When I first started my journey on the path toward chemical free beauty products, some transitions were a no-brainer, and some a little more difficult. Easy to see an immediate difference in my skin when I made the swtich to natural moisturizers and foundations, but giving up my old school mascara was really rough. Harder still, was saying goodbye to my signature fragrances, which I wore like a comfy pair of jeans every day. I mean, we’re talking years of Coco Chanel, among others. But then came along ALKOOMIE, and suddenly my old perfume standbys became a thing of the past.
ALKOOMIE is a luscious perfume brand based in Australia. Everything about these hand crafted fragrance oils screams delicious and sexy, and they have become a daily staple in my beauty routine. Created by Nadia Hunter, these dreamy flower essences are crafted by a special steam distillation process, and are then blended into a certified organic, alcohol free base. I was lucky to be able to try the sample pack, which Renata and I dove into like two giddy beauty junkies. What’s amazing is that we truly LOVED all 5 scents, and, in my experience, its hard to even find one great fragrance- so right away I knew this line was special.
My personal fave is PURE GOLD, which is slightly spicy, and infused with sandalwood and amber. Plus, the bottle is filled with actual 23 karat gold flakes, which ups the sexy factor even more. Renata was partial to AURORA, which smells a bit like autumn- with coffee, vanilla and Nagchampa notes. ELIXIR FIRST BLOOM is ALKOOMIE’s newest scent, and is reminiscent of the far east, smelling deliciously like rose and ylang ylang. I love the SILK TEMPLE for its ultra feminine, slightly powdery ( but in a good way ) finish. Rounding out the collection is ORGANIC BLOOM, which starts out kind of citrusy, and then morphs into a sensual blend of moss and sandalwood. This collection is so genius, because each fragrance is really individual, yet they all smell so amazing! The chic little bottle has a rollerball on top for easy application and touch-ups, and is compact enough to throw right into my purse. We also LOVE the fact that ALKOOMIE donates a portion of profits to children’s education in the remote regions of Australia. Somehow, that makes them smell even better! Combining pure, healthy, hand crafted essences that also give back to the community is really the ultimate definition of beauty.
Try these insanely wonderful fragrances, and be prepared to fall in love…
Amy Holiber is a makeup artist and has been a contributor to LUCKY, MORE, and ELLE magazines.