My brand-new Burberry Brit. My jumbo-size Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy. An entire set of Coco Mademoiselle-scented products by Chanel.
Once covetable trophies I displayed on my vanity, these candy-colored bottles are now all junked in my cosmetic graveyard due to a study that's causing a stink.
The report revealed that some of the most popular perfumes on the market contain at least a dozen potentially toxic ingredients... that AREN'T listed on the label. So rather than risk allergic reactions—hormone imbalances or even worse outcomes—I decided to ditch the shady scents and find far more organic options. Here's what turned up:
The Goddess Line, 28; Prana Yoga Trolley Square
Maybe one day you need a little extra boost to get you through your mood. Well, you're sure to find inspiration through essential oil-based roll-ons from The Goddess Line. The sultry-scented Lakshmi promises prosperity, while a flowery Parvati will give you a push of perseverance. I recommend buying all five because you'll dig each one depending on your daily mood.
LAVANILA Vanilla Lavender Eau de Parfum Spray, $58; Sephora
Get the big one! You'll obsess over this wear-anytime, all-natural scent by ingredient-conscious Lavanila. The tranquil blend of lavender, vanilla and rose claims to blast 30 antioxidants onto your skin, fighting free-radicals while making you smell sexy and fresh. The company makes virtually every combo of vanilla-based scent (Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Coconut, etc.), so this is another collection you should consider snagging in its entirety.
Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques' Organic Perfume Oils, $9.99; Natural Joy Beauty
LBC's organic perfume oils are meant to mix with your body chemistry to make scents unique to you. A great unisex scent base you're likely to reach for all the time is INTRIGUE, which flaunts a zen flair of lotus and patchouli. And seeing how it works with your body is half the fun!
Natural and organic scents are becoming extremely popular, so if you're ready to rid yourself of the questionable kinds, you'll have a host of happy, healthy options.