Smell Good, Feel Good: A Guide to Sustainable Perfumes

People are taking more responsibility for the products they support by choosing more eco-friendly items. Perfumes made with natural and sustainable ingredients are growing in popularity. The environmental impacts of the goods we purchase, including perfumes and fragrances, can’t be stated enough.

But is there such a thing as sustainable perfumes? What does it mean when a perfume advertises “sustainable” or “eco-friendly” or “good for the environment?” Where would one buy sustainable perfumes? And are their samples?

We’ll attend to all your questions and more.

What Does “Sustainable Perfume” Mean?

A sustainable perfume is one that’s made using ingredients and processes that are environmentally friendly as well as socially responsible. Creators of sustainable perfumes look for sustainable sourced ingredients found typically in plant oils. The key is that the ingredients, nor the process of making the perfume, don’t harm the environment. When we think of traditional perfumes which aren’t great for the environment, they often use phthalates and parabens.

Often, processes in making sustainable perfumes involve renewable energy sources, reducing water consumption, and using recycled materials in packaging.

How Do You Find Sustainable Perfumes?

  • Look for perfumes that are made with natural and organic ingredients.
  • Avoid perfumes that contain harmful chemicals, such as phthalates and parabens.
  • Choose perfumes that are manufactured using sustainable processes.
  • Look for perfumes that are packaged in recyclable or compostable materials.
  • Support brands that are transparent about their ingredients and manufacturing processes.

Sustainable Perfumes to Sample

Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar

Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar

Radiant Nectar is considered a warm, slightly sensual fragrance that leverages the power of honeysuckle, vanilla, and peach. It’s a genderless sustainable fragrance that you can wear daily and for any occasion. It really has no limits. It’s also considered long lasting. There are people who may find Radiant Nectar a bit on the overly sweet side, so you might consider that before purchasing.

Sana Jardin Berber Blonde

Sana Jardin Berber Blonde

Fresh and floral is the best way to describe this sustainable perfume. Berber Blonde uses notes of neroli, jasmine, and orange blossom. This is a women’s wear offering a very feminine vibe. We’re thinking spring and summer. It’s long lasting and of course, ethically made. But there’s a lot of floral, so take heed.

Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid

floral street

This sweet and sensual sustainable perfume is popular among women who love a sweet fragrance. But also, not only is Wild Vanilla Orchid sustainable, but its vegan created. We classify this one as luxurious and sophisticated.

Skylar Vanilla Sky

skylar vanilla sky eau de parfum

A warm and comforting genderless fragrance that leverages the power of vanilla, amber, and musk. It’s a great everyday wear selection. It’s hypoallergenic, cruelity-free, and last long. Like some of the other sustainable perfumes above, expect a kick of sweet.

Rainwater Botanicals White Lavender

rainwater gardenia

White Lavender uses lavender, chamomile, and vanilla to achieve a serene, relaxing fragrance that’s genderless in composition. It’s a great wind-down fragrance that soothes and calms. You might consider spraying it atop your bedsheets right at bedtime to help enhance sleep.