hair fragrance mists

7 Hair-Fragrance Mists to Try

It’s our favorite way to wear a fragrance this time of year.

By: Hannah Baxter

While we love applying a few drops of our signature scent to our necks, wrists, and décolletage, we also understand how powerful it can be to incorporate your fragrance into your hair. You know when you hug someone and the perfume seems to envelop you entirely? In a good way? That can be accomplished with the way you normally wear fragrance, but if you really want to make an impression, we recommend taking a hair mist for a whirl.

The formula differs from a traditional parfum or eau de parfum in that it contains a lower alcohol percentage. Alcohol, as you may already know, can dry out your hair and make it frizzy, exacerbating existing damage. Additional oils in fragrances can also weigh hair down and make it appear greasy. A mist is a gentle alternative to coat your hair in a great scent without affecting the styling or health of the individual strands. It’s also ideal for this time of year, considering your hair is often the only part of your body not buried beneath scarves and hats. The world deserves to know you smell good, so why deny it that? Below, the seven most enticing hair mists of the season.


CHANEL Beauty Chance Hair Mist, $55

A delicate blend of pink pepper, jasmine, and amber patchouli. Classically French without feeling stuffy.

Ex Nihilo Magnetize Perfumed Hair Mist, $120

Patchouli, rose, sandalwood—could there be a more intoxicating combo? A musky base rounds it out for a stunning finish you’ll never want to wash out.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Hair Mist, $39

This scent is so alluring, even Cher mentioned that she stopped dead in her tracks upon smelling it for the first time. Coffee, vanilla, and white flowers are your new seasonal must-have.

Byredo Hair Perfume in Bal d’Afrique, $75

A Moroccan-inspired scent with warm cedarwood at its core will inspire your next adventure for sure. The notes of neroli, bergamot, violet, and jasmin keep it feeling feminine and sexy.

Tocca Florence Hair Fragrance, $34

Sophisticated, delicate, a rich floral blend—not only does this mist have some of our favorite fragrance notes, it also contains moisturizing oils to treat extra-dry hair.

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Hair Mist, $215

It doesn’t get more sensual than this scent from Frédéric Malle. Turkish rose, patchouli, frankincense, clove, and raspberry intertwine for a celebration of femininity. Anyone who hugs you will demand to know what you’re wearing.

Diptyque Eau des Sens Hair Mist, $52

Bitter orange blossom mingles with patchouli and juniper berries for a truly mouthwatering fragrance. The brand recommends rinsing your hair with cold water to strengthen the follicles and thereby better absorb the scent.