A body spray is not just a way of masking your body odor. It is part of a man's personal style. Choosing the right perfume requires knowledge, and it takes time. We are here to help you find the best one for your taste.
Read the buying guide below to learn how to choose a perfume for men by considering several factors that make or break a perfume. We have also curated a list of the ten best body sprays from brands like AXE, Yardley London, Wild Stone, and more.
In this section, you will find out how to choose a body spray based on the concentration of fragrance, occasion, season, how long it lasts, etc. Keep reading to find out more.
The concentration of essential oils determines how long the fragrance lasts. They have different names too. Below you will find the concentration of perfume in each variety and how long it lasts.
Parfum (also called perfume) and perfume oils last for about 24 hours. The perfume concentration of parfum can range between 20 to 30%, which is the highest of all types. This type is always alcohol-based.
Perfume oils are made purely of fragrant essential oils. They have a perfume concentration of 20% and up and last up to 24 hours. Perfume oils are rolled or rubbed onto the skin, so they cannot be categorized as a body spray. But the above information will be useful if you come across one while shopping for perfumes.
With 15 to 25% perfume concentration, eau de parfum (EDP) lasts for about 6 to 8 hours. They can be alcohol or water-based. One example of eau de parfum is Dareej by Rasasi; you can find it in our products section.
Eau de toilette has a perfume concentration of 5 to 15% and lasts 2 to 4 hours. Carry this with you to parties that could last longer than four hours, so you can respray when needed.
Eau de cologne is best for short meetings with clients or friends as it lasts only 2 hours. This type can be alcohol or water-based and can have a perfume concentration of 2 to 4%.
Eau fraiche is the most diluted version of perfumes with an essential oil concentration of 1 to 3%. It can last around 1 hour before you need to respray and are alcohol or water-based.
There are two types of fragrances—linear and non-linear. A linear fragrance has the same smell from the moment you spray it until they fade away. They are generally cheaper than non-linear fragrances, but rare essential oils could make them expensive, for example, neroli.
Non-linear fragrances evolve throughout their life cycle. After you wear them, their fragrance note changes as time goes on. There are three fragrance notes, top, heart, and base, and together they make up the fragrance accord of a perfume. The top note is the fragrance that you recognize the moment you spray a perfume. They are usually light and stay for 5 to 15 minutes.
Top notes can help you make an immediate impression on someone. A heart note introduces itself when the top note fades away. It stays for 20 to 60 minutes and impacts the base note yet to come. Base notes get absorbed deeper into your skin, so it stays for more than six hours. It works with the heart notes to provide a lasting impression on the people around you.
For example, the citrus family has scents that smell similar to citrus fruits like lemon and orange; the woody family has masculine scents like cypress and sandalwood.
Citrus family: bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, orange, tangerine.
Floral family: neroli, lavender.
Spicy family: anise, bay laurel, fennel, nutmeg, pepper
Floral family: geranium
Spicy/sweet family: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, myrrh, oregano, rosewood, clary sage, carrot seed,Woody family: cypress, eucalyptus lemon
Woody/earthy family: cedarwood, frankincense, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver
Sweet family: vanilla, Amyris, benzoin,
You should have at least two types of body sprays with you. One that you can wear for special occasions and the other for everyday use. Consider wearing a linear fragrance to work or occasions where you may sweat. You can save the expensive non-linear fragrance for weddings, parties, business tours, etc.
Choose citrusy or earthy fragrances for daytime and sweet fragrances like chocolate and vanilla for nighttime. When going out for a date, it's best to choose scents from the woody, musky, spicy, or sweet family as it is mood-lifting and attracts attention. Citrusy and woody fragrances are light and calming and can be worn to work.
Wear aquatic and fruity scents are associated with relaxation and fun, so wear them during vacations. You can choose fragrances for various seasons too. For summers, choose body sprays with citrusy and fruity scents. Spicy, sweet, and woody scents can cheer up your festive holiday mood during the winters, and woody and spicy scents can warm up your senses during the autumn season.
Body sprays are essential oils mixed with alcohol or water or both. If you have dry skin or an alcohol allergy, it's best to avoid spraying alcohol-based body sprays directly to your skin since it harms the protective layer of the skin. Try to use a gas-filled body spray on your clothes instead.
For people with oily skin, alcohol-based perfumes won't cause any problems. If you have combination skin, you can wear oil, alcohol, or water-based perfumes. It won't cause any irritations. Water-based perfumes give off a milder fragrance than other types and are suitable for people with sensitive skin.
When we sweat, the bacteria on our skin break it down and cause body odor. You can buy a deodorant or an anti-perspirant to deal with this issue. The alcohol in a deodorant kills the bacteria on our skin and eliminates body odor. An anti-perspirant, on the other hand, plugs the pores on our skin using aluminum salts and prevents sweating.
Both types may have fragrances in them, but they won't stay longer. If you sweat too much and have body odor, it is best to go for a body spray that works as a deodorant and an anti-perspirant.
Some ingredients found in body sprays can cause allergic reactions and health issues in human beings. Butane, isobutane, and propane found in gas-filled body sprays can cause mood swings, breathing difficulties, headache, and nausea.
People who are allergic to citrus fruits will find limonene causing the same issues. It is extracted from the peels of citrus fruits like orange and lemon and is known to cause skin allergies. Linalool is another ingredient with the same health issues. Some companies add phthalates to body sprays that will make them last longer.
It can cause serious health issues like diabetes, endocrine disruption, and reproductive malformation. Check the ingredients list for a chemical named styrene, known to cause "styrene sickness". Common symptoms are headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
Here is a list of the ten most popular and best body sprays for men in India. You can find authentic fragrances from companies like Mercedes-Benz, Parco rabbane, AXE, Yardley London, and more.
|Fragrance notes||Top: Citrusy Heart: Spicy Base: Woody|
|Duration||2 - 4 hours|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Baies Roses, Cardamone Heart: Tubereuse salee Base: Accord cuir, Ciste|
|Duration||up to 24 hours|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Pear nashi Heart: Cardamom Base: Vetiver|
|Duration||2 - 4 hours|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Bergamot, Mandarin Heart: Pimienta Bourbon, Nuez Moscada, Violeta Base: Amber, Cedro|
|Duration||2 - 4 hours|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Cardamom, mugwort, cumin Heart: Rose and orris Base: Sandalwood, patchouli, amber, musk, vanilla, tonka|
|Duration||6 - 8 hours|
|Fragrance notes||Top: mandarin and bergamot Heart: Freesia, cedar and pineapple Base: Musk, sandalwood, tonka|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Citrus, floral, spicy Heart: Herbal, floral Base: Woody, sweet|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Citrusy, Heart: Woody, marine, floral Base: Spicy, marine, oakmoss, woody|
|Duration||up to 24 hours|
|Duration||up to 24 hours|
L' eau D'issey
COACH For Men
Motionsense Dry Spray
GENTLEMAN Classic + Urbane + Royale (Pack of 3)
CODE Chrome + Steel + Titanium (Pack of 3)
Luxury Perfume With Citrusy, Spicy, and Woody Notes
Best Non-Linear Perfume for a Date Night
Aromatic Woody Scent for Men
Warm and Spicy Fragrance for Winters and Autumn
Eau de Parfum That Lasts Lasts 6 to 8 Hours
Compact Size Lets You Carry It in Your Pocket
With Aluminum Chlorohydrate to Reduce Underarm Wetness
Gas-Filled Body Spray With Non-Linear Fragrances
Choose From Three Depending on Your Mood and Occasion
Fragrance Lasts 24 Hours
|Price Starts at||₹4,950.00||₹5,625.00||₹4,455.00||₹5,610.00||₹915.00||₹70.00||₹2,497.00||₹389.00||₹488.00||₹130.00|
|Fragrance notes||Top: Citrusy Heart: Spicy Base: Woody||Top: Baies Roses, Cardamone Heart: Tubereuse salee Base: Accord cuir, Ciste||Top: Pear nashi Heart: Cardamom Base: Vetiver||Top: Bergamot, Mandarin Heart: Pimienta Bourbon, Nuez Moscada, Violeta Base: Amber, Cedro||Top: Cardamom, mugwort, cumin Heart: Rose and orris Base: Sandalwood, patchouli, amber, musk, vanilla, tonka||Top: mandarin and bergamot Heart: Freesia, cedar and pineapple Base: Musk, sandalwood, tonka||-||Top: Citrus, floral, spicy Heart: Herbal, floral Base: Woody, sweet||Top: Citrusy, Heart: Woody, marine, floral Base: Spicy, marine, oakmoss, woody||Citrusy|
|Volume||125 ml||100 ml||100 ml||120 ml||100 ml||18 ml||112 ml||450 ml||360 ml||150 ml|
|Duration||2 - 4 hours||up to 24 hours||2 - 4 hours||2 - 4 hours||6 - 8 hours||24 hours||48 hours||-||up to 24 hours||up to 24 hours|
The way you pamper your body plays a major role in how confident and presentable you are among your friends and colleagues. To freshen up after a tiring day, to make your hair more manageable, and to groom your beard neat and tidy, read these articles on how to choose the best face wash, hair conditioner, and trimmer for men in India. Do check out the Top 10 section too.
It's okay if you take the time to buy a body spray. The scent a man wears speaks a lot about him, so think about the top, heart, and base note before you make your choice. Also, think about the occasion and season you are going to use it. Depending on your skin type, you have options like oil-based, alcohol-based, and water-based body sprays. Buy one that doesn't cause any irritations for you.
Author - Arun F Xaviour
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