PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY

Authentic natural care

Attention to nature, its flora, its beauty, its passages, fragility, sustainability, is central to Queenstown Natural Perfumiers.  We seek to add value to our natural world, to draw out and enhance its qualities, benefits and riches in new, fresh, sensuous personal perfumes.

We are proud to be part of the green cosmetics movement.  Formulated in New Zealand with concentrates, as required, coming from Grasse, France, our perfume oils are composed with the highest quality natural ingredients, using numerous pure botanical essences.

Naturals add depth, sophistication, and distinction.  They provide exquisite complexity, softness and subtlety.  With up to 20 botanical oils in each of our perfumes, we use only those that are sustainably and ethically managed.

In three of our perfumes, our 100 per cent natural Parfums are Ecocert® certified (www.ecocert.com).  In one of our perfumes, for reasons of sustainability and design, our Parfum concentrates are 50 per cent natural.  Naturals are under significant and growing global pressure.  Their use requires responsibility and care.  Where synthetics are the intelligent choice — for environmental considerations or ethical issues — we use these.  In many cases, synthetics are more ecologically sound and the greener choice.

All our Parfum ingredients meet rigorous EU standards.

In composing each of our perfumes, we include carefully chosen New Zealand native plant extracts.  All of these are sustainably sourced and harvested.  Our native plant extracts are cosmetic-grade, prepared with purified water, organic vegetable glycerine (no palm), and without preservatives.

Protecting the skin-friendly qualities of our natural botanicals, our perfume ingredients are bathed in locally sourced pure grain alcohol (no solvents) and distilled New Zealand water.  Bringing all components into harmony, our perfumes are macerated for a month before bottling by our specialist New Zealand laboratory.

All perfume ingredients and our finished perfumes are created without animal testing.

Our packaging card is derived from sustainably managed forests, and our chosen packaging supplier holds Enviro-Mark Gold accreditation.  Our folded boxes use a minimum of glue, and are printed with vegetable-oil-based inks.  Like our glass bottles, they are fully recyclable.

Our role is to protect, advocate and care for our inheritance.