More and more of us are looking for perfumes that don’t just make us smell great – but also help preserve the environment (and all of the adorable furry/feathered creatures who inhabit it!). Well, The Perfume Shop has concocted a range of exquisite – yet affordable – fragrances that tick all the green beauty boxes, benefitting the planet as well as your purse!
The Perfume Edit
The Perfume Edit is The Perfume Shop’s very first fragrance collection, combining their 25 years of expertise to create something truly unique. What’s more, the range recently won Bronze at the 2020 Pure Beauty Awards (the ‘Oscars’ of the beauty industry). Not only are these scents original and distinct characters in their own right but the range is certified cruelty free (meaning no animal testing was done at any stage of the production process) and vegan (so it contains zero animal products or animal derivatives). Plus, the bottle and box are 100% recyclable.
And at just £19.99 each, you can treat yourself to a stunning, eco-friendly scent with serious staying power (each one has an intense eau de parfum concentration) without spending a fortune. Few things lift the mood like a new perfume after all!
So which one will you choose? (Or you might want to collect them all – after all, most people nowadays have a ‘wardrobe’ of perfumes as opposed to a signature scent.) Read on to find out more…
Lime & Basil
If you’re not a fan of rich florals, this perfume is a dazzling – and seriously addictive – alternative. The sharp zesty notes of lime are enhanced by fresh green herbal accords and brightened by sweet orange. Herbal-citrus scents have become very popular over the past few years, but this version retains a particular charm all of its own. It’s the type of scent you wear to remind you of summer months and cocktails on the beach (and it also smells great on both sexes). If that’s not enough to convince you, it recently won an award for best citrus fragrance in the 2020 The Real Beauty Awards. A modern classic in the making!
This is another unisex scent (so if you buy it for a loved one, you can steal a few spritzes for yourself!). If you’ve ever smelled notes of pink peppercorn, you’ll know they add a delightful aromatic ‘crackle’ to a scent – and with this they are beautifully blended with a good glug of seductive Indian jasmine, softening down to an enveloping base of intense cassis. This is a true “perfume lover’s perfume” that you can catch delightful whiffs on your skin and clothes throughout the day.
Fresh scents with an artisan twist are having a moment and this intoxicating creation is a great example. While citrus accords traditionally tend to evaporate quickly, this one has its feet firmly on the ground; its crisp notes of lemon are anchored by a herbaceous accord of geranium, rosemary and lavender, underscored with earthy patchouli and blonde woods. Basically, it’s the best of both worlds: delivering the refreshing appeal of a citrus scent combined with the added warmth and richness of earthy, woody notes.