The Flower Garden Natural Deodorant has a light smell and has a hint of flower but nothing is too strong like I imagine a flower garden might smell on a morning day. The deo has essential oils of Lavender, Geranium, Benzoin (sort of like baby powder smell), Peru Balsam (Vanilla smell), Palmrosa (a rose-like smell), Rosewood,, Petitgrain (another rose-like smell), Clementine, Oregano, and Rose Absolute and a hint of jasmine and ylang ylang. I tried to balance the sweet smells with the tang of citrus and the herbal smells of Lavender and Rosemary. Benzoin works to hold the smells together.
La Shea writes:
I’ve purchased both the flower garden scent and the original scent. The orginal deodorant’s scent lasts all day long! The flower garden scent does not….also about a month or so after I started using, the bottle just didn’t smell “flowery” anymore and I had to add some oils to it. It’s not a complaint, I just wanted to know if there’s a reason that particular scent isn’t as strong?
Hi thank you for letting me know you noticed this because I agree. The flowery scented essential oils just don’t last very long.
It has a lot to do with the nature of the smells, base notes last longer but aren’t flowery. I keep tweaking with the flower scent to see if I can make it last longer naturally….
Fragrance (chemically created scent) will last much much longer but I’ve been reluctant to use fragrance… It’s a bit of a crossroads for me. Most people prefer fragrances but they aren’t as healthy… people trust me to make healthy choices but if they go to someone else because they are lured by pretty smells that I could do too, that wouldn’t be so great.
I am struggling with the issue and will continue to weigh the pros and cons. To be frank though, I am leaning towards using more fragrance and just making sure people have a choice between fragrance, essential oil or nothing….
I’m so glad you are aware of your products. What did you add to boost the fragrance if I can ask?
La Shea writes back
I’m not really into flowery scents, but the original scent was a bit too masculine for me.
Just in case you want a few ideas here are some oils that are used in some of my favorite perfumes… blood orange & patchouli, coriander & lime, pepper, cocoa, & vanilla, jasmine & sandalwood.
I’d love to try any new combinations you make so keep me posted.
I just had a quick question for you. I just purchased your original body brew (and am elicited to try it!) and saw that it comes in the pump form. I was looking through your shop and noticed that one of the other brews, flower garden I believe, comes in a bottle with a flip top lid. Is that the only brew that comes in a flip lid, or will the original body brew come in that container sometime soon?
Good question. Normally I send the original in a pump but the way things worked, I started selling the Flower Garden in a squeeze bottle. Often I will offer either however, I am presently out of the squeeze bottles but hope to have them back in- in about a week, fingers crossed.