Aesop fragrances are primarily made using ingredients derived from natural sources, on some occasions utilising alternative techniques—for example, CO2 extraction or molecular distillation—to create and achieve different character or depth in the fragrance. Where synthetic ingredients are utilised, their purpose is to ensure superior longevity or achieve a desired aromatic effect.
The only Aesop products that contain synthetic fragrance ingredients are our Aromatique Room Sprays, personal fragrances, Aromatique Candles and Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm.
The Fragrance (Parfum) component of our personal fragrance range and Aromatique Room Sprays contains a blend of essentials oils, botanical extracts and synthetic ingredients. We utilise this combination of ingredients with varying origins to achieve a fragrance that is more intense and complex, and of greater staying power, than could be formulated using essential oils alone.
Our Aromatique Candles contain a combination of fragrance ingredients—from both botanical and synthetic origins—in a base of Paraffin and Vegetable waxes, which we consider to be an optimum vehicle for carrying a true and long-lasting fragrance, from first use to last.
All components of the fragrance blends we use have been carefully considered and evaluated for safety and efficacy. As with essential oils, we take careful note of the findings and recommendations as issued by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), and ensure that the levels of all fragrance components—whether botanical or synthetic in origin—fall well below the limits recommended by IFRA and other worldwide regulatory agencies.