Prosody London might be a new fragrance brand on the block, but the elegant design of its bottles – and the mossy green boxes wrapped in burgundy ribbon they arrive in – has a timeless appeal. Much of this handmade-in-England range is 100 per cent organic, making it a great choice if you find synthetic perfumes headache-inducing, and it’s fully vegan, too.
Mocha Muscari stood out to us for its imaginative take on the coffee note, mixing it with mango, lavender and jasmine on a darkly woody base. Quality hasn’t been compromised for ethics; a daily spray on your pulse points suffices. This is the most expensive perfume on our list – if they made a 100ml bottle it would cost more than £300 – due to the fine essential oils it’s built on. If you want your fragrance truly “clean”, it’s worth paying for, and all its marketing is gender-neutral.
The mini 10ml bottles available for £36 are handy for travelling, and you can pick up a 2ml sample for a tenner.