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What's clean, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, sweet smelling, and way less expensive than it should be?
No, it's not the apple you bought at the farmer's market (though that fits the bill, too).
It's the collection of perfumes created by Dossier.
If you have any flavor of perfume obsession, Dossier is poised to become your new beauty addiction.
Global Appeal with French Savoir Faire
Dossier is a New York-based company with a strong French accent. The artist behind the scents — the "nose," to use the industry term — is based in Paris. The ingredients come from Grasse, the Riviera town just north of Cannes that's been the perfume capital of the world since the 18th century. It's where the best perfumers source their stuff.
Something for Everyone
The bottles have a minimalist aesthetic with universal appeal: an understated glass bottle and a brand-wide color palette of white, black, and coral. The collections include some three dozen scents for women, more than twenty for men, and 28 for everyone. The newest collection, Dossier Originals, are three genderless scents in the Unisex line — Caramelized Lavender & Honey, Sunny Vetiver & Neroli, and Fiery Leather & Rhubarb.
Inspired By the Best
Speaking of the world's best perfumes, Dossier's scents were inspired by designer favorites you already love. Like those from Le Labo (Santal 33, Thé Noir 29), Gucci (Bloom, Guilty), Dior (J'Adore, Sauvage), Tom Ford (Fucking Fabulous, Neroli Portofino), YSL (Black Opium, L'Homme), Marc Jacobs (Daisy, Perfect), Armani (My Way, Acqua di Gio), Creed (Aventus for Her, Silver Mountain Water), Maison Margiela (Replica by the Fireplace), and Valentino (Voce Viva).
Every product page is an education in perfume, with a description of the individual scent ("a breath of fresh air while standing atop a seaside cliff"); information about the top, middle, and base note; the ingredients; and product reviews (lots of five-star ratings with comments that their dupes smell just like the originals). Dossier also suggests others scents to layer on to create a new one, and lists others in the same flavor profile: "If you love Spicy Orchid, you might like Ambery Cedarwood."
High Quality, Low Prices
Dossier's perfumes, which start at $19, cost a fraction of the designer versions that retail between $100-$350. (Tom Ford's Jasmin Rouge: $263; Dossier's Floral Jasmin: $39.) How do they keep their quality high and their prices low? By keeping it lean, with no retail mark-ups, no unnecessary and overpriced packaging, and no celebrity contracts. "Yes to smelling good. No to overpaying."
Here's another bonus: The more you buy, the more you save: Buy three perfumes, and get 10 percent off. Buy four, take 15 percent off; buy five, take 20 percent off. If you decide a scent isn't right for you, you can return it for free and guilt-free: Dossier donates all barely-used bottles to a non-profit that shares them with more than 60 charities around the United States.
Good Value and Good Values
It's one thing to smell good. It's another thing to be good. Dossier not only delivers on value in price, they deliver in their ethos with values that are good for the planet. The packaging is minimalist, recyclable, and plastic-free (aside from the pump). The products are vegan, the formulas are non-toxic, and nothing is ever tested on animals. Quality perfume for everyone. Now that's pretty sweet.