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.

Good scents
These subtle and sophisticated fragrances are made with pure essential oils - and no synthetic ingredients.