Walden Natural Perfumes
There’s new natural perfume range on the green beauty scene, and it’s incredible. Named after Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”, each perfume is inspired by his life lived close to nature. After all Henry David Thoreau did say, “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me perfume.” …well, it was at least something along those lines.
I was lucky enough to take part in the initial tests for the Walden perfumes. This was much to the dismay of Mr BB, who had to endure night after night of me spritzing, spraying, and sniffing. However, it did mean that I was offered two perfumes as thanks! And after experiencing the incredible scents of the test perfumes, I just knew I had to get these on the blog to show you all.
Perfume has always been a tricky one for me. Natural perfumes are hard to come by, and generally the ones I’ve found so far have been very floral, girly and so not me. The two eau de parfums I chose from Walden are exactly the opposite. Creamy, sexy, delicious and earthy. Totally unisex – which as we all know means that you can buy it guilt free by saying it’s a gift for your partner. HA. But saying that, the Walden perfumes would make beautiful gifts. These sophisticated bottles are perfectly packaged, coming in sharp boxes with elegant graphics. It’s the little extras like it’s wooden lid, that help it to stand out though. These perfumes are something special!
The Solid Earth
“Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? where are we?”
Walden’s “The Solid Earth” is described as “citrusy fresh with Petitgrain followed by a heart of Vetiver and Light Patchouli Oil to finish off with creamy Amyris.” For me this one starts off a little fruity and sharp, settling into a woody, yet still light fragrance. I wasn’t sure of it at first, but this has been the perfect spring/summer perfume. I’ve always been a fan of patchouli, but sometimes it can be overpowering, drowning out all other scents. Yet this is subtle, just adding a little velvety depth. I love the way the aroma changes as you smell it, becoming earthier, richer, more detailed.
A Different Drummer
” If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
Walden’s “A Different Drummer” is described as “a spicy blast of Pepper followed by Cedarwood and Amber and finishes with creamy hints of Amyris Sandalwood.” This one I knew I loved straight away. A totally sensuous, seductive scent. A little bit masculine, a little sweet, a little heady, and totally moreish. I think it’s the amber in it that I love. It seems to create a real warmth, totally enveloping you. This is now the scent I reach for every day.
All in all, I am so impressed by the Walden natural perfumes. I do think I chose well for me, these creamy, earthy scents being right up my street. However if these aren’t for you there are three more:
A Little Star Dust – “A Little Star-Dust is a sumptuous bouquet of Ylang Ylang, Iris and Jasmine enriched with hints of creamy Amyris and exotic Tonka Bean.” This was a finalist for ‘Best Natural Beauty Product’, Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017.
Castles In The Air – “a fresh, intoxicating blend of Citrus with a hint of tropical flowers and lavender.”
Two Eternities – “a garland of Forest Flowers including Wild Roses, Jasmine and Iris floating above a fresh Citrus base of Bergamot and Sweet Orange Oil.”
“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success.” Henry David Thoreau
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