When it comes to vegan and cruelty-free perfumes, I have to say, I think we’re living in the golden age of it all. There are so many great options available—and new ones keep getting introduced into the space, too. Plus, there is a huge variety of scents to choose from, whether you lean into florals a lot, prefer spicier notes, gravitate towards fresh fragrances, or want something more grounded. There’s something for everyone!
As for figuring out whether a perfume is vegan and cruelty-free or not, there are a couple of things to look for. Luckily, most of the time, the attribute is loudly and proudly featured whether you’re shopping online or in-store. But if you can’t tell, first you’ll want to make sure it’s not tested on animals. And then see if the fragrance uses any animal-derived products (like honey, beeswax, ambergris, civet, and musk). Many of these have vegan counterparts, though, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on those notes or ingredients.
And you can also take a look at our shopping list below for some inspiration. Happy spritzing!