AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
BRONZE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE ROSETTE WINNER – Personal Care Category
Vanessa Megan – 100% Natural Perfume – MONARCH
Social Responsibility Summary:
- All ingredients in Vanessa Megan products are 100% natural – zero synthetics and 100% plant based formulations
- Use the most sustainable and organic ingredients they can find
- All products have at least 70% Certified Organic ingredients
- Recyclable glass bottle and cardboard packaging
- Cruelty Free
- Products handmade in Sydney
- Australian owned business
“Perfumes are something which I stopped using 4 years ago when I became pregnant and learnt just how many toxic chemicals are in mainstream products. I was delighted when I learnt about Vanessa Megan’s Monarch perfume and very impressed by the ingredients. A word of warning though, the ingredients in this product are not suitable for pregnant women due to some of the essential oils.
The beautiful thing about this natural perfume is that it is literally made up from an amazing combination of essential oils and you really know what is in it. Monarch has a musky, floral scent made up of lavender, ylang ylang, rose absolute, geranium and patchouli. I was so keen to try this fragrance that at first I didn’t read the ‘shake well’ instruction on the bottle and sprayed it directly onto my wrists and neck. I must admit that the initial scent from this wasn’t my favourite. The next day I shook well before application and it smelled completely different! It is not too surprising given this perfume is made from essential oils suspended in water. My first attempt simply wasn’t the mixed combination I was meant to get. When shaken properly, this perfume has beautiful rich floral layers to it. The scent is strong and has staying power, so only a little needs to be used.
Perfume changes when applied to the body and exposed to the heat of the skin. I found this a loveIy, earthing and calming perfume to wear. I have recently also read that rather than keeping this perfume out of the sun, to keep it in a sunny place and that the heat allows the perfume to mature and change, like a fine wine. I’m excited to see where this leads.
This is a lovely, quite mature and strong bodied natural perfume with a lot of layers and depth.”
“This is lovely perfume. I shared it with my Mum for her review as well. She found it had a light floral fragrance that lasts all day. It is refreshing to find a natural product that doesn’t overwhelm the senses. Based on the ingredient mix she would not have usually selected it as she would have assumed it would be too heavy. After you remove all the fillers and chemicals, these beautiful oils stand on their own and make a gorgeous fragrance. I think that the scent really suited her and I was pleased to be able to smell it after at least 12 hours wear. It was subtle and natural and a great product for her to wear on a daily basis.
Main Ingredients: Lavender, Ylang ylang, Rose, Geranium, Patchouli. Alcohol free
Australian Owned / Operated: Yes
Australian Made: Yes
“Finally! Having not sprayed any perfume since the birth of my second son (I’ve only dabbed on natural oils) I was eager to try this 100% natural perfume. Admittedly I’m not a major fan of musk, but once sprayed on to my skin, the scent becomes floral and spice, and I certainly attract compliments while wearing it. I love that it blends some of my favourite oils: lavender, rose and patchouli. The only drawback has been with the bottle itself: the neck of the bottle leaks a sticky substance when I pump the spray. This may just be a one-off fault with this one bottle though.
Really keen to try the rest of the range – there’s some lovely other blends available (especially Wild Wood).”
“Sublime & not irritating even for an asthmatic! Switching to an all-Natural perfume is a must if you want to avoid potentially toxic chemicals. Each fragrance can contain in excess of 5,000 different chemicals just to make one aroma. Knowing that this perfume is free-from synthetics & made with Essential Oils, makes a huge difference to how I feel when I apply it – and it smells beautiful. The floral scent is dreamy & the scent lingers on the skin. I’d recommend this to any woman looking for a floral scent that is chemical free.”
“OMG, this perfume is to die for. I have worn this every day. I have had so many compliments on this beautiful fragrance. The bottle is also stunning which is what you want in a perfume.”