Kibio's organic perfume hits French shelves

By Katie Bird

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France-based organic beauty company Kibio is launching its first Ecocert certified organic fragrance.

According to the company not only are all of the ingredients in Kibio Eau de Parfum of natural origin, the fragrance is also 100 per cent organic.

Kibio describes the perfume, which is composed of a mix of organic essential oils all certified by the France-based certification company Ecocert, as ‘subtle and unusual’.

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In addition, the fragrance is also free from parabens, silicones and ingredients of petrochemical origin, as well as preservatives not approved by Ecocert.

Acidic notes are provided by sweet orange, lemon and green mandarin, whereas Comorian ylang ylang and Egyptian geranium provide the flowery tones, with the amber notes being found in Madagascan vanilla, patchouli and the tonka bean.

A 30ml bottle of the perfume is available for €39 and is for the moment exclusive to the company’s native France.

Fragrance slow to go organic

The fragrance world has been slower than other sectors to get involved with the organic movement mainly due to formulation challenges, and as a consequence the market is not as developed as organic skin care or even colour cosmetics sectors.

However, some of the largest fragrance ingredients players in the business have been attempting to tap into the trend in recent months.

Arylessence, a US flavour and fragrance supplier, launched an organic range at the earlier this year.

All the new scents, which were created from what Arylessence calls a palette of contemporary green notes such as fruit, citrus and herbal themes, are USDA accredited.

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