What is natural perfume?
Natural perfume is made with 100% natural ingredients, and may be in either an oil or natural alcohol base. Natural perfume may or may not include animal extracts such as ambergris, beeswax, honey etc, but in modern day perfumery, natural perfume will not include extracts from animals that are derived by harming an animal. One Seed perfume are 100% natural in a natural ethanol (alcohol) base. We never use ambergris or any other animal extracts.
For more about natural perfume, you can read our blog article.
Are your perfumes completely natural?
Yes, our perfumes are 100% natural. We don't use anything synthetic in our perfumes, or in any other product in our range.
Are your perfumes organic?
All of our perfumes contain at least 80% organic content. (Some may be 100% organic). The other 20% is made up of natural ingredients that may or may not be organic, depending on what is available to us at the time (and some of which are not available as organic ingredients) and purified water. At this stage we are not pursuing certification, but we may do so in the future.
Are your perfumes vegan?
Yes, all of our products are vegan. You can read more about vegan perfume on this blog post.
How long will One Seed perfumes last on my skin?
That varies from person to person, and also depends on the scent. Generally, your ONE SEED scent will noticeable for approximately 4-5 hours. Keep in mind that the scent trail (sillage) and longevity of our perfumes is not as great as commercial perfumes as we do not use any synthetic enhancers or fillers.
Roll-On Vs Eau de parfum - how do I choose?
ONE SEED perfumes come in both roll-on oil-based fragrance and eau de parfum spray.
So what's the difference?
Oil-based fragrances wear closer to the skin, so aren't as bold as alcohol-based perfumes, but they can last longer on the skin than a spray. Choose oil-based if you like your perfume to be more subtle but longer-lasting, or if you prefer a fragrance that is deeper in tone, rather than fresh.
Eau de parfum has more "lift" and will show up the lighter, fresher top notes than an oil-based fragrance. Choose eau de parfum is you prefer a fragrance that projects and is more noticeable to those around you, or if you love the smell of lighter fresher notes.
What is the shelf life of One Seed perfumes?
Alcohol-based natural perfumes for the most part has an indefinite shelf life. However, some scents will disintegrate more quickly than others, we suggest a shelf life of 3 years. To keep you fragrance at its best, please store it away from sunlight and heat.
Can I use your products while pregnant?
This is best discussed with your doctor, midwife or qualified natural health practitioner if you are concerned. We suggest you avoid any products that include jasmine, aromatic herbs, clary sage and others that are known to effect pregnancy. For more on this issue, please discuss with your naturopath or a qualified aromatherapist.
Can I buy samples?
Do you make custom fragrances?
Yes we do. We create bespoke fragrances for individuals for just $499 (including your first 30ml bottle). Further orders of the same fragrance are just $95 per 30ml bottle.
We also design natural scent blends for salons, spas and skincare companies, as well as scent branding for many different types of businesses. Contact our perfumer, Liz Cook, for more info on this service.
Where can I find One Seed in my city/country?
Why do you use alcohol? Isn't that bad for my skin?
Most commercial perfumes use harsh alcohols derived from petroleum or wheat, but the alcohol we use is a wine-grade natural grape ethanol, and is not toxic to your skin. Natural ethanol is not bad for your skin in small amounts, contrary to what you might have heard. Yes, alcohol will dry out your skin if you are using it in a large area for a prolonged period of time. However, the amount of alcohol that sits against your skin from a few sprays of perfume is minimal and will not cause dryness in most people. We prefer to use alcohol as opposed to oil as it gives our fragrances a 'lift' and better sillage than an oil based perfume.
Do you use synthetic musk?
Definitely not. The only musks we use are ambrette seed (from a type of hibiscus flower), as well as a combination of other essential oils and extracts (such as ylang ylang) that have a musky character to them.
I haven't received my order yet - can I track it?
Yes, all orders will have a tracking number attached (except for samples being sent overseas by standard mail). Your tracking number was emailed to you when your order was sent. Simply click on the tracking number, or copy and paste it in the relevant box at the applicable shipper's website:
Do you ship overseas?
Yes we do! You'll find shipping info on each product in the store, or you can see all of the information on our Shipping & Delivery page.
I'm disappointed that you've discontinued my favourite fragrance! Can I still buy it?
Yes, you can! Discontinued perfumes are still available for sale through One Seed as a special order. A 30ml bottle is $95 plus shipping. Please email us if you would like your favourite discontinued fragrance made up for you.