Well, add this to the list: Les Eaux de Parfums Fleurs de Bach, the first perfumes created with Bach flower essences.
You know the Bach remedies, right? I've been carrying around a little yellow vial of Rescue Remedy—the cult-favourite blend first formulated by Dr. Bach in the 1930s—for as long as I can remember now. Sure, homeopathy might not have a lot of scientific evidence behind it, but a few drops under the tongue and I certainly FEEL like I'm getting calmer.
Now you get the same kind of feel-good flower benefits in two fragrances: Vivacité(s) de Bach and Présence(s) de Bach, each made from 100 percent certified organic flowers, essential oils and grain alcohol. (So yeah, much healthier than your typical mainstream chemical fragrance.)
Vivacité(s) de Bach, above, is supposed to "transform your inner feelings with positive energy." It's subtly woodsy and musky without being masculine; notes include gorse, centaury, chestnut, olive, hornbeam, larch and mustard. (Guaranteed you haven't seen those too many times before!) Here's the ingredients list:
Alcohol, Parfum, Aqua (Water), Ulex europaeus (Gorse) flower extract, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) flower extract, Aesculus hippocastanum (White chestnut) Bud / flower extract, Olea Europapaea (Olive) flower extract, Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) flower extract, Larix decidua (Larch) flower extract, Sinapis arvensis (Mustard) flower extract, Limonene, Linalol, Lilial, Citral, Oakmoss extract, Tree moss extract.
Présence(s) de Bach helps you "feel in tune with yourself and your surroundings." This blend is fresher and more flowery; notes include verbena, clematis, rose, honeysuckle, pine, oak and crab apple. Here's the ingredients list:
Alcohol, Parfum, Aqua (Water), Pinus sylvestris (Pine) flower extract, Malus sylvestris (Crab apple) flower extract, Quercus robur (Oak) flower extract, Rosa canina (Wild rose) flower extract, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Verbena officinalis (Vervain) flower extract, Clematis vitalba (Clematis) flower extract, Limonene, Linalol, Lyral, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronnellal, Coumarin Isoeugenol, Citral.
I have a feeling I'd like Présence(s) de Bach the best, but I have Vivacité(s) de Bach and love it. It makes a great clean skin scent on its own (the musk isn't too pronounced), and is also nice for layering with more fruity/flowery scents to add a bit more depth.
All in all, I love that these perfumes aren't so chemical. As for boosting your mood through natural plant extracts, who could say no to that?!
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Ever used Bach flower remedies? What do you think of these perfumes?