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State of the Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity

Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity

Ruth Styles

1st June, 2012

Making the most of the UK’s bountiful flora, Union’s four fragrances are an olfactory celebration of the British countryside, says Ruth Styles more...
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Death by jasmine: why organic perfumery is under threat

Ruth Styles

17th April, 2012

Is real jasmine really worse for you than the synthetic version? It might sound crazy but that's exactly what the International Fragrance Association believe – and it’s making life tough for organic and natural perfumers. Ruth Styles reports more...
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The Ecologist meets… Tsi-La founder Annie Morton

Ruth Styles

21st March, 2012

The organic perfumier chats to the Ecologist about why organic is best and what IFRA’s latest legislation means for the natural fragrance industry more...
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Eco beauty heroes 2011

Ruth Styles

29th November, 2011

From the brands making strides towards reducing packaging to the nail polishes made without toxins, Green Living Editor Ruth Styles salutes the beauty brands who have gone further for the planet this year
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Ask the Ecologist: can I wear perfume and still be green?

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're taking a closer look at fine fragrance more...
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Top 10…eco-friendly perfumes

Ruth Styles

8th April, 2011

Synthetics free and all the better for it; the latest crop of green fragrances are good enough to appeal to even the choosiest of fragrance fans. Ruth Styles spritzes on some of the best more...

The smell of success? Lynx vs. Lush

William McLennan

16th March, 2011

Two fragrances, both designed with getting the girls in mind. So could the green choice, Lush’s Dirty, beat the Lynx Effect? William McLennan put it to the test more...

Scents and sustainability: the Green Grocery's organic scent

The Ecologist

16th February, 2011

Combining rose, sandalwood and jasmine essential oils, the Green Grocery’s Love Letter perfume is organic, eco-friendly and utterly gorgeous
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Perfume: how natural are you willing to go?

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

In a world of synthetic fragrances it's important to remember that there are natural alternatives. Here's where to buy them, what to look for and... how to go beyond patchouli more...
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Q & A: Jo Wood, founder of Jo Wood Organics

Laura Sevier

13th October, 2009

The eco-beauty businesswoman on why she loves all things organic, the secret of creating a heavenly fragrance and training for Strictly Come Dancing more...
Behind the Label

Behind the label: Tainted love

Pat Thomas

7th February, 2009

Love doesn’t have to be a dirty business – unless, of course... This Valentine’s Day Pat Thomas makes a heartfelt plea for a little non-toxic lovin’ more...
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Behind the label: Candles

Pat Thomas

6th June, 2008

While nothing says holistic living like a nice candle, that warm glow may be hiding a toxic secret, warns Pat Thomas more...

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Read the label: Fragrances

Pat Thomas

1st September, 2006

We are enamoured of fragrances, and virtually every aspect of our lives is touched by a fragranced product. But is it a touch too much? Pat Thomas reports. more...
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Heaven-Scent

Kim Erickson

1st May, 2005

Conventional perfumes are cocktails of synthetic chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancers, birth defects and central nervous system disorders. Time to try something more natural more...
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Scent and sensibility: our obsession with odour

Jeremy Smith

1st November, 2002

We are obsessed with our odour. We slavishly scrub off all that makes us distinct as members of a species, and then spray ourselves liberally with a homogenous fug of the latest mass-marketed musk. Jeremy Smith wonders why more...

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