Organic skincare line Balm Balm has launched a range of single note perfumes:
True to our Balm Balm roots, we have made these unique and exqusite Eau de Parfums 100% Organic and Certified by the Soil Association. Using gentle grain alcohol and pure essential oil we have made Seven Single Notes so you know exactly what you are getting but have the opportunity to mix and match them to create myriad fragrances to match your every whim.
There are seven fragrances: Mandarin, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Spearmint and Petitgrain. The scents can be worn alone or layered, and can be purchased separately ($46 for 12 ml Eau de Parfum) or in a set (all seven fragrances, 12 ml each, for $240). The collection is available now at Beautyhabit. (quotes via balmbalm, additional information via beautyhabit)
Those all sound very nice, but I think they need a wood!
Agree! There don't seem to be any real base notes.
Hi robin! Do you know if these are actual (composed) perfumes, or just insanely overpriced essential oil/absolute? Cuz 46$ for 12 ml of a “single note” perfume sounds plain insane..
I really don't know, but I had assumed composed.
But, the reason for the insane price is the organic/natural angle…they actually have a Q&A on their website to explain why the price is high. There are other single note series out there meant for layering, like Creative Scentualizations — they are cheaper but not organic or natural.
They all sound cute and nice, but yeah first of all they just DO need wood. Also, I have purchased some grain alcohol for less than $10.00 and essential oils (real and organic) and honestly 46 dollars for 12 ml of a single note? A bit crazy, the way I see it is that I'd rather pay $250.00 for a bottle of an over-priced, luxury, very niche EDP in some fancy bottle if I really liked it, than 46 for something I can make at home for $20… yeah I just don't think it sounds all that appealing and the whole mix & match thing is to make You purchase a large set.
It's only appealing, I think, if you really want organic and you're not interested in DIY. Or if they're in fact blends (which they well might be).
It makes sense that they can manage to convince people to buy by claiming it's organic. The whole thing is an interesting idea and I bet they'll make some money with it… just not with me! hehe cheers! borhane
There are really more & more people all the time who don't want to wear anything synthetic….I'm sure they'll find a market.
Not interested in the slightest, for all the obvious reasons. Poo!!
Then you've saved a bundle, apparently
Gonna spend it on Gucci, baby!
LOL — somebody or another will get that $$, that's for sure!