Natural fragrances, once a paltry bunch of earthy oils, have grown in both number and sophistication.... These five perfumes are 100% natural and 100% fabulous.
Excerpts from a fragrance editorial by Angelique Serrano, Eau Natural.
Aftelier Honey Blossom
This whisper-soft floral blend of rose and honey clings to the skin.
"Honey Blossom - Beautiful honeyed floral, hypnotic with notes of honeysuckle. If there were a flower that smelled like honey, this would be it." (Shop: 0.25oz, $150, aftelier.com)
Organic Glam Jasmine
Close your eyes and take a deep breath, and you'd swear you were surrounded by blooming jasmine.
"Organic Glam Jasmine - Captures the luscious fragrance of Jasmine blooms in spring and summer. The uplifting scent reminiscent of warm moonlit walks and Mediterranean nights when Jasmine becomes its most potent. This intoxicating and sophisticated scent begins with the heady florals of Egyptian Jasmine and Ylang Ylang with an unexpected twist of Sicillain Bergamot and sensual Sandalwood." (Shop: 3.4oz, $182, theorganicpharmacy.com)
Red Flower Organic Perfume in Guaiac
Irresistibly happy and bright; it's as if someone had captured the zesty cloud around a peeled grapefruit.
"Guaiac Organic Perfume Concentrate - With guaiac, pink grapefruit and rose absolute. red flower guaiac is woodsy with a touch of tobacco, leather and citrus. Warm, fresh and smoky. Exotic, yet simple." (Shop: 0.5oz, $186, redflower.com)
Tsi-La Fiori d'Arancio Eau de Parfum
Tangerine, blueberry, fig, and caramelized vanilla: The notes read like a fancy grocery list. Blended together, they strike a perfect balance between citrusy and sweet.
"Fiori d'Arancia - Sparkling notes of luscious orange blossoms, juicy tangerines, caramelized vanilla, and playful neroli flowers infuse with nourishing extracts to create a sheer and delicate fragrance drenched in happiness." (Shop: 1.7oz, $95, tsiorganics.com)
Wholearth No. 9 Perfume Spray
The dessert-like aroma of sugar and vanilla isn't cloying, thanks to an astringent spritz of lemon and lime.
"Certified Organic Perfume Spray - Our USDA certified organic fragrance is all natural, contains no synthetic ingredients or dyes and is made with organic alcohol, fragrance and water." (Shop: 1.7oz, $65, wholearthbeauty.com)
(Serrano, Angelique. "Eau Natural." Allure Feb. 2011: 103.)