Months ago, I tested out a couple different versions of a fragrance Phlur was coming out with. At the time, it was going by the name “Scent X” and as of today, it’s available to the public and goes by the name Améline. I am excited to tell you about one of my favorite fragrances ever!
Since I became interested in natural and organic fragrances, I haven’t been able to wear as complex of scents. Usually, vanilla, coconut, and other essential oil notes are about where the variety ends in the green beauty world. Phlur came on the scene and changed all of that. Their fragrances are hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainably sourced and packaged with recycled materials. Wonder why sustainability matters? Think about how much a bottle of rose oil costs. The real thing can cost hundreds of dollars because it can take around 10,000 roses to fill a single 5 mL bottle of rose oil. Not only is that expensive, but it’s unnecessary to take that many plants from our environment when we can lab create safe synthetics.
Améline is a special scent because it combines notes of rose, Italian bergamot, pink pepper, patchouli and sandalwood and creates something fresh, beautiful, complex, and feminine that I would never imagine could’ve been non-toxic. Before I was interested in healthy perfumes, I used to love scents that were fresh, bright, and sugary. Think Aquolina Pink Sugar or Ralph Lauren Romance. I never thought I’d get to wear a clean scent that had so much femininity and grace and didn’t smell like a coconut. Some of my other favorite scents by Phlur have been Hanami, Siano, and Sandara, and Améline is becoming a quick favorite to my rotation as well.
Since I got to give my feedback while this was in development, I tried two varieties of this scent. They were very close and I can’t wait to smell what the final version ended up to be. I’ve been waiting months to get my hands on a bottle of this.