Ingredients: simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Noble Floral BlendTM [citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, cananga odorata flower oil, juniperus mexicana oil, polianthes tuberosa extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil, fusanus spicatus wood oil, jasminum sambac (jasmine) flower wax, vanilla planifolia flower extract, citrus reticulata (tangerine) leaf oil, rosa centifolia flower extract, viola odorata flower/leaf extract], polyglycerol-3 beeswax (cera bellina), hydrogenated jojoba oil (jojoba esters), cera alba (beeswax), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, copernicia prunifera (carnauba) wax, dimethicone*, magnesium stearate.
* We paid close attention when the EWG gave dimethicone a rating of 3 because its small molecule size is easily absorbed by the body. Instead, we selected dimethicone 1000, a linear dimethicone with a very large molecule size that cannot be absorbed into the skin, making it safe and effective to use.
I was one of the lucky three to win the NMDL giveaway on November last year. I’ve been testing out this solid perfume from True Nature Botanicals ever since. I love the beautiful metallic compact it comes in. This compact can be refilled with any of their solid perfumes (see below for other scents). Currently they only have 3 scent profiles but perhaps they might expand that in the future. I like that this perfume gives a lovely hint of scent that lasts for a lot longer than you would expect. The only iffy ingredient is the dimethicone. According to Kevin Dooley at True Nature Botanicals, their dimethicone is 1000 centistokes and will not be absorbed into the skin. It’s the second last ingredient on the list and makes up less than 1% of the product. I’m still reluctant to use something with dimethicone in it. See my post on siloxanes as to the reason why. I rated this perfume a notch below full marks because of the dimethicone as well as the price. I love luxury, but not everyone can afford luxury items. Anyway, if True Nature Botanicals were ever to reformulate and take out the dimethicone I’d give this perfume full marks with pleasure.
Cost: $95.00 USD including compact. Refill $75.00 USD
Available at: True Nature Botanicals
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