Perfume is such a personal thing — we all love different scents, and they also react differently on people's skin. Given that mainstream perfumes are often filled with nasties I have always said that natural perfume is a much better option for anyone who wants to live toxin-free, not to mention they are so much gentler on our noses! Natural perfumes are created using beautiful natural essential oils, so I am thrilled to share this new range with you, all designed so that you can actually also mix and match them to create your own unique, signature scent.
Less is More organic colognes were created through the teamwork of Dr Doris Brandhuber, a chemist, aromatherapist and environmental consultant, and Hannes Trummer, a hairstylist and trainer. Passionate about the environment, health and natural cosmetics, the team created a line of organic perfumes, crafted using the finest organically certified essential oils. 100% of the total ingredients in Less is More perfumes are from natural origin, while 95-96% of the total ingredients are from organic farming. Wherever possible, essential oils are sourced from organic and biodynamic farms, and are as concentrated as possible to preserve the full benefits of aromatherapy. Less is More perfumes are COSMOS Certified Organic, vegan and made in Vienna, Austria. The company also holds B Corp certification, meaning they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.
How to make natural perfume last longer
According to Less Is More, we should think of our perfume like a fine wine... this means we should store it in the same way — in a cool, dark place (not necessarily a cellar, though.) If we just store perfume in a box, drawer or cupboard it will be protected from the effects of sunlight, preserving the natural aroma for longer. For a lingering scent, spritz your perfume through your hair to diffuse the aroma, apply directly to skin, mist through the air and walk through, or add a couple of sprays to your body moisturiser. Scents like Bedtime Stories can also be sprayed onto your bed linen or pyjamas. Never rub your wrists together after spraying perfume on them — this can have a detrimental effect on perfumes as the friction and heat can change the natural enzymes! Florals, for example, can lose their crispness when damaged in this way.
There are nine beautiful scents to choose from in the Less is More range, all with sample options available so you can test them out first and find your perfect scent before committing to the full-size bottle.
Organic women's perfume
Designed to help encourage sweet dreams, the Bedtime Stories perfume is perfect for spraying onto your pillow or pyjamas at nighttime to help you relax and unwind before bed. It's inspired by the song Nocturn by Kate Bush, filled with powdering Lavender, warm Vanilla and a cosy hint of incense.
The Lovely Day perfume is truly designed to brighten your day, inspired by the song Lovely Day by Bill Withers. This fresh and feminine blend features vibrant Mandarin, blossom and Grapefruit, while Juniper and Vetiver add a touch of spice and earthiness.
Natural men's cologne
A complex, multilayered blend Herbalist Canticle evokes the whimsical nature of the song Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel. Clear and fresh Peppermint and Rosemary are grounded by herbal Thyme, Clary Sage and Chamomile.
Warm and smoky, Solemnis was inspired by the grandeur of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (Solemn Mass), containing a dark and complex blend of aromatic Tonka and Vetiver, tart Pepper, warm Rose, fruity Kaffir Lime and complex incense.