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The Clean Perfume Holiday Shopping List
A special something that smells incredible—a chic new perfume, the most beautiful candle, or a jasmine-inflected hair oil—makes a memorable, charming, and sophisticated gift. Made clean, without the potentially harmful-to-health hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and irritants allowed in conventional fragrances, every item on our shopping list this year is enchanting enough that we find it hard to resist doing a little shopping for ourselves along the way (hello, Dirty Chai…hi, Shiso…bonjour, Bois de Balincourt).
The Top 5 Makes-the-Best-Present Perfumes
Fresh and Sexy
A perfume of cool air, pale sun, and new life unfurling on the forest floor.goop Beauty Eau de Parfum:
Edition 02 – Shiso goop, $165SHOP NOW
Chic and Beachy
Warming coconut flesh mixed with sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla for a sophisticated, seductive version of a beachy scent.Heretic Dirty Coconut (50ML / 1.7OZ) goop, $165SHOP NOW
Full-bloom flowers—French tuberose, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and linden—mixed with the scent of crushed stems, pink pepper, and ambrette.Heretic Florgasm goop, $165SHOP NOW
Warm, Creamy, and Spicy
A gorgeous set that pairs a fresh, peppery perfume with an equally rich loose-leaf tea.Heretic Dirty Chai Set goop, $75SHOP NOW
The Top 3 Smaller-Size (and Easier Priced) Scents
Sexiest Hair Oil on the Planet
Part frizz-smoothing serum, part gorgeous jasmine-inflected hair perfume, this leaves your hair shiny and smelling fantastic.
Ranavat Fortifying Hair Serum goop, $70SHOP NOW
This Body Wash Smells So Good,
It Qualifies as Perfume
There’s nothing like stepping into a hot shower and lathering on this gorgeously scented body wash to transform your shower into a relaxing out-of-body experience. It leaves skin soft, moisturized, and smelling subtly of cedar, sandalwood, and bergamot. And we love the chic, gigantic pump bottle.
Sangre de Fruta Garden of Earthly Delights Body Wash goop, $48SHOP NOW
Some People Buy This Skin-Loving
Moisturizer Just for the Citrusy Scent
This rich, luxurious, clinically tested supercream for the body leaves skin ultramoisturized, silky-soft, smooth, firm, and toned—and the subtle scent is almost as addictive as the way it makes our skin feel.
goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing
Repair Body Butter goop, $55/$50 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
These Body Oils Double as Perfume
One of the prettiest scents ever, this is amazing as body oil but also incredible as a perfume.Balmyard Beauty Romantic Call Body Oil goop, $82SHOP NOW
Citrusy and Herbaceous
Smooth on this restorative orange-flower-and-acacia-scented oil and it sinks in instantly for supple, plumped skin.Seed to Skin The Serenity goop, $162SHOP NOW
The Perfume That Repels Insects
and Attracts People
A silky cedar-cinnamon-and-geranium-scented gel you will love and bugs will hate, from acclaimed clean perfumer Douglas Little.
Heretic Entomologist goop, $45SHOP NOW
5 Favorite Scented Candles
Named for a Mauritian nature preserve and brimming with the tart yet dusky notes of citrus and spice.Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de
Balincourt goop, $36SHOP NOW
A scent of spirit-clearing smoke, mystical resins, forbidden spices, and holy woods—interpreted in a candle, this scent is just magic.goop Beauty Scented Candle:
Edition 03 – Incense goop, $72SHOP NOW
A tart, tantalizing fragrance made with pink grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries.goop x Heretic This Smells Like My Orgasm Candle goop, $75SHOP NOW
Delicate and floral with rich, woody undertones.Maison Louis Marie No. 05 Kandilli goop, $36SHOP NOW