I think I was in middle school when spray lotion first came out and I remember it being very popular among my friends. We used to carry one in our bag and keep applying it throughout the day as it was the best new invention the world had seen.
I don't think it lasted very long though, I definitely don't see too many brands still carrying spray lotions and I don't know too many people who use them, sun lotions being the exception. Spray bottles are very popular for tanning lotions and sun protection lotions because of its easy use. But I don't see the fruity smelling spray lotions that we had ten years ago. I think body mousse has taken its place.