Press & Still

Despair is Folly Perfume Roll-on

$40.00 $80.00


This product has peaked. It still smells lovely but the scent has faded and may not last as long on the skin. 


Enjoy the discount if you can use this product up within a few months.


Jasmine itself uttered, “Despair is a mistake. My penetrating odor excels the perfume of other flowers.” Breathe in the uplifting beauty of this blend that starts out fresh, green and bright, and warms into a sweet floral with creamy nutmeg and deep earthy notes.


Aroma: Fresh lavender, ethereal jasmine and alluring patchouli.


Looking for our sample size? Click here for a single vial.



Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Tocopherol (non-GMO, naturally sourced vitamin E), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil


*All-natural essential oils and extracts of jasmine, lavender, bergamot, lime, lime petitgrain, clary sage, nutmeg, benzoin, Peru balsam, cedarwood, eaglewood, sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli.


Vegan. Free of mineral oils, and synthetic preservatives and fragrances.


Blended in small batches for freshness. Enjoy within 6 months.


0.33 fl oz/10 ml

Stainless steel rollerball in a glass bottle. Bottle comes in a recyclable matte black box. Save the bottom of the box and use as a stand on your bureau.


Apply over pulse points:

  • Temples
  • Behind ears
  • Base of throat (and along collar bone)
  • Inside of wrists
  • Inside of elbows
  • Back of knees
  • Ankles

Hair retains scent amazingly well. Rub some oil between your palms and distribute through the bottom half of tresses.


Our perfumes are natural and don't contain synthetic fragrances or extenders. Expect them to last a couple of hours on the skin, and enjoy re-application throughout the day.

For external use only. Not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. Store out of reach of children and away from heat and light. Avoid contact with clothing (the oils might stain).


Why isn't natural perfume as strong as my regular perfume?


Natural perfume is beautifully complex but more subtle than synthetic perfume. Botanical perfumes have a light sillage (scent trail). They are more personal, in that they are detectable to only you and those you invite into your personal space. 


We love perfumer Sophie Labbé’s explanation: "A quiet sillage is a fragrance for yourself, for your well-being. It's not to make people approach; it's just for you." For this reason, natural perfume roll-ons are perfect for the office environment, or anywhere synthetic fragrances are unwelcome.


How long can I expect the perfumes to last on my skin?


Our perfumes will last anywhere from two to six hours or more. Check out our FAQs for a list of factors that determine the longevity of natural perfumes.


Botanical perfumes are fleeting by nature. They don’t contain the chemical fragrance extenders found in synthetic perfumes. We see this as a benefit and find reapplying natural perfumes throughout the day a lovely ritual.


Are your perfumes organic?


We use organic ingredients whenever possible. The perfume blends range from 76.5% to 92.5% organic. If an organic essential oil is out of stock, cost prohibitive or inferior in scent quality, we'll reach for a wildcrafted alternative. Very few oils and extracts in our current collection are grown conventionally. All ingredients are sustainably sourced. Please email us for specifics at

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Carrie Norton
Luxurious and uplifting

I absolutely love the blend of scents in this oil. It is complex, and every time I put it on I feel like I am spoiling myself with something decadent.

Not only that, but it is so uplifting, and makes me stop what I am doing (usually running around like a loon) and appreciate the moment.

I love that I know every ingredient that goes into this, and that they are of the highest quality and blended with care and skill.

I highly recommend this perfume. I will be ordering more! Thank you!

Kimberly Buchanan
My new Fave!

A friend recommended that this company and product would be right up my alley. Boy was she Right! It's my new fave and I've been wearing it daily. I love the hint of lime that compliments the jasmine. My favourite part about 'DESPAIR IS FOLLY' perfumed body oil is that the scent lasts and stays with me all day long. I've experimented with many similar products that smell great from the bottle but fail to last on the skin. This one is a Keeper!

Kristine Greenwood
L O V E T H I S P R O D U C T!!!

This perfume oil smells so good. I wear it daily, and get compliments all the time! The jasmine is what drew me to this scent, but it has so many other subtle notes.
I am conscious consumer, and I love that Press and Still is natural and hand made.
Thank you, from a new customer and new fan!!


I got my bottle in the mail today and the product is amazing. It smells so good! I was very pleased with the product especially at the price point. I highly recommend this item.

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