Perfume ingredients can often look like they’re written in a foreign language, but there are some very common ingredients and when you know what they are, you’ll start to understand what’s housed in your fave bottle of perfume. So, to get you started we’re taking a look at and explaining some of the most common ingredients found in perfumes.
Vanilla: The familiar fruit of the vanilla orchid gives off a rich, sweet vanilla aroma. Comforting and sensual, this scent helps calm emotions and bring back sweet memories.
Moss: This light green lichen found on oak trees is surprisingly fresh in its green, earthy scent. Perfect for when you need to feel balanced and grounded.
Citron: You may know this Mediterranean classic: a ripe yellow fruit that gives off a delicate top note citrus scent. Rejuvenating and restoring, citron clears the mind and helps boost your mood.
Tangerines: This tangy fruit favorite gives you a fresh, sweet citrus note. Wearing this scent gives you a gentle boost which nurtures you, and just makes you feel good.
Vetiver: The roots of a perennial-scented grass produce this earthy, woody “oil of tranquility.” Vetiver calms, balances, and instills self-confidence.
Peppermint: This familiar, invigorating herb sharpens your mind with its crisp, clean, minty notes. It will uplift you with its purity when you need a refreshing jolt.
Black Pepper: This prized spice gives warm, spicy notes to all kinds of luxury items and is both a stimulating and warming aphrodisiac. Rev your engines!
Lemongrass: The clean, bright scent of lemon shines through from these exotic light green leaf blades. An uplifting steam distilled essence, it’s perfect for reducing stress and adding cheer to a gloomy day.
Frankincense: When you need to calm down, the clean, smoky scent of resin collected by making incisions into bark emotionally soothes even the most agitated person. A spiritual scent, Frankincense is the essence of serenity.
Ylang Ylang: The perfume tree’s yellow flowers produce a heavy, sweet, floral fragrance ingredient. The erotic ylang-ylang flower can give you that euphoric boost that’s perfect before an intimate evening.
Oils & Fruit Extracts
Jojoba Oil: A living oil chock full of proteins and minerals, jojoba has a light, fine texture that mimics collagen. It’s the clean way to boost youthful skin and correct fine lines. USDA-certified Organic.
Apricot Oil: This living oil contains Vitamins A, C, E and has a light texture that is easily absorbed, making it perfect for everyday skincare. USDA-certified Organic.
Coconut Oil: Who hasn’t heard of the benefits of coconut oil? This lightweight oil absorbs quickly into the skin and with loads of capric and caprylic acid, it’s a natural antioxidant. Great for round-the-calendar skincare.
Vitamin E (tocopherol): This natural ingredient is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Vitamin E oil can protect skin from free radicals and damage. Perfect for dry or damaged skin.
Blueberry Extract: With this extract, we cut out the middleman and got straight to the organic blueberries with their antioxidants and phytonutrients to help protect your skin from everyday chemicals and exposure. Nothing but solid gold (er, blue?) protection, baby!