Why natural, non-toxic perfume? Why not anything that delights the senses? Natural scents found in essential oils, resins, bark, seeds, and flowers contain a life force (absent in synthetics) that can be complex, layered and deeply evocative. Instead of synthetic, factory-born flowers, it’s time to opt for the real thing!
The labeling of the word “fragrance” or “parfum” can be problematic as it may contain hundreds of unlisted ingredients in the name of protecting a proprietary blend. According to the EWG, “fragrance” on a product ingredient label can represent an undisclosed mix of scent chemicals, phthalates, hormone disruptors, and headache-inducing toxins.
Lucky for us, with a resurgence of natural perfume brands, there are plenty of options that will give you a more pleasant olfactory buzz and offer a finishing touch to your beauty regimen.
I love the way natural perfumes evolve in the skin, offering a unique and individual experience. They offer the most sensual gateway into feeling beautiful. I hope you can discover something interesting, inspiring, even illuminating—a scent that will allow you to express to the world what brings you joy and pleasure.
SCENTS FOR THE CREATIVE & INSPIRED
Pura Botanicals – Zingara Gypsy Mist
A scent that inspires creativity, and is as whimsical as it is mysterious. Heart notes of rose geranium and lavender balance out with base notes of dark patchouli, sandalwood and hints of vanilla for an aphrodisiac finish. Available in Canada.Osmia Organics – Posso Perfume Oil
“Posso translates into “I can” in Italian. The aromatherapeutic benefits of each ingredient are chosen to instill self-confidence. This is not a scent to be worn for others, but rather to encourage our own courage within. Confident top notes of lemon balm, grapefruit, cedarwood evolves into Bulgarian rose, violet leaf and ends with a grounding trail of frankincense. Available in the US.
SCENTS FOR THE BOLD & MODERN goop – Edition 03 Incense
“A perfume of spirit-clearing smoke, mystical resins, forbidden spices and holy woods.” This perfume is wood forward and is deceptively simple featuring its star ingredient: Omani Frankincense. A deeply spiritual and unabashedly confident scent with an elegant finish. Available in Canada.Lurk – BS 003 Eau de Toilette
This scent combines the ever pleasing fusion of crisp citrus notes of lemon and bergamot, met with sharp, bold notes of black pepper finished with the subtle complexity of dry woods. It offers one the feeling of infinite possibilities and can be worn between seasons. A crowd pleasing scent that can be worn by all. Available in the US.
SCENTS FOR THE FUN & FLIRTY goop – Edition 04 Orchard
“A perfume of sun-warmed apricot, fresh hay and dry earth. This mystical perfume inhabits the quiet heat of summer afternoons”. A scent that immediately transports you to carefree times. An addictive scent you’ll want to wear on a hot summer afternoon over copious glasses of sparkling wine. Available in Canada.Los Feliz Botanicals – Los Feliz
“Inspired by the Los Angeles neighborhood where streets are lined with Jasmine and Magnolia trees, this scent is musky and narcotic with a sweet honey finish.” A playful blend of pink peppercorn, fresh ginger, pink grapefruit, floral notes of Jasmine Sambac and sensual base notes of amber, with a sweet and warm dry down of tonka and opoponax. A playful scent that will draw lots of attention and has nothing to hide behind. Available in the US.
SCENTS FOR THE FREE-SPIRITED & ADVENTUROUS Lina Hanson – Satori Perfume Oil
A confidence boosting scent inspired by a summer getaway to Southeast Asia with uplifting and sharp top notes of yuzu and ginger balanced by warm and soothing base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. A magnetic scent carrying a delectable, edible quality with a sweet finish. Available in the US and Canada.Kahina Giving Beauty – Fez Perfume Oil
“A warm and grounding fragrance that evokes the spirit of the ancient Moroccan city. Tantalizing rose and orange blossom are layered over the scents of patchouli, vetiver and ylang ylang with lingering hints of cumin and clove from the spice market.” This is the kind of fragrance that will leave any traveller inspired to hit the road. This is not a scent for the faint of heart! Available in the US.
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