The entire P.F. Collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free – always. We use a mixture of both natural and man-made fragrances. We believe that transparency is key to communicating the most important feature of our products – which is that, above all, they are safe.
Below are some frequently asked questions about our products. We hope these answers help you make an informed decision when purchasing fragrance for your home.
As always, we’re here to answer any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ALL NATURAL?
The short answer here is: no.
All our products utilize synthetic fragrance blends. While this assumingly disqualifies them from the all-natural category, this does not mean that they are less safe for you to use. “Natural” by fragrance standards does not necessarily equal safe for use and “synthetic” is often unfairly misconstrued to mean “bad.” An individual may want to stay away from certain natural fragrances due to an allergy and oftentimes, synthetic fragrances are a more sustainable option due to the amount of resources it takes to create an essential or natural oil.
All of our candle products are made with 100% plant-derived/natural soy wax. This means that over 90% of the content of our candles is plant-derived.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS NON-TOXIC?
All of our products are free of phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde and Prop 65 chemicals. We adhere to the safety standards set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and we sell our products in places like the EU and Japan where regulation tends to be stricter than American standards.
Obviously, our products are not meant for ingestion and there are precautions to be taken for safe-use, especially around children and pets. Beyond responsible use, we encourage everyone to listen to their own bodies, as fragrance can affect each of us in different ways, and be mindful of how it may impact others who share your space. If you have any personal sensitivities or specific concerns, we are always available to answer questions or discuss products more in-depth - reach out to us at email@example.com!
I'M USING YOUR PRODUCTS, BUT I CAN'T SMELL ANYTHING. HELP!
We know how frustrating it can be to have a product fall short of expectation, and we strive to always exceed expectations by creating high-quality products which have been thoroughly tested! But, we are up against a lot of factors when it comes to striking a balance between adequately scenting a space without overwhelming or causing discomfort.
Our abilities to perceive fragrance, and the physiological reactions we may have to fragrance, vary widely and are different for each individual. In fact, most of us are anosmic to some degree to specific fragrance materials meaning that we lack the ability to perceive them. On the flipside, some of us are highly sensitive to fragrance and can detect it in even the smallest of quantities. That means for us that we cannot create a one-size-fits-all product, so instead we err on the side of mild fragrance to give you the option to layer and build fragrance to your personal preference.
You may also start to experience olfactory fatigue, or odor fatigue – the temporary inability to distinguish a particular scent after prolonged exposure to that airborne compound. This is totally normal, and often happens when you use the same fragrance for a long period of time. We suggest keeping a stash of 2 or 3 scents you love and regularly rotating them when you notice the strength fading.
The size of your space is also important. Larger rooms or those with high ceilings or large openings into other rooms may require a few products to sustain the fragrance in the space. Try burning multiple candles at a time or combining different product types to build the fragrance to your desired level.