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Looking for a high-end cruelty-free and vegan perfume for yourself or for a gift? Sephora is a great place to shop for luxury perfumes at
Luckily, there are a handful of cruelty-free (and vegan!) fragrance brands that you can get your hands on at Sephora. In this post, I’m sharing 15 cruelty-free perfume brands + a bonus vegan scented candle brand so that you can live your
First, what’s not vegan about perfume? This may come as a surprise to you (and gross you out) but some perfumes contain animal-derived ingredients like Ambergris, which is a grey, waxy substance produced in the digestive tract of sperm whales and used as a fixative in perfumes; Castroreum which is derived from beavers; and Musk which is a substance with a strong smell and is secreted from the glands of male musk deer.
Yah, I think we’ll pass on the animal ingredients and opt for cruelty-free and animal-free versions instead!
Vegan Perfumes at Sephora
Below is a list of vegan fragrance brands that are sold at Sephora (US and Canada), none of these fragrance brands test on animals and none of the perfumes mentioned in this list contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
The 7 Virtues
The 7 Virtues brings oils in from nations around the world to create a made in Canada, vegan, paraben and phthalate-free,
Beautiful fragrances crafted with safe ingredients you can trust. CLEAN CLASSIC, CLEAN RESERVE & CLEAN AVANT GARDEN make up the Clean Beauty Collective. All of
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Maison Louis Marie
Maison Louis Marie has been in the business of creating delicate scents to enchant different lifestyles since 1792. She composes illustrious scents imbued with unique floral fragrances that are quite luxurious. All of her creations are phthalate-, paraben-,
Launched for the first time in 2016, PHLUR is eternally devoted in creating stunning scents with clean ingredients. All of their eau de parfums are free of BHT, phenoxyethanol, parabens, phthalates, and polycylic and alicyclic musks, as well as Leaping Bunny certified and 100% vegan.
by Rosie Jane Fragrances
By Rosie Jane fragrances are designed to be simple and effortless. They are phthalate-free, paraben-free, and vegan. By Rosie Jane perfumes and scented products are created by Rosie Jane Johnston, an easy living enthusiast. She designs her fragrances to be simple and effortless and packages them in 100% recyclable materials. Her fragrances are made in
SKYLAR Natural Perfume
Skylar offers natural perfumes that are hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and vegan with at-home sampling. A team of experienced and passionate artisans
Kat Von D Beauty
Did you know Kat Von D Beauty also makes perfume? They have 2 Eau de Parfum, appropriately called Saint + Sinner that could be used together or singularly for best effect. “Enter a world of complementary contradiction: light + dark, vulnerable + empowered, Kat Von D Saint + Sinner—discover the only fragrances that celebrate the two sides within all of us.” Just like all of Kat Von D Beauty make products, their Saint + Sinner fragrances are also cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
P.S. Kat Von D Beauty also just came out with vegan scented candles!
Lavanila is known as the world’s first healthy fragrance and natural technology infuses organic sugarcane alcohol with skin-saving antioxidants and botanicals, to give the fragrance a modern twist. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. All of Lavanila fragrances and roller-ball fragrances are vegan.
Sophisticated OUAI De Parfums inspired by the world’s most fashionable cities. “One spritz of OUAI anything conjures up breathtaking views of a white-sugar sand beach in St. Barth. Call it magic, but the five intoxicating OUAI scents were conceived after an arduous process of tweaking and re-tweaking by Jen Atkin and a traditional fine French perfumer.” I have confirmed with OUAI that all of their perfumes are vegan and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products, OUAI is not an entirely vegan brand.
Ellis Brooklyn is a luxury naturals fragrance and
Juliette has a Gun
Discover the famous perfume brand Juliette has a Gun. A collection of fragrances created by Romani Ricci,
Founded by Parisian perfumer Gérald Ghislain, Histoires de Parfums is governed by inspiration and imagination. Maintaining the highest quality in raw materials, the
Coal and Canary
Not necessarily a perfume but definitely worth mentioning, Coal and Canary scented candles hand poured in small batches and are made only with the highest quality soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils. Top Knots and Tequila Shots was created with fancy cocktails and great music in mind. Coal and Canary products are all entirely vegan.
Note: The original publication of this post included Etat Libre d’Orange but they can no longer be considered cruelty-free because it’s been brought to my attention that they are now sold in stores in China.