$70, The 7 Virtues
Eco-activist Barb Stegemann’s visionary line of fragrances has not only captured our attention, but our spritzing habits, too. Her fair-trade Canadian brand, The 7 Virtues, is renowned for its global activism and for its unique scents. This latest and third addition, Vetiver of Haiti Eau de Parfum, is no exception. The perfume is sexy and cool, like a refreshing dip in the ocean, opening with tangy notes of lime and bergamot before warming up with an earthy infusion of vetiver, tree resin and amber. A unique unisex scent that is complete with an inspiring story: Vetiver of Haiti’s namesake, organic oil is locally grown and harvested before being purchased at fair market value—its sales help to rebuild the country’s communities that were devastated in the 2010 earthquake. All the more reason to buy and wear this perfume, don’t you agree?