Grasse Roots Perfume Oils
The world of perfume is ever mysterious and seductive. For me, perfume is a little like wine—I love it, but I only grasp the bare bones of it. I know enough to understand what someone means when they say “top notes,” but I couldn’t tell a “mossy woods” from a “dry woods.” I can only vaguely sense the layers of complexity within each fragrance blend—but this complexity is the exciting part.
When I left behind my conventional perfumes for healthier, natural options, I accepted the fact that I was trading complex, unique scents for simpler, often single-note blends created with essential oils. As many a natural beauty can relate, I’m used to coming across natural fragrances that are overly-dominated by either vanilla or patchouli notes. I love me some vanilla—it’s comforting, sweet, and sometimes even sexy—but I missed more complicated aromas.
A few weeks ago, I received my first Petit Vour—a monthly vegan beauty subscription box. Inside, I found what was to become my newest, favorite beauty good: a sample set of Grasse Roots Perfumes. Enter complex, pthalate-free scents! When I wear any scent from the Grasse Roots collection, I feel like a real lady—a manicured, chignon-sporting, chic-smelling lady.
In perfume oil form, these fragrances tend to be longer-lasting than other natural scents I’ve tried. (And yet they are preservative-free!)
Read on to learn more about these perfumes and their fragrance families.
Photo: Mary Hood