Hair Perfume? Yep, You Heard Me

I can see your raised eyebrow and ‘Anna, really?‘ expression from here, but hear me out on this one. I’d seen the whole hair perfume craze crop up here and there, but didn’t give it much attention. I’m notoriously lazy with my locks (shampoo, conditioner, one sole styling agent, done – is a little how my routine goes) and any beauty invention that adds an extra step into my routine I instantly raise up a single ladies Beyonรฉ-style hand to. Hair perfume passed me until I had my first sniff courtesy of the Unite Hair Perfume in Alanna. Woah nelly. A fresh, fruity scent speed up my nostrils and misted my hair with a freshly washed whiff. Sold.

The fact that the main purpose of this is to refresh hair that is well overdue a wash isn’t what pulls me in. I’ve got my routine down to the point where it takes 20 minutes to do the whole shebang – I’ll happily step in the shower. Nor is it the UV colour protecting powers that do it for me – my hair is currently a dye-free zone. It’s the scent that gets me. In recent months I’ve discovered that I can be a bit of a perfume-phobe. Certain kinds of fragrances play on my mind, give me headaches, make me feel whoozy and I have to scrub ’em off my wrists immediately. The soft, slightly citrusy, slightly floral more-ish scent has no adverse effect on me and is one that has me spritzing on more. And more. It ain’t just a hair perfume, it’s a perfume perfume. Skip the EDP’s, spray this onto locks and trust me, you’ll be fighting the urge all day to re-enact a Herbal Essences advert.


  • sometimes i use my favourite scent (lola by marc jacobs) as hair perfume. it lasts so much longer than on my skin and i love to smell it all day.

  • Tsui

    I get the same symptoms with super strong smelling perfumes! I do like the idea of making hair smell fresh though!

    Tsui @ Fashion Ganache.

  • Aimee Flanigan

    This looks great, hair holds perfume better than skin too anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aimee – AroundTwenty xx

  • Bella

    Anna, really?

  • Stephanie

    I actually love this idea!


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  • I recently reviewed Joe & Paul hair and body mist and I love hair scents!

  • PeonyandPeach

    I usually spray a bit of my normal fragrance into my hair!

  • Emily Golding

    I love spraying perfume onto my brush before I comb through- I lie my hair to smell nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emily xx

  • Amber Hunter

    You always know how to make me laugh with what you write Anna! I have a feeling that at first you may have re enacted the Herbal Essence ad ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha anyways, I love when my shampoo or conditioner scent lingers leaving my hair smelling lovely so a hair perfume actually sounds kind of amazing!


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  • chickicouture

    That’s actually pretty awesome I could see myself using it, for the days my hair needs a pick me up.

  • Madeleine S-B

    This actually sounds really good! I love it when my hair smells great straight after washing, but find the scent of my shampoo fades too quickly for my liking throughout the day – this sounds like the perfect kind of solution!

  • My fave are Chanel hair mists!!

  • Laura Stanley-Bratley

    I am always spraying Marc Jacobs Dot in my hair – didn’t realise there was a specific product for this!


  • NailsOfTheUnexpected

    Haha I love the idea of a load of women re-enacting the Herbal Essences advert just randomly around the streets, shops and work! I’ve always sprayed a bit of my perfume on my hair before I leave the house but I’ve never actually tried one designed for the hair. The main reason I like it is so that when people hug me they get a waft of my perfume too -fresh! xx

  • VP | Souvenez

    The ends of wasting normal perfume on my hair are over then!
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  • lilacandlove

    Chanel do hair mist versions for most of their perfumes

  • Some of my friends actually just use their perfumes straight onto their hair because they say it works better and lasts longer. I have absolutely no idea if this is true but it definitely sounds like an interesting concept!

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • My only worry about hair perfume is that alcohol, which is usually in perfumes, is drying for hair. Also, if I was going to use perfume, I would probably follow the trick of spraying my perfume of choice into the air, and then stepping under the mist, so that my hair gets lightly scented.

    Shani x
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  • Louise Smith

    Such an interesting idea, would love to try this!

  • I would love to try this, it sounds like such a good idea! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Iso Bean

    I wonder if this is actually any different from just spraying your ordinary perfume into hair. Still sounds like a nice luxury!


    The first Chanel product I ever bought was coco mademoiselle hair perfume. Got it about 5 years ago, still love it! I think hair perfumes are fantastic, my favourite way to wear fragrance.

  • Annie Lindsay

    I would be ALL ABOUT some hair perfume. I was never one of those girls that had hair that smelled like shampoo all day long. It just fades on me. I’ve always wanted my hair to smell like fruits and flowers!

  • Chelsea Leigh

    I actually think thats an awesome idea! Sometimes you just need a refreshment!

  • Charlotte Copeland

    Ooh I need to try this. I use to spray perfume in my hair until I found out that its really drying x

  • Oh my goodness, I swear I’ve been waiting for this for years! What a relief.. I’ll definitely be giving this a closer look at!


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  • Poppy

    I thought Oribe hair refresher would have been top of your list
    I would use something like this after cooking as I hate cooking smells which might longer on my hair. Bacon being a scent I wouldn’t add as a favourite!

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  • Cassie

    To me these seem a little unnecessary. But I guess I have to try them to get a real opinion!

  • Paige

    Wow. I like this idea. I can only smell my shampoo for a little while and the thought of being able to give it a little freshen up (without the need for dry shampoo) really appeals to me!

  • I always spritz my hair with perfume in the mornings, without fail! Definitely don’t own an exclusive hair perfume though, no fair – I want to join the club.

    Georgina at

  • Liz Torres

    So funny! L’Orรฉal had a hair perfume in two scents. I thought they were amazing. This was around 15 years ago or more here in the states. Hope this becomes a trend again at the drugstore.

  • Ellie

    I always spray my hair with perfume! I love it when my hair smells good! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Nadja Baxter

    The alcohol in fragrances is quite a concern – it can dry hair out. Also some shampoos smell incredible – I don’t know if I like the idea of spending money on a hair perfume when I’d rather spend that money in Nars or Mac – You know? xx

  • Melanie Lewis

    I have never even thought of this but I think the idea is actually great!

  • Wait, that’s actually brilliant. I know that hair tends to smell weird after skipping a few washes, even if you dry shampoo. I wonder if the scent of the hair perfume would last longer than a regular perfume? And what the major ingredient differences are, too.

  • I have always thought these would be a great idea, so happy its actually a real thing haha!
    Alana x

  • Carrie Ward

    Remember when Marc Jacobs did one called hair perfume and he called it hair shine. It was like a perfumed hair serum. It was sooo nice and I loved it so much but sadly after two years they discontinued this product. I still have a half a bottle languishing around which I can’t bring myself to use up. I will have to get my mitts on this baby definitely.x

  • Zazie Bibi

    I actually really like the concept of ‘hair perfume’ as my hair never really smells of much ahah xx

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  • Rachel Trottier

    I’ve never heard of this, but it sounds kind of amazing!

  • crazedstargazer .

    I love using stella McCartney sheer on my hair, the scent it leaves after it has settled is different to what I get on my wrists/neck. And it lingers for a few days.