Tried & tested: Spritzes & sprays

If you’re on the hunt for a new spray product that suits your style and taste, look no further. 

From classic, sophisticated perfumes to volumising hair sprays and everything in between, these are the spritzes BD road-tested this month.

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist - Issy
What it is: A cooling facial spray to rehydrate the skin, which can be used throughout the day as needed.
My experience: This has become a desk staple for me. It’s a great pick me up for my skin throughout the day when my skin is feeling dull and oily. The scent is beautiful even though my preference is not rose, I find it’s refreshing and cooling which is a nice addition to the summer months. Made in Australia from pure rosewater, the mist acts as a primer to some extent, extending the wear of my makeup. Overall this beauty has brightened my complexion by keeping my skin looking and feeling hydrated.

Synergie Skin Enviroshield - Ingrid
What it is: An anti-pollutant spritz to protect against the harmful effects of airborne pollutants and infrared damage.
My experience: This bottle of goodness has become a great addition to my skincare and makeup regime, especially off the back of the poor air quality we’ve experienced in Sydney. It’s ideal to spritz your skin after you’ve applied your makeup and before you head outside.The reason you should be using this product prior to going outside is because it provides your skin with a protective barrier that helps detoxify your skin from any environmental nasties. It’s rose scented, however the overall scent is very much botanical, which I find super refreshing and calming. Being a mineral makeup wearer, this spritz very much helps sets my makeup, leaving my skin with a natural glow. 

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Hydrating 3-in-1 Setting Spray - Sam
What it is: A setting spray with vitamins and botanical extracts that helps finish and refresh makeup, adding a final beauty touch for a skin-perfected-look.
My experience: This beautifully fragrant mist smells like fresh summer mornings and is such a refreshing burst of energy to my morning makeup routine. I religiously use a setting spray to ensure my many layers of makeup last all day and this product did not disappoint. I use three to four sprays over my face and neck in the morning and find this locks in my makeup through a full work day. The sleek black bottle is also a welcome addition to my monochrome themed dresser.

Clarins Eau Dynamisante - Karen
What it is: A fragrance that tones, revitalises and leaves the skin slightly scented, soft and moisturised.
My experience: Recently I have been getting into the unisex fragrances and this by far is my favourite. It is very much a fresh smell but also has a slight woody aroma that smells great any time of the day. The key ingredients in the formula include aloe, horsetail, caraway, meon and cardamom. What I love is the fragrance has combined the power of plants to include skincare benefits that moisturises and tones my skin. 

Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze eau de parfum - Florentine Iris - Adrian
What it is: A velvety, complex fragrance that exudes sumptuous warmth.
My experience: When I saw the bottle I was really excited to try this scent. The bottle is sleek and elegant and fits right in with my wife’s rich moody dressing table vibe - think ornate gilded mirror frame. The scent is warm and velvety, but also has a floral brightness about it. The fragrance is long lasting, and smells freshly spritzed right until I hop into the shower at night.

SheaMoisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment - Deborah
What it is: A leave-in treatment designed for all hair types that detangles, moisturises and reduces hair drying time.
My experience: I have long belayaged tresses so I am always looking for detangling leave-in treatments that work, and this one surpasses expectation. It really does cut down my hair drying time by about a third, which leaves me more time for styling. The product has a rich texture and leaves my hair feeling hydrated and moisturised without weighing it down. On top of that, I love the toasty velvety smell of the marshmallow root that comes through and lingers on my hair.

Beach Muk – Sea Salt Spray - Eleni
What it is: An oil and silicone-free formula containing natural sea salts to create a weightless texture and give hair a tousled look with a light matte finish.
My experience: I’ve never found a beach salt spray that didn’t turn my hair crusty and dry… until now! I absolutely love this and have used it daily since getting it. Not only does it smell great, but it also gives my hair that lived in look we all so desperately want. My hair comes out super fluffy with so many flyaways after a wash and even more so with the humidity we have been having lately, but this has helped to make my natural unpredictable hair more manageable after a natural dry. I love that it’s free from silicones and gives me the textured look, without the disgusting feel. I can still run my fingers through my hair and don’t feel the need to wash it the next day as it still remains soft, yet textured. I usually love my natural beach hair, and this product has allowed me to recreate that perfect effortless summer look, minus the sand and waves.

Clémence Organics Tone + Hydrate Spritz - Nicole
What it is: An organic rose water mist that works to balance pH levels and optimally prepare skin for receiving further hydration.
My experience: This organic rose water spritz comes in a lovely aluminium silver bottle. The mist is so fine and convenient and creates a lovely layer over your skin. I used it after a clay cleanser, and found it to be so effective in restoring some of my skin’s hydration. I have noticed this has helped to bring some balance to my skin, as it has been overly oily lately. I keep this in my handbag and know it would be perfect for travel and a lovely little spritz on the plane would keep your skin hydrated for the flight. Having 100% natural ingredients gives this product another tick for me and would be suitable those with sensitive skin.

Nimue Vitamin C Moisture Mist - Joanne
What it is: A multi-functional vitamin C spray that invigorates and refreshes skin, leaving it revived and radiant.
My experience: I have been wanting to be more consistent with using vitamin C given that I have a few scars I am trying to noticeably reduce. It says to use it in the AM so I have left it on my bathroom bench to be sure it doesn’t get missed as part of the morning routine. As it is a simple spray in a luxe looking bottle, it definitely hasn’t missed its place in my before work haste routine. I really love the idea of it being in a spray bottle and that was one of the main reasons I picked it up. The ease of use is what drew me in. It is a great size and would also be perfect for the handbag or office. I have noticed it has contributed to a nice glow for my face over my makeup as well as evenness in terms of hydration. It has also helped to reduce my scarring in the areas I was conscious of. The inclusion of the more simple ingredients such as witch hazel, cucumber, arnica and lemon and orange extract, has worked wonders for my skin and also gives the spray a fresh fragrance, perfect for a refreshing morning. 

Dr.Hauschka Facial Toner - Rhianna
What it is: A facial toner that stimulates and regulates the skin's functions to produce the optimum amount of oil required on the complexion.
My experience: The Dr Hauschka Facial Toner has become an important step in my skincare routine, post cleansing morning and night. This product is housed in a very luxe recyclable glass bottle and has a very soft and gentle misting spray. After spraying the mist onto the face and décolletage, gently pat the product into the skin with the warmth of your finger-tips so the product fully absorbs into the skin. This facial toner is extremely lightweight and leaves my skin feeling fresh, toned and radiant. Pop this glass bottle in the fridge for a cool and refreshing spritz in summer! This product supports the skin’s natural process of cleansing and renewing, while refining the overall appearance of pores, balancing the skin’s natural oil levels and it leaves the skin looking toned and feeling deeply hydrated. Some ingredients include witch hazel and anthyllis, which promote skin elasticity and help tone the skin. This facial toner feels very gentle on the skin and doesn’t leave a thick or sticky residue. I also love that this product is certified natural, non GMO, Cruelty Free, Vegan and is sustainably sourced – winner!

Andalou Clementine + C Illuminating Toner - Maree
What it is: An illuminating toner that hydrates, refreshes and improves the skin’s appearance.
My experience: I have been using the Andalou Clementine + C Illuminating Toner morning and night after cleansing, and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin’s overall radiance! The bottle is generous in size and the mist smells of citrus orange which is very calming and refreshing. Immediately after spritzing the toner onto the face, it leaves my skin feeling bright and hydrated. These instantaneous refreshing and brightening effects are due to the product's fruit stem cell complex, vitamin C and aloe vera which are pillars of radiance and luminosity. This product is great for anyone who wants to add a touch of brightness and radiance to their skincare routine!

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist - Tamara
What it is: A face mist that has been reformulated to be more powerful, sensory and hydrating than the original.
My experience: The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist has quickly become my new favourite. First of all, the pink gradient glass bottle with the rose gold accents looks so lovely. I’ve been using this mist as part of my skincare routine after cleansing and also throughout the day over my makeup – it instantly refreshes and rehydrates my skin; leaving it with a beautiful glow every time. I’ve also found it very soothing and that it keeps my skin balanced. The rose scent is also very lovely and subtle; lingering long enough to make me feel uplifted and calm after every spray.

DB Cosmetics Senorita Pour Femme EDP - Tiarne
What it is: An affordable every day perfume for all perfume devotees, especially those who are drawn to the oriental floral or soft oriental families.
My experience: Being a huge fragrance lover, I was so excited to try this one out. Not only is the scent absolutely divine, but it lasts all day and I always receive so many compliments when I’m wearing it. Sweet but also oriental, it has a lovely intoxicating smell that makes me just want to keep spraying all day! And I do – because the bottle size is so generous that I'm not worried about it running out any time soon. It's also versatile enough that it can go from day to night, perfect for any occasion. I will definitely be repurchasing when this one runs out.

Less is More Angelroot Volume Spray - Kerrie
What it is: A styling spray that creates maximum volume without weighing down the hair.
My experience: I used to have quite a thick head of hair, but with age I have noticed it has been thinning noticeably, and thus this was the perfect solution to bringing back some life to my lacklustre locks. I have been applying it before blow drying, as the heat activates its strength and adds such amazing, brilliant shine. So many people have asked me what my secret is, and I have happily recommended this volume spray to them. Not to mention, the smell is delightful, which I wasn’t expecting but it was definitely an added bonus.

Michael Kors Wonderlust - Dragana
What it is: An oriental, floral gourmand fragrance for women.
My experience: What a gorgeous scent this is. So refreshing while making a statement and keeping me smelling absolutely beautiful for hours long! I typically stick to fragrances I have worn for years as I fall in love with them and stay loyal to those brands and fragrances forever, however this is one that will be in my new pick of favourites. I have had so many compliments and questions from work colleagues as well as friends telling me I smell amazing and asking me what I am wearing. Michael Kors Wonderlust is a keeper for sure.

Skindinavia The Post-Makeup Recovery Spray - Alicia
What it is: A post-makeup spray that promotes radiance, keeps pores clear and helps prevent breakouts.
My experience: I found this Post-Makeup Recovery Spray has really helped keep breakouts at bay. The spray consists of key nutrients, including zinc, magnesium and willow bark to help reduce breakouts by preventing clogged pores and protecting the skin’s lipids and fibroblasts. Immediately after removing my makeup, I spritz my face a couple times, which disperses as a fine mist cloud, and let it work its magic! My skin feels great afterwards and I love knowing that this is helping replenish the skin’s pH balance, vitamins and minerals after a long day at work.

Trilogy Vitamin C Energising Mist Toner - Rachel
What it is: A face mist formulated with a zesty blend of powerfully natural ingredients including antioxidant-rich vitamin C to promote a glowing and even complexion.
My experience: This has been my favourite mist to reach for throughout the day. Firstly, the packaging of the glass bottle is really nice and sturdy, I’ve been able to keep this on my desk at work and take home in my bag with no issues (to then use in my skincare routine!) I love that the ingredients contain vitamin C for brightening dull skin, mandarin and tangerine for energising and ylang ylang for balancing. The citrusy scent from this blend smells beautiful, and especially uplifting in the summer! As soon as I’ve spritzed my face a couple of times, the mist leaves my skin feeling completely refreshed and with a lasting glow – it works wonders for me.

Saya Skincare Toning Mist - Rose
What it is: A toning mist that refreshes, tones and hydrates the skin instantly.
My experience: I’m a huge fan of Saya Skin products and was so excited to add this into my routine. I’ve been using the Rose Water Toning Mist as both a toner, after cleansing, and also throughout the day to refresh my skin and makeup. The smell of rose water is one of my favourites so this is a great pick-me-up both physically and mentally, especially in the afternoons. I love that the mist is certified organic and enriched with Australian native botanicals, such as kakadu plum, cucumber, aloe vera, along with hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and calm the skin at the same time.

OPI RapiDry- Monica
What it is: A nail polish drying spray that is misted on 45 seconds after applying the final coat of nail polish.
My experience: As a hard core fan of OPI I was very much excited to trial this product. After applying my nail polish and top coat I then gave a spritz all over my nails, and as it says within 45 seconds my nails were dry and it kept my polish shiny! I honestly don’t know how I did my nails before using this product but from now on this is the only thing I will be reaching for, once again a fantastic product from OPI. 

Wella Professional - Elements leave-in Conditioner spray - Emily
What it is: A lightweight detangling dual-phase mist that cares and protects hair from day to stay stress, while giving it a gentle hold.
My experience: This is such a great, all-round hair product. I’ve been spritzing this into my hair after washing and towel-drying, and I’ve noticed it makes a real difference to how my hair dries. With the leave-in conditioner, my hair doesn’t dry frizzy and untamed at all like it usually does! I’ve also noticed that when I’ve needed to heat-style my hair afterwards, my hair remains soft and silky with no annoying flyaways (win!) with the added bonus of the gentle hold. Another huge plus is the scent of this spray: it has such a lovely, freshly clean scent that I’m obsessed with – it literally smells and feels like I’ve stepped out of a hair salon every time!

Blue Stratos Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray - David
What it is: A 48 hour anti-perspirant deodorant that provides long-lasting protection against perspiration odour.
My experience: I was quite excited to try this deodorant. With a very clean scent, I can pair this with my cologne without it clashing. In its sleek blue bottle that looks great on my stand, it sprays on easily and certainly is long-lasting enough that it gave me protection against perspiration and odour throughout the entire day.