Fragrance

By Stephanie Nolasco

April is officially Earth Month, which means it’s time to get eco-conscious! Mother Nature can be any girl’s best friend, especially when there’s plenty of environmentally friendly beauty products on the market promoting natural ingredients without the unnecessary toxins or preservatives that can harm clear skin. However, what about perfume lovers looking to welcome spring with a new signature scent? Fortunately, we found four fabulous fragrances that highlight the benefits of showing some love to our planet. Quick fooling around and celebrate the arrival of April with these delicious scents that will have you dreaming amid the flowers.

There’s no greater feeling than being awaken by the luscious, zesty scent of blooming orange blossoms on a spring morning…we doubt your cup of joe is just as tantalizing! Those ready to make a bold statement this year are in luck because cosmetics brand Lush has you covered, and trust us, you won’t be able to escape from one of the company’s most notable creations. Gorilla, their collection of hand blended perfumes, has one fragrance that perfectly captures the feel and smell of a Mediterranean garden. The simply named Orange Blossom is a unisex aroma made with natural beeswax and orange absolutes, as well as heady neroli and rosewood oils. The result is a powerful union of ripe, juicy oranges and a green, lush (no pun intended) forest. Be warned, Orange Blossom isn’t for the shy and one spritz alone can conquer an entire apartment. However, it’s a natural pick-me-up that lasts for hours before drying down. In short, you won’t be dreading the morning.

Available: Lush and http://www.Lush.com

It’s the time of the season when the love runs high…for glamour, that is. For spring, show off floral dresses, wide brim hats, and those long, lean stems! Those ready to unleash their inner bombshells on the streets of New York City deserve a fragrance that marks the occasion and there’s no better scent for sirens quite like Organic Glam’s Jasmine by The Organic Pharmacy. Packaged in a glitzy, 1920′s style bottle that glitters under the light, Organic Glam Jasmine encapsulates the sweet, delicious smell of blooming Egyptian jasmine kissed by the warm, soft rays of a full moon. While Organic Jasmine is also blended with spicy notes, like Sicilian bergamot and sandalwood, you’ll only discover a bouquet of the tiny white flower. Not only is it wonderfully luxurious, but it also has no artificial ingredients or phthalates to irritate sensitive skin. Go get glam!

Available: New London Pharmacy, 246 8th Avenue, and http://www.TheOrganicPharmacy.com

There’s a hot new way to cool down this spring and you can thank one enchanting green country for that. Kio Kio, a natural body care line from New Zealand that’s dedicated to promoting “eco-conscious beauty,” boasts a four-fragrance collection and our favorite for spring is Pacific Tiare & Ti Kauka. The refreshing body mist awakens ladies with a combination of dewy gardenia and delicate, powdery ti kauka, the small white flowers native to New Zealand. You’ll feel as if you’ve taken a dip on the sapphire blue Pacific Ocean and love every moment of it. Pacific Tiare & Ti Kauka is an easy, breezy body mist for day or night. Plus, the natural ingredients are used with permission of the Maori people, then carefully harvested and blessed. In addition, it’s free of synthetic fillers, parabens, and silicones. In other words, you’ll feel good and gorgeous.

Available: http://www.KioKio.com

After lazy days of sunshine-filled picnics at Central Park or strolling by picturesque Brooklyn Bridges, ladies will need to get their beauty sleep and now one can do just that in style. Amala, a skincare line that only uses 100% organic ingredients in their formulas, highlights their beloved Aroma Apothecary collection, which highlights their Lavender Concentrate roller bar. Harvested by Amala’s expert fair trade grower in Southern France, Lavendar Concentrate is nothing, but the soothing, wild flower that will make stress instantly dissolve, ensuring a relaxing sleep that anyone can appreciate. Simply apply the product on your wrists for a peaceful, quiet rest before tackling on a new day. Now you have a reason to plan that last-minute weekend getaway without the fears of being jet lagged.

Available: http://www.AmalaBeauty.com

Originally published April 2011
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