Walden Natural Vegan Perfumes (UK) make beautiful handmade perfumes, all made with the finest absolutes, resins and essential oils. Each perfume is inspired by a phrase from Henry David Thoreau’s book on similar living in harmony with nature ‘Walden’. Written while living in Walden forest, the book has inspired countless readers for 200 years.
Essential oils are toxic to cats, birds, ferrets and reptiles, so spray out of harm’s way, and air rooms before allowing furry friends back inside. Avoid perfume if you have allergies or asthma, or if your are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep perfumes away from direct sunlight.
As a natural alternative to mass-produced fragrances that use synthetic ingredients, these perfumes are all natural and vegan-friendly, and sold in various strengths, with samples and gift sets available. Made by hand in small batches, natural perfumes last around 5 to 12 hours, depending on the concentration.
These perfumes rival the big brands in price. But the difference is that the cost here is for the quality ingredients, not to pay celebrities to advertise them in glossy magazines. A good rose oil from Bulgaria can cost as much as £20,000 per kilo.
- A Different Drummer opens with a rich blast of tobacco, followed by peppery cedarwood and patchouli, finished with amyris, vanilla & tonka bean
- A Little Stardust is a bouquet of flowery ylang ylang, iris & jasmine, enriched with hints of creamy amyris & tonka bean
- The Solid Earth opens with bracing petitgrain, followed by patchouli and black pepper, finished with vetiver and amyris
- Castles in the Air is a fresh blend of citrus, flowers & lavender
- Two Eternities is a garland of wild roses, jasmine and iris, floating above a fresh citrus base of mandarin, bergamot & sweet orange
- See the Moonlight is a Chypre fragrance that opens with fresh bergamot, followed by a heart of jasmine and hints of rose. The finish is sandawood & ambrette seed
- A Gentle Rain is luxury fragrance that grows with a blend of oak moss and patchouli. The heat is composed of bergamot, smooth orris, sandalwood & rose de mai. With base notes of vetiver, lavender green & clary sage.