The effort it takes to find your signature perfume is positively excruciating. Talk about a true first world problem, right? But seriously, Marilyn Monroe had Channel No. 5, Katharine Hepburn had Miss Dior and Britney Spears has…well…just about everything on the T.J. Maxx sale shelf.
You want “your” scent to be one that’s unique and long-lasting, something that can work for both day and night, ideally something affordable (hello, college budget!), and you want your fragrance to be healthy. A lot of people don’t realize just how many nasty, creepy, icky chemicals go into perfume concoctions — chemicals that then absorb into your skin. Lovely!
In our quest for a healthy fragrance alternative, we learned about Lavanila Laboratories. They specialize in natural, timeless blends of pure essential oils, skin-safe botanicals and vita-rich technology for long-lasting, anti-oxidant rich fragrances bursting with beauty benefits. Not only does their line of vanilla-infused perfumes last for hours and ring in at price tag that’s student-friendly — $58 for 1.7 oz, or $19 for a rollerball vial — the Vanilla Blackberry fragrance smells beyond amazing. It’s both warm and fresh and positively perfect for summer.
When we find a product we truly love, of course we want to get you guys in on the fun, too. This week, we’re giving away a bottle of Lavanila’s Vanilla Blackberry perfume to one lucky reader!
To enter, leave a comment below telling us who your favorite beauty icon is. We’ll pick a winner April 29th!