Pure Natural Diva Botanicals is a line founded by a natural beauty blogger/natural product fanatic. I had the chance to talk to Tania, the CEO and founder of Pure Natural Diva, at Elements in NYC a few years ago. While talking with her, I learned that her goal was to create 100% natural perfumes that smell good BUT also were comparable in price to designer scents that one may see a the mall. She wanted natural perfumes to be accessible.
There are four perfumes in the line: Elixir, Natural, Pure and Diva.
Elixir includes notes of vanilla, oakmoss, osmanthus, pink grapefruit and red mandarin.
Elixir is like an orange creamsicle with an addition of a juicy grapefruit. It’s a bright, dazzling citrus sweetened by a delicious vanilla extract. The peachy osmanthus in this emphasizes the fruity sweetness in Elixir.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Grapefruit creamsicle. It’s a good creamy citrus.
Natural includes notes of clary sage, pink grapefruit, Moroccan rose and ylang ylang.
Natural opens with a juicy grapefruit with a hint of musky clary sage. It wears as a “bright” citrus with humid florals for most of the wear.
Try if you like natural florals. Or if you like perfumes like Anu Essentials Sita, Aftelier Jasmine solid perfume and/or April Aromatics Jasmina.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A juicy grapefruit floral.
Pure includes notes of cassie, lavender, chamomile, lemon, lime and Egyptian neroli.
Pure opens with a crisp, clean lavender with a sharp lemon. It turns into Lemonheads and a powdery mimosa with neroli. Pure has a vintage-y feel to it that makes me think of crisp eau de colognes from the 50’s-60’s.
Give Pure a try if you like natural “cologne”. Or perfumes like Tauer Cologne du Maghreb, 4711 and/or Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Lavender and lemon “eau de cologne”. It’s happy and sunny. Good choice for summer or as a winter “pick me up”.
Diva includes notes of ambrette, Caledonian sandalwood and vanilla.
Diva is the more “sultry” one out of the group. It opens with something that reminds me of rosewood and lemons. And then it turns into this warm, smoky sandalwood with a creamy vanilla. The ambrette adds a delicate muskiness. It’s a warm, woodsy “skin hugging” scent.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sultry sandalwood. My favorite from the line.
For natural EDTs, projection and longevity are average. Those with more “woodsy” notes last on the skin longer (Diva and Elixir). I would say that all of the perfumes are unisex and worth sampling if you like natural perfumes.
The 1.7 oz EDP retails for $100 (however, Elixir retails for $150) at Pure Natural Diva. A travel size and samples are also available for purchase.
The brand also has body butters and I was able to try a sample of one of those. I really liked the texture and the product is available in the PND scents. A scent like Diva will layer nicely pretty much under any perfume that you already own.
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