Many perfume aficionado's would be incorrect in assuming that expensive, higher-end perfumes contain real botanical extracts and natural fragrances. The majority of perfume today is nearly all (if not entirely) synthetic.

Synthetic fragrance would have to be one of the most toxic products you can own. Ingredients do not have to be disclosed under laws that protect fragrance as ‘trade secrets’. Many components of fragrance have been linked to or proven to cause endocrine disruption, reproductive failure, organ system toxicity, developmental disorders, and cancer. Synthetic fragrance can contain hundreds of individual chemicals.

Many of the preservatives in fragrance also contain Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen, which is released at very low temperatures. Aside from the more serious health concerns regarding synthetic fragrance, for many, it can cause headaches, nausea, trigger asthma and migraines and cause respiratory distress.

A brilliant book on fragrance (really, it's quite an interesting read whether you care about natural or not) is The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville. I highly recommend you read it (see if your library has a copy!). It's an easy read, She talks about the immediate side effects as well as those over the long term - such as what it does to women and unborn babies, and how it affects our development later in life, backed up with sound scientific research.

It is possible to have gorgeous 100% natural perfume, without a headache and synthetic scents. Created in partnership with a master perfumer, IME Perfume is certified Cruelty Free, Certified Toxin-free with Safe Cosmetics Australia, Certified 100% Natural with The Natural Perfumers Guild and also certified by IFRA.

The nine scents each have a Greek Goddess muse, designed around the personality of the Goddess.

I have the scent Ourania.
Described as — Optimistic, Happy. Intuitive.

The muse of Astronomy is a visionary and optimistic. She will guide you to reach for the stars and land upon your dreams. Use your intuition to find the heavenly goddess within and elevate yourself to experience the future you desire. Scent: Oriental, Floral, Musk A delicate and subtle array of florals on soft, sensitive and sweet timbers. Beautiful and profound.

Inspired Notes: Orange, Pink Grapefruit Spearmint, Spearmint, Pine, Marjoram, Howood, Jasmine Absolute, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Vanilla Absolute, Peru Balsam

The packaging is stunning - I really love the glass paired with the timber cap and then the spray applicator. The scent lasts for 4-6hrs, which I think is pretty good considering it doesn’t have any of the synthetic chemical fixatives usually required for perfume.

Ourania is definitely a sweet (but not at all sickly) floral scent, with musk base notes. It's a beautiful fragrance.

IME Perfumes does well to describe each scent and offers travel sizes as well as the full-size bottles. But if you really can’t decide, they also have a trial pack of all nine scents for you to sample each and decide which is your favourite!

You can explore and shop IME Perfume here, with international shipping also available.
What is your current perfume? Have you ditched the toxins yet and made the switch?

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