Our Top 5 Favourite Sustainable Perfumes

When trying to define what a “sustainable perfume” actually is, both perfume manufacturers and environmentally concerned consumers must take into account a variety of elements.

According to Zero Waste Europe, the beauty sector produces 120 billion packaging units annually, and the UN estimates that just 9% of all plastic waste ever made by any business has ever been recycled.

In an investigation of over 200 US and Canadian cosmetic brand items, it was discovered that more than half of them included PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which can have long-term negative effects on human health and the environment.

Investigating Perfume Ingredients:

01. The perfume oil is the true scent compound, whether it is manufactured entirely of synthetic materials, all-natural materials, or a combination of both. Typically, these are played as the base, middle, and top tones.

02. The base, such as alcohol, water, or oil, is what is utilized to dilute the perfume concentration. The amount of dilution applied, ranging from 1 to 30 percent, specifies whether a perfume is an Eau de toilette or an Eau de parfum (higher concentration of perfume oil).

03. Other components, such as preservatives, solvents, UV-absorbers, emulsifiers, and dyes, can be combined and may be covered up by the terms “fragrance” or “parfum.” However, a few companies declare all their components in complete openness.

What to look for when purchasing:

Clean Ingredients – Vegan and cruelty-free fragrances made from substances that have not been exploitative of the environment, animals, or humans. They are also free of phthalates (a group of chemicals used to make plastics more durable) and parabens ( a chemical compound used in certain products to kill bacteria and prevent the product from decaying).

Conscious Packaging – Reduce waste by focusing on using recycled and recyclable materials and giving careful consideration to each component of the perfume bottle.

Positive Impact – A supplier that is socially and environmentally conscious, goes beyond merely making perfume, and employs smart, sustainability initiatives.

The best option is to choose between perfumes made entirely of natural components (essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, CO2 extracts from plants and botanicals) and those made completely out of natural and safe synthetic components (petroleum, natural gas, and/or scent molecules extracted from plant sources and synthesized in a lab).

Top Favourite Perfumes:


> Ingredients include only essential oils, plant extracts, and plant-derived scent molecules held in organic, food-grade grain alcohol. 

The 7 Virtues

> Hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced, packaged using recycled packaging.

Heretic Parfum

> They work exclusively with non-synthetic, and botanical ingredients and they’re open to sharing every ingredient in the bottle.

Sana Jardin

> They are totally free of phthalates, artificial colors, formaldehyde, parabens, and palm oil. 

By Rosie Jane – James

> 100% recyclable packaging made using wind power, vegetable-based inks and sustainable paper.

About ORANGE Model Management

Established in 2006, Orange Models is now a leader in the industry and has quickly grown to become one of Canada’s largest and most diverse modeling and acting agencies with a vision to find and represent the very best models and talents. With offices in Toronto and Montreal, Orange Model Management is an international agency that works with clientsfrom varied industries in countries all around the world, which will help you to boost your career not only in Canada but also internationally.

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