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7 of the best natural perfumes we love

7 of the best natural perfumes we love

Natural perfumes offer a return to the sophistication and simplicity of traditional perfume making, where the art of fragrance was intimately connected to nature.  Made using pure botanical extracts, these natural ingredients boast captivating scents while offering positive benefits for our mood and well-being.

Typical perfume formulations often contain hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals, hidden under the term 'Fragrance'. Without legal obligation to disclose exact ingredient, manufacturers can conceal potentially harmful ingredients, posing risks to both our health and the environment.

Given that our skin serves as our body’s first line of defence, seeking out a cleaner fragrance for everyday is a worthwhile pursuit. The right perfume has the power to instantly lift your mood, inspire confidence or transport you to a special place or moment in time.

With a growing number of boutique natural perfumers to discover, the Bondi Wash team shares their current natural perfumes on rotation, from long-time classics to recent summer additions. 

Aemium - Blooming Summer $230

Blooming Summer

"I adore this fragrance – it evokes memories of summer nights with its captivating, feminine and gentle scent. It’s crafted entirely from natural ingredients in Grasse. I really like it because it reminds me of the shampoo my grandma used on me when I was a kid." - Sara, Europe Regional Manager

Notes: Lemon, Blood Orange, Almond, Tunisian orange tree, Ylang Ylang, White Flowers, Vanilla, Cedar

Vahy – Neon Neroli $240 

Neon Neroli

"This is my favourite Neroli scent. Floral and soft but rich and complex – it’s like nothing else I’ve tried. It beautifully captures the essence of a warm night in Italy – so dreamy and summery. It also has great longevity for a natural perfume – one spray is enough to last me for the night." - Jemma, Marketing Specialist

Notes: Neroli, Bergamot, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain, Vanilla

Samuel Gravan - Fleur De Elena $170 

Fleur De Elena

"I work with Samuel Gravan on the fragrances for Wyalba, and his most recent fragrance is my new favourite. It’s a delicate floral scent – lots of neroli and white floral notes but with earthy, zesty undertones so that it’s not overly sweet and overpowering. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on it." - Belinda, CEO 

Notes: Clementine, Neroli, White Florals, Rose, Santal, Benzoin

Wyalba - Firetree $200

Firetree

"Wyalba Firetree has been my go-to fragrance for years now. Smoky, woody with subtle sweet notes that gives it a sophisticated allure. It's like a breath of fresh country air after a storm - I feel energised, confident and at peace all at once when I wear it. Perfect as a summer scent or a feel-good fragrance for a night out." - Enrica, Office Manager 

Notes: Cedarwood, Amyris, Neroli, Juniper, Bergamot, Frankincense, Chamomile

Turkish Rose Oil $39

Turkish Rose

"I found this 100% pure rose essential oil at the Grand Bazaar when visiting Turkey a few years ago and it’s still my absolute favourite scent. I find it soft, luxurious and nurturing. It’s also believed to posses therapeutic benefits to ground the nervous system, open the heart and nourish the skin.  I apply it to my pulse points in the morning or on the high points of my face before bed." - Ellie, Marketing Manager

Notes: Pure rose

Aura Soma - PARFUM 11 $168 

Aura Soma

"Like sunshine in a bottle – super fresh, wearable, and perfect for summer. I found it when looking for a natural alternative to the 'Who is Elijah HER' Perfume. Zesty, citrusy, and floral – it exudes a clean, expensive feel with a feminine touch." - Erin, PR & Events

Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Rose, Vetiver

ONE SEED - Courage $110 

One Seed

"Such a beautiful and balanced fragrance, I love it. It’s pretty and floral, with strong wafts of sweet Magnolias, but there’s a richness to it.  Classic, elegant and understated. You can smell the different botanical notes and it’s super long-lasting." - Sylvanna, Operations Manager

Notes: Magnolia, Wild Berries, Rosewood, Violet, Vanilla, Amber 

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