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THE CLAIM This mélange of essential oils (in a base of sugarcane alcohol) by Tsi-La is a USDA-certified organic blend. The scent ($95/1.7 oz; tsilaorganics.com)dominated by notes of tangerines, neroli, and lemongrasscan last about five hours. It's also spiked with antioxidant extracts like goji berry and blueberry.
EXPERT OPINION "Natural oils tend to have a longer shelf life than synthetic perfumes," says cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson, while neroli has "particular staying power on the skin." As for the serum's antioxidants, Dr. Fusco points out that since only a tiny amount is applied to a small area, the skin-care benefits would be negligible.
OUR VERDICT The fragrancea sweet, citrusy blendis not as complex and nuanced as many synthetic formulas. But if you typically go for fruity aromas, you'll likely love it. Our testers found that the fragrance stayed strong for a few hours before fading into a soft sweetness.