Perfume, Xenobiotics, and Perfino

Perfume, Xenobiotics, and Perfino

There is a joy in feeling that you have a ‘signature’ perfume, or being complimented that you ‘smell good’.
Unfortunately there is a problem...
Modern-day perfumes contain a lot of chemicals. There are currently over 3000 ingredients used within perfumes 2 3 and unfortunately, these can cause a variety of issues.

November 20, 2023
Spring and Consumerism - Environmentally Conscious ways to enjoy Easter.

Spring and Consumerism - Environmentally Conscious ways to enjoy Easter.

As we’re transitioning into spring, Easter weekend gradually approaches. Easter provides a wonderful opportunity to unwind and connect with loved ones over the long weekend. 
March 27, 2023
What we think about Black Friday

What we think about Black Friday

A tribute to Haeckels for its vision and values in challenging the run of the mill approach to the impending Black Friday fervour.

This Friday Haeckels are not discounting.
Instead they are clearing the shelves in their stores to promote sustainable small businesses.
November 22, 2022
helichrysum yellow flowers growing

Sun + Gold = October 2021

After last month’s magic of three, working with lavender, lemon, and rose geranium, all super strong, well known ingredients battling it out to get prominence, we are going down a lesser known path.
October 06, 2021
frankincense tree

From the mixing studio - July 2021

This month we get a bit more sophisticated, with the inclusion of some less commonly used essential oils, namely Peru Balsam and Myrrh.

You may have heard of balsamic notes in perfumery.


June 28, 2021
rosewood shaving on perfino logo background


Indian Rosewood essential oil is steam distilled from the chippings of the Dalbergia Sissoo Tree, also known as the Himalayan Raintree. This medium to large sized tree is native to the foothills of the Himalayas and the Indian subcontinent. It’s a fast-growing, deciduous tree with a crooked trunk, leathery leaves and white-pink flowers.
July 16, 2020