If you are like me, you probably have a favourite perfume you have always loved, that reminds you of the past and seems to have an alluring scent and heady mix of scent that almost puts you in a daze.
Well, without being a party pooper, it might be adding to the toxins in your own body and adversely effecting those around you.
It might be time for us to put these romantic attachments to our “favourite” perfume aside and think differently about what makes a fragrance appealing. And think of others too.
There is enough information out there now to realize that the synthetic ingredients/scents manufacturers use, in perfumes and fragrant products like candles and room fresheners are not good for our health. (or the health of people around you)
Already, cities like Detroit have created Fragrance Free Zones, where perfume and aftershave are discouraged.
I personally often find myself avoiding someone who has strong synthetic perfume on, or sadly cutting the conversation short.
We stay at a lovely holiday apartments that is within a complex on the Gold Coast, and the reception have a device that every now and then pumps out an artificial fragrance in a small spray of perfume. I literally hold my breath and run through the reception. I’m sure they think l am mad or at the very least rude. But the truth is many people are oblivious to the dangers lurking around them in the atmosphere.
I also avoid large supermarkets, and one of my reasons (there are many) is that l don’t breathing in the synthetic fragrances that linger permanently in the aisles that contain the cleaning and toiletry/personal care products.
I’d love to see more of these talented perfume creators get back to how perfumes were made a thousand years ago.
Today’s synthetic fragrances are a far cry from the healing balms treasured so much by the ancient world that some were worth more than gold
Egyptians were responsible for the origin of perfume. Archaeologists recently uncovered a perfume factory from 2,000 BC, located in Cyprus, which seemed to have specialized in the production of scents like coriander, laurel, myrtle, lavender, and rosemary. Perfume slowly spread throughout the globe, and for a while, scents were reserved mainly for use in religious ceremonies. However, in 1190, perfume began to be produced commercially in Paris, and from there, it blossomed into a massive industry once more.
Historically, and with many of the modern all-natural perfumes (like Kis), scents are derived from the essential oils of plants.
The only real advantage (if it is an advantage) is that Synthetic creations offer scents which do not exist in the natural world. Like leather, musk, watermelon or fresh mown grass!!!
Many perfumers seem to consider these artificial fragrances as necessary for the complexity of the perfume.
That’s great but if you have compromised health and don’t want to adversely effect the health of those around you, l would stay away from synthetic fragrances.
Note that these synthetic fragrances appear frequently in products like drinks, food,
Cakes, soaps, lollies, prescription medicine, candles, shampoos etc etc.
When reading your product labels, look for the word “fragrance” in the ingredient list.
And also just use your nose, if it smells super strong it’s probably not natural.
After reading the ingredients of a product you like, it’s best to test any product out in the store first. See if the smell is making your nose irritated or your eyes water.
More rarely, there are people are also sensitive to essential oils which are natural, so if you suspect you are sensitive to essential oils test all products before buying.
Beware!! Even some fragrance free products often use synthetic fragrance to mask the natural smell of the ingredients. B
Kis perfumes are made by a very talented perfumer, trained in the French method of perfumery, they are more complex than a simple essential oil blend, a lay person might make, and multi-layered. Each one has it’s own perfume pyramid.
See pictured below the perfume pyramid of each Kis perfume.
This Kis trial size is perfect for discovering your favourite Kis scent, just enough to enjoy each organic these organic perfume sare made in Melbourne, by a professional perfume house.
A year in perfecting, they are created for Kis My Body, a start up organic aromatherapy skin care and body care company based in Melbourne.
Complimentary in your purchase is a 30ml Organic rose water, so you can smell fantastic and stop and smell the roses.
This blog article is written by Louise Rawlings, Owner and Founder of Kis My Body, producers of Kis Perfumes.