-end brands, such as Chanel and Tom Ford, are jumping on board, giving us the perfect, handbag-friendly scents.

Thought you’d shelved body mists years ago? Think again. Here are Stylist’s pick of the very best.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Cooling Body Spray 

This mist is pretty much like a holiday in a bottle – think piña coladas by the pool. Not only does it work to soothe and hydrate sun-drenched skin, but it leaves you with an irresistible glow and takes notes from Lauder’s iconic, seductive Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche fragrance. A travelling essential.


Chanel No5 All-Over Spray

One of the most iconic smells of all time has been given a subtle modern twist. This all-over spray is the perfect way to lightly revive your scent throughout the day, and subtle notes of lemon, mandarin and orange make it a delicious must-have. Need we mention the chic packaging?


Tom Ford Soleil Blanc All Over Body Spray

Tom Ford are infamous for their stunning perfumes, especially Soleil Blanc, so this body spay was always going to be a winner. A single spritz envelops you in that luxurious, beach paradise-inspired scent with added notes of sensuous amber. It’ll leave you yearning for the summer months.


Jo Malone Cattleya Flower Body Mist

If the bottle itself is not enough of a vibrant change from Jo Malone’s classic packaging then the scent of this body mist undoubtedly will be. A riot of citrus and exotic florals, it’s like an ice-cold beachside cocktail with a side-helping of sass.


Paul and Joe Hair and Body Mist

Paul and Joe have gone above and beyond with this invigorating, moisturising, hair and body mist. Infused with the scent of citrus and calming herbs, it’s refreshing and ultra-feminine - the ideal pick me up on a hot day.

£25, available June 2018 at 

Ted Baker Fragrant Bloom Body Spray

This is the newest addition to Ted Baker’s body mist family and definitely the best to date. Filled to bursting with floral notes inspired by Chatsworth House’s majestic gardens, it’s both a fun and refreshingly botanical fragrance.

£8, available June at 

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