Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NY Fragrance Examiner: Eco-Friendly Scents: Acorelle - Certified Organic Eau de Parfums

Acorelle is an organic (more than 90% organic, 100% natural) brand of fragrances that stands out among the eco-friendly bunch. For one thing, they smell like perfumes, composed and crafted by noses, rather than aromatherapeutic blends by aromatherapists. While many natural and organic fragrances can smell, with all good intentions behind their creations, like muddy, headshoppy and earthy smells, I find the Acorelle line to smell soft, well-rounded and refined. Generally, I appreciate mixed media perfumes in which there's a balance between natural and synthetic ingredients, the best of both worlds if you will, but this grain alcohol-based organic line (which, by the way, is made by the makers of Laurence Dumont perfumes) offers pleasant fragrances that come out of traditional packagings and yet translate easily into our modern world.

My favorite scent in the line is Amande de Ble which reminds me very much of Lostmarc'h Lann-Ael and also a bit of Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia, but you may find your own favorites among their 6 choices...

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