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In an industry that’s as massive as the beauty one, I think it’s important to highlight the efforts of brands that are doing good in our communities and across our planet. Today I’m teaming up with the Clean Beauty Collective to tell you about their newest fragrance launch, Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar, a gorgeous floral musk that not only smells good, but also does good.
If you weren’t aware, April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In light of this occasion, The Clean Beauty Collective will be supporting the Earth Day Network in their fight to protect endangered bees. As much as I am terrified of stinging insects, there’s no denying the importance of our fuzzy, flying friends.
Bees are responsible for pollenating a third of the world’s food supply, making them a vital part of our ecosystem. However, industrialized agriculture, climate change, and other disturbances have caused massive declines in bee populations world wide. Knowing the devastating consequences of a world without bees, the Clean Beauty Collective is sponsoring the Protect Our Species campaign, and has created Radiant Nectar to help raise awareness for their cause.
About The Clean Beauty Collective
The Clean Beauty Collective has been creating eco-conscious fragrances for over 15 years. If you were a teenager in the early 2000s like myself, one of your first perfume loves may have also been one their beautifully fresh and casual scents like Skin or Rain. In more recent years, Clean introduced their Reserve line, which puts a sophisticated, luxurious twist on their classic perfumes, as well as Clean Space, a line of home fragrance.
All of Clean’s products are made with the earth in mind. They’re proudly cruelty-free and vegan (something that is not easy to find in the fragrance world), and use sustainably sourced ingredients and packaging for their products. Their fragrances are free of pthalates, parabbens, and dyes, and utilize combination of natural and safe synthetic fragrant ingredients to create their signature scents.
About Radiant Nectar
Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar is a floral musk eau de parfum. A 3.4 oz (100 ml) bottle retails for $98 and can be purchased from Sephora. To raise awareness for their cause, the packaging dons an adorable bee print that will only be available for a limited time.
Radiant Nectar has top notes of Ambrette Seeds and Pear Nectar, middle notes of Orris Butter, Carrot Seeds, and Tobacco Flower, and base notes of White Cedarwood, Ambroxan, and Liquid Musk. The Clean Beauty Collective obtains their ambrette sustainably from El Salvador, where they also help support education programs for the farmers and their communities.
If there’s one word that I think best sums up the scent of Radiant Nectar it’s juicy. It’s deliciously fruity, without being overly cloying and sweet, while also being subtly complex. To me it strikes the perfect balance of being fresh and carefree, without seeming juvenile. It’s a refreshing change of pace from your standard floral for spring.
Knowing that Clean has such an awesome cause behind the launch of this perfume, I was really hoping I could give it my stamp of approval. Fortunately it’s exceeded my expectations. The lasting power on this fragrance is excellent. The scent is not overwhelming upon first application, yet it lasts for hours. It lingers on clothing, but doesn’t stain them. I think the bottle is absolutely beautiful and the bee detail is a sweet touch.
Even though I have no shortage of fragrance options to choose from every day, this is the one I’ve been wanting to reach for again and again. Because it’s a little lighter I find it perfect for daytime, and love wearing it to the office.
If you’re in the market for a new fragrance this spring, I would highly suggest checking out Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar. Not only is it great to know you’re supporting a brand that cares about their environmental impact, but it’s also a lovely fragrance that I think a lot of people would enjoy. If the $98 price tag is a little out of your budget, or you’re not sure you want to commit to the larger bottle, they also have a 10 ml travel spray available for $28.