Perfumes have been used for years to enhance attraction and mystique by women. Fortunately we are no longer limited to perfumes than test on animals. Here is a list of some of my most favorite cruelty free and vegan perfumes available on Amazon for both women and men that will make you feel good about smelling great!
Most perfumes on the market today have some measure of animal product involved in their manufacture, and the final products are generally sprayed on lab animals to ensure that they’re safe for human use.
The ambergris that’s used as a fixative in many perfumes is harvested from the intestines of sperm whales (whales!), and another fixative called castoreum comes from the genitals of beavers and muskrats.
Musk is harvested from various wild cats and/or deer, and it’s not very pleasant.
Fortunately, many companies are now using synthetic musks in their perfume products. Here are 11 cruelty free and vegan perfumes that don’t render the use of animals in their products.
100% Vegan Perfumes
Though many high-end fragrances sadly still use animal products, you’ll be happy to know that Amongst the Waves by Olivine Atelier is Vegan and cruelty-free!
With a top note of ocean salt and black coconut, Amongst the Waves melts into a full bodied, floral heart composed of lush stargazer lily, waterlily and tiger lily. These flowers rest on a warm base of clean musk mingling with tonka bean and Arabian sandalwood.
Rosie Jane Oil perfume specializes in…clean fragrances for women. Scents like citrus, bergamot, vanilla, and sandalwood etc. will have anyone smelling like a delectable luscious vegan dessert in no time.
AROMAS OF AUTUMN – Effortlessly romantic, Lake can be worn by all. It is reminiscent of Fall, mountains, and Lake Tahoe with warming notes of citrus, sandalwood, bergamot, and vanilla.
BOHEMIAN BABE VIBES – Lake brings out the bohemians in all of us and feels like sleeping under the stars. Available in an oil roll-on or as a spray.
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS – By Rosie Jane uses 100% recyclable paper packaging made using wind power, vegetable-based inks, and sustainable paper.
HANDMADE IN CALIFORNIA – with integrity and authenticity. Their fragrances are hand mixed in Los Angeles using essential oils, absolutes, nature identicals, and fragrance oils.
CLEAN BEAUTY FOR COOL HUMANS – All By Rosie Jane products are free of parabens, phthalates, BHT, and always cruelty-free.
Beautifully packaged and convenient to take along, Zoha fragrances are Peta certified vegan, eau de toilette perfumes in a variety of different roll ons, that do not evaporate quickly and are not overpowering. Their oil-based perfumes have a fresh, subtle, and lingering scent that can go from daily home and office wear to romantic evenings out.
Pacifica fragrances are also vegan and cruelty-free, and come in floral, fruity, herbed/spicy or wood/resin notes. They have an extensive array of scents to choose from, and with names like Tuscan Blood Orange and Indian Coconut Nectar, the entire line sounds absolutely luscious.
Esscentials! These perfumes offer a line of beautiful, light scents derived from nature. Sustainability is at the heart of ESSCENTIALS.
Each clean formula is 100% vegan, 100% paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free and uses 100% natural alcohol derived from sugar cane.
Their environmentally sensitive packaging features a removable, twist-off pump to reduce landfill waste and cartons made from recycled, biodegradable materials.
They even encourage consumers to repurpose the bottles for future use, including as flower vases.
And we haven’t forgotten the men! Private Parfum recreates iconic scents of the most luxurious brands.
Capturing the brightness & energy of a Caribbean summer, this joyful eau de parfum combines citrus, wood & spice with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, rosemary, pepper, rosewood,muskwood & oakmoss.
If you’re tired of paying the high prices demanded by retail stores for iconic French scents, they have the vegan solution.
Terra Nova’s original, authentic china rain oil was created by this family over forty years ago and continues to be their top selling fragrance thanks to its universal appeal. China rain perfume oil is sensual and luminous, and becomes a beautiful personal interpretation on skin. Fleeting greens surround a heart of fresh white lilies and Chinese blossoms, while clean musk and white moss create a soft powdery finish.
A gorgeous and original musk fragrance that is a favorite for over 40 years.
Zahra translates to “blossoming flower” in Arabic. The fragrance embodies the unfolding of the flawless, radiant beauty of youth. This is a fruity floral oriental fragrance that you apply with a dipstick and one that gradually turns mildly spicy. It starts with fruity notes and builds to a body of Rose, Jasmine, Marigold, Mimosa (Sleeping Grass), Saffron, Berries, before ending with Sandal, Vetiver and Vanilla.
Swiss Arabian Zahra perfume oil is a feminine fragrance that will make sure you are unforgettable wherever you go.
Honoré des Prés is a niche perfume house established by Christian David in 2008. The house focuses on organic haute perfumery, and bases their fragrances on natural ingredients.
All essences used are 100% natural in origin, use 100% botanical ingredients produced using organic farming methods, contain no petrochemical products or synthetic perfumes. They also don’t include coloring agents and phtalates, are produced without animal testing or ingredients of animal origin, and contain no elements which aggress the skin.
Lavanila are popular for their “healthy deodorants”, but they also make some great fragrances that are just as healthy and free from potentially toxic chemicals. Lavanila Products are created without Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Silicone, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances, Chemical Sunscreens, Sulfates, Aluminum.
Lavanila was built by founder Danielle Raynor on the belief and recognition that there was a need for products made from skin-loving, vitamin-rich ingredients and products free of harsh, potentially toxic chemicals that seemed dangerous to the body and planet.
These tapestry of heavenly flowers and spices from Ecco Bella will delight and calm your body and soul. This blend of natural perfume oils have a seductively pleasing scent complimented with the warmth of ginger, cardamom, and cloves.
Ecco Bella Ambrosia Eau de Parfum was carefully created to please your senses and invigorate your emotions. With ingredients like Egyptian geranium, black currant bud absolute, Bulgarian lavender, tropical ginger, cardamom, clove, and patchouli plus hypnotic vanilla, this fresh fragrance for women is sure to brighten your day.
So, as you can see there are many options for the compassionate consumer to choose from and smell delicious at the same time!
As with any other product, it helps to do research beforehand, and once you find a great vegan product, spread the word!
Do you have a favorite vegan or cruelty free perfume? Let us know!