The Best Natural, Organic And Vegan Perfumes

Scents with a conscience.

‘Clean beauty’ has gained traction in recent years and while many of us can probably list some natural and organic skincare, haircare and makeup brands that we know and love, natural fragrances can be somewhat harder to find.

With many mainstream or popular signature scents containing alcohol, parabens, acetone and ethanol, it’s not always easy to track down a natural alternative that still appeals to your olfactory instincts. 

To help, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite natural, organic and vegan perfumes. 

Minenssey Mine Natural Perfume Oil

Minenssey perfume oil

Premium skincare brand Minenssey is known for using Australian botanical ingredients to formulate their products. Up until now, they’ve focused on crafting beautiful and effective skincare, but they’re now putting natural perfumes on the map with the launch of Minenssey Mine Natural Perfume Oil.

It features a 100% natural blend of floral botanicals and essential oils including damask rose, jasmine and neroli. With fruity notes of pink grapefruit and mandarin, it’s a highly wearable everyday scent that, importantly, won’t cause any skin irritations like synthetic fragrances so often do for people with sensitive skin. The formula is free from animal products, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, and pegs. 

$55 for 10mL, available at Adore Beauty

Kai Rose EDP

Kai Rose perfume

A cult classic, Kai’s refreshing spritz became popular among Hollywood celebrities in the early 2000s (Oprah and Jennifer Aniston are among its many famous fans).

The brand’s new Rose variation is a more romantic take on the original scent, which centred around gardenia as the hero note. All of the brand’s products are free from parabens, sulphates and phosphates, and are also cruelty-free and vegan. 

$122 for 50mL, available at MECCA

Hermetica Megaflower EDP

Hermetica Megaflower

It might sit a steeper price point, but Hermetica’s unisex scent is worth it. Categorised as an oriental fragrance, it’s completely alcohol-free.

You can wear it alone or layer it with other Hermetica fragrances; it’s been designed as a base product that enhances other scents making it a great gift for someone who loves perfume.

$199 for 50mL, available at Adore Beauty

Lavanila Vanilla Coconut Healthy Fragrance

Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance

What constitutes as a ‘healthy’ fragrance? Lavanila says their fragrances help us make the right choices about what we put on our bodies.

That means steering clear of harsh chemicals and parabens, and providing an alternative to the many petroleum-based perfumes on the market. Aside from the healthy formula, you’ll find it hard to part with this soothing Madagascan vanilla and coconut scent.

$79.95 for 50mL, available at Nourished Life

Aura-Soma Parfum 44

Parfum 44

Aura-Soma’s Parfum 44 is a deep, woody juice with notes of orris, cedar wood and violet. All of its ingredients are comprised of organic essential oils, and pure organic grain alcohol.

It also features a natural dupe of the musk scent—you mightn’t know that the smell we know as musk today originated from the Musk Deer, and is now outlawed due to animal cruelty.  

$168 for 50mL, available at I Am Natural Store

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