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The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Perfume Guide

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Perfume Guide

When it comes to perfume, many people are surprised to find out that most mainstream perfume brands are not cruelty-free. Is finding cruelty-free perfume tough? Not at all! There are so many amazing cruelty-free perfume brands. Many people assume that it is hard to find cruelty free and vegan perfume, but it is actually a lot easier than you may think. In the past, picking out a cruelty-free perfume or a vegan perfume often meant that you were headed to your local health food store. But did you know that even stores like Sephora carry cruelty-free perfume brands?

You can find these cruelty-free perfumes in classic spray bottles, solid perfume, and even perfume wipes. This makes it really easy to have cruelty-free perfume at home and some that you can travel with.

This is the most recent update of a post I originally published on October 3, 2014.

The following brands are all cruelty-free and have vegan perfume options. If a brand is 100% vegan, that is noted next to the brand name. It is also noted if the brand is cruelty-free, but their parent company is not. To learn more about what animal ingredients may be in perfumes, please read Is Perfume Vegan? If you want to be sure that you are buying cruelty-free perfume that is also vegan, please check ingredient lists or contact the brand to ensure their options are vegan-friendly.

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46 Comments

  • Reply Andrea Wednesday - August 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Hi Tashina thank you so much for all your hard work to provide us with cruelty free options. I really appreciate it I think I will be trying pinrose soon.

  • Reply OnePeachyVegan Friday - March 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I love my Lavanila perfume. I have the vanilla grapefruit one, which doesn’t sound like something I would normally pick out, but it’s a surprisingly warm scent for having bright notes. I really love the simple packaging, too. And it doesn’t give me a headache!

  • Reply Kelly Friday - March 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

    The Body Shop’s website lists vegan perfume options too. 🙂

  • Reply Trudy Friday - March 17, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Diptyque Paris is on your main CFB list, making them the only “high-end” company to make your list so far. I’d love to find out if they have vegan options.

    Anyone keen on complex, non-candle-ish fragrances with a LOT of options, I heartily recommend Possets. Tragically the perfumer died last year, but her business lives on in friends’ hands, and samples are avaliable. Her chypre fragrances, resin blends and synthetic musks (Howl is seriously a must for rich musk lovers) are divine. There are also vanillas, gourmands and fruits in abundance, if sweet is your thing.

  • Reply Brittany Wednesday - March 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    My apologies if someone has already commented on this brand above, but have you done any looking into Juliette Has A Gun? They are sold at Sephora and I believe (fingers crossed!) they are CF!

  • Reply Aleka Smith Wednesday - March 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thank you so much for compiling this list!! I enjoy wearing a nice fragrance, but hate now knowing what’s in it and that animals are tortured just so I can smell decent. I love your blog and follow your YouTube religiously!!

  • Reply maryann gonzalez Wednesday - March 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Hi Tanisha :
    thanks for this list , I love Inkling Iconic and Pinrose Tambourine Dreamer and CuddlePunk . I also love Pacifica Persian Rose . I love perfume aand this list has some new ones for me to try

  • Reply Hanna Wednesday - September 21, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Hi!Is there any cruelty free and vegan perfume brands with worldwide shipping?P.S.I am from Ukraine. And we do not have that much vegan or cruelty free products so i would probably need to order them online.
    Kindly let me know if there are any vegan & cruelty free drugstore brands available on the market?
    Many thanks
    <3

  • Reply Sam Saturday - March 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I love, love, love Pacifica’s Tunisian Jasmine lime, which I believe is available from their site and from ulta. It’s awesome.

    • Reply MelissaM Monday - March 20, 2017 at 12:04 am

      It’s ine of my favorites too!!

  • Reply Lexi Sunday - January 10, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Omg, the Pacifica perfumes are my new favourites! I’m obsessed with their vanilla roll on at the moment. Definitely give them a try!

  • Reply FashionbyCristy Saturday - December 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Thashina: I have petaly noir from Harvey Prince and I love it! On the ingredients has fragance, correct me if I’m wrong, but the fragance it is from essential oils??
    Thank you in advance

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - December 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Hi!

      I believe they are from essential oils, but I’m not 100% sure about the ingredients they use. Your best bet is to ask the brand directly. 🙂

  • Reply Tish Tuesday - November 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Hi Love,

    I’m struggling with perfumes as obviously i can’t smell any of these, i normally use sweet perfumes, is there anything you could maybe recommend me looking into? xx

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - November 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Tish,

      It can definitely be difficult since most vegan perfumes are only available online. Hello by Harvey Prince is one you may want to check out. It’s a bit too sweet for me, but it is one that a lot of people like.

  • Reply Carina Stein Antunes Tuesday - October 13, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Hi, Lavanila use carmine and beeswax…so its not vegan.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - December 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Carina,

      Lavanila has two products that are not vegan, but they are no longer available for sale on their website. Their perfumes are all vegan. 🙂

  • Reply Daria Saturday - July 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    What about Demeter?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - October 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks for suggesting them, Daria! I just reached out and will hopefully hear from them soon.

  • Reply klueklo Friday - June 19, 2015 at 7:32 am

    What about Zents?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Saturday - January 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      They have been unresponsive to my outreach about their animal testing stance. This list includes only brands who are listed on the Cruelty Free Brands List here on Logical Harmony.

  • Reply Two Degrees Monday - June 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Are you able to add to your list to include Tocca? I just contacted them the other day. I can forward you the email.

    • Reply Two Degrees Monday - June 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Oops, nevermind … I was wondering if you had a list of perfumes that were NOT vegan so that people could see. Maybe I’ll just forward it to PETA.

      • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - September 21, 2015 at 8:16 am

        I don’t. I would rather spend time putting together a list of the vegan options. I worry a list of non-vegan perfumes would just be never ending. 🙁

  • Reply Sam Thursday - May 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Tashina. I’m struggling to find a good vegan perfume that doesn’t smell like a piece of fruit or like straight patchouli oil. I ordered from Harvey Prince (Temptress plus a sample set of three of their popular scents). They weren’t bad and definitely smelled more like perfume vs. perfume oil but I’m not a fan of the scents on me. I would try to order different scents from them but their shipping is expensive, especially if you need to return items. I also bought a sample pack from Olivine (all three were headache inducing and very powdery). My search for a good vegan perfume continues! What is your favorite, btw? Perfume is such a personal thing, so it’s hard to ever go off of reviews or word of mouth, but any suggestion is welcome. Thanks.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Monday - October 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Sam!

      My favorite perfume is Persian Rose from Pacifica. I don’t like super sweet scents either. The Pacifica perfumes are really soft and very natural. You may want to give them a try!

  • Reply Cyndi Rook Thursday - April 30, 2015 at 7:50 am

    As to Pacifica, I have tried many many products, skin care, color, and scents, and I do have favorites. But, specifically for scents, my favorites are Malibu Lemon Blossom shower gel and body butter for those uses, but Mediterranean Fig–spray and solid– as fragrance on its own. I switch off on bath products, but stick with the Med Fig otherwise. I often receive compliments when wearing it. Many of their fragrances are too sweet for my tastes and perhaps skin chemistry.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - May 12, 2015 at 7:13 am

      I haven’t tried either of those scents yet – I will need to check them out!

  • Reply anne goodwin Sunday - March 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Perfume is something I’ve been wondering about, the ones that I have and are they CF. It’s like a domino affect, cosmetics, skincare and still looking at everything else I use. All great changes happening for the fur babies, anything for them!

  • Reply Cassandra Wednesday - October 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Response I recieved from Lollia:

    Dear Cassandra,

    Thank you for reaching out to us in regards to your request. We do not use any animal byproducts in our perfume nor do we test on animals. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

    Best Regards,

    LoLLIA

    Amanda Chisholm
    Customer Care Specialist
    achisholm@margotelena.com | 303.730.3133 X 2505
    6890 S. Emporia St Centennial, CO 80112

    Burwell Industries | Margot Elena Companies & Collections
    Lollia | TokyoMilk | Love & Toast | Apotheke:M | Library of Flowers

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - May 1, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Cassandra,

      That’s great that you have heard back them! I have reached out to them about starting the process to be listed on Logical Harmony, but have yet to hear back from them. Hopefully I do soon and can add them to the brands list. 🙂

  • Reply Em Monday - October 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Sweet Anthem is vegan and offers samples so you don’t have to commit to a full size. I’ve loved most of he ones I’ve tried.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks for suggesting Sweet Anthem, Em! We have reached out to them and they will be added to the Pending Brands section of the Cruelty Free & Vegan Brand List. Hopefully we hear from them soon! 🙂

  • Reply jesse.anne.o Sunday - October 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I like Pacifica’s solid perfumes. For some reason I find the roll-ons (in the same scents) really overpowering in a bad way. I have the Blood Orange and Ruby Guava.

    I have not really liked any of the perfumes I got in the vegan beauty boxes – I found the Grasseroots one (I got Geisha – maybe the Blood Orange was better?) to smell too alcohol-y and the Harvey Prince (Journey?) had a really nice smell going on but a lingering smell that literally made me nauseous. So sad.

  • Reply Cassandra Saturday - October 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this information! Does Tokyomilk or Lollia contain animal byproducts? If so they’re going in the trash! Looking forward to trying some scents from Grasse Roots Perfumery 🙂

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Cassandra,

      I’ve reached out to both TokyoMilk and Lollia, but have yet to receive a response. They will be included in future weekly update posts about the brands list. Hopefully I get some information soon! 🙂

  • Reply veganchubosaurus Friday - October 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I’d always heard that Demeter products are vegan and not tested on animals – someone at the PPK emailed them a few years back. Do you know if that’s true? I just bought one of their fragrances yesterday. :/

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - March 17, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Hi!

      Thanks for suggesting Demeter to s. We have reached out to them and they will be added to the Pending Brands list. Please check back for updates to see where they move to on the list. This will depend on how fast I hear back from them, but they will be included in future weekly update posts about the brands list. Have a great day!

  • Reply Rachel Friday - October 3, 2014 at 8:58 am

    All of Aromi’s products are cruelty free and vegan, and they have perfumes 🙂 I really want to try Harvey Prince!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - December 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Thank you for the reminder to add them, Rachel! I completely forgot that they also make perfume.

  • Reply Alison Cole Friday - October 3, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thanks for this, Tashina. I knew about musk, but I am totally disgusted to find out about the other animal ingredients and I will look out for them in the future. What about Body Shop fragrances??

    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - December 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Hi Alison,

      The Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal, who tests on animals. Because of this, they will not be included here. Also, I am unsure about any of their ingredients and what is or is not vegan.

  • Reply Samsam Cherie Friday - October 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I love Pacifica’s products! Thanks for posting this after writing about how normal perfumes probably aren’t vegan…it’s so great to have a resource for what options ARE out there!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - October 3, 2014 at 7:00 am

      What’s your favorite Pacifica scent?

      I’m hoping to expand this list over time, too. I had a really hard time finding vegan perfume options and I know that others do too.

  • Reply Arielle Friday - October 3, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Thank you for the list! I have been using Pacifica for now but need to venture out 🙂

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