It’s hump day and therefore a perfect day for a product review! I’m so excited to share GIVESCENT today! It’s no secret that I love essential oils and smelling pretty so I’ve been on a journey in the last few years to find a smell that a) lasts b) smells good c) isn’t full of nasty crap like every other perfume out there. I’ve mentioned a couple of my favorites in past posts, but today I’m talking about a new find from super woman duo, Elena Brower and Alexandra Lyon Perelma in NYC. The scents were conceived during Brower’s time in Italy, and her desire to capture and recreate the experience, the pace, and especially the lovely smells. Through some tinkering in their kitchen GIVESCENT was born. As a travel lover, I think this product is genius because all of the places I’ve visited leave a strong scent memory with me and I would LOVE to recreate each one, especially my honeymoon in Bali, don’t get me started.
Let’s talk first about how the order arrives in a super cute hand stamped little reusable bag (great for traveling with jewelry btw), and some info about the product. Very simple, but elegant, featuring Browers signature bright whites ( she’s the reason I own a pair of white yoga pants but I can’t wear them because of the 100% chance of spilling immediately).
The signature scent is described as “a captivating blend of sun-ripened citrus and spicy vanilla inspired by the first sultry summer days in Italy.” Ummm, yes please!
GIVESCENT is free of alcohol, formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates and sulfates and Cruelty free. Ah-mazing!
I’ve been wearing the scent for about a week straight and I can honestly say it’s magical. It wears much more like a perfume than the other oils I’ve tried, in fact, I’ve found less is more with this one which is nice because even the tester will last forever!
My only wish is that the next scent be Asia inspired. Ladies, I’d like to put in a request for that!
What are your favorite non-nasty perfumes? Let me know in the comments!