Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pacifica Perfume

Are you looking for a safer perfume with fewer ingredients than the well-known brands?

Last week, I discovered Pacifica roll-on perfume at a natural health store.  Pacifica is a brand that sells a variety of unique scents (i.e.: Tuscan Blood Orange, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit) and classic scents (i.e.: Sandalwood). They are delightfully accurate, but not over-powering.

There are 14 scents available online. Each 10ml bottle sells for $12 + tax + shipping (for Canadians). Pacifica is an American company, based in Portland, Oregon.

I purchased the California Star Jasmine scent from a local retailer, and while jasmine is the most noticeable aroma, it also has a hint of orange and "faint driftwood." I've been using it daily, and I'm quit impressed. While the scent is not as long-lasting as other perfumes, there are fewer ingredients, which is definitely a positive.

Ingredients: Alcohol denatured (natural grain), parfum (Pacifica's own fragrance blend with natural and essential oils), aqua.

The perfume is 100% vegan and is not tested on animals. It is also "free of parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol." Pacifica donates to "clean water" projects, and manufactures its perfumes in the U.S.A.

At first, as a celiac, I was concerned about the "natural grain" content (could this mean barley, or even wheat?). I called Pacifica. The lady who answered was very friendly, and confirmed that the grain is corn, and that all of Pacifica's perfumes are gluten free. However, I'm still curious about the "blend of natural and essential oils," as the ingredients could be listed more specifically. While I recommend this perfume, remember that even natural products can cause allergies in some individuals. If you have any questions about the ingredients, call: 1-800-866-337-7100, or email Pacifica at

Have you tried Pacifica before? Share your thoughts.

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