The Season's Best Scents - Organic Spa Magazine
Candy and flowers are the top-selling tokens of affection this time of year, per Ipsos global research. But right behind them, in the number three spot on that list, is where you’ll find the love language of so many in the wellness world: scent.
Your sense of smell, after all, is the only one with direct access to your brain’s emotion and memory centers. And while aromatherapy may be the purest way to harness that power, the fast-growing field of natural perfumery is poised to become the sexiest. Granted, sexy is in the eye (or nose) of the beholder, so these Valentine’s Day picks range from foodie to floral, with every conceivable note in between.
Vahy Tarkine Perfume
Another fascinating way in to the world of natural perfumery? Improbably, a law degree. In her capacity as a corporate attorney, Kate Macdonald was researching personal care labeling requirements and discovered that conventional perfume brands had the ability to obscure potentially toxic ingredients through ambiguous terminology. Deciding to use her newfound knowledge for good, she partnered with Anna Weatherlake, a friend with a passion for animal rights and nontoxic beauty. The widely heralded result is Vahy.
Distinctive, sexy and often earthy, the collection is full of warm, wintry scents, none more so than Tarkine, a blend of nutmeg, cedar and vanilla—among other notes that make you want to cozy up by the fire with your Valentine.