Monday, March 17, 2008

In The Eyes Of Nature with Tsi~LA Organics

It’s true. Packaging is so important when it comes to any beauty product. That’s why I don’t understand why some companies skimp on this part. There are many lines, especially in makeup, that I’m sure I’m missing simply because the packaging isn’t appealing or their line comes in the same containers we’ve seen over and over again. You certainly won’t find that to be the case when it comes to fragrances. I think it’s a major faux pas for a company to use the same container as another. It probably hasn’t even happened before! So it was my delighted surprise when TSI~LA ORGANICS (pronounced chee-la) Eau de Parfum Mini Collection ($75 @ came across my desk. Each 3.5ml roll-on bottle is made of glass and so it makes these little guys so fun to apply. I know, I know, I have to get out of the house more…


My favorite this past week has been the Fleur Sauvage and here’s a breakdown of all four of the scents:

  • Kizes – Sicilian bergamot, elderflower, tuberose, jasmine, orange flower
  • Fleur Sauvage – tuberose, jasmine
  • Kesu – jasmine, davana (Indian blossom), lime, amber, wood
  • Ilang Ilang – floral tree blossoms

TsilaWhat makes this line tre unique is that these are pure perfume oils in a moisturizing base of coconut oil and orchid flower extract, so they are very concentrated. They don’t contain any alcohol, preservatives or colors. One thing I can’t figure out, if you rub you wrists together like I’ve heard NOT to do as it bruises the scent, does this also apply to fragrances that are made with pure ingredients like these from Tsi-LA? Or is the whole bruising thing a myth?



I've heard both sides of the coin. I'd be very curious too if anyone has the answer. thanks for bringing this up!


I hear that it is the alcohol inside a fragrance that makes it bruise the notes so it changes the scent of each note. I've actually tried it both ways (rubbing the wrists together and then not rubbing them together) and didn't notice a difference in the way it smelled either way. Help!


Hey, thanks for posting this! I love new scents for Spring and these are right up my alley! Cute packaging and a roll-on applicator...I'm there!

Blue Moon Aromatics

My feeling is that it depends on the ingredients: most artificial fragrances contain petroleum-derivatives and have a somewhat volatile chemical structure that could perhaps get changed through friction... when you use a perfume that contains 100% natural (i.e. plant-derived and unadulterated) ingredients, the notes don't get bruised in my experience. ~ Martin

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