Guest Blog: Olivia Harper "Here Are 3 Clean & Beautifully Unique Perfumes To Try"
In a world where fragrances often come wrapped in intricate marketing tales and concealed complexities, there's a brand that dances to the joyful rhythm of simplicity and authenticity. I am so excited to introduce you to Váhy, a name that sings as Váa-hee, meaning 'balance' in Czech – a delightful ode to their dedication to pure, unadulterated fragrances.
Váhy, an Australian-made and female-founded brand, has a refreshingly straightforward philosophy: no greenwashing, no 'safe synthetics,' no 'green tech' wizardry – just the beauty of 100% pure, natural ingredients. They've opted for the path of honesty in the fragrance industry, crafting scents that embody the true essence of their components without any chemicals or additives. They even use 100% organic sugarcane alcohol as the base, steering clear of commonly used denatured alcohol. For those who seek to align their fragrance choices with their ethical values, Váhy's offerings are a breath of fresh air. All of their perfumes are vegan and cruelty-free, free from any animal-derived ingredients.
As a clean beauty & label-reading enthusiast, let me tell you, this level of transparency is such a rare and delightful find!
– Olivia Harper
On their website, I stumbled across their ‘No Nasties Promise’ - a list of chemicals and synthetics that they never use in their products. As a clean beauty & label-reading enthusiast, let me tell you, this level of transparency is such a rare and delightful find!
In this blog post, I dive into a fragrant adventure to explore three unique and distinctive Váhy creations: Neon Neroli, Ember Haze, and Tarkine. Each of these perfumes possesses its own radiant personality, whilst being effortlessly timeless. They don’t just smell incredible, they also come in the most gorgeous packaging! Each Váhy perfume is bottled in black French glass, which protects and preserves the ingredients inside. I can't wait to tell you all about them!
As we step into the Australian spring, I am just delighted by Neon Neroli. It's like rays of sunshine and dancing flowers in a bottle, capturing the very essence of spring and the promise of summer. Inspired by nostalgic seaside lounging in Capri, the scent combines fresh neroli and bergamot with subtle white floral notes, transporting you to the warmth of an Italian summer. The fragrance notes include neroli, bergamot, and orange at the top, followed by orange flower, ylang-ylang (Madagascar), and petitgrain at the heart. The base notes are vetiver, vanilla, and a hint of Mediterranean sun.
Neon Neroli has remarkable longevity. This perfume is a lasting companion, carrying you through the day with feminine elegance. You'll continue to enjoy its vibrant, crisp aroma from morning to night. It also has a crowd-pleasing charm… I've received countless compliments when wearing it, a clear testament to its universal appeal. What's more, I love how Váhy perfumes have never once betrayed me with headaches, proof of its clean and thoughtfully crafted formula. This fragrance is a celebration of nature's beauty, captured in a bottle for you to savour all season long.
Ember Haze is a fragrance that transports you to the cozy comfort of fireside evenings in alpine log cabins, blending smoky woods with the warmth of amber and vanilla. It is truly a beautiful, unisex scent and it's no surprise that this scent is one of Váhy's best sellers! Ember Haze features a warm top-note trio of cardamom, almond bitter, and clove, which adds a touch of spice to the fragrance. As it settles into your skin, you'll discover the heart of Ember Haze; ambrette seed abs (amber), patchouli, and sandalwood. The base notes of guaiac wood, vanilla, vetiver, and the subtle essence of glowing embers tie the scent together and create a rich and inviting depth.
As someone who has always had an affinity for sandalwood and vanilla, I come back to Ember Haze every time. What I love most about it is its versatility, suitable for both men and women. It's perfect for long-lasting everyday wear, adding a touch of sophistication to your daily routine, but it truly shines when worn to special dinners or evenings out. Ember Haze is a true standout, and I can confidently say I've yet to come across anything quite like it! This perfume has a captivating and distinctive scent that lingers in the best possible way, leaving you feeling warm, confident, and uniquely yourself.
If you're on the hunt for a perfume that's truly captivating, look no further than Tarkine. This unisex fragrance has stolen my heart and become a newfound obsession, especially when layered with Ember Haze. Over the past few weeks, I've been indulging in this delightful pairing, and let me tell you, it's a match made in scent heaven! Tarkine takes you on an olfactory journey that's simply enchanting. Described as a "symphony of velvety woods with whispers of warm vanilla and sweet spices," Tarkine truly lives up to its promise and reminds me of walking through a forest abundant in lush ferns and moss-covered trees.
Inspired by dappled canopy light in the Tasmanian Tarkine Forest, this perfume is perfect for anyone seeking a scent that's both earthy and mysterious, comforting yet intriguing! Tarkine's composition includes velvety top notes of red berry extract, nutmeg, and dappled canopy light, a heart of benzoin resinoid, vanilla, and olibanum, and a base of cedarwood, patchouli, and vetiver. Worn alone or when layered with Ember Haze, it's simply irresistible.
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Wishing you all wellness & vitality,