Make Perfume Not War. To make rebuilding more exciting than destruction.
THE 7 VIRTUES STORY
Buy their saffron, buy their soaps, candles, essential oils, buy anything that will empower families to buy books and shoes for their children and take it to market.
Our Fragrance Story
We bring our oils in from nations around the world and create a made in Canada fragrance line designed for buyers seeking a stand alone exquisite scent.
Questions & Answers
We get asked a lot of wonderful questions and do our very best to respond to each one. Some questions are here as a way to share information about our unique business model with you.
About The 7 Virtues
The 7 Virtues is a Canadian company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We source fair market natural essential oils from nations rebuilding after war or strife. We are on a mission to ignite a cavalry of businesses to come and do trade with nations rebuilding. Our fragrances are vegan and we do not test on animals. Our fragrances do not contain added parabens and are phthalate free. Our award winning fragrances are made with natural essential oils from Afghanistan, Haiti, The Middle East and Rwanda. Our farmers earn as much as 2.5 times the income of the next crop enabling them to purchase school uniforms for their children and build homes. We invite you to join us on our journey of shining light on nations rebuilding though the power of scent. Together we can make rebuilding more exciting than destruction and share the stories of the brave who use creativity, caring and the co-operative movement to rebuild. We invite you to experience our eco-chic fragrances for men and women made with some of the world's finest essential oils.
The 7 Virtues Team
W. Brett Wilson
Captain Trevor Greene
Paul Knight Meyers
“The World's Best Socially
“Your support for Haiti’s vetiver oil producers and our ongoing dedication to fair market sourcing is a great example of doing well in business by doing good for the world. All the best to you and everyone at The 7 Virtues.”
—President Bill Clinton
“Ranked top 20 favourite Canadian people, place and (gorgeous) things.”
“I am emotionally connected to The 7 Virtues and everything they represent: Beauty, Courage, Justice, Wisdom, Truth, Moderation, and Wonder.”
—Bif Naked, International Recording Artist
Finding peace through perfume.
How body language – and a hearing impairment – helped this Dragons’ Den pitch
Barb Stegemann shows off her perfume company’s new display at the The Bay in Mic Mac Mall Tuesday afternoon.
Barb Stegemann took an interest in Afghanistan after a friend was badly injured there whilst serving in the Canadian military.
Patchouli for Peace
7 Virtues Patchouli of Rwanda: a perfume for peace
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From the CBC show The Lang & O’Leary Exchange
Flower power: Canadian company making perfume — not war
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Difference Maker Barb Stegemann produces elegant fragrances from the world’s trouble spots The ‘retail activist’ charged $2,000 on her Visa card and made 1,000 bottles of Afghanistan Orange Blossom, selling it out of her garage.
Canada’s 30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs
A Powerful Scent