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Flacons are very rare these days and unfortunately people are slowly forgetting the pleasure of slow perfume. Doing things on the go and having disposable things are signs of our hectic society. Why not try the old conventional method of applying perfume? Extraits will last for years as well as the flacons.
Is it possible to use natural perfumes and produce as less waste as possible? What can be and what can`t be recycled if we speak about natural fragrances and their packaging? How much waste is really produced during the hand made process of perfume making?
As I was learning natural perfumery and skin care a few years ago, I stumbled upon many other different definitions related not only to beauty products but also to certain lifestyles. Minimalism, slow living and zero waste were among them. And although they are meant to teach us to improve and change our lives, there is one thing in common they have: they teach us to change the world around us too.
I have heard and read so many myths about natural and botanical (vegan) perfumes that I thought it is time to choose the most interesting ones and bust them. If you know any myths about natural perfumes, I would love to hear them. I will do my best to update the list.
A few weeks ago I noticed an unusual activity on my website, one of my perfumes got a lot of attention and was googled again and again. Then people started buying the same sample, then some even bought Extrait de Parfum or Eau de Parfum without even trying samples. What was going on? It was Villanelle, a perfume created and released by me in March 2018.
There is something enchanting in a ritual of dabbing perfume, applying it directly on your skin without using a spray pump. Small flacons remind us of vintage perfumes made long time ago, perhaps, when our grandmothers kept their precious French perfumes in drawers.
Extrait de parfum (pure perfume, perfume, parfum, parfum extrait or simply extract) is the most concentrated and most expensive form of perfumes and is usually between 20 and 40% of oil concentration. You need only a couple of drops for each application. And this makes them very unique because they are in fact more versatile than eaux de parfum.
To choose a perfume you will love is not only about understanding the perfumery basics but knowing that natural ingredients act in a completely different way, are created, tested and worn using other methods.
Natural perfumes do not last as long as synthetic ones because they do not contain artificial fixatives. Their sillage is not that strong thus they remain closer to your skin. They do not irritate your nose for many hours but slowly unfold not by note from their top to base notes.