Body sprays are a great alternative to heavier colognes because they allow you to wear your favorite scent without offending anyone. They are lightweight, easy to spray and act similar to deodorant to cover up any unwanted smell(s) without being too overpowering.
Below are a few tried and true body sprays that may remind you of high school (or the 80s, whichever came first) but still resonate today. Should you prefer a powerful scent with a blend of spice and woods, then the classic Drakkar Noir might be ideal. For a cleaner scent with notes of fresh citrus and a secret herb mix, that, according to the brand, is for those who have a lively personality and love of life, you can go with the Bod Spray by Parfums de Coeur.
Whichever scent you choose, application is key – spray, don’t rub, onto your favorite body parts after a shower, gym or before going out on a date for a quick and refreshing boost.
1. Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir Deodorant Body Spray
Drakkar Noir’s Body Spray is an all-over body spray combining the unique Drakkar Noir fragrance with deodorant protection. The perfect fragrance for the self-assured man, Drakkar Noir blends top notes of stimulating lavender, lemon and mandarin orange with middle notes of warm and herbaceous smells and ending on a powerful woody base.
Pros: An 80s classic that still delivers a subtle yet powerful punch.
Cons: This is strictly a deodorant and will not protect against sweating.
2. Old Spice Re-Fresh Body Spray
The Old Spice Re-Fresh Body Spray is meant to keep your body smelling fresh all day. By using unique scent technology called Re-Freshscent, this spray automatically refreshes itself to last throughout the day, so one spray is all you need to keep you smelling “unapologetically risky.” This confidence-boosting scent should be kept at home and in your gym bag so you are only steps away from freshness.
Pros: To get the best wear time, simply unlock the cap and spray your body before you leave the house in the morning.
Cons: Limited edition scent which may be hard to find if sold out or discontinued later.
3. Parfums De Coeur Body Spray
The Bod Body Spray by Parfums De Coeur is a fragranced body mist meant to be sprayed anywhere and everywhere you need freshening up. The Fresh Guy scent is described as a strong, masculine, clean fragrance with a hint of floral and a warm base. The top notes contain green apple and watermelon, heart notes of lily of the valley and bamboo leaf and base notes of amber, musk and teak.
Pros: For its price point, you get a generous amount of product.
Cons: This product does contain alcohol and can be drying to some skin types.