I’m officially declaring my natural perfume rut as OVER. Done and DONE! When Christina Siau founder of Melbourne-based, Christy Organics reached out to me to introduce her handcrafted and natural perfumes line, I was more than intrigued. I was still riding on the success of finding a semi-natural and clean perfume from Lavanila Labs and was very willing to see if other natural fragrance products could keep me on this beauty high. Let me just say, my expectations have been exceeded. As I’ve said, I’ll take a spray perfume over a roller-ball or oil any day but with Christy Organics natural perfumes, I’m making a huge exception to the rule. Now, I can’t go anywhere without these amazing, handcrafted scents and that’s the truth.
Housed in a dainty, clear glass bottle, Christy Organics roller-ball fragrances are sleek and chic enough to carry around in your purse or travel bag without adding any extra weight. To me, these scents are luxurious and high-performing even comparable to my old, favorite toxic perfumes. I also love that the scents smell slightly different on everyone (as tested on my family members and some friends); these fragrances can truly become your own.
“When applied, the perfume creates a unique experience as the scent evolves on the skin mixing with your own individual skin chemistry, unfolding the layers of notes while it transforms into a scent that is uniquely yours.”
I carry a bottle with me in my purse everyday for a boost of fragrance and refreshment. The fragrances are currently available in 3 scents, all of which expertly mingle complementary and unexpected notes: Satisfaction (sweet and fresh), Abundance (spicy and warm), and Urbane (floral and earthy). I’m not one for herbal-y, earthy scents and I don’t find these perfumes to be offsetting in any way. If you’re not into more “herbal” smelling products but like natural, fresh and energizing scents, these perfumes are for you.
“Christy Organics perfumes are made from 100% natural ingredients, made with 70% organic ingredients, free from synthetic fragrances or ingredients, free from synthetic chemical preservatives or additives, alcohol-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, not tested on animal, vegan”. Not to mention the fragrances have such simple, amazing formulations!
Aside from being portable and pretty, my favorite aspect of Christy Organics perfumes is that the scent lasts. I can get a good 4+ hours of strong, noticeable scent out of these perfumes and feel that I only need to reapply to my own liking. I never need to reapply this perfumes because the scents linger on the skin and last all throughout the day. I find that I only reapply because I just can’t get enough of the scents. To apply, one simply needs to shake the bottle, apply the fragrance oil to pulse points (on wrist, neck and sternum, behind ears and even the ends of hair). Your skin’s heat will activate the natural aromatics and plant concentrates, releasing a uniquely captivating scent while the organic jojoba oil melts into your skin.
“Our proprietary formulated perfumes are designed to transcend gender, nationality and culture; enchant and uniquely evolve on the skin of the wearer while giving a luxurious feel.”
Siau, who comes from a family of 3 generations of herbalists and natural health practitioners, founded Christy Organics to create products that transcend gender, nationality and culture while creating a unique evolution of scent that is solely one’s own. The perfumes consist of 100% natural aromatic ingredients in an organic base of jojoba oil and contain only the finest flower and plant concentrates. To ensure high quality ingredients, everything is sourced from local Australian suppliers and the brand is 100% Australian made and owned. All Christy Organics products are crafted in small batches ensuring optimum product condition and shelf life.
Christy Organics perfumes are available to purchase online and available to ship to 22 countries. For a limited time, these natural perfumes are available at an introductory price with free shipping to select countries. For the States, these perfumes costs about $78.63 USD for 0.4 fl oz./12 ml Though it might seem pricy, these perfumes have lasted me awhile even from multiple uses daily and I think they are a great investment for a truly unique, handcrafted, high-quality product.
Curious about these lovely natural fragrances? Christy Organics is generously giving away a bottle of Abundance to 1 lucky Plein Vanity reader! Giveaway is open to both U.S. and International entrants! To enter, follow the Rafflecopter form below. Contest ends November 3rd, 12am EST
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Read on below for my descriptions of each individual Christy Organics scent:
Satisfaction: My absolute favorite of the perfumes, this is my everyday fragrance. Satisfaction is sweet and fresh with notes of vanilla and flowers. It’s an uplifting, light fragrance that also is very feminine-smelling to me. This clean, fresh scent definitely satisfies (sorry, I had to) my luxurious perfume tendencies, it’s a daily staple for me. Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) oil*, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka Bean) Absolute, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) oil*, Myroxylon Balsamum (Tolu Balsam) Absolute, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Oil *Denotes Certified Organic ingredient
Abundance: The woody, earthy scent of the bunch, Abundance is a bit too herbal for my liking. It’s musky and spicy with notes of sandalwood, clove and patchouli while mixed with sweeter notes like frankincense, vanilla and grapefruit. Reminds me of strong herbal remedies that seems very Asian-influenced.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) oil, Benzoin Sumatra (Styrax Benzoin) Absolute, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove) oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) oil *Denotes Certified Organic ingredient
Urbane: Light and rejuvenating with a hint of spice, Urbane seems to be right in the middle of Satisfaction and Abundance when it comes to combining natural notes of sweetness and woodiness. Urbane reminds me of warm cinnamon with a light mixture of musk. Thanks to notes of French lavender, vanilla bean and sandalwood, Urbane is rejuvenating and energizing.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Lavandula Officinalis (French Lavender) oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Immortelle) oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) oil *Denotes Certified Organic ingredient
Learn more about Christy Organics perfumes and the founder here and stay tuned for a Beauty Chat with Christina Siau!*Products generously provided to me for consideration. As always, all opinions are honest and my own. See contest terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter form.