Is it permissible to use perfume or body spray?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United Kingdom, in:
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Is it permissible to use perfume or body spray?

The alcohol used in body sprays is not the same as alcohol consumed as a drink. Also, it is not alcohol extracted from dates or grapes and it evaporates. Therefore, to use it would be permissible. However, some scholars prefer that one uses precautionary measures by applying it from a distance so it doesn't stain the clothing, and to avoid using it at prayer times.

This response is credited to Mufti Yaseen Shaikh Sahib.