Why give all the major fragrance brands your business? There are some nice indie ones out there and I guess it’s our job to turn you on to them, right? So here’s one line you may want to consider.
The SCENSOIR Parfum de Reves line is made up of three roll-on fragrances that contain high concentrations of naturally derived notes infused with jojoba base, and not just any jojoba, 100% Certified Organic jojoba. Let’s address the “organic” claim with these. They stamp an organic symbol on the back of each box for the following reasons: each follows an 80:80 principal – 80% of each fragrance is formulated with at least 80% naturally derived ingredients, and 80% of which must be organic. So 80:80. Pretty easy to understand. From what I can gather, the organic symbol used on the packaging is created by them and not part of a bigger organization but the above is pretty straight forward and they don’t make any wild claims they can’t back up so that’s good enough for me.
The brand hopes to bet to 90:90 and higher in time. With regard to the other 20% of the ingredients, none of them fall into the category of this body scrub I came across recently. See their site for the “no’s” as in dyes, mineral oils etc. Mineral oil can be found in perfumes? Eeeks!
Anyway, let’s get to the actual scents. ce, em and el were each created for nighttime wear hence the collection name Parfum de Reves, which means “perfume of dreams.” And interestingly enough, these can be layered, something of which I am still have not done with any line, even one like this where it is suggested.
Scensoir ce: overall this is a citrus-floral
Top notes: lemon, orange & petitgrain
Middle notes: Egyptian chamomile and lavender
Base notes: sage, thyme and a sheer musk
Scensoir em: overall this Herbaceous-floral is “Delicate yet complex” hmmmm
Top notes: bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin, petitgrain and cedarlear
Middle notes: marjoram, clary sage, juniperberry and neroli
Bottom notes: ginger, black pepper, cedarwood and patchouli
Scensoir el: over all described as a clean woody-floriental
Top notes: chamomile and bergamot
Middle notes: jasmine, lavender, tuberose
Bottom notes: cedarwood, sanadalwood, vanilla and musk
Each roll on bottle can be purchased separately for $28/.33oz or in the Trio Set of perfume oil rollers for $69. I have gone back and forth as to which is my favorite but know that all of them seem to last on the skin for quite a long time, even in this hot sticky weather. Find them @ scensoir.com