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Can You Use Room Sprays as Fragrance?

I discovered L'Occitane's room sprays make beautiful fragrance, and they are less expensive than their regular fragrance. ($28 vs at least $55). 

I was pleased I was doing the right thing when I read an article in Stylelist.com.  This is the go-to site for fashionistas.  They had this to say (as modified by me):

 A friend revealed that she uses room spray as an alternative to perfume, I was less puzzled and more secretly relieved; I totally do this. While her signature scent is the room spray created for Hotel Costes (the Parisian destination known for its breezy courtyard), I, on the other hand, have a few other home fresheners in my rotation.

My staple of room sprays got a little bigger this week when I discovered Frederic Malle's perfume Guns. The oversized, grey plastic bottles (which kind of struck me as '80s car cleaning supplies at first) are filled with the room-spray-equivalent of the French perfumer's beyond gorgeous scents, like Jurassic Flower and Rosa Rugosa. Both are spot-on interpretations of fresh-picked flowers straight from the flower shop.

I realized I had a thing for room-sprays-repurposed-as-perfume when I would walk around my apartment spritzing the place down, and would find myself lingering through each blast. I'm not sure what the breakdown between a real perfume and home spray is other than I just find it to be more scent  overall. Think about it: you'd never spray your house with perfume. More than a few sprays could knock you out. Room sprays are just a less concentrated breed, something I find particularly appealing when it comes to perfume. Not to mention, ounce for ounce it's generally a better score."

I actually found something that is really inexpensive and a quality product when I turned to L'Occitane. 

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Unless there's a warning on the can/bottle that tells you not to get it on your skin, it shouldn't be too harmful as long as it's by a trusted brand. Still, room sprays aren't designed to be used on skin and therefore a lot of them haven't been tested to see whether they are safe to use this way, so it's probably best just to spray it on your clothes and hair if you want to be on the safe side.

by chiara_searle 6 months, 3 weeks ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I never would have thought of this. Is it safe to use as a perfume?

by HealthyLivingNaturalBeauty 1 year, 9 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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