When we started Les Vides Anges Fragrances in 2015, we knew a shift was coming. Single-use plastics and excess packaging were the norm for cosmetic and beauty brands. We started creating fragrances for commercial products and bespoke perfumes for individuals — there was a disconnect between the two. Our commercial clients were drowning in packaging while the more discerning custom clients wanted less.

We knew that when we started creating our line of limited-run perfumes, we’d have to strip it down. We were already searching for sustainable and renewable ingredients for our perfume and body care products, so we looked for a similar solution for our bottles. We researched and found only a handful of reusable bottles available. We quickly jumped on that and now all our bottles are both reusable and recyclable.

We knew we’d have another issue when it came to shipping and the carbon load our products have. That’s why we partnered with Pachama to offset our carbon emissions and set us on the road to being carbon neutral.

With every package shipped, Les Vides Anges buys carbon credits to neutralize our emissions and protect forests. Our contributions are currently funding the Jarí Para REDD+ Avoided Unplanned Deforestation project in the Amazon Rainforest, a Verified Carbon Standard project certified by Pachama.