Natural Perfumes by Tallulah Jane (And Giveaway!)

Now that the world of natural perfume has really taken off, there is speculation regarding the “greenness” of some of them. For those of us who prefer naturals, we have our own individual barometers as to what is “green” enough. Only you can decide what works best for you in terms of your lifestyle and beliefs. But we all should be savvy consumers since it’s well known that just because a company touts themselves as “green” or “natural” or “organic” does not necessarily mean its products are free of synthetics, parabens or petrochemicals. So if it’s important to you, read the labels. Also check a website’s fine print and if the language is fuzzy, you should be skeptical.

One of the newest natural perfumeries on the scene is Tallulah Jane, and when they state their fragrances are natural, they mean it. They use botanical essences, resins and balsams that are organic and wildcrafted whenever possible. They also use certified organic alcohols and carrier oils and their extracts are only from plants and trees that are sustainable. In addition, all of their products are vegan, not tested on animals, and free of parabens, phthalates and petrochemicals.

Tallulah Jane’s Tallulah is their signature scent and my favorite of the three offerings. Tallulah is described as a creamy jasmine in the PR info. I experienced more of a spicy jasmine sambac note with a fizzy lemon/lime accord and it remained bright and citrusy throughout its progression. A background of woods and charred frankincense, in the heart and drydown, did ground Tallulah’s upbeat disposition a bit. Describing a jasmine scent as “upbeat” might be interpreted as girly. Talluah is not. In fact, this is the first time I can remember thinking that a jasmine based fragrance would be wonderful on a man’s skin.

Tallulah Jane’s 333 fragrance has three different types of chamomile and lavender, as well as neroli, petitgrain and bitter orange. On my skin, this medley became a delicious Gin and Tonic, garnished with cilantro. 333 is boozy and fresh and entirely appropriate for either a man or a woman. I haven’t tried this on my husband, but will as my intuition tells me it’ll meld even better with his skin than mine. I might be one of the few that gets the soapy, herbal tones of cilantro from 333, and I’m curious about that. So if you’ve tried this, let me know. Like Tallulah, 333 is uplifting and I would anticipate reaching for both of these when the promise of warmer days is in the air. If you’re a man (or have a man in your life) that’s unsure about wearing fragrance, 333 is a great choice. In spite of its herbal/cirtus effervescence, 333 wears close to the skin and would not overwhelm the wearer or anyone else for that matter. It’s also short-lived which calls for more frequent applications, but that’s not a deal-breaker for me if I love a fragrance.

Gotham seems to be more of a wintery scent, as its rose and patchouli blend feels quite composed. My first impression of Gotham was that of a lovely rose scent, punctuated by a tame patchouli note. But after an hour or so, it did an about-face and became a patchouli perfume, softened slightly by rose petals. I enjoyed wearing Gotham, but it was lacking the deep vintage patchouli redolence I have become accustomed to in *Mandy Aftel and *Julie Elliott’s work. Having said that, Gotham’s patchouli is not your typical health food store patchouli, and if you’re a lover of rose and patchouli, it would be worth your while to at least get a sample.

If you’d like to have a full-size of Tallulah (that has been used gently by me), please leave a comment and I’ll enter you in the giveaway.  You can get extra entries, one each, if you follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Facebook’s Networked Blogs, or subscribe to Scent Hive. (Check the right sidebar for those as that’s 6 possible entries!) Please let me know in your comments what you did. You have until Sunday January 24th at 9pm PST to enter. We have a winner!

Sample sets are available at SpiritBeautyLounge, the only place you’ll find Tallulah Jane at the moment. You can pick 6 samples from their online shop for $15. The full-size of Tallulah Jane’s Tallulah, 333, or Gotham are $58 for a 8ml roll-on.

Posted by ~Trish

*Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes and Julie Elliott of In Fiore offer Antique Patchouli and Patchouli Royale respectively if you’d like to experience a deep, lush, earthy patchouli.

Disclosure: Samples from SpiritBeautyLounge were provided for this review. The opinons in this review are my own. I was not financially compensated for this review or any other.


56 thoughts on “Natural Perfumes by Tallulah Jane (And Giveaway!)

  1. Tallulah sounds lovely! I hope you send free giveaways to Taiwan =P plus I am already following you on twitter, and subscribing to your blog via

    1. Hi Monica!

      Yes, this giveaway is open to everyone 🙂 Will put you down for 3 entries then.

      Thanks for the follows,

  2. All 3 sound very interesting, although I think my favourite might turn out to be Tallulah as well. 🙂
    Please enter me for the giveaway.

  3. These sound wonderful and I am just beginning to explore natural perfumes. Please enter me in the drawing. I know what you mean about the “deep vintage patchouli”. I miss that in some scents, too.

    1. Elizabeth,

      There’s nothing like vintage patchouli, it can change your mind about how you think about patchouli!

      So you’re entered and best of luck! 🙂


  4. I would love to be entered!

    I think that this would be my first sample of an all natural perfume (I really want to try some of Aftelier’s, especially after reading her book, but haven’t been successful in obtaining via swap yet). And jasmine is totally my thing! (and unisex frags, too!)

    1. Tallulah would be a great “first natural” I think.

      Thanks for reading and entering! I’ll put you down for three.


  5. Hi!! Thanks for another great giveaway:)
    I follow via blogger.
    Just signed up for facebook blog network
    I follow you on twitter too

    1. Hi Jessica,

      It’s my pleasure to offer this to a reader! So I have you down for 4 entries! 🙂

      Good luck!

  6. Trish, I’d love to try these out, since I’m a “natural” girl mee-self.
    I think I do all of these: Bloglovin, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Facebook’s Networked Blogs, or subscribe to Scent Hive.

    1. Roxanna,

      I would love to get your impression of Talullah! You are indeed doing all of those things, but not yet a subscriber. So that makes 5 entries for you! (If you’re subscribing with a different email that I don’t recognize, PLMK).

      Hugs, 😉

  7. Hello T!
    I had to try the sample set when SBL came out with it! Gotham, is defiantly my favorite it changes throughout the day and seems to smell a bit different every time I put it on. To me it is a powdery rose with a hint of patchouli. Tallulah I was hoping to love with all that “creamy jasmine” but the tuberose hit me hard :(. 333 is little more herby than liked and I think could smell delicious on a man!

    1. Hi A,
      I am so glad you have had the chance to try these. Gotham sounds wonderful on you! I wish it would have stayed more rosy on me. Would you like to be entered even though Talullah wasn’t your fave?

      It’s interesting you got so much tuberose from it. There’s a smidge in there for me, but mostly jasmine, citrus and woods.

      Well, let me know about the giveaway!


      1. I know.. Tuberose really doesn’t agree with me! it’s a shame!
        Oh! Please don’t enter me in the giveaway, It should go to a good home! 🙂

  8. hi trish,
    please enter me in the giveaway. i really appreciate your site & have a pet peave w/co. saying their perfumes are natural when they’re not. i don’t mean organic, etc. but i do mean a scent touted as a natural fragrance that has synthetic fragrance in it. it’s pretty obvious to those in the know but many ppl who are new to naturals may think that they’re getting it w/ pacifica, lavanila, etc. those are fine & may be more natural than a lot of what’s out there but they ARE misleading. also, ppl see those price pts. and wonder why other naturals are so expensive.

    1. Hi Joy,
      I could not agree with you more! Lavanila is very misleading. When you explore their site you will find “nature identical oils” listed. They are synthetics! And as for Pacifica, I agree that the wording on their website is fuzzy. It’s easy to think they use only natural ingredients, but they do use 5-15% synthetics (according to their owner whom I had direct correspondence with about this) in their fragrances. I wish they would just state that on their website, but they don’t.

      Anyway! Good luck in the drawing and thanks so much for your comments! 🙂


  9. These sound fantastic. Please enter me in the drawing. I’m a subscriber and follow you on facebook. Thanks!!!

  10. These sound lovely! Would you mind entering me in the giveaway, please? I’m also subscribed to you on bloglines.

  11. This sounds gorgeous! I’d love to enter the giveaway and explore natural perfumes more. I also just subscribed to your blog. I’ve been reading your lovely blog for a few weeks now, and I really enjoy it. Thanks for helping to encourage the world of natural cosmetics!

    1. So glad you found Scent Hive Jordan!

      I’ll put you down for 2 entries,

      Thanks and good luck,

  12. Luv your blog and so glad I’ve found it. 🙂

    I’m following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, and subscribed to Scent Hive!

    Thanks so much!

    1. I’m so glad you found Scent Hive too 😉

      Thanks for all of the follows Jodi! That makes 5 entries for you!


  13. Hi there, I’m following you on twitter too, those pefumes smell gorgeous, and I have tremendous respect for any purfumer going down the organic route 😀

    1. Thanks for the Twitter follow Sarah! I’ll put you down for two entries 😀

      Good luck,

  14. thanks for your replies on twitter! i would love to try tallulah as i’m on the hunt for a truly chem-free fragrance. i must say goodbye to my beloved diptyque – do son eau since it’s not 😦

    1. Hi Heather,

      I just DM’d you back on Twitter. But I’ll write here what I wrote you there. We all have our comfort zones, but for me, I figure if everything else I’m using is green/clean/natural then a few spritzes of non-natural perfume is OK every now and then 😉

      I’ll put you down for two entries since you’re following me on Twitter!


    1. Hi Vickie! Thanks for the follows! I’ll put you down for 3 entries 😛

      The giveaway is for the Tallulah, not 333, but if you’re interested in testing 333 you should check out the sample program offered by SpiritBeautyLounge!

      Best of luck,

    1. Yay Tina! Thanks for all of the follows, that’s great!

      And that gets you 6 entiries 😛

      Good luck and thanks so much for reading.


  15. I’ve been searching for a good green perfume!!! All of the Tallulah Jane fragrances sound amazing, great descriptions of all of them by the way, now I want them of course:-)! I love the brand name too lol!

    I’m following you on Facebook and subscribed via email (since those are the only two that I do).

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