February 28, 2012

Scents from nature

More and more brands begin using in their perfumes natural ingredients, from poor places or countries, cultivated by local farmers. This initiative is part of a movement called Fair Trade, which is based on the export of various products from the underdeveloped countries, in order to support those communities.

Here are some of them:

1. Calvin Klein Beauty Eau de Parfum, 50€ (100 ml), onlineparfum.ro

One of the main notes of the fragrance is jasmine, supplied from Morocco.

2. The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Eau de Toilette, 42€, thebodyshop.ro

 Contains alcohol made from organic sugar cane grown by the farmers from Ecuador. From this trade benefit over 500 people in Cotopaxi region.

3. L’Occitane Voyage en Mediterranee de Corse Immortelle Eau de Parfum, 50 €

Immortelles, flowers that give the middle notes of this fragrance, are taken from French farmers, who are taught how to grow them without harming the environment.

4. PureDKNY Verbena Scent Spray, 32 €

Made with basil verbena in Togo, Africa. The cap and the bottle are recyclable.

6. Lancome Tresor in Love Eau de Parfum, 54 € (50 ml), strawberrynet.com.ro

Turkish Rose, the main ingredient, is bought from areas where is grown under organic practices.

Lush Gorilla Perfumes Orange Blossom Fragrance, 39,95 $,  lushusa.com

With Caledonian Sandalwood from Australia. Lush began buying Caledonian Sandalwood instead of Indian sandalwood because this one is endangered, or is illegally sold.