In conversation: Natural vs Synthetic Perfumes

1. Organic black pepper supplier in Sri Lanka
September 3, 2020

The skin is our largest organ and it absorbs close to everything that is applied. So it is very important to know what exactly you are putting on your body and to place a real focus on choosing the right products.

"What goes on the body should be as pure as the body itself."

Our BASIUM products are 100% natural and consist of pure substances already present in raw materials such as flowers, leaves, stems, wood, roots, seeds and resins. In comparison, more than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals disrupt hormone activity, cause reproductive malformation and they have also been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes and obesity - some of which are cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list.

We have chosen to only use essential oils that are sourced from suppliers we trust and to prevent any over harvesting of any plant species.


Natural Perfume

Synthetic Perfume

  • The aroma does not last as long (2–8 hours)
  • Stays in your personal space
  • It smells different on every person and interacts with the wearer
  • Less than 400 natural essences available
  • The smell can change from crop to crop (depending on location, soil, harvesting and weather conditions)
  • Aids your emotional &  physiological state
  • ​The colour can change from clear to cloudy, yellow or brown​
  • More expensive process due to quality control
  • The aroma can last for days
  • The smell can be overpowering
  • A very consistent smell, contains fixatives which literally ‘fix’ the smell to your skin
  • Can be replicated exactly
  • Derived from petroleum
  • Thousands of different chemical molecules used
  • Usually clear and colourless
  • Mass-produced with cheaper ingredients
  • Capable of causing cancer, birth defects
  • Nervous system disorders and allergies​