|Patricia Ann Malemes, Founder of Agape and Zoe Naturals|
Founder, the lovely Patricia Anne Malemes started Agape & Zoe Naturals (agape means "love" and zoe "life" in Greek) in 2009 after researching and finding out about the numerous harmful ingredients that are in most mainstream health and beauty products today, such as, phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, and others. After her epiphany, Patricia collected all of the offending products and got rid of them- even her expensive designer perfumes, which were also laden with toxic chemicals (these she sold on eBay). From that point on, Patricia was determined to wear natural perfumes that were phthalate-free. Not really happy with the natural perfumes that were currently out there, she created her own line of fragrances that contain only two ingredients: organic grain alcohol and 100% pure essential oils. The result is natural simplicity! I was fortunate to receive samples of 8 fragrances, including one male fragrance.
|Aftos 1 oz. cologne|
Beauty, one of my favorites scents out of the bunch, is a rich fragrance with vanilla, sandalwood and a hint of lemon. It's no wonder I liked this fragrance so much, it combines my three favorite scents!
Faith is citrusy and light with the tang of grapefruit and the smoothness of vanilla. I let a fellow fragrance junkie smell this scent and she immediately became enamored with it, so I let her have it.
Peace is a combination of lavender, jasmine and a hint of grapefruit. It smells angelic!
Botanica, my other favorite, is floral and light with gardenia (heavenly), honeysuckle, and a hint of vanilla.
True is a sweet combination of rose and sandalwood. It's a very romantic scent.
Green is a refreshing scent of cucumber, mandarin and a hint of mint.
Pure Innocence is the newest addition to the collection. It's a floral scent (gardenia) with a hint of citrus.
|Sampler Set of 5 Scents|
Can't decide which fragrance is for you? You can purchase the sampler set which contains five of the above scents at www.agapeandzoe.com.
Elena White is the founder and editor of Life The Green Way, corporate sustainability coordinator at her day job, and a "rurban" wife and mother. Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.