Natural perfumes that don’t just smell like grass
The kooky connotations that surround natural scents are intense. Patchouli, a note heavily relied upon in eco-friendly fragrances, gets a bad ‘stoner’ rap, and whilst I’m all for making a scent choice that’s gentler on my skin and the environment, it seems a tall order to swap my signature Gucci for a scent that smells like grass (especially since it’d be a lot cheaper to roll in the real stuff than shell out cash for blades of it in bottle form). But whilst natural naysayers may still associate botanical blends with chanting and top-to-toe tie dye, you can in fact make a healthier perfume choice without hitting ‘hippy’ territory. In fact, with a crop of new natural perfumes that pull their scents from a range of decadent flowers, herbs, spices and essential oils, there’s actually a wide world of eco-friendly eau options that are green in nature without smelling green. They also have stronger affinity with skin thanks to their natural formulas so once you find a splash that you love, it’ll last longer on skin (and in general, as a single spritz will do). These natural drops offer scent, safety and sustainability, so we’re giving them the literal green light.