Ingredients are what sets us apart from the rest of the fragrance industry.
ONE SEED was founded on the principal of creating beautiful fragrances without synthetic interference, and we hold to that without compromise.
We use ingredients that are entirely plant-based, 100% natural, with no synthetic enhancement. Why would we use a fragrance created in a lab when the natural world is so full of beauty and complexity?
Minimum 80% organic
We are committed to making our products with at least 80% organic content, and will choose organic ingredients first where the quality and complexity of the aroma meets our standard for quality. Sometimes it is not possible to source organic ingredients for perfumery as not all plants or plant extracts are grown organically, supply may be low on some ingredients, or the quality of a particular extract, although organic, may not meet our high standard.
Vegan & cruelty free
We are committed to using only plant-based ingredients, and we will never use ingredients that are animal-derived. Unfortunately even in the natural perfume world there are still companies that use ingredients such as civet and amergris. While these ingredients can be beautiful we don't believe their purpose is perfume, and we do not condone the cruel practices that can be employed to derive these ingredients.
Of course, we do not condone, employ, nor practice testing on animals, and we are certified cruelty free by CCF.
Some of our favourites
Some of our star ingredients that seem to find their way into several of our fragrances include:
Creamy and dreamy, with subtle floral and woody notes. This pale, waxy, thick vanilla extract is more ethereal than what you might have known of vanilla till now. It features on our Seeker and Devotion fragrances, as well as our Yuzu & Vanilla Multipurpose Elixir. The only problem this vanilla extract is now extremely rare and excessively expensive due to a crop crisis in Madagascar.
Magnolia is a 'note' that features in many commercial perfumes, but it's almost always synthetic due to the volatility of crop production, and its cost. We consider magnolia to be the queen of flowers, with its intoxicating fruity-and-floral yet slightly effervescent aroma, and its gorgeous blooms that appears for a few short weeks each year. Magnolia is featured in our Freedom fragrance.
Everyone knows jasmine, with its familiar narcotic exotic scent. But did you know there are dozens of jasmine extracts available? We use four different types of jasmine from both jasmine sambac and jasmine grandiflorum varieties. If you're a jasmine lover, you will love our Symphony perfume. Jasmine also features in our best-selling Bohemia fragrance but less as a floral note, and more as a creamy sensual undertone.
Also known as rock rose or cistus, labdanum often features in men's colognes as the aroma is warm, ambery and earthy. We love it for its animalistic qualities (which add to the muskiness of our Botanical Musk Elixir), and for it's ability to give a damp rain-like quality to a scent. This damp earth note features in our Symphony fragrance.
The only true plant-based musk in the world, ambrette seed is one of our all-time favourite essences. Ambrette seed is derived from hibiscus Abelmoschus moschatus or Hibiscus abelmoschus, a beautiful large yellow flower with a deep purple centre. Its aroma is gentle like baby skin, and blooms over time to become animal-like and slightly nutty. Ambrette seed is one of the natural extracts we would not love without! (Find our more about ambrette seed in our blog post here). You'll find this stunning ingredient featured in our Seeker perfume and Botanical Musk Multipurpose Elixir.
Keep an eye out for more our our favourite ingredients soon!