A PERFUME OF SUN-WARMED APRICOT,
FRESH HAY, AND DRY EARTH.
This mystical perfume inhabits the quiet heat of summer afternoons. Sun-bleached hay absolute meets ripest apricot—both accords are crafted of grasses, herbs, and flowers—at the subtle center of the scent. Sandalwood and orris root deepen the fragrance and give it an addictive, sexy aspect.
We’re lighting the fire of a perfume revolution: We craft sophisticated, sexy, original fragrances that go beyond nontoxic to entrance, heal and transform.
A PERFUME OF SPIRIT-CLEARING SMOKE, MYSTICAL RESINS, FORBIDDEN SPICES, AND HOLY WOODS.
“Incense is the most spiritual perfume we’ve done—the green frankincense is both airy and complex. It’s a sexy, mystical secret to carry with you every day.” —GP
A perfume of cool air, pale sun, and new life unfurling on the forest floor.
“We worked with shiso as a primary scent, which is rare in the perfume world—it is closely hinged to the other notes, so it begins simply and then slowly opens up into spicy greens, crushed stems, and ancient exotic woods.” —GP
A perfume of cypress smoke, snow, and sensual quiet.
“I wanted to evoke coziness, that warming quality in winter of being beside a crackling fire. There’s this feeling that’s sort of quiet but alive and sexy at the same time.” —GP
WHY CLEAN, SAFE FRAGRANCE IS IMPORTANT
The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on any cosmetic label (scented or otherwise) functions as something of a Trojan horse: Fragrance can actually contain hundreds of (unlisted) ingredients because its contents are considered a trade secret. Companies are not required to disclose what’s in the “fragrance” on the ingredient labels of personal care products, so consumers don’t always know what they’re putting on their bodies.
With goop Fragrance, we’ve created scents directly from the natural world, to evoke a genuine, unguarded response within each person. Natural ingredients carry the imprint of their harvest, the subtleties and complexities of their own individual makeup, and an innate power to influence and heal. We respond to the magic of plants on an instinctual, primal level. In creating scents, we responded to the traditions of perfumery (which, before the twentieth century, were made of natural materials) and also the traditions of homeopathy, herbology, mysticism, and even witchcraft.
When you create a fine fragrance using only real, natural ingredients, you create something that’s alive. It’s something so different—physically, spiritually, energetically—from what you get with a synthetic. It’s not just that synthetics are composed of toxic ingredients; it’s that they lack the true essence of the plants they’re imitating.
“The more I learned about what’s in conventional fragrances, the more horrified I became.”
In collaboration with perfumer Douglas Little
“Working with GP was a revelation,” says perfumer Douglas Little. “Almost instantly, we were geeking out on fragrance together, pulling out notes, describing scents we loved from the world: a winter forest in Yugoslavia, an early-spring one in Japan, the floorboards of an ancient church.” Little’s interest in natural perfumery came from a deep love of nature—but not the placid, benevolent nature most people envision. “Nature is terrifying and mysterious and wildly sexual and seductive and spiritual,” he says. “It’s feral and raw and wild. That rawness is what’s beautiful to me.”