This new perfume brand lets you try their scents at home, and here’s why I love that concept


Many of us fondly remember sniffing tiny perfume samples out of magazine sleeves as teenagers. Sometimes, it was our mom’s magazine we stole scents out of, in other cases it was a Seventeen Magazine we purchased at the checkout stand. But now, there’s a new cruelty-free perfume brand that lets us try our scents at home once again. So we can bask in the fragrances and nostalgia all in one.

The newly launched brand of fragrances is called Skylar and all of their scents are completely cruelty-free, natural, and hypoallergenic, and made without artificial dyes. The ultimate goal behind the company was to create a fresh line of perfume that isn’t loaded with toxic or allergenic ingredients (although that means something different to everyone).

Going beyond that, they wanted to personalize the perfume experience for women on another level. Rather than force women to commit to a full-size bottle (which costs $78), Skylar offers customers the Perfume Palette option so you can sample all four of their scents. It costs $20 for the palette initially, but once purchased, customers receive a $20 credit towards their next purchase! So technically, you can try all four scents for free.

The four delicious smelling scents include Arrow (jasmine, vanilla, and patchouli),  Coral (black currant and sandalwood), Isle (cardamom and sandalwood), Meadow (orange blossom and jasmine).


Even the packaging feels earthy and floral, as all of it is hand painted watercolor. I was like, “Okay this is wonderful and full of whimsy, I GET IT.” But really, look at that nice watercolor touch.

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My first impression of the fragrances were that they were all refreshingly light, a property that seemed fitting for a company avoiding toxic ingredients. Oftentimes, I’ve found that perfumes either drown me in chemicals or waft away too quickly, these have a nice staying power without choking you.

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