Who needs perfume when you've got...hair products?! Yes, hair-care brands have been seriously upping the ante on scents lately — some have even partnered with master perfumers to create beautifully bespoke fragrances that happen to work wonders for your hair, too.
Ahead, check out a selection of products that will infuse your mane with lasting aromas. These smell so divine that the next time you're in an elevator and someone asks, "What's that amazing scent?" you'll know exactly what the culprit is — your gorgeous head of hair.
John Frieda Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray The early-aughts salt spray is back in an improved formulation, but the beachy coconut scent you know and love remains. Cutler Salon stylist Diana Macaluso suggests spritzing it onto roots before blowdrying to amp up volume without greasiness.
Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray,
Olivine Love + Salt Amongst The Waves Texture Spray The packaging alone is the bottle equivalent of a chic, bed-and-breakfast weekend jaunt. It smells subtly of the ocean and the latent crush you harbor on Jordan Catalano. Bonus: You can use it as a body mist, too.
Mini Love + Salt Mist,
Bumble And Bumble Don’t Blow It Hair Styler When the mercury tops 80, you and I both know blowouts are a cute idea. In reality, it’s all about twisting wavy or curly hair with a frizz reducer that infuses your air-dried 'do with elusive bounce. Its softly aquatic scent will coordinate well with your new mermaid mane.
Bumble and bumble
Don't Blow It,
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil Use it as a styling agent to tame frizz or on dry hair as a pre-treatment before washing. Either way, its soft, clean scent yields a beautiful floral sillage.
Limited Edition Essence Absolue Nourishing Fragrance With Oil Pearls,
Kérastase Limited-Edition Parfum Chronologiste Oil Designed by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, this formula boasts the highest concentration of jasmine absolute and myrrh extract of any other hair oil on the market. The fusion yields a floral-herbal freshness — plus, you can use it on damp or dry hair. Kérastase Chronologiste Parfum Oil, $60, available at Kérastase.
Clean Original Dry Shampoo Apply this dry shampoo just where you need it for Bardot-ified roots and a fresh, summery, cotton-esque scent.
Original Dry Shampoo,
Aussie Sprunch Hairspray The nostalgic classic smells refreshingly like aromatherapeutic grapes, and keeps curls and waves looking just piecey enough. Spray it onto your fingers and twist through hair for more control.
Sprunch Aerosol Hairspray,
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray This spray gives the illusion of twice as much hair, while imparting strands with an insanely addictive scent created by the same guy responsible for Tom Ford’s glorious perfume.
Dry Texturizing Spray,
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Hairspray Monoi is a fusion of Tahitian tiare flower (a tropical relative of our pedestrian gardenia) and coconut oil. This flexible, brushable hairspray joins an epic product suite of sublimely scented hair paraphernalia.
Monoi Repairing System Flexible Hold Hairspray,
Davines Love Shampoo I get compliments on my “perfume” every time I wash and condition with this laundry-scented cleanser. Plus, it smooths like a dream.
Herbal Essences Detoxifying Shampoo This shampoo is the olfactory equivalent of a Phuket holiday, thanks to its Thai lemon-basil infusion.
Wild Naturals Detoxifying Shampoo,
R+Co Jackpot Styling Cream Blending notes of guava and rhubarb, this strand smoother yields a frizz-less blowout while imparting a gorgeous, tart fragrance in its wake.
Jackpot Styling Creme,
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the
Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!