August 27, 2013

Forager Botanicals Natural Perfumes Review

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Jesica Williams

Since 2012, I’ve been creating digital wellness guides and researching natural beauty products, HIIT workouts, functional exercises, body positivity, self love, and tips helping you explore wellness and feel good.

Forager Botanicals Natural Perfumes Review

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Forager Botanicals Natural Perfumes Review

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Perfume that you can readily find at the drug store or big department stores might smell good, but they are full of synthetic fragrance and chemicals that make them smell that way. I love finding companies whose mission is to make wonderful smelling perfumes that are comprised of ingredients that are not harmful to skin. Forager is one of these companies.

Here is a bit of background information about Forager Botanicals:

“Forager Botanicals is a natural fragrance and beauty company focused on creating beautiful products using all natural ingredients. Proprietor, Casey Coyle, a Brooklyn graphic designer and art director has been working in the beauty industry for many years. When pregnant with her daughter Casey became turned off  by the overpowering scents and harmful ingredients in many mainstream beauty products. When she was a little girl Casey used to make her own perfumes out of water and flower petals from her grandmothers garden. Casey longed for simpler more natural scents like these and developed the products for Forager for women seeking the same.

Why Natural?

Many of todays mainstream fragrances and beauty products are scented with synthetic chemical compounds. There is little known about what effects these chemicals may have on your body. That’s why all of Forager Botanical perfumes are 100% natural. We use only natural, organic and wildcrafted essential oils in all of our products. Our beautifully crafted fragrances are designed to closely embody the scents that mother nature has bestowed on us. We use only the finest ingredients and oils to create fragrances that are completely natural yet truly luxurious.”

Forager natural perfumes come in four unique scents:

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Bloom – Eau De Parfum

Forager’s Description:

“This beautifully scented all natural eau de parfum is light and feminine and has notes of Spring blossoms and green twig.

We use all natural (organic when possible) botanical essential oils and our products are:

• Free From Harmful Synthetics
• Color, Paraben, Sulfate and Preservative Free

All of our products are handcrafted in Brooklyn. Our wooden tops are handmade by a local artisan so please allow for slight variation from the item pictured.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This fragrance smells like walking through a garden of fresh, blooming flowers. It can be as subtle, or potent, depending on how much you apply. I typically do not lean towards flowery fragrances, however, this scent smells so real and pleasant that it appeals to me.

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Island Lei – Eau De Parfum

Forager’s Description:

“This beautifully scented all natural eau de parfum has notes of tropical night blooming flowers, vanilla and sandalwood.

We use all natural (organic when possible) botanical essential oils and our products are:

• Free From Harmful Synthetics
• Color, Paraben, Sulfate and Preservative Free

All of our products are handcrafted in Brooklyn. Our wooden tops are handmade by a local artisan so please allow for slight variation from the item pictured.”

My Description & Thoughts:

My favorite scent of the three because I am crazy about sandalwood and vanilla. Those two scents combined with the floral notes make for an unexpected, rich, fresh scent. Very wearable for day & night–as it is not too “heavy.”

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Nectar – Eau De Parfum

Forager’s Description:

“This beautifully scented all natural eau de parfum has notes of succulent florals, citrus and honey.

We use all natural (organic when possible) botanical essential oils and our products are:

• Free From Harmful Synthetics
• Color, Paraben, Sulfate and Preservative Free

All of our products are handcrafted in Brooklyn. Our wooden tops are handmade by a local artisan so please allow for slight variation from the item pictured.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Nectar has such a nice smell to it. I would rank it as my second favorite of the four perfume scents. The honey and citrus make it even more appealing to me than “Bloom” because they add a little extra sweetness & zest.

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Woodland – Eau De Parfum

Forager’s Description:

“This beautifully scented all natural eau de parfum is a unisex fragrance with notes of cedarwood, high alps lavender and sweet, rich herbs.

We use all natural (organic when possible) botanical essential oils and our products are:

• Free From Harmful Synthetics
• Color, Paraben, Sulfate and Preservative Free

All of our products are handcrafted in Brooklyn. Our wooden tops are handmade by a local artisan so please allow for slight variation from the item pictured.”

My Description & Thoughts

Although I have been wearing this scent, I thought of my fiancee Paul when applying it. It is definitely the most masculine smelling of the four. The woodsy notes remind me of being in a forest, surrounded by fragrant greenery. I would classify “Woodland” as a unisex scent, very wearable for both.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

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  1. Love your layouts for your pictures! You are so very creative!!
    Diane 317-225-6854

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    • Thanks Mom! 🙂 I enjoy the picture taking/editing aspect of reviewing as well.

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