At the moment there are a couple of Fifi Friendly perfumes that I have found and more importantly, liked. I still enjoy wearing them, but it is sometimes nice to have another option. There is something about fragrance that can put you in the right frame of mind, make you feel good and generally smell gorgeous. Pretty much all of the mainstream fragrances out there are not natural, so the search for a new fragrances is a tough one. There are some natural ones out there but they are hard to find and sometimes not too appealing….that is me being polite. I was reading Stella Magazine one day and came across Lurk (www.lurkmade.com) a range of hand made natural fragrances from New York and I endeavoured to track them down in the UK.
Who are Lurk? Based in New York, they make a range of exquisite natural perfumes in small batches. Each essential oil fragrance is hand blended with jojoba oil before being hand poured and there is not a sniff of chemical additives or water or alcohol added. I found them at Beauty Mart in London, but unfortunately the store I visited did not have any in stock (after their customer services told me to visit that store) and although I could order online, I wanted to try them first. I contacted the lovely people at Lurk who arranged for samples to be sent to me. Lurk have changed my perception of natural fragrances in a big way!
One of the first things that stood out for me, apart from the ingredients, amazing smells and luxurious feel to them, was that the fragrances are not named in the same way as the rest of the fragrance market place. You can choose between PRJ V1, AS01, BSOO3, RSW 005 and TBP V1. They are unisex and the names allow the individual to have no pre-conceptions of what the fragrance will smell like. They are all unique and have their own aromatherapeutic qualities. They are anything but mainstream. They are artisan and Lurk are really good at what they do…. and I mean seriously good.
Normally when trying out new perfumes there will always be ones that you wince away from, but I was surprised by how much I liked all of them. They are refreshing, some are sultry, some are smooth, alluring and it is really hard to choose a favourite. PRJV1, I wore on my son’s first day at school, so will always be special. It is a heady mix of jasmine, rose and petitgrain. TBPV1 is slightly sweeter and a mix of florals and black pepper. RSW005 blends together sandalwood and rose. AS01 wonderfully mixes cedarwood, rose and tuberose. Finally BS003 blends woody with citrus and sweet bergamot. Each is perfect and you will easily find one to suit your mood on any given day. As with all fragrances they are personal to the wearer, but each of these are very special. I have read on their website that they are progressing with Eau de Toilettes. Great news.
Try them for yourself. These are 5* Star Fifi Friendly fragrances. Loving Lurk. Smelling amazing…. if I do say so myself.