If you follow along on Instagram Stories, you’re probably no stranger to the clean perfume I’ve been wearing + sharing for months now: DIME 7 Summers. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: how did I get to caring about “cleaner” fragrances in the first place? I’m glad you asked. Long story short, I started making some lifestyle changes and swaps to “cleaner” foods/drinks/products on my doctor’s recommendation after learning I’m hypothyroid and potentially experiencing hormonal imbalances, which obviously negatively impacts your ability to conceive and overall health. I’ve always been a BIG perfume girl – I have a whole tray of signature scents on my vanity because I cannot pick just one – but turns out, fragrance is not exactly “good” for you. Many fragrances have phthalates in them, which are chemicals to help make the scents last longer – but they can also cause cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, respiratory problems, birth defects, and disrupt your endocrine system. They’re considered toxic…no bueno. Since fragrance is something I wear every single day, I figured I should try and find a healthier alternative that wasn’t hurting my body – and I stumbled upon DIME Beauty perfume and their sampler kit specifically. DIME Beauty perfumes are clean, vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic fragrances that don’t disrupt your hormones – so I’m here for it. Now, I had heard about DIME at that point from what felt like every blogger and her mother, and honestly, I had resisted being “influenced” by it all. That is, until I started making those aforementioned health swaps; I figured a “healthier,” cleaner fragrance wouldn’t hurt.
I NEED to smell something on myself before buying it to see a.) how long it wears on me, and b.) HOW it wears on me, since perfumes wear differently on everyone given our varying skin chemistries. So I added to cart and carried on my merry way, eagerly awaiting my sample set to arrive. Upon its arrival, I got to testing each scent and had a clear favorite: DIME 7 Summers. It’s got notes of warm sugar, vanilla, champagne, praline, coconut cream, bergamot, pears…smells like a literal dream.
If you’re familiar with fragrance, it’s a near EXACT dupe to Baccarat Rouge 540 – a $325+ alternative at the designer perfume counter – but it’s significantly cheaper AND healthier. If you want a Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe, let me tell you how similar DIME 7 Summer is: I passed my girlfriend Tara on a Disney creators trip and said, “Oh, are you wearing the DIME perfume??” She smelled exactly like me! She goes, “Nope…it’s Baccarat Rouge!” So when I say they smell identical, I literally mixed them up smelling them on someone, even with how different how individual skin chemistries can adjust scents. I don’t personally own Baccarat Rouge 540 because I cannot for the life of me bring myself to drop $300+ on a bottle of perfume. But especially knowing there’s a great Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe out there that literally smells THE SAME *AND* won’t bring the same bad effects most designer fragrancess do…no need to spend the big bucks.
Have you tried DIME 7 Summers or any other DIME Beauty perfume yet?
Which is your favorite? If you try any and/or get the sampler kit, I can’t wait to hear which scent you end up loveloveloving!