If you saw my recent Instagram post, you know how thrilled I was to discover Olivine Atelier perfume, a relatively new vegan, cruelty-free scent collection! Since ditching animal products and animal-tested products, I’ve had a very tough time locating a perfume I didn’t hate. Everything I sampled seemed to smell like either the epitome of stereotypical new age-y hippiedom (not that I have a problem with new age-y hippiedom, I’m just not sure I love the scent associated with it) or sweet, sugary flowers (think of a body spray you’d buy at Claire’s for an 8-year-old). Until recently, I’d completely given up and accepted the fact that cruelty-free life for me would mean life without a signature scent; given the abundance of cruelty and exploitation that run rampant in the animal testing and agriculture industries, this seemed like an unacceptable, albeit sad, loss. I have nothing against embracing one’s own natural scent, but I mourned the option of being able to dab on a little extra magic before walking out the door.
That is, until my lovely friend Ashlee of The Little Foxes introduced me to Olivine! Though Ashlee has never steered me wrong, I was skeptical as I waited for my sample pack to arrive in the mail. I won’t bore you with an overly descriptive narration of my first experience smelling each of the scents, so I’ll just leave it at this: I was intoxicated and overwhelmed (in the best way possible) by each of the six fragrances, and was ecstatic to have discovered the solution to my scent deprivation. Picking a favorite blend is impossible, but “Amongst The Waves” and “She Belongs There” called out to me a major way.
I’m so excited to be able to offer you lovely readers the chance to win a free bottle of perfume oil (a $48 value!) in the scent of your choice! Each perfume oil is 100% fragrance with no additives or carrier oils. Perfume oils arrive in a 5ml glass bottle and are accompanied by a gold glitter dipped feather (collected personally by Julie, Olivine’s creator, at a local bird sanctuary; no animals are harmed!) symbolizing beauty and freedom. The contest will run until Monday evening, at which point the winner will be contacted. Multiple options for how to enter can be found through the link below! Good luck!
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