It’s perhaps one of the more unexpected beauty trends to emerge this year, but it’s official – the humble body mist is officially back. Yes, we’re talking about the same scented spritz that you used to apply with abandon back in the halls of your high school, no doubt with a fragrance that tended towards sickly sweet.

Only this time, body mists aren’t just a cheap perfume knock-off that you bought as a teen-friendly alternative to that highly coveted (and highly priced) fragrance. Body mists have been given a much-needed dose of sophistication, thanks to a spate of new releases from some of beauty’s most sought-after brands.

Now a body mist – or a body spray – is simply positioned as a softer alternative to your favourite scent, perfect as a handbag companion as we head into the summer months. They’ve proven extremely popular on TikTok too, with the hashtag #bodymist garnering more than 309 million views.

Convinced? Here’s our round-up of the best body mists to add to your fragrance wardrobe.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist $53 SHOP NOW

As the purveyors one of the most viral body mists on social media, Sol de Janiero have lent into the trend with a whole range of sell-out spritzes. This one is our pick, with an addictive blend of pistachio, almond, jasmine, vanilla and salted caramel – if you’ve used the brand’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, you’ll know why.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry All Over Body Spray 150ml, $156 SHOP NOW

If you love Tom Ford’s fragrance creations but perhaps aren’t entirely ready to invest in one of the brand’s luxury perfumes, try this. The brand has a range of all-over mists that align with its many fragrances, but in a lighter form of l’eau that makes for a great midday refresh.

diptyque Do Son Body Mist, $84 SHOP NOW

A grown-up fragrance alternative, Diptyque’s wildly popular Do Son scent now comes in a breezy body mist. The scent provides the perfect summer florals, with a blooming bouquet of orange blossom, tuberose, pink pepper, rose, iris, benzoin and musk.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Fragrance Spritz, $10 SHOP NOW

Throw this almond and vanilla scent in your beach bag this summer for a cheery seaside pick-me-up that won’t feel too heavy in the heat.

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The Better Brand Ocean Wild Eau De Fraiche Mist, $66 SHOP NOW

A delicate scent that instantly transports the wearer seaside, even if you’re stuck inside at your desk.

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