I normally have an aversion to fragrances. Unless in oil or solid form, I find them somewhat cloying and resultantly, difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. That being said, I typically count my more subtle-scented soap/shampoo combo as my fragrance, and leave it at that. Unlike perfume, however, these scents typically leave hair within minutes, so, unless you’d like to hit the shower once more, it’s nearly impossible to maintain.
Thankfully, hair mists have seen a resurgence this spring, with brands coming forward with more muted versions of their fabled scents-Chanel’s No.5 and Chance, Angel by Thierry Mugler, etc. In comparison to traditional fragrances, hair mists continually diffuse the scent (as the head is in constant motion), and many feature conditioning ingredients, such as vitamin E and aloe, formulated to protect and smooth the hair. Below are a few of those scents new to the market. For those who’d prefer one more akin to a long-lasting shampoo, however, hair giants Oribe and Shu Uemura have formulated their signature scents into fragrances.
From L to R: Burberry Brit Rhythm for Her Hair Mist, $40. Chanel No 5 Hair Mist. Viktor & Rold ‘Flowerbomb’ Bomblicious Hair Mist, $45. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower Hair Mist, $160. Chance Eau Tendre Hair Mist, $5o. Angel by Thierry Mugler Hair Mist, $40. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Hair Mist, $35.
Featured photo: Serge Normant Avah Eau De Parfum, $60.