An Earthy Scent Style Guide-Fragrances For The Nature Lover

Turquoise,Amber,Sage glass perfume bottles with words “For the nature lover””Earthy”and descriptions of the scents above an image of packaged perfume sets.

Introducing My Scent Style Guide

In the diverse and evocative world of fragrances, there's a scent to match every personality, style, and preference, painting an olfactory picture of the wearer's unique identity. From the clean, unfussy allure of The Minimalist, who prefers understated elegance, to The Nature Lover, drawn to the fresh, earthy scents inspired by the great outdoors, there's a fragrance designed to resonate with every character. For The Bohemian Gal, with her free spirit and love for exotic, rich aromas that tell a story of adventure and artistry, the choice of scent is as bold and unconventional as her lifestyle. And not forgetting For the Gents – those with a discerning nose for sophisticated, masculine fragrances that combine tradition with a modern twist. This blog series will explore these distinct perfume style categories, guiding you through the art of selecting a fragrance that not only suits your style but also enhances your personal narrative.

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What is a Fragrance Family?

A Fragrance Family categorizes perfumes based on their dominant scent characteristics and ingredients, facilitating the identification and description of fragrances. Let's look at the primary fragrance families:

1. Floral (Shop my Floral or Marine Fragrances)

  • Characteristics: This family is one of the most popular and diverse, characterized by the scent of flowers. It ranges from single flower aromas to complex compositions of various floral notes.

  • Sub-Families: Includes Floral Fruity, Soft Floral, and Floral Green.

2.  Warm (Shop my Earthy or Fruity Fragrances)

  • Characteristics: Known for warm, sweet, and sometimes spicy notes. Common ingredients include amber, vanilla, incense, exotic flowers, and spices.

  • Sub-Families: Features variations like Soft Amber, Amber Floral, and Amber Woody.

3. Woody(Shop my Subtle and Earthy Fragrances)

  • Characteristics: Features warm and dry notes reminiscent of woods and forests. Common notes include sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, and patchouli.

  • Sub-Families: Includes Mossy Woods, Dry Woods, Aquatic Woody, and Aromatic Woody.

4. Fresh( Shop My Fresh, Marine or Fruity Fragrances)

  • Characteristics: Known for light, uplifting, and clean scents, featuring citrus, herbal, aquatic, and green notes.

  • Sub-Families: Encompasses Citrus, Green, Water, and Fruity categories.

5. Gourmand( Shop my Subtle or Earthy Fragrances)

  • Characteristics: Showcases edible or dessert-like qualities, with sweet notes such as vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and confections.

  • Sub-Families: Often overlaps with Amber and Fruity categories due to their sweet, rich qualities.

Understanding Fragrance Families helps in articulating scent preferences and discovering new fragrances that align with individual tastes. This classification system offers a foundational language in the world of perfumery, guiding enthusiasts through the diverse and rich landscape of scents.

Are You a Nature Lover?

Adopting an earthy style goes beyond mere aesthetic preferences; it's about embodying an eco-conscious mindset and a deep appreciation for the environment. This style incorporates materials that are sustainable, ethically sourced, and reflective of the natural world's diverse palette and textures. Garments are often made from organic cotton, linen, wool, and bamboo, dyed with natural pigments to achieve colors that resonate with the earth's spectrum – from deep forest greens to rich soil browns, and vibrant sunset oranges. In terms of home decor, this style favors items made from natural materials such as wood, stone, clay, and jute, complemented by an abundance of plants that breathe life into spaces. The earthy style is not just about how things look, but how they feel; it encourages a tactile experience, inviting one to touch, feel, and connect with the materials. It's a holistic approach that seeks to reduce environmental impact and promote a lifestyle in harmony with nature, fostering a sense of peace and grounding in one's daily life.

Embracing an earthy style is akin to wearing the very essence of nature itself; it's a celebration of the raw, unfiltered beauty that the natural world offers. This approach to personal style and fragrance choice speaks to those who find harmony in the simplicity and richness of the earth's essences and elixirs. It's for the individual who seeks to connect with their surroundings on a deeper level, finding comfort and inspiration in the grounding raw elements of nature.

 Are My Perfumes Vegan and Cruelty Free?

 As an animal advocate It has always been important to me that my perfumes are vegan and cruelty free as I pride myself on making sure my scents are made with the upmost respect of all animals as well as being environmentally sustainable. By definition Vegan Perfumes do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products and are never tested on animals. 

Turquoise bottle with gemstones in front of image of woman in a hammock at the beach

 Turquoise Perfume: A Fragrance Fit For A Mermaid

  • KEY NOTES: Grapefruit, Cassis, Blue Chamomile, Waterflower-infused Musk, Mysore Sandalwood

  • Birthstone for December~Zodiac Stone for Sagittarius

  • Turquoise is part of the Marine Fragrance Palette

  •  GEMSTONE PROPERTIES: Sage has chosen to use the Aquamarine stone in place of Turquoise, as the Turquoise stone is too delicate to immerse in perfume oil. Evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go.

 My Turquoise perfume evokes the serene beauty of clear waters and lush landscapes, blending oceanic-scented notes with Mysore Sandalwood. It is a breath of fresh air, capturing the essence of tranquility and offering a refreshing escape to nature's most peaceful settings. Ideal for those who are drawn to the calming influence of water and the vibrant life it sustains, my Turquoise perfume provides a soothing, invigorating marine scent experience that refreshes the soul.

TURQUOISE- Named after that vivid blue-green stone favored as an ornament across continents throughout the ages, Turquoise is an effervescent scent that stirs the spirit with oceanic beauty. Its youthful, enlivening top note accord of Blue Chamomile, Grapefruit, Cassis and ozone elements glistens like fragrant, sun-kissed sea spray. Turquoise’s base note accord of Waterflower-Infused Musk melds with Mysore Sandalwood for a dry down of freshly subtle depth. Certain Native American tribes revere Turquoise for its healing properties, which arguably are shared by the timeless, deep blue seas of the world that also inspired this fragrance fit for a mermaid.

Five Star Review

“Mmmm! I'm usually not a fan of "marine" scents (that ozonic chemical thing gets me), but this one is yummy. It has marine notes mixed with some herbal notes and sandalwood. I also detect some florals in here. The marine scent is fresh and not at all cloying and it dries down into a wonderful fresh, breezy scent that really lasts”.-estesmcc

image of amber glass perfume bottle in front of woman on beach in orange dress

Amber Perfume: The Scent Of Golden Sunlight In A Bottle

  • KEY NOTES: Blood Orange, Labdanum, Tunisian Amber, Musk, Vanilla

  • Zodiac Stone for Leo, Gemini, and Virgo

  • Amber is part of the Earthy Fragrance Palette

  • GEMSTONE PROPERTIES:  Carries the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action.

 My Amber perfume exudes the richness of sun-warmed resin, combined with the sweetness of vanilla and the intrigue of blood orange, creating a scent that wraps you in the warmth of golden sunlight. Evoking images of ancient forests bathed in a sunset's glow, this fragrance is for those who seek comfort in the earth's deep, mysterious beauty. Amber perfume offers a deep, enveloping experience reminiscent of nature's timeless elegance and the warmth of cherished memories.

AMBER is a fragrance of singular power and depth. Amber is inspired by those golden, light-filled stones formed from the resin of ancient trees. Its succulent Blood Orange top note streams like the sun’s rays through notes of Labdanum, Tunisian Amber and Musk. Legend states that Amber was used by sorcerers and magicians to promote strength, healing and protection. This fragrance is itself an emboldening yet profoundly calming talisman.

A Glowing Review

“I tried Amber many years ago, and recently bought a new sample because a friend was raving about it. This perfume is intoxicatingly gorgeous! The woody amber melts into a silky glow as a clean Egyptian Musk softens and lifts the aroma. It is at once unique, familiar, and magnetic - a warm hug but with style. The lasting power is impressive! I am upgrading to a full bottle immediately. Now I know why I couldn't find my old sample - I am sure I used it all up long ago and that Amber was my favorite of the Sage oils I tried back then! Simply wonderful.”-Erica

sage perfume bottle in front of woman in forest

 Sage Perfume: The Spirit of the Wild Captured In A Fragrance

 My Sage perfume captures the untamed essence of the wilderness, with its robust, herbaceous aroma underscored by delicate earthy notes and a hint of aromatic floral freshness. Reminiscent of a walk through a sage-filled meadow under the open sky, this crisp and green scent is for the soul who finds solace in nature's wild, unrefined landscapes. My Sage perfume oil embodies the spirit of adventure and the purifying, rejuvenating essence of this revered herb, offering a fragrance that is both grounding and uplifting.

SAGE is a fragrance effusive with the invigorating scent of the herb that shares its name is an electrifying celebration of the rambling, fertile splendor of the earth’s forests and secret gardens. Crisp, aromatic top notes of Cucumber and White Sage from New Mexico introduce a single middle note of Wild Sweet Pea. These rest on a base note accord of lush Green Musk from Kenya and sheer Egyptian Musk that is accented with sweet, earthy Tonka Bean. A perfume that is as open and rejuvenating as the outdoors, Sage epitomizes the undeniably natural beauty of Sage Machado’s jewelry line.

A Five Star Review

“Sage smells like walking into a flower shop. A family member of mine used to be a florist, and she would let me go to the back and help when I was little. This scent smells just like the room with all the fresh flowers and greenery. I love it! Carnelian is my favorite, but Sage and Coral are tied for second. Honestly, I’ve tried almost all of the samples, and there is truly something for everyone. Also, I find that Sage’s fragrances capture moments and memories while remaining very unique. Love this brand!”-MJ

Why do I Smell a Perfume and it Reminds Me of a Memory or Place?

When you smell a perfume, it can take you back to a memory or place because our sense of smell is closely linked to the part of the brain that handles memories and emotions. Essentially, when you encounter a scent, it can instantly remind you of moments or places from your past. This happens because the brain stores the smell together with memories of the time and place you experienced it. So, when you smell that perfume again, it's like hitting the play button on a memory, bringing back feelings and images from before, almost like you're there all over again.

Embracing Nature Lover Scents

The allure of these earthy fragrances offers a unique olfactory journey that reconnects us with the natural world. These gemstone inspired scents, each with its own distinctive character, blend together to create grounding and mystically uplifting handcrafted perfumes. Turquoise evokes the freshness of clear water, Amber brings a warm, resinous depth, and Sage adds a crisp, herbaceous note, making this fragrance collection a scent combination that is perfect for those seeking a unique perfume experience that embodies the spirit of the earth. This fragrance guide has explored how these earthy tones can suit the preferences and occasions of the nature lover style, providing a timeless appeal that transcends seasonal trends.