Natural Perfume Alternatives to Your Favourite Fragrances

Need help with swapping your usual perfume with a new natural, non toxic, vegan perfume? We’ve got you covered! 

Start with WHY!

We invite you to read ‘What’s REALLY in your Perfume’ where Jess breaks down the hidden nasties in everyday perfumes. 

There’s also ‘The Science of Toxic Fragrance’, which explains why we need to look at alternatives to the toxic load we’re faced with daily.

Now to the WHAT.


We have put together a list of a few of the most popular women’s perfumes with recommendations on natural scent switch-outs that have similar compositions. 

Chanel Chance 

You know that Chanel, Chance was the last mainstream fragrance that I purchased.....I still have the bottle, but haven’t sprayed it since finding out what's in perfumes! I took a quick pic to show you.

Chanel, Chance is said to be a floral fragrance. It's fragrance notes are described as musky, patchouli-esk, with some vanilla, jasmine, iris and pink pepper. Of course, we never know exactly what is in it, as that is a ‘trade secret’. And all of those scent-profiles will be synthetic in the actual perfume!

Matching that fragrance profile, there are many floral natural perfumes alternatives that are luxe and beautiful. You can see them on our site.

We recommend

I did a direct comparison for you, looking for the patchouli, vanilla and iris notes. The three natural perfumes I would suggest are:

Amacyn - I Am Kind. This is a spray perfume.

IME Natural Perfume - kleio [elegant]. This is a spray perfume.

Melis - Modus No 7. This is a perfume oil.

Issey Miyake

This is a floral Scent, with notes of lotus, freesia and cyclamen and juicy melon. The middle note are said to be peony, lily and carnation. The end note is a refined woody scent with the notes of cedar, sandal, musk and amber.

We recommend:

AMACYN - I Am Passion. This is a spray perfume.

Walden - 'A Different Drummer' Perfume Oil.

SERENE Body Health - ‘Aware’ Essential Oil Perfume.

Estee Lauder Knowing

This is a woody scent with top notes of floral and fruity - Sandalwood, Jasmin, Rose, Vetiver, Amber, Orange.

We recommend:

IME Natural Perfume - kleio [elegent]. This is a spray perfume.

SERENE Body Health - ‘Rest’ Essential Oil Perfume.

One Seed - Freedom. This is a spray perfume.

Chanel No. 5

Top notes are neroli, ylang-ylang, bergamot, amalfi lemon and aldehydes. Middle notes are iris, jasmine, orris root, rose and lily-of-the-valley. And base notes are vetiver, musk, sandalwood, patchouli, oak moss, amber, vanille and civetta.

We recommend:

Less is more - Orange Bloom. This is a spray perfume.

Hanako Therapies - I AM...Inspired. This is a spray perfume.

Melis - Sensuali (sensual). This is a perfume oil.

Hugo Woman

The opening of apple, cyclamen, melon, papaya, peach and Aglaia Odorata. The heart is sweet and warm, composed of jasmine, lily and orris. Base notes sandalwood, amber, vanilla, cedar and resin.

We recommend 

Amacyn - I am Passion. This is a spray perfume.

One Seed - Hope. This is a spray perfume.

IME Natural Perfume - melpomene [beautiful]. This is a spray perfume.

Emporio Armani Lei Giorgio Armani

Top notes are pineapple, lime, tuberose, mandarin orange, pear and bergamot. Middle notes are orris root, jasmine, heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley. Base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla, cedar and almond.

We recommend

Walden - 'A Little-Stardust' Perfume Oil

One Seed - Bohemia. This is a spray perfume.

Melis - Veritas (truth). This is a perfume oil.

Calvin Klein

Top notes are eucalyptus, black pepper, bergamot, grapefruit and lemon. Middle notes are orange blossom, magnolia, jasmine, hedione, raspberry and tea.

We recommend

One Seed - Courage. This is a spray perfume.

Less Is More - Orange Bloom. This is a spray perfume.

IME Natural Perfume - kleio [elegant]. This is a spray perfume.

What is your favourite fragrance that you want a natural perfume alternative to? Let us know and we will do a quick analysis for you and give you our recommendations!

So there you have it … whilst these may not smell exactly the same as your usual go-to, we hope you will appreciate the difference in not only the scents but also the health benefits and decrease in certain symptoms that may be due to the toxic chemical laden perfumes you’re spraying on yourself. 

Swap Out Time!

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