Country Style - Scents of Home
Juliette Winter discovers the newest Australian-made fragrances that capture the heart of our beautiful country.
If you are yearning to travel after a year of border restrictions, be heartened by the fact that there are ways to experience new parts of the country without leaving home. "Olfactory travel is the best way to escape in this new world," say Anna Weatherlake and Kate Macdonald, the co-founders of Váhy, a totally natural Australians fragrance range inspired by its founders' sense of wanderlust.
"Australia has such an array of beautiful and varied landscapes that inspire our fragrances," says Anna. "Vanilla, sandalwood and tropical elements can transport you to the hazy, sun-soaked days of Australia's deeply rooted beach culture, while a woody-based scent has the power to whisk you off to Tasmania's cool, temperate Tarkine forest."
Any Váhy (meaning balance in Czech) does this using only natural essences rather than synthetic compounds, a factor that sets it apart from many traditional perfume brands. "Natural essences possess a bioactive power, a vibrational energy that cannot be replicated in a chemical lab," explains Anna. "Synthetics can replicate some of the dominant notes of a natural essence, but cannot capture the complexity, subtley and nuances of natural notes".
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