What are your preconceptions about natural fragrances? We’re willing to bet that they’re probably along the lines of that they don’t last very long, have weak scents or are the equivalent of rubbing incense on your body.
Well, forget what you thought you knew! Natural fragrances have come a helluva long way since the category’s inception, and now you can expect a wider variety of quality scents that actually have the staying power to last all day. Amen to that!
Here are 6 natural fragrances you’ll want to check out.
1. Kai Eau de Parfum
A paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate, gluten and cruelty-free offering, this perfume is as fresh as they come. Boasting a gardenia scent laced with white petals for a crisp floral finish, this exotic fragrance is reminiscent of a tropical island and a front-runner in the natural perfume race. It’s super long-lasting and gives a free-spirited vibe, making it an effortlessly cool and timeless choice that will work for every occasion.
2. Lush Imogen Rose
If rose is your thing (and we know it can be polarising), you’ll adore Imogen Rose from cult natural brand, Lush. It’s a true rose fragrance, while notes of amber and vetivert, but uncomplicated in its rose-y ways. Crafted from a luxe blend of natural ingredients and Lush-approved ‘safe synthetics’, this perfume will quickly become your go-to signature scent.
3. Free People 1809 Collection
Created under the understanding that many fragrances on the mass market contain some form of synthetic material, Free People set out to reimagine what they wanted from a fragrance. The result is a collection of three pure, clean scents that stay true to the brand’s roots. The 1809 Collection is free from synthetic ingredients, harsh chemicals, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and colourants, and it’s cruelty-free and vegan. The three scents are all wonderfully unique—making them perfect for all seasons.
4. Lavanila Fragrance Collection
Offering a curated collection of Vanilla-based fragrances, Lavanila’s offering is a stand-out choice. Hand-made with all-natural and organic ingredients from all over the world, these perfumes are free from harsh chemicals that can damage and irritate the skin and senses. They are uniquely infused with organic sugar cane alcohol, exotic essential oils and skin-pampering botanicals for a natural, authentic scent that you’ll reach for time and time again.
5. L’Occitane Vanille & Narcisse
This beautiful perfume by L’Occitane boasts a stunning resume of natural ingredients. It’s subtle with a beautiful vanilla base and has top notes of blackcurrant, bergamot, gardenia heart, and spicy narcissus—perfectly created with the finesse that you would expect from this esteemed French brand.
6. Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.15
Crafted from fifteen botanicals into a warm, spicy and smooth Eau de Parfum, with Damask rose at its core. Notes of pink pepper, cinnamon and bergamot create a clean and fresh undertone, making it as perfect a pick for everyday wear as it is for special occasions. Over 90% of the fragrance is derived from natural ingredients—making it a good pick for your first foray into the natural fragrance world.
7. Skylar Isle Perfume
A favourite at Sporteluxe HQ, this perfume is reminiscent of balmy nights spent near the ocean. It’s clean, fresh and renewing with a subtle spiced sandalwood scent which instantly works to boost your mood.