Words: Lauren Carbran
Leading a plant-based lifestyle is big for 2020, with people opting for healthy diets and making sustainable planet-friendly choices. Want to raise the game even further? A plant-based fragrance for your day-to-night adventures might be just what you’re looking for…
What is a plant-based fragrance?
Plant-based fragrances include natural plant extracts such as herbs, flowers, leaves, fruit and veg, usually in the form of essential oils to create a fresh sparkling aroma. Luckily, it’s easy to match a plant-based lifestyle with a scent because most fragrances contain these ingredients (whoop). Once you’ve discovered your new favourite plant-based fragrance, you’ll never look back.
What are the benefits?
They're packed with scented compounds that send signals to the brain and your nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and improve concentration and sleep. Once you experience their benefits, whether it’s from an essential oil, scented candle or fragrance, these will become your new go-to products.
TOP PLANT-BASED SCENTS
YSL LIBRE FOR HER
No woman should be without a YSL perfume, and this newbie is brimming with plant-based ingredients. It’s a bold concoction of orange blossom and lavender that not only smells sensual and sweet, but can also help boost concentration, lower stress levels and induce a sense of calm. This is the perfect plant-based and versatile combo for work, play and every day.
TED BAKER EST. 88 FOR HER
This will be one of the biggest talking points of your dressing table because the bottle is so standout – it looks almost like a fashion accessory. Ted Baker Est. 88 oozes plant extracts, which include its fresh bundle of petitgrain, neroli and vetiver. You’ll feel instantly uplifted and energised when you spritz it, so we say it’s the perfect fragrance to complement a plant-based lifestyle.
GUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR FOR HIM AND FOR HER
Plant-based fragrances may be on the radar right now, but so are unisex ones. Let us introduce you to the best of both worlds – Gucci Mémoire d’Une Odeur. Its blend of Roman chamomile and jasmine petals will transport you to a natural flower garden, so whether you’re out and about or running from meeting to meeting, you can reach for this to channel your inner zen. This Gucci perfume is one of our top picks to start 2020 off in style.
YSL Y EAU DE PARFUM FOR HIM
If florals don’t quite cut it for you and you’re looking for something a bit more intense, the bold YSL Y is just for you. It’ll be hard to resist its fresh deep blend of sage, bergamot and green apple, so it could very well become your next signature scent. And did you know that smelling sage can strengthen your senses and promote balance? We’ll be wearing it 24/7.
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