Our Favorite Natural Perfumes
If you’ve ever been looking through fragrances and been hit with something that seems just right, only to realize the ingredients list is filled with toxins and artificial fragrances you don’t ever want to touch your skin, this collection is for you.
But what does “natural” mean to the perfume industry? Like a lot of things, there is a spectrum for fragrance. It starts with conventional synthetic perfumes composed almost entirely of petroleum by-products and ends with essential oils. Natural perfumes lay far away from their conventional synthetic lookalikes as they most typically use botanical extracts, sugar-cane alcohol, and safe synthetics. The brands we curated for you here are leading the way for innovative formulas that value sustainable, vegan, and ethically-sourced ingredients. Read on for a closer look at some of our favorites.
Pour Le Monde
Pour Le Monde is known as a true innovator in the natural scent industry, Their formulas are some of the very few that are completely synthetic-free, relying on essential oils and grain alcohol to create their signature scents. We feature their Together perfume here, which, like each Pour Le Monde fragrance, gives 5% of sales to charity.
This brand features hypoallergenic perfume made with botanical extracts paired with safe and clean synthetics. Check out their best-selling Isle perfume and enjoy a vegan formula made without phthalates, parabens or synthetic dyes.
Similarly, Phlur creates their perfumes with botanical extracts and safe synthetics and without parabens, phthalates, or sulfates. We feature Phlur’s Hepcat fragrance, made with vetiver responsibly sourced from Madagascar.
Floral Street Perfume
Floral Street is decidedly a part of the slow beauty movement. With ethically-sourced and vegan ingredients, they keep formulas clean and cruelty-free. Not to mention their chic packaging, which is all recyclable. The boxes go a step further with biodegradable materials from FSC-certified forests.
By Rosie Jane Perfume
Like Skylar, these formulas feature organic cane sugar alcohol, a high-quality alternative to the conventional alcohols used in other perfumes. Cane sugar alcohol doesn’t dry out the skin like it’s counterpart, and the organic certification ensures no chemicals were used in it’s growing, so no harmful toxins will end up on your skin. We’ve featured their eponymous perfume, Rosie.
Discover your new favorite scent with more options from Another perfumes, Providence Perfume, Sigil Perfume, and other eco-friendly brands.