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Vegan and Cruelty-Free Perfume Guide

Are you looking for vegan and cruelty-free perfumes? A lot of popular perfume brands test on animals, such as Marc Jacobs, Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and more. The good news is there are a ton of cruelty-free and vegan perfumes to choose from. Vegan and cruelty-free perfume has come A LONG way in the last few years. It seems like fragrance brands are always adding to their lines, giving us more options. New cruelty-free fragrance brands are also coming onto the market more often.

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What does vegan mean?

  • Vegan simply means a product has no animal by-products in it. This can apply to food, clothing, beauty products, and many other products.

What is cruelty-free?

  • Cruelty-free means a product hasn’t been tested on animals. This includes everything from the beginning stages up to the final product. It also means a brand is not selling its products in a country where they are required to be tested, by law.

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?

  • A product can be vegan but not cruelty-free and vice versa. Many cruelty-free products still contain animal byproducts. Some products can be vegan and not include any animal byproducts, but still be tested on animals.

What are some non-vegan ingredients?

  • The most common non-vegan ingredients in beauty products include beeswax, lanolin, carmine, fur, and silk. Other ingredients could be animal-derived as well so it is always a smart idea to ask the brand to verify if a product is vegan. This applies to food as well. Common non-vegan food ingredients include milk, eggs, and honey. Even if a product looks vegan, if there are any questionable ingredients, it is always smart to ask the brand to verify.

Pinrose

Pinrose is a cruelty-free perfume company, as well as 100% vegan! I haven’t tried a Pinrose scent I didn’t like! My top picks are Merry Maker, Lil’ Dipper, Secret Genius, Pillowtalk Poet, and Mystical Misfit. I personally recommend buying a sampler kit and choosing a scent you love that way. Their products are available at Ulta.

Sol De Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro is a cruelty-free brand and they have tons of vegan options. Although they are considered to be cruelty-free, they do have a parent company that tests on animals. In addition to body and hair care products, they also have an amazing lineup of beautifully scented perfumes. I love using Sol De Janeiro scents as an everyday scent. One of their main notes is vanilla and I love how they pair well with other scents. Their products are available at Sephora as well as their own site. You can find a full Sol De Janeiro vegan product list here.

The 7 Virtues

The 7 Virtues is a cruelty-free perfume company that is also 100% vegan. My top picks are Vanilla Woods (perfect everyday scent,) Blackberry Lily, and Patchouli Citrus. I recommend getting a sampler pack and choosing your favorite. Their products are available at Sephora.

Skylar

Skylar is a fragrance company that is available at Sephora as well as the Skylar website. They are not only cruelty-free, but they are completely vegan as well. They have tons of scent options to choose from that are also available in candles.

DefineMe Fragrance

DefineMe is a fragrance brand that is cruelty-free and 100% vegan. My top picks are Sofia Isabel and Audry. I recommend getting a sampler pack and choosing your favorite. Their products are available at Ulta as well as their own website.

 Pacifica

Pacifica is a cruelty-free brand that is also 100% vegan. They have a ton of perfume options to choose from. My favorite scents are Dream Moon (patchouli, sandalwood, and pink rose), and Flower Moon (jasmine, peach, and vanilla). Their products are affordable and available at Target, Ulta as well as the Pacifica website (use code Jess15 for 15% off).

Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry is vegan and cruelty-free affordable perfume brand that is available at Target, CVS, and more. My favorite scents are Pink Palm (notes of dragonfruit, magnolia, and sugared vanilla) and Queen Bee (notes of black currant, peony, and amber.)

Floral Street

Floral Street is a UK fragrance company that is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, and the Floral Street website. In addition to being completely vegan and cruelty-free, they also strive for sustainability. They have tons of scent options to choose from that are also available in candles, scented reeds, and more.

Lush

Lush is a cruelty-free company with tons of vegan options. I love their scents Karma and Lust. I love using their body sprays Rose Jam and Twilight and I use them as an air/linen refresher as well! Not all Lush products are vegan, so keep that in mind when you are shopping. Their products are available at their own stores as well as their website.

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Here are some more cruelty-free perfume brands that are either completely vegan or offer vegan options.

Thank you for using the affiliate links and codes in this post, it helps me with a small compensation so I can provide more content. Products in this post were sent by brand for consideration.

Are you curious about other cruelty-free brands and their vegan options? Check out more vegan lists from cruelty-free companies.

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Jessica started creating content in 2014 to help consumers with finding the best in vegan and cruelty free including beauty, food, lifestyle and fashion.

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1 Comment

  1. Sharon Baker says:

    Hi Jess!
    Pacifica is super handy (favorite is Indian Coconut Nectar), and they layer easily. My favorite perfume company is Possets, and my favorites are Passion, Chocolate Incense, Silver Vanilla, and Hophead. Recently I discovered Sucreabeille, and found 3 really nice scents: Troll Food, Pear Tree, and Strangeling. Fyrrinae has a fair amount of perfume products, but I didn’t care for the ones I picked out, but have plans to rehome them!

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