We all have a favourite go-to scent that we trust to make us smell beautiful and feel confident. But have you ever thought about introducing a sustainable perfume into your collection? This means a fantastic smell minus any concerns about the impact on the environment. Find our top sustainable picks below.
What is considered a “sustainable” fragrance?
According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of sustainability is the “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources to maintain an ecological balance” — so what does this mean when it comes to fragrance?
Ultimately, a sustainable perfume is a fragrance free of potentially harmful ingredients, is ethically manufactured and eco-friendly in its processes including packaging and production. But it can be hard to be a conscious consumer in a world of misinformation. Therefore, we’ve put together some sustainable fragrance highlights to help you along the way.
Sustainable perfumes and fragrances
Armani My Way Eau de Parfum Spray
My Way is one fragrance by Armarni that has been created with eco-friendly considerations at the front and centre. The concoction uses consciously sourced ingredients from around the world such as notes of orange blossom extracted directly from hand-picked bitter orange fruit using an entirely natural enfleurage extraction process. And tuberose from the Indian tuberose flower, sourced and hand-picked from near Mysore, India. As well as vanilla sourced through local programs in Madagascar that support economically vulnerable communities, following fair trade principles in collaboration with a local Non-Profit Organisation (NGO).
The ethically sourced ingredients are combined with natural alcohol to create an adventurous and luxurious fragrance to spritz excessively all year round.
Armani My Way Parfum Refillable Spray
Moreover, My Way Refillable Spray honours sustainability even when you have finished the bottle. That’s right, their refillable and recyclable flaçon is designed to be refilled at home. The refill bottle is sold cellophane-free for an effortlessly eco-mindful refill system. What’s not to love?
Chloé Eau de Parfum Refillable
Another brand saying goodbye to single-use packaging is Chloé with their Refillable Eau de Parfum. In fact, Chloé now offers a 100ml refillable bottle that can be refilled without losing a single drop. The brand is on its way to pursuing initiatives that have a lower impact on the environment. To that end, recycled materials now represent 25% of the glass and 40% of the cardboard used for the perfume box. The simplistic yet elegant bottle is finished with a hand-tied ribbon with 100% recycled polyester.
If Chloé is your go-to scent, being a sustainable queen just got a lot easier. Explore more refillable fragrance alternatives here.
NUXE Rêve de Miel Delectable Fragrant Water
The NUXE Rêve de Miel Delectable Fragrant Water is another fabulous sustainable perfume alternative created using 96% of ingredients from natural origins. This honey-based fragrance is certainly a crowd-pleaser with an energising lift of orange blossom paired with a woody base of sandalwood and tonka bean. Amongst other eco-incentives, NUXE partners with the charity ‘Un Toit pour les aveilles’ which translates to ‘A home for bees’ and is involved in sponsoring beehives across France to help bee colonies grow and develop.
Shay & Blue
Shay & Blue take every step possible to use processes that are “kind to the environment” from ingredients to bottles to packaging. Cruelty-free, vegan, with a goal towards being 99% free of plastic packaging Shay & Blue is your one-stop-shop for conscious consumerism.
Explore the full Shay & Blue range, to discover endless unisex fragrances. For instance, their Blackberry Woods Eau de Parfum Spray is described as a rebel fragrance with heart and mind and the essence of enchantment. Reminiscent of the delicious burst of the first blackberry of autumn: mouth-watering, with fresh citrus notes and a warm undertone.
More scents this way
Be inspired. Explore our full range of fragrances to discover sustainable, organic, vegan and cruelty-free scents at your fingertips. To keep up with trending fragrances and exclusive industry news, visit the Fragrance Direct blog.