Frequently Asked Questions
Question and Answer
Q: What is the difference between organic and natural perfumes?
A: Organic means that all or substantial part of a perfumes ingredient is derived from plants that are planted, harvested and distilled without the use of toxic chemicals. Natural means that all or substantial ingredients of a perfume is derived from a plant and not from any synthetic ingredients made from a chemical laboratory.
Q: Does your perfume contains sulfate, phthalates, paraben, and any other toxic chemicals as an emulsifier, solubiliser, and preservative?
A: No, all our perfumes, body cream, body wash, and hand sanitiser does not contain any of the above and any toxic chemicals. Our perfumes are certified vegan by PETA.
Q: Do you use natural extracts or essential oils when creating the scent? What is the difference between the two products type?
A: No, we do not use natural extract and we only use natural pure steam distilled essential oils to create the scent of your perfumes. Oils that are derived from Natural Extract are plants soaked into liquids (solvents or cold pressed oils) or any aqueous solutions to extract the and infuse the properties, flavours, oils and scents of plants while Essential Oils are steamed distilled. Steam distillation is more complex and labour intensive. It is 100% natural pocess in extracting the oils from a plant. Please note that fractional distillation is different from steam distillation. Fractional distillation is used to isolate compounds of a plant. It is like splitting cells or the DNA of a plant. We do not support this because it is unatural. There are Natural Extracts included in the EU Scientific Community that are considered allergens to humans. Natural Extract is considered an allergen to human is potentially because the plants are soaked to aqueous solutions that have toxic ingredients.
Q: Does your perfume have animal fragrances?
A: No, all our perfumes, body cream, body wash, and hand sanitiser does not contain any animal fragrances and is not tested on animals. Our perfumes are certified cruelty free by PETA and certified vegan by Vegan Australia Org and PETA.
Q: How long does Amacyn natural perfumes last on the skin?
A: It varies across our range of perfume. It is between 4 hours to 24 hours. Yes, it is possible to create a perfume that last for 24 hours using pure steam distilled essential oils. This is because steam distillation is the highest form of extracting the properties and scent of a plant. The first 2 to 5 hours of distillation is of the premium grade. This is the type of essential oils we use in your perfume. This is why it will last longer on your skin compared to a synthetic or isolate made perfume. To make a statement that natural perfume does not longer on skin compared to synthetic perfumes is false. If you hear a perfumer saying natural perfumes do not last on the skin. It is either they do not put quality ingredients on your perfumes or they do not really know how to layer notes in a perfume.
Q: Can the type of skin dry, oily, or moist influence the longevity of the perfume on my skin?
A: Yes it can contribute but it is not the main reason. If you have dry skin you are accustomed to using woody profiles. You naturally pick this as a profile that suits your skin and where you get more longevity. More layers of notes and the more intense is the base notes makes a perfume last longer in your skin.
Q: Does weather and season influence the intensity, longevity, and suitability on my skin?
A: Yes it can contribute but it is not the main reason. On summer days where the weather is hot land humid lighter perfumes are best to wear. Winter tends to dry our skin hence a more woody perfume suits most to perfume wearer.
Q: Can my own pheromones influence the smell of a particular perfume profile on my skin?
A: Yes, it can. This is the reason why a particular perfume profile maybe smelling good on your skin and not to another person.
Q: What is the shelf life of your perfumes?
A: Two to Three years is the shelf life of our perfumes. Natural perfumes made with pure steam distilled essential oils, wheat, sugarcane, and other plant ingredients have longer shelf life.
Q: Why is it important to have the Product of Australia certification and logo on your perfume.
A: It is important from a traceability perspective. The quality and compliance with regulatory bodies in relation to how the ingredients are produced and ensuring that the product is genuine are very important for consumers to know. You would like to know what you are applying on your skin has gone through rigorous compliance from the country of origin of the ingredients. That the producers of the ingredients can be trusted.
Our organic perfumes and hand sanitisers are certified Product of Australia and the rest of our skincare products are Australian Made certified. All of our products were independently audited by Australian Made Campaign.
Q: Is an oil-based perfume better than alcohol-based perfume.
A: A straight answer is No. Cold-pressed oil is used in an oil-based perfumes. This type of oils oxidises quickly and must be used within 7 days. Oxidised cold-pressed oil causes skin ageing. While alcohol-based perfumes are pretty much safer on your skin. Why? Alcohol in perfumes is just used as a carrier of the essential oils. It terms of density, alcohol is very light compared to essential oil. This means that when you spray your perfume. Most of the alcohol evaporates even before it reaches your skin and the only ingredients left on your skin is the essential oils, which were used to create the scent of your perfume.
Our perfumes do not use cold-pressed oils that can cause ageing of the skin. Yes, our perfumes have undenatured food-grade alcohol, which is derived from fermented organic wheat and sugarcane. Undenatured alcohol means it does not contain toxic denaturant. It is an ingredient that does not cause ageing of your skin. The only fall back of alcohol is that it can dry your skin when used in a large area of your skin in a prolonged period of time. We incorporated vegetable glycerine to mitigate the drying of the skin. Please note that a food-grade alcohol does not dry your skin the same way an a denatured alcohol does. This is because it does not have a toxic denaturant or methanol.
Q: Why is your perfume less expensive than natural perfumes in retail shops and malls?
A: We have very lean operating expenses so that we are able to offer you a better price than other natural perfumes. We also do not use magazines and other unproductive marketing campaigns. We do not pay magazines and editors to tell you how good is our product. We believe in a true advertisement which is reflective of our client reviews. We just want to keep it real and simple.
Q: Why is your perfume more expensive than synthetic perfumes?
A: You cannot compare the cost and quality of our ingredients from synthetic perfumes. Firstly, the cost of making a synthetic perfume is much cheaper. A 30ml synthetic perfume ingredients, for example, can only cost between AUD $1.50 to AUD $5.00 plus of course the packaging that you pay most on high-end synthetic perfumes and the mark up from retail shops. Our perfume ingredients are not mass- produced the same way a synthetic perfume does. Making it more expensive from a demand and supply perspective. In addition to this natural and organic perfumes, is derived from plants that are seasonal. Planted and distilled carefully. There is an enormous cost associated with this process.
Q: Is alcohol toxic when topically applied?
A: Alcohol that is derived from bio or plants like sugarcane, wheat, grapes, potatoes, etc are not toxic. Alcohol that is distilled using yeast (plant-derived) is not toxic. Alcohol that is derived from sugar cane or wheat that is organically planted and harvested is not toxic. Alcohol that is food grade and without denaturant is not toxic. Our alcohol is not toxic because it is derived from plants (wheat and sugar) and does not have denaturant. Our alcohol is food grade.
However, alcohol that has denaturant and has gone through a synthetic process with the use of toxic chemicals is toxic. You will see these types and quality in synthetic perfumes, in your shampoos, and lotions. An example of synthetic alcohol is isopropyl and methanol you will see that in cheap hand sanitisers. Alcohol that is derived from petroleum is very toxic.
Q: Why don't you use grape alcohol?
A: Grape alcohol is not a good carrier of scent in making perfume. It has this strong sweet and sometimes grainy smell that conflicts with the profile of the scent. The scent of grape alcohol is overwhelming while a pure distilled food-grade wheat and sugar cane does not have any smell. These types of alcohol actually smells like water. As a perfumer, we can say that it does not make sense to use grape alcohol when making perfumes. It will yield very low-quality perfume. Please also note that having grape alcohol in your perfume does not mean it is not toxic. If the grape alcohol is denatured it is also toxic. Denatured grape alcohol is no different from putting petroleum-derived alcohol on your perfume.
Q: Is isolate for fragrancing toxic?
A: Yes, this is because it has gone through the unnatural process the way petroleum is distilled. Where hydrocarbons are separated. This is a process called fractional distillation were constituents or compositions of a plant or essential oils are isolated. Another issue with fractional distillation is that this only the first step when isolating a compound from a plant. The next step is that it can involve the application of toxic chemicals.
The difference between steam distillation and fractional distillation is that the former extract a mixture of compounds from the plant while the later isolates the various mixture of compounds to a single compound. Fractional distillation comes mostly in a liquid form already while steam distillation comes from the plant. We only use steam distilled ingredients.
A few natural perfumers use isolate ingredient to increase their margin and because of lack of formulation ingenuity to use only natural ingredients. A true natural perfume artist will never compromise. This separates us and our brand from a business type model. All and a substantial component of our essential oils and ingredients are extracted through steam distillation. We will discuss this matter on a more technical explanation. Our perfumer will send an email out.
Q: Are synthetic fragrance like "Parfum" toxic?
A: Yes, because most of it is derived from petroleum. The components of "Parfum" is not disclosed because it can potentially have a very toxic ingredient. Our perfume is created with pure essential oil. We work with mother nature not against her. You will find "Parfum" as one of the ingredients in your ingredient label at the back of the perfume, hand sanitiser, shampoo, lotion, etc at grocery shops, chemist shops, online store. It is mostly found on cheap or synthetic products.
Q: Where can we buy or test your perfumes other than online?
A: You can buy or test it at The Rocks Market every weekend from 10am to 5pm. Or to any event that we go.
Q: Which country to you deliver?
Q: What mode of payment do you accept?
A: We accept Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard. Incuding Buy Now Pay Later using your Humm and LayBuy account. The Laybuy payment method is available to Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zeraland.
How we make our organic Perfumes.
No "Parfum" - Parfum ingredients on perfumes and other cosmetic and skincare products can have undisclosed contaminants that are toxic to you. Most of the ingredients are made from petroleum and non-bio derived materials.
No carcinogenic ingredients.
The concentration of essential oils is formulated in compliance with TGA skin tolerance level.
The ethyl alcohol used is made with pure distilled wheat or sugarcane using yeast during the process of distillation, which is plant-derived. No toxic chemicals are used during its distillation. No denaturant is used in our ethyl alcohol. It is certified organic. It is food grade.
Our ingredients are at least made with 96% certified organic botanical. This means no toxic chemicals are used when planted, harvested, and distilled.
No animal ingredients and not tested on animals.
Ingredients used are based on scientifically randomized controlled test and studies.
Ingredients are traceable and at least 96% produced in Australia.
We only use essential oils to create your scent and we disclose this on our label.
Our perfumes are committed to the needs of modern consumers of perfumes and cosmetic products. Looking for a healthier alternative free of toxic ingredients that cause hormone and endocrine imbalances.