Not-So-Plain Vanilla

$18.50 (eccobella.com)

This warm vanilla perfume is less sweet than it is heady and exotic.

Roll With It

$12 (amritaessentials.net)

Certified organic essential oils of lavender and cinnamon make this roll-on perfume light and inviting.

A Bright Idea

$23 (katesmagik.com)

This refined, alluring mix of jasmine and neroli is inspired by the nocturnal firefly.

Natural Selection

$185 (siperfumes.com)

Perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis uses certifiedorganic or wild-crafted botanicals whenever possible; her “Tosca” is an abstract blend of tobacco leaf, blood orange, and Parma violet.

Common Ground

$13 (auracacia.com)

Refreshing and calming, this unisex fragrance has notes of pine and wet earth.

Sea Change

$22 (aubrey-organics.com)

For an instant pick-me-up, spritz on this fresh, lightly citrus-scented perfume — it’s a cool ocean breeze in a bottle.

This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2006. This story was added to MNN.com in June 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2006.