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How Do I Choose the Best Body Spray for Women?

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Some women prefer citrus-based body sprays while others like more floral scented sprays.
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  • Written By: Solomon Branch
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  • Last Modified Date: 10 August 2014
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Body spray is essentially deodorant for your body that is similar to perfume, as it comes in a variety of fragrances. Choosing the best body spray for women is largely a personal choice, but you should consider how powerful you want the scent to be and how long it should last, as not all body sprays are created equally.

Men also use these products, but a body spray for women will usually have a more fragrant aroma. A good body spray for women will also take into the difference between men’s and women’s skin, as women tend to have lighter, more delicate skin than men. The pH balance on women’s skin is also different from men’s, and that can affect how the spray smells when applied, as well. Although unisex body sprays are available, the best body spray for a woman will usually be made specifically for a female.

The best way to test a body spray for women is by spraying it on. Even though it may be formulated for a woman, each woman has different body chemistry that will alter the aroma in some way. By spraying it on the skin, you can also tell how long it will last.

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If you are unsure of what type of spray you want, checking with female friends who wear them can help, as can referencing magazines or online review sites. Some online stores list their top selling sprays; although that is not always a reliable method for checking what will work for you, it can help give you an idea of what’s available. In some cases, you may be able to write the company for a sample of a particular spray or find it in a store and try it on, which is helpful if you want to purchase it online.

In addition to online stores, a variety of brick-and-mortar stores usually sell some type of body spray for women, including bed and bath-type stores, perfume stores and women’s health stores. One advantage to buying it in an actual store is the sales person might be able to recommend a particular spray or show you several samples. Although not as readily available as perfume, many stores do have samples of body sprays.

Another option is making your own body spray. Using a spray bottle and simple ingredients, you can easily create something that will smell good and last. Making it for yourself also allows you to choose your own ingredients, which is particularly helpful if you want to ensure you use only organic ingredients or specialized aromas.

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