Aura-Soma Pegasus parfum* are new to me and their ethos is really interesting as are their scents. The scents are designed to enhance the mood of the wearer. Our sense of smell is incredibly evocative and play a vital role in our memories and also our wellbeing. Aura-Soma utilise this in making their perfumes.
Aura-Soma use traditional methods for creating their perfumes. Before the onset of modern production methods which use synthetic materials, perfume was made with natural ingredients. Aura-Soma have embraced the natural method which I think gives them a really interesting and complex smell. You can definitely tell the difference between a perfume made synthetically and the Aura-Soma ones.
I have samples of all their eight perfumes. They’re individually numbered rather than named and the bottles are coloured to compliment the scents inside (unfortunately my sample bottles aren’t but if you look at the site here you’ll see what I mean).
I think everyone will be able to find at least one scent they’ll like. My favourites are Parfum 30, Parfum 44, and Parfum 80. Parfum 30 has notes of Bergamot, Olibanum, Oudh, Jasmine, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla, Saffron, Vetiver, Musk. It’s actually quite unisex, it has a deep woody smell yet has a lovely softness to it. It’s really interesting. One spray is all that’s needed and it lasts all day long. On me it gradually gets muskier and softer.
Parfum 44 has notes of Orris, Cedar Wood, Violet, Precious Woods. It’s like a mix of parma violets with woody base notes. Another interesting and long-lasting perfume.
Parfum 80 has notes of Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lily, Carnation, Cinnamon, Benzoin, Rose, Vanilla. It’s such a pretty, fresh summery perfume. It’s sweet and flowery but definitely not sickly. All the notes work beautifully together. A perfect Summer scent.
Aura-Soma use organic essential plant and flower oils and are free from petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and preservatives. The production method and ethos, for me, make them stand out against many perfumes we’ve become used to. And if you’re a perfume connoisseur you’ll definitely want to check them out. (Similarly see my post on Histoires de Parfums)
Aura-Soma Pegasus Parfum are also cruelty free and against animal testing. For more info please click here
Have you tried their perfumes?