Today I have reviews of three of the scents from The 7 Virtues Eau de Parfum rollerball collection – Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli Citrus and Vetiver Elemi. I recently won a giveaway via their InstaGram where I won a set of seven rollerballs. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]
Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Citrus & Fruits
Key Notes: Sweetie Grapefruit, Green Tea, Cedarwood
About: This hero scent is as popular for its story as it is for its rejuvenating aromatherapy properties and is loved the world over. Opening notes of sweetie grapefruit, lime, and basil blend with ambrosial, big hearted notes of green tea and petit grain. Its warm dry down lasts through base notes of bamboo and cedarwood. The scent for women and men blends well with Vetiver Elemi for a signature peace fragrance.
What else you need to know: This perfume celebrates peace with a symbolic blend of essential oils from Israel and Iran that represents hope for an end to long conflict in the Middle East.
This perfume is so good – very green and bright. The cedarwood balances it out and keeps it from being just a citrus scent. It smells great on both men and women!
Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Florals
Key Notes: Cassis, Rose Geranium, Patchouli
About: This organic, fair trade patchouli essential oil has aromatherapy benefits to reduce tension. It is accented by wildly complimentary heart notes of sweet peony and rose geranium and base notes of sandalwood and amber. This is not the hippy scent of the past, but a modern, sexy rendition that required 25 versions before excellence was achieved. The fragrance is for men and women and blends well with Rose Amber for a sensual and free-spirited effect.
What else you need to know: Patchouli Citrus perfume helps restore dignity to survivors of the 1994 [Rawandan] genocide. The patchouli harvest gives widows and adult orphans their economic independence. Over 150 farmers belong to a cooperative that provides a wage three times higher than that of coffee crops, empowering members to buy homes and school uniforms for their children.
This is not a typical patchouli scent – it is slightly floral, earthy, and fresh. It pairs well with several of the other scents in the collection – especially Rose Amber!
Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody
Scent Type: Earthy Greens & Herbs
Key Notes: Elemi, Geranium, Vetiver
About: Vetiver Elemi perfume features organic vetiver essential oil, and has aromatheraputic and aphrodisiac properties when blended with natural pheromones. The unique formulation with precious elemi offers spicy heart notes of cardamom, cumin, and nutmeg, and is anchored with base notes of warm cedarwood. This fresh and sensual vetiver is a popular scent for women and men.
What else you need to know: Vetiver Elemi perfume helps sustain farmlands devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Farmers in Haiti are reducing soil erosion by harvesting vetiver root. Over 2500 seasonal farmers receive fair wages and work in an organic environment to provide what is considered the best Vetiver oil in the world.
This one is very hard for me to describe – it is spicy, woody, and very earthy, but at the same time fresh. It is odd, but I like it!
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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won these rollerball perfumes in an InstaGram giveaway from The 7 Virtues.