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    Default Re: natural perfume houses?

    Other companies that are 100% natural include (none of which have I tried, so I can't comment):

    - Many Aftel (AKA Aftelier)
    - Honore des pres (Oliva Giacobetti's natural and organic line)
    -Ajne
    -Strange Invisible Perfumes

    There is also a fragrance by L'artisan Parfumeur that is organic and all natural called Jatamansi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Not to rule out this idea - I'm all for synthetics used well - but 86.5% doesn't really guarantee much when it comes to a fragrance. You can have an Eau de Toilette that's 90% all-natural alcohol and 10% synthetic aromachemicals.
    Quite true, Galamb.
    I think also with respect to animal testing and their lack of animal by-products, phthalates etc, Korres certainly steps up to the plate in bringing perfumery one step closer to being natural. The same sadly, cant be said for the likes of Unilever, Procter & Gamble, L'oreal and the like.

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    Default Re: natural perfume houses?

    I'm not sure what all the hype for 'all natural' fragrances are, or even a fragrance house that is 100% all natural. Sure, when it comes to scenting shampoos, soaps, etc. there is animal testing, but extracting some of the natural fragrance ingredients, i.e. musk and civet. So, which is worse?

    The extraction of musk is illegal now anyway, but my point remains the same. Natural musk or synthetic musk that was merely tested on an animal rather than cut out of an animal gland. There are trade offs for both. I am all for synthetics. Some are as great as natural ingredients. It all depends on what you like. When it comes down to it, could you really tell the difference in a blind test? I couldn't. If you can then good for you, but most can't, and I think synthetics are necessary and inevitable in the future of fragrances.

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    I believe many (most) can't tell the difference between naturals and synthetics exactly because they have been exposed to synthetics all their lives, so their peception has been skewed. There is certainly truth in that. But that doesn't mean that one cannot change that reality and investigate into different things out of their comfort zone, if they have the desire.

    Regarding animal rights, I have read that natural perfumers mostly use either ethically harvested materials (ambergris) or the ones which they have already purchased in the distant past (civet). I don't think anyone uses natural musk for decades now!

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    You only can't tell the difference between naturals and synthetics because you haven't smelled an all natural scent.

    There really is no mistaking a highly natural scent versus a highly synthetic one. Then there are those borderline scents like Pour Le Jeune Homme by MPG that I would wager is 50% natural or more. Sniffing that will give you a good idea (in a relatively easy to find scent) of what a "more natural" citrus accord smells like, and it's - to my nose at least - qualitatively different than synthetics.
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    Mmmmm-kaaaayyyy. I smell a shill. Again.

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    Herban Cowboy Dusk Cologne . I'm going to try it the next time I'm at Whole Foods

    http://www.drugstore.com/qxp152138_3...ic_cologne.htm
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    I heard somthing about older creeds being more natural
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    Patyka is an Natural Organic ,

    Very nice !!

    http://www.patyka.com/
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    Default Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    Hi there!

    I love perfumes--or at least the idea!--of wearing only perfumes which use natural--as opposed to chemically synthesised--ingredients. I know that Clive Christian perfumes only use natural ingredients. I've also read that Joy by Jean Patou is another fragrance which ONLY comprises of natural ingredients.

    Any other perfumes that only use natural ingredients? It'd be great if we could list all such perfumes in this thread--it doesn't matter whether they're male/female or whatever the brand is.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by naqshbandi View Post
    Hi there!

    I love perfumes--or at least the idea!--of wearing only perfumes which use natural--as opposed to chemically synthesised--ingredients. I know that Clive Christian perfumes only use natural ingredients. I've also read that Joy by Jean Patou is another fragrance which ONLY comprises of natural ingredients.

    Any other perfumes that only use natural ingredients? It'd be great if we could list all such perfumes in this thread--it doesn't matter whether they're male/female or whatever the brand is.

    Thanks!
    Where in the world did you hear that Clive Christian perfumes only use natural ingredients???

    There are tons of threads on the subject if you do a search...here's an example:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...hlight=natural

    Oh, Joy isn't all natural either btw....heavy on the musks.

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    Default Re: Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    ps - X & 1872 were composed by Geza Schoen...notorious for his love of the synthetic Iso E Super. He also did the Escentric Molecules scents and worked on many of the Ormonde Jayne scents as well...both of which are heavy on the same ingredient (or the only ingredient). You'll probably find it in both the CC scents (not to mention the scent he did for Boudicca...which smells an awful lot like one of the CC's...I forget which).

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    A good source to locate the perfumers who use only natural ingredients is the Natural Perfumers Guild:

    http://naturalperfumers.com/
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    Default Re: Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    Listing them all would take some time, but Kess put you on to a good source for information. I'll just list my favorites, which come from two perfumers, both of who are Basenotes regulars.

    Ayala Moriel - Razala, Immortelle L'Amour, Gigi
    Profumo.it - Holy Water, Rose de Bois


    Really, I think the concept of all-natural is overemphasized, notably by some companies that patently use synthetics, and sounds more important than the resulting fragrances usually warrant. I've smelled some extremely "natural" smelling fragrances based largely or entirely on synthetic materials. It's all about the smell.
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    Default Re: Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    Yes Clive Christian is made of the same chemical soup as other designer stuff.
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    Try this company--supposely all their ingedients are natural. They did home fragrance, I believe, but now have some perfumes.

    http://infusionorganique.net/stores/index.html

    Oh, and there is a scent based on kumquat!
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    Default Re: Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    Ajne of www.ajne.com is a fantastic all natural perfume house based in Carmel CA. They have their own organic lavender farm too . Quite special !
    Aveda is a good one too but I prefer Ajne.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Default Looking for the all natural men's

    Hi I'm a fragrance noob, looking for an all natural after shave or cologne. I've tried a few of them, like the 2 burt's bees, and the herban cowboy dusk. I enjoy a manly scent, and perhaps some sandalwood or the like. Are there any classics that are natural? I am thinking about getting a few for rotation. thanks for your comment.

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    Many natural ingredients are being phased out due to the IFRA's ever tightening restrictions on what they deem good or bad for your health. A lot of classics that once contained natural ingredients have been 'neutered' to suit these restrictions, removing certain natural oils that could allegedly cause more irritation than their synthetic cousins. There are a few indy / niche perfumers that specialise in all-natural fragrances, however I cannot think of any off the top of my head.
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    You can check these out http://www.essentially-me.co.uk/fini...fragrances.php

    I haven't bought from them yet but it's on my radar already and the next time I go berserk splurging on fragrances, I'd definitely get something from them.

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    L'Occitane are a line specialising in natural, but almost all have some sysnthetic components.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Aubrey Organics has a line of mens aftershaves that could be used as a body splash.
    There is also a company named Grandiflorum that produced fragrances from essential oils.

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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    AVEDA might be worth a look. I believe the intent is to work with as natural (and sustainable) ingredients as possible and the Men's EDT and the other items that I think are Body Sprays (there's a series of six or so) are pretty nice. Hair shampoo range is great, too.

    I'm not sure about a strictly natural approach but I believe Mr. Dubrana (www.profumo.it) is also working with naturals, although not sure to what degree. Some very beautiful stuff.
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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Art of Shaving uses EO and absolutes, though some insist they must be using some synthetics. Their Sandalwood EdT is outstanding, and the Lemon EdT is really a very classic citrus with moss underneath.

    I second the mention of Aubrey Organics. The Spice Island is a bay rum-vetiver concoction with a big patchouli note that lasts all day.

    There are many expensive niche perfumers who are making all-natural scents, some very good.

    I also find that the complexity of high-quality vetiver or patchouli EO works well as a scent for me during the day.

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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    While the Art of Shaving stuff is nice, they are definitely using synthetics. There's no way to make a lemon note last anywhere near as long as it does in their Lemon EdT!

    I'd suggest looking into Aubrey Organics as mentioned, or another organic line such as Kiss My Face.

    This one looks good, although expensive - http://www.vitacost.com/ZIA-Men-Dual-Action-Face-Lotion
    Sandalwood extract is one of the first ingredients, while it also has rosewater, ylang ylang, rosemary, and cedarwood listed.
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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Honore des Pres is a very good line which specializes in "all-natural." Of their offerings I've tried, my favorite is called "Nu-green." It's wonderful, if perhaps lacking a little in the longevity department (which you'll find to be the case with most of the "all naturals.")

    Treehugger.com gives this description of the line:

    "Honore des Pres offers a line of cruelty-free, 100 percent certified-organic fragrances that are free of phthalates, colorants, petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes, and, in the words of the tres quirky perfumer, "no elements which aggress the skin. Of course!""
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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    sirsmellzalot, do you know of anywhere that sells the HdP line cheaply? I remember Luckyscent was blowing them out a few months back but I stupidly missed the sale. I really love Bonte's Bloom.. should have picked up a bottle for $60 when I could have!
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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    If you are looking for cheap after shave, i just can say Mennen Musk. i don't care about aftershaves generally.
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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    While the Art of Shaving stuff is nice, they are definitely using synthetics. There's no way to make a lemon note last anywhere near as long as it does in their Lemon EdT!
    I'm not doubting your nose or expertise, but I will say that for me the pure lemon pretty quickly evolves into something more like verbena and/or lemongrass. That's not to say that either of those notes would be particularly long-lived, but certainly both last better than lemon. The piercing brightness of pure citrus is gone in minutes on my skin, but then, I don't get much longevity out of any topnotes.

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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Aveda is great. Burt's Bees has two fragrances that are pretty good.

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    Default Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Most of L'Occitane's are naturally-based, but as I mentioned, there are some synthetics.
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    Default Re: natural perfume houses?

    And you can also check out a whole bunch of us on
    http://www.naturalperfumers.com

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    It's great to find other people interested in natural perfumes. Patchouli-drenched head shops have given natural fragrances a bad rep, and it can be hard to find top-quality natural perfumes; many lack complexity, others lack staying power, and some are better suited to aromatherapy than a fragrance you would actually wear. It's also hard to find fragrances that are truly natural: even essential oils sold at health food stores can contain synthetic ingredients. But I've come across some great companies that offer environmentally-friendly phthalte-free all-natural scents:

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    Acorelle, based in France, is a certified, 100% natural line of perfume containing more than 90% organic ingredients. [WIKI]www.laboratoire-odysud.fr/engagement_eng.html[/WIKI]

    A Perfume Organic, based in Manhattan, is a completely organic fragrance line. All of the oils are obtained from organic, wild-harvested and sustainable sources & each formula is certified USDA organic. Their packaging and bottles can be planted and recycled. [WIKI]aperfumeorganic.com[/WIKI]

    Both Acorelle and A Perfume Organic products are available at [WIKI]Futurenatural.com[/WIKI]

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    I Profumi di Firenze is a top-quality perfume house based in Florence, Italy. They use Renaissance recepies and all-natural ingredients in their fragrances.

    Here is info I was sent from their US importer:

    So glad to hear you are enjoying sampling i Profumi di Firenze.
    There are definitely no phthalates in our fragrances. I had that confirmed by our perfumer when I first started this venture as that is a question we get asked often and also purity in all the products I personally use have always been a major concern of mine.
    The fragrances are made with all natural ingredients (including the alcohol, which is all natural and of a high-quality) The fragrances are not 100% organic but our perfumer tries to use as much organic flowers and fruits in the creation of his essences (essential oils) which are the basis for the perfumes.
    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest.

    Kindest regards,
    Miryana
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    Isabella Imports - i Profumi di Firenze
    1223 Wilshire Blvd. #293
    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    miryana@isabellaimports.com
    [WIKI]www.isabellaimports.com[/WIKI]

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    Ayala Moriel Parfums, based in Vancouver, is an all-natural artisan natural perfume house. In addition to using all-natural ingredients, the company states:
    • We do our best to use products that are sweatshop free. Out bottles are made in France, and our packaging and printing is designed and manufactured locally.
    • We do our best to avoid using endangered species in our perfumes. We also source as much organic and ethically wild crafted essences as we can for our perfumes.
    [WIKI]www.ayalamoriel.com[/WIKI]

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    Garden Botanika is not a completely all-natural company, but they do offer some all-natural products:

    Information from their Customer Service rep:
    While our fragrances may not be completely all natural, we do have fragrance options that may appeal to you.
    Our Heart So Natural fragrance contains no of sulfate, glycol, parabens, phthalates, or artificial dyes. It is also 100% vegan.

    The following fragrances are phthalate-free:
    Almond Cream
    Joy to the Girl
    Peace

    I hope I was able to answer your questions. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Have a great day!

    Susan Urani
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    [WIKI]www.gardenbotanika.com[/WIKI]
    1-800-968-7842

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    Aubrey Organics, offers 100% natural fragrances made with a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients, free of synthetic aldehydes and petrochemicals, and formulated for people with sensitive skin. Vegan and not tested on animals. Their manufacturing facilities are certified organic and they are the only American cosmetic manufacturer to receive the European BDIH seal, meaning they meet or exceed strict guidelines for the manufacture of natural cosmetics..

    Unfortunlatey, they don't sell fragrance samples, but you can sample them in spas and stores which carry the products. Or you can take advantage of their 100% cash-back satisfaction guarantee if you don't care for their scents.

    [WIKI]www.aubrey-organics.com[/WIKI]

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    Lush Cosmetics, based in the UK, offers spray and solid fragrances.

    From their company statement
    We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.
    * We also believe words like fresh and organic have honest meaning beyond marketing.

    We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

    We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients.

    Their statement on preservatives:
    Preservatives are by nature poisonous, and have more to do with profit, supply chains and convenience than healthy hair and skin, or the environment. Of the 300 products we make, about two thirds are unpreserved. To achieve this, we use fresh ingredients and minimal amounts of water. Liquid products containing water require some preservative due to the bacteria potential of the environment. Using preservatives gives products greater practicality, allowing for longer shelf life and room temperature storage. The two preservatives we do use (methylparaben and propylparaben) are the safest, mildest ones we can find, and have been used in cosmetics and skin care for 60 years. Using more, or stronger, synthetics would mean compromising the benefits to your skin. We'd be more profitable if we preserved a product to last three years and warehoused the goods, but we think you deserve better. If you look at a non-LUSH product and it doesn’t have a label showing when it was made, it could be anything up to 3 years old. We only sell our preserved products for up to 4 months after they’re made, and their total shelf life is 14 months.

    [WIKI]www.lush.com[/WIKI]

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    Annick Goutal, Paris is not an all-natural company, but most of their ingredients are natural, and in general they go light on the synthetics.

    Information from their customer service rep:
    Thank you for email and your interest in Annick Goutal Perfumes.
    For your information, please note that we use a very small quantity of phthalates in our fragrances.
    If you are afraid to use them, we invite you to try them on the skin and then to see the reactions on your skin.
    Please finally note that most of the ingredients that we are using in our perfumes are natural.
    I hope this information will help you and stay at your disposal should you have further requests.

    Kind Regards

    Magali QUENET
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    +33 (0)1.40.71.20.81
    [WIKI]www.annickgoutal.com[/WIKI]
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    As phthalates are being phased out of the U.S. market, and customers become educated about the risks of synthetic ingredients, hopefully more natural fragrances will become available.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about other natural perfume houses you may come across!


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    There are some natural musks that come from plant sources. For instance, Annick Goutal's Musc Nomade uses white musks stemming from angelica root and ambrette seeds, since creators Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal were committed to creating a quality musk made in an environmentaly-ethical way without the use of animal products.

    From wikipedia: Some plants such as Angelica archangelica or Abelmoschus moschatus produce musky smelling macrocyclic lactone compounds. These compounds are widely used in perfumery as substitutes for animal musk or to alter the smell of a mixture of other musks.

    The plant sources include musk flower (Mimulus moschatus), the muskwood (Olearia argophylla) of the Guianas and West Indies, and the seeds of Abelmoschus moschatus (musk seeds).

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    Synthetics can make people sick. I have to be very careful about what perfumes I wear/sniff or it's headache/nausea/asthma attacks for me.

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    Do you know of any good organic / all natural fragrances?

    I'm bit of a health nut and a heck of a lot of modern fragrances are full chemicals that are toxic to the body (phthalates, benzoates etc. some example info: http://www.ewg.org/files/SafeCosmetics_FragranceRpt.pdf ) so I'm beginning to veer towards more natural fragrances

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    I would look at the excellent offerings of Aftelier.
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Strange Invisible Perfumes?
    Current favorites: Olivier Durbano - Jade, Amouage - Tribute, Profumum - Arso, Etro - Palais Jamais, Comme Des Garcons - 2Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I would look at the excellent offerings of Aftelier.

    +1 They have some of the best fragrances I have ever encountered. It is such a shame they get categorised away from mainstream niche perfumery into a "natural" sub-section so often.

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    Do you know of any good organic / all natural fragrances?
    If you're worried about your health. Take it from someone who has been on the production side. Organic is nothing but a marketing term/buzzword and all too often utterly meaningless. Very few countries have regulations surrounding what can and cannot be called organic/natural and you cannot trust companies interested only in their bottom line to police themselves. I've picked up far too many supposedly organic or natural cosmetics and the like only to find them loaded with petro-chemicals and other nasty things.

    Don't worry about brands. Look into botanical names and so on and the various industry terms for nasty chemicals so you can study the ingrediants yourself and make an informed decision from product to product.

    This isn't just paranoid rambling.

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    Aftelier and Strange Invisible look great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    If you're worried about your health. Take it from someone who has been on the production side. Organic is nothing but a marketing term/buzzword and all too often utterly meaningless. Very few countries have regulations surrounding what can and cannot be called organic/natural and you cannot trust companies interested only in their bottom line to police themselves. I've picked up far too many supposedly organic or natural cosmetics and the like only to find them loaded with petro-chemicals and other nasty things.

    Don't worry about brands. Look into botanical names and so on and the various industry terms for nasty chemicals so you can study the ingrediants yourself and make an informed decision from product to product.

    This isn't just paranoid rambling.
    You're not wrong, the terms organic and natural have no inherent meaning in this industry in many countries and regulation e.g. ECOCERT classifies organic perfumes as "Organic home perfumes: at least 95% of the plant-based ingredients (excluding alcohol) must be sourced from organic farming, and at least 10% of all ingredients must be sourced from organic farming." ...what about the other percentages?!

    I'm looking at the specific ingredients of fragrances (I have a pretty good idea of what's what there due to understanding of bio-chemistry). So long as a company is honest about the ingredients then should be ok. Thanks for your reply, it is a minefield out there!

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    I think Yves Saint Rocher make a couple.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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    There are several listed here: http://naturalperfumers.com/memberlist.php

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    Whoever's clipped together all these older threads into one, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanzio View Post
    After reading this http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/fall97scents.html I really got concerned about wearing fragrances :-?... I really wish I could find a 100% natural fragrance, just natural ingredients. Can you help me? I wonder if there is one, just one... :'(
    even the niche brands which claim to be natural are mostly synthetic ingredients, just higher quality synthetic ingredients

    besides, its not like these chemical ingredients cause ACTUAL harm

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    I think Honoré Des Prés scents are supposed to be natural but not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    even the niche brands which claim to be natural are mostly synthetic ingredients, just higher quality synthetic ingredients

    besides, its not like these chemical ingredients cause ACTUAL harm
    Not sure I agree with that.

    Plenty of ingredients in fragrances have been linked to be toxic in many different ways. Take phthalates as just one example...

    Links with cancers and tumours:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20368132
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22871597

    Decreased fertility:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22832070
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/6683.php


    Disrupting hormone balance:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22871016
    http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/newsc...phthalates.htm

    Effects genes:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22949852

    Effects thryoid function:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22690712

    etc. etc. And phthalates just one family of chemicals amongst dozens and dozens used in modern fragrances. And then there's risks of ingredients we're not even aware of yet.

    I know I sound like I'm scaremongering a bit here but I value my health more than I do smelling pretty (though some great suggestions in this thread means it looks like I can have my cake and eat it )

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