Words: Emily Venables
The topic of sustainable beauty is more prevalent now than ever before. It's no longer okay for brands to do the bare minimum to show they are actively doing their bit for the planet, customers want to know what's in their beauty products, where it's come from, and what brands are doing to help the environment - and rightly so! We hear lots about vegan beauty and cleaner skincare, but where does fragrance fall into the mix and can you shop sustainable scents? You'll be pleased to know, you absolutely can!
If you're looking to switch your scent to one that satisfies your eco-beauty ethos, take a look at some of the criteria of sustainability to look out for and the brands, available at The Perfume Shop, who are doing their bit to support conscious beauty.
Reuse, Refill, and Recycle
Think about how many empty beauty products you throw away in a week, a month, or even a year. It probably amounts up to quite a lot! Instead of sending your empty packages to overflowing landfills, have you considered reusing, refilling, or recycling them?
Aside from the scent itself, one of the best things about perfume is the beautiful bottle it comes in. So when it runs out, instead of throwing away the bottle, why not try upcycling it into something new? For three creative ideas on how to give your empty perfume bottle a new lease of life, check out our upcycling article here.
When we recycle bottles and paper, we’re helping to control the natural environment in a positive way. Look out for brands, such as our very own The Perfume Edit, who state their packaging is 100% recyclable to make it easier for you to do your bit for the planet.
Finally, the last sustainable option in this section is to invest in a refillable perfume. Refillable scents are a great way to eliminate unnecessary waste, plus you will not have to get rid of a beautiful flacon from your dressing table!
At The Perfume Shop, we offer a great range of his and her scents that are available in refillable options from the classic Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel to Terre d’Hermes by Hermes. If a contemporary floral fragrance is more your thing then My Way by Armani is the one for you and for a mouth-watering blend of gourmand notes, add Angel by MUGLER to your eco-friendly list!
But it doesn’t stop there! Check out these planet-positive scents:
Choose Brands Who Source Responsibly & Give Charitably
When it comes to the ingredients in beauty products, we often place our full trust in brands that they come from ethically and sustainable sources. One way to be sure that this is the case is to check out brands that shout about their efforts from the rooftops! One such brand is Montblanc who has partnered with flavour manufacturer Givaudan’s ‘Sourcing for Shared Values' programme, to source ethical ingredients for their best-selling Explorer scent. Montblanc also contributes to educational initiatives in Indonesia, where they source their sensational patchouli. Montblanc, we salute you!
Check Out Cleaner Formulas
The skincare and makeup industry are awash with vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic formulas with the ‘clean beauty’ trend a certified staple amongst beauty lovers. Now, the same can be said about fragrance with brands formulating scents that have minimal impact on the planet. The collection from Keirin NYC is made from 100% natural, vegan, and socially conscious ingredients so you can be sure that every spray is squeaky clean. While our very own The Perfume Edit and ME. ranges are created with vegan, cruelty-free formulas and come in recyclable bottles and packaging too!
Looking for more vegan fragrance options?
Check them out online at The Perfume Shop