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    Perfume recs for people with fragrance sensitivity?

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    I really want to start wearing perfume, but I have a very sensitive nose so it is difficult for me to find a perfume that wonít give me headaches or make me nauseous (floral scents are the worst). Does anyone else have that issue? What subtle scents do you use that arenít overpowering?




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    I don't have any advice. But, Aeon dabbles in oils and fragrances. She might have some really good advice and tips for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistertwin View Post
    I don't have any advice. But, Aeon dabbles in oils and fragrances. She might have some really good advice and tips for you.


    I'm a fragrance collector and addict, and just started studying and making my own. For sensitive skin, which I have, natural/botanical is the way to go since they don't contain aromachemicals that can cause sensitivity.

    Etsy is great for finding indie natural perfumers.
    www.etsy.com/shop/POROSiPENIA
    www.etsy.com/shop/kennethcory
    www.etsy.com/shop/SCENTBYALEXIS
    www.etsy.com/shop/goestperfumes
    www.etsy.com/shop/OusiaParfums
    www.etsy.com/shop/LVNEA
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/IlluminatedPerfume
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForStrangeWomen

    Those are my favorite shops for botanical perfumes. They do tend to be more expensive for the amount because they're highly concentrated natural essences, rather than their cheaper aromachemicals. It's the "less is more" approach. So $35-75 for 10-30 ml of perfume oil doesn't seem like you get a lot, but they're well-crafted perfumes.

    For niche perfume, Twisted Lily is a great vendor. Another is Indiescents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulCupcake View Post


    I'm a fragrance collector and addict, and just started studying and making my own. For sensitive skin, which I have, natural/botanical is the way to go since they don't contain aromachemicals that can cause sensitivity.

    Etsy is great for finding indie natural perfumers.
    www.etsy.com/shop/POROSiPENIA
    www.etsy.com/shop/kennethcory
    www.etsy.com/shop/SCENTBYALEXIS
    www.etsy.com/shop/goestperfumes
    www.etsy.com/shop/OusiaParfums
    www.etsy.com/shop/LVNEA
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/IlluminatedPerfume
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForStrangeWomen

    Those are my favorite shops for botanical perfumes. They do tend to be more expensive for the amount because they're highly concentrated natural essences, rather than their cheaper aromachemicals. It's the "less is more" approach. So $35-75 for 10-30 ml of perfume oil doesn't seem like you get a lot, but they're well-crafted perfumes.

    For niche perfume, Twisted Lily is a great vendor. Another is Indiescents.
    That's so cool that you're going to start making your own. And thank you for the recommendations!




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    I am pretty sensitive to perfume also. If I do try a strong scented one I usually only spray it on my wrists and i'll spray it into the air and walk through it haha. If the scent is too strong near my face i'll get a headache. But I got this perfume in my birchbox called Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, it's not too strong but it has a fresh citrus scent to it. So it's not floraly at all. I love it!

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