Each IME Eau de Parfum uses 100% natural ingredients from quality
botanical sources. Which means each fragrance is naturally unique.
Designed with nature, these perfumes evolve with your skin, changing
over time to bring out the subtle qualities of your own personal scent.
- Pure botanical essential oils, absolutes & balsams sourced from around the world.
- Pure alcohol (grain or cane) from locally produced Australian sources. (Gluten & GMO free)
- FREE of artificial and animal fragrances, colours, phthalates, parabens or synthetic ingredients.
- A whole lot of inspiration!
ime natural perfumes are the perfect marriage of the finest botanical ingredients – flowers, grasses, herbs, spices, bark, buds and more.
They are a carefully constructed set of layers known as notes.
Top (head) notes
are your initial impression of a perfume, they dissipate quickly and are usually made of light, fresh and uplifting ingredients.
Middle (heart) notes
make up the body of the fragrance, these notes emerge as the top notes fade and are usually floral, warm and soft notes. They also soften the first impression of the base notes as they emerge.
Base (bottom) notes
are rich and deep and form a strong foundation for the perfume layers to be built upon. They last the longest and help ‘fix’ the lighter notes, extending their evaporation process. The middle and base notes form the main fragrance of each perfume. These notes are integral to the longevity of a fragrance.
Slight variations in colour and aroma may occur due to seasonal variations of the natural ingredients. Given that there are completely no synthetic ingredients in these perfumes, including no use of a synthetic solubiliser, there may occasionally be traces of natural sediment from the oils visible in the bottles. This has no effect on the individual fragrances.
Natural perfumes uniquely respond to your body’s own chemistry when placed on the skin. Therefore the lasting ability of a perfume can vary from person to person. The botanical alcohol base we use is pure and gentle on the skin and contains no toxic chemicals for enhancing or fixing a perfume as found in mainstream fragrances. They generally last approximately 4hrs.
Most natural perfumes mature over time, and can become richer to the senses. Extreme heat or cold have been known to upset the delicate balance of the oils and change their scent. By keeping the perfumes in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources, you can maintain its integrity for approximately 18months after first spritz.
Although it is unlikely that ime perfumes will cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction, we recommend you to patch test your chosen fragrance before full use of the product. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Safe use of ime perfumes is the sole responsibility of the user.
Prior to use, we recommend consulting your doctor or midwife if you have any concerns. Certain essential oils have been known to be unsafe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding such as rosemary, jasmine and pine. We suggest speaking with your qualified aromatherapist for more information.
A common misconception is that anything natural must mean it is safe, however, all natural ingredients are still chemicals, some can be toxic in their natural form, therefore each need to be used in correct amounts in order to be safe for use.
ime natural perfume ingredients have been assessed and comply with Australian cosmetic regulations according to the below industry standards:
- NICNAS– National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme of Australia.
NICNAS aids in the protection of the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use.
- IFRA – International Fragrance Association.
The IFRA Standards form the basis for the globally accepted and recognised risk management system for the safe use of fragrance ingredients and are part of the IFRA Code of Practice.