A: A natural perfume is one that's made solely from ingredients that are sourced from nature. These petals, leaves, bark, wood, stems, seeds, buds, roots, resins and flowers are processed via steam distillation or cold pressed extraction (each botanical requires different methods of extraction) to release the essential oils that we blend in either jojoba oil or organic alcohol. All essential oils have varied therapeutic properties and aromatherapy benefits.
Regular perfumes are made largely from synthetic ingredients that have been cooked up in a laboratory with multiple processes to create a specific chemical compound or "isolate". Even if a natural botanical has been used these multiple processes are designed to isolate a particular compound that is then blended with numerous compounds to create the desired smell. The term "fragrance" has, for decades, hidden all manner of ingredients, somewhere between 10 to 50 chemicals which don't have to be disclosed on labels because they are considered "Trade Secrets" by the law. It is virtually impossible to know what and how many ingredients are in "regular" perfumes as the ingredient lists are protected.