The old-fashioned hairspray smell.
All hairsprays aren't created equal. Some have a heavy fragrance, often added by manufacturers to mask the distinctive scent of alcohol, explains Paul Labrecque. Give testers a spritz in a beauty-supply store to check the aroma before buying. (We love the light, fresh scent of the two shown left.) And try using one with a pump top, says Kattia Solano. Aerosols spray more mist all at once, which then hangs in the air longer, she says.
Paul Labrecque Volume Finish All Day Hold hair mist, $18; paullabrecque.com
Jane Carter Solution Natural Hold Locking spray, $9; at Target.