Coming soon from Clean, a new "Wellness by Clean" line with two fragrances, Wellness by Clean Harmony and Wellness by Clean Purity. The promise:
...when this fragrance is applied to the body's key pressure points, it brings the tranquility and calm of a spa atmosphere to every moment of the day, promoting lasting well-being and sensations of serenity. The scent is free of synthetics or petroleum, and the formula's corn-derived alcohol base is safe for even more sensitive skin types. Natural ingredients such as green tea, vitamin E, and floral extracts contribute to the overall calming and wellness qualities, further ensuring peace of mind.
Wellness by Clean Harmony (shown) "celebrates the joy of well-being", and features lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, rose, jasmine, orange blossom, cedarwood and musk.
Wellness by Clean Purity "is inspired by the desire for clarity and simplicity, and includes notes of bergamot, mandarin, tea, dewberry, rose, jasmine, muguet, geranium, cedarwood, sandalwood, leather, and musk.
Both fragrances are in 60 ml Eau de Parfum, $76. (via sephora)
Hmm, leather isn't really a note I normally associate with Clean and Purity, but who knows.
I think these perfumes are over-priced. I have Clean Provence, but then picked up Clean and Clean Sweet Layer for 5€ each from Sephora on sale.
Not a note I associate with purity either, nor generally with “all-natural” fragrances. They really are expensive.
I agree, it's an unreal price for being advertised as a “non-fragrance” scent. I was under the impression that Muguet and leather are not natural, and had to be recreated from synthetic components?
The only answer I can see is that either they are fudging the “no synthetics”, or they are using natural notes to mimic the musk, muguet, leather and other notes that are commonly synthetic. Birch tar, for instance, is often used to mimic leather, and presumably you could use an accord of floral & other notes to mimic muguet.
If it really *is* all natural, the price is not at all out of line w/ what other companies charge.
Dewberry is not natural, nor is muguet, and it is just about impossible to create a muget doppelganger from naturals. I have no idea what the synth dewberry smells like, so I can't comment on whether or not it's possible to make a doppelganger of it.
Also, many of the notes in the perfumes are not typically associated with the psychological effects the perfume company claims, so I'm wondering if this is just a marketing gimmick to jump on the “new, improved” aromatherapy perfume bandwagon that seems to be gaining momentum. I believe I read recently that P&G are coming out with aromatherapy perfumes.
To me at least, a hand-crafted natural perfume created by a niche perfumer with real passion and love of naturals would be my choice.
A, everyone is trying to at least give the impression of “going green”, aren't they? I'd be very surprised if this was really all natural. If it is, it's a bargain.