Perfume is a very personal thing, we all know what fragrances we like and which we don’t like. If you’re like me, you’re a creature of habit and go for the same ones all the time!
This has been one of the hardest to research, however. When you Google Cruelty Free perfumes, you get minimal results. And most of these brands aren’t available in Ireland.
Some websites do offer vegan and CF choices and ship them to Ireland, but unless you know what it smells like, you’re not very likely to risk this!
http://www.eccobella.com is one example of this, and I’m tempted to drop a few hints for a present…
The list of brands that test is, unfortunately, very long. It includes major brands such as:
- Chloé (I’m heartbroken!)
- Jo Malone
- Marc Jacobs
- Michael Kors
- Tom Ford
- Victoria’s Secrets
The list goes on. To be honest, a lot of the perfumes I have were gifts I received over the last few years, and vast majority of them are on the bad list. But there is some hope. The following are CF, and are looooovely;
- The Body Shop (Body sprays and perfumes available)
- Eden (Vegan)
- Fenti (Rhianna)
- Kat Von D (My new personal favorite) (Vegan)
- Liz Earle
- Penhalogons (Sells in Hong Kong, not Mainland China)
I know a few of my readers who are in the US regularly were asking about Bath & Body Works. They state on the products that the products aren’t tested on animals, however, the brand isn’t classed as CF. This is because they can’t confirm whether their suppliers test on animals under law, but B&BW themselves don’t test ingredients or finished products. This is quite misleading and I have fallen for it myself over the years, but I am now avoiding the brand (hard as that is!).
There are a few more brands out there that are CF but don’t seem to be available in Ireland, but if you come across any please let me know and I can ad them to the list!