Fine Natural & Unisex Perfume Oils, A Review

Here comes the next review based on four weeks of testing: Fine’s formidable perfume oils Cedar Bergamot and Vetiver Geranium

Disclaimer: I know, I know.
Perfume oils are not for everyone, and it’s the top most heard bias towards natural fragrance out there: “Natural perfume is always an oil blend.” While this statement is completely not true these days with astonishingly fine perfumes such as those masterfully crafted by AER or Abel, oil-based fragrances have a long history and are a part of the perfume heritage.

If oils are not your jam, it’s okay. Explore the links above — totally worth your time.
But if you love spicy oil blends and appreciate the effect of a touch of perfumed oil on your wrist, keep reading.

Fine Natural Perfume Oils A 4-Weeks Review: Cedar Bergamot and Vetiver Geranium

Fine Natural Perfume Oils
A 4-Weeks Review

You might have spotted the perfume oils by Berlin’s own Fine Cosmetics in the January edition of our Trusted Brands’ Beauty News.

Packaged in 10 ml brown glass roll-on vials, the perfumes are based on jojoba oil. Stable, non-greasy and neutral, jojoba makes for an excellent base oil for perfumes.

Well, so how good are those as perfume?


The ingredients first.

Cedar Bergamot:
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Limonene*, Eugenol*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Salicylate*
* naturally occurring part of the essential oil

“Earthy and fresh at once, as raw as the first smell of soil and wood coming alive in Spring.”

Vetiver Geranium — the original Fine scent:
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Cironellol*, Limonene*
* naturally occurring part of the essential oil

“Cleanliness, calm and a gently green and sweet freshness.”

Now onto a more detailed review of the two scents.


The new perfume oils by Fine are called wuite simply after their most defining respecive ingredients: Cedar Bergamot and Vetiver Geranium. The latter is in fact the original scent of Fine’s first, already iconic natural deodorant: a woody, spicy, slightly herbal scent that exudes a sensation of cleanliness, calm and a gently green and sweet freshness with a blend of Lavender, Geranium, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Patchouli, Clove, Sandal Wood, Lemon Grass and Coriander.

Cedar Bergamot strikes other cords — it combines a whole slew of fresh citrusy essential oils with Cedar, Cinnamon, Ylang-Ylang and Rosemary. It’s earthy and fresh at once, as raw as the first smell of soil and wood coming alive in Spring. It has a lightness to it that clears your head and brightens your mind but it’s not a harsh kick, just a friendly cheer. I absolutely love to smell it when the day’s coming to its end but work still piles up.

Review: Cedar Bergamot and Vetiver Geranium perfume oils by Fine

Both perfume oils are applied with the rollerball. The recommendation is to apply the perfume to the so-called “pulse points” on your wrists, the neck, the temples etc.; the application can be repeated during the day. I like to just carry the vials in a pouch in my backpack and to smell the scents even without reapplying them: as you would do with an aromatherapeutic blend. And because Fine have used only pure essential oils, Cedar Bergamot and Vetiver Geranium have in fact all the aromatherapeutic properties of the oils they’re made of. To me, Cedar Bergamot is the more invigorating smell, Vetiver Geranium the more balancing.

Rich aromatherapy blends or sensual personal fragrance?
With Fine perfume oil, you have both.

This review is fully editiorial and independent.
The products used for testing were press samples.