Wearing perfume is such a personal thing, some people prefer fresh and fruity scents while others go for deeper, woody tones. We all have different tastes! To help you decide which natural perfume is right for you, I've put together this guide to my favourite natural fragrances by scent.
To me there is nothing like spritzing yourself with your personal favourite perfume to make you feel well put together and ready for the day! Designed to provide long lasting scents without the headachey strength often associated with synthetic fragrances, natural perfumes are formulated with plant-derived ingredients, and there's now truly a scent for every preference. Whether you prefer a light and fresh fragrance, warm florals or essential oil blends, there are natural perfumes to suit everyone, as well as trial packs for those who can't decide or simply love them all!
Benefits of natural perfume
Formulated with botanical extracts, herbal ingredients and essential oils, natural perfumes actually utilise plant-based scents instead of synthetics to create beautiful, light and refreshing fragrances to suit every preference. Synthetic perfumes can actually cause headaches and nausea in those who are sensitive to strong artificial smells, making natural perfume formulas ideal alternatives to mainstream fragrances. Read more about synthetic fragrance sensitivity in my blog post Is your perfume making you sick. Another is that many of these ingredients also feature naturally aromatherapy qualities, helping to calm both the mind and body with every application.
Light and fresh natural perfumes
Life Basics LIFE 100% Natural Perfume
A refreshing blend of Jasmine, Rose, French Magnolia, Coconut and Grapefruit, the Life Basics LIFE 100% Natural Perfume is a beautiful botanical blend which settles lightly on the skin. With hints of Hibiscus, Chamomile and Vanilla, this fresh and summery scent is vegan and Australian made, and can be spritzed onto pulse points or all over the body as desired.
Life Basics by Cedar + Stone Body Mist - When Life Gives You Lemons
Subtle and citrusy, Life Basics by Cedar + Stone Body Mist - When Life Gives You Lemons contains a fresh blend of Lemony Verbena, Orange essential oils & fruity Kakadu Plum. Refreshing and energising, this body mist makes a great natural alternative to those aerosol body sprays which teenagers often love!
Warm floral natural perfumes
Hanako Therapies I Am...Love
Designed to promote balance and harmony within your mind, the Hanako Therapies I Am...Love spray contains pure Rose, Cardamom and Black Pepper as well as tranquil and grounding Vetiver. Calming and rejuvenating, this vegan, Australian made mist can be sprayed all over the body as well as throughout the air to keep you feeling strong and content.
KORA Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil
Personally blended by Miranda Kerr, the KORA Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil is a warm and comforting combination of Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Rose and Ylang Ylang, designed to support your Heart Chakra and promote feelings of energy, love, compassion and joy. Sweet and hearty, this soft scent can be applied to pulse points to release its gentle fragrance.
Essential oil perfume blends
Black Chicken Remedies Essential Oil Perfume #1 Transcendence
A natural essential oil blend, the Black Chicken Remedies Essential Oil Perfume #1 Transcendence features Sandalwood, Geranium Bourbon, Patchouli, Lavender, Carrot, Ylang Ylang and Nutmeg Oils to create an 'elastic' scent which responds to your body's natural oils to create a unique and personalised scent, drawing out different top notes on different people. Vegan and Australian made, this rollerball is refreshing and stimulating. Avoid during pregnancy due to the essential oils.
Vanessa Megan Essential Blend Natural Perfume
A grounding blend of Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Lavender, Rose and Geranium essential Oils in a water base, the Vanessa Megan Essential Blend is a lightweight spray which can be used directly on your skin, on clothing or even bed linen. Made in Australia with vegan ingredients, this is a refreshing and yet calming aroma.
Salt & Glow Love Always Elixir Oil
An aromatherapeutic rollerball, the Salt & Glow Love Always Elixir Oil contains deeply calming Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange and Bergamot in a base of Sweet Almond, Coconut and Jojoba Oils for easy application. Addictive with a lingering aroma, this uplifting scent can be reapplied throughout the day as desired.
Natural perfume trial packs
One Seed Perfume Sample Set
For those who have trouble deciding, try the One Seed Perfume Sample Set, which contains trial sizes of the One Seed natural perfumes including the Seeker, Freedom, Hope, Devotion, Bohemia and Symphony scents. A mix of light, fresh, woody and hearty aromas, each vial contains around 20 applications to allow you to decide which scent works for you.
Vanessa Megan Mini Natural Perfume Collection
Another great sample collection, the Vanessa Megan Mini Natural Perfume Collection contains mini sizes of the Autumn Afternoon, Darling, Essential Blend, Limelight and Winter Gray natural perfumes. Presented in a beautiful gift box, this pack makes a thoughtful present when you are unsure which scent to choose, or you can give it to yourself to test them all on your own.