Cruelty-Free Perfume Guide: Fragrance Companies That Do And Don’t Test On Animals

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If you’re looking to make better choices when shopping for perfume, I hope this list will be helpful! I’ve reached out to both designer and niche brands, as well as smaller companies, and I’m happy to finally share all my research!

There are 4 parts to this post.

1. Fragrance companies that test on animals (Note: This includes companies that decided to sell their products in China, therefore taking part in mandatory animal testing as per Chinese law)

2. Cruelty-free perfume companies (No animal testing at any point during production, no animal testing from their suppliers, no distribution in mainland China)

3. Companies I’ve contacted but never heard back from (I’m still trying to hear from these companies and doing my best to reach out! Refusing to share their policy means potential animal testing)

4. Brands with unclear animal testing policies (These companies might be cruelty-free, but they refused to provide enough information or refused to answer some questions)

Enjoy, guys!

As always, feel free to contact me if you want to share any info or have a question about this list.

1. Fragrances Tested On Animals

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Let’s start with the brands that DO test on animals. Note that some of these brands don’t conduct any animal testing themselves, but fund animal testing by selling their products in mainland China.

Fragrances Tested On Animals
  • Acqua Di Parma
  • Aerin
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Atelier Cologne
  • Balenciaga
  • Burberry
  • Bvlgari
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • Cire Trudon
  • Clinique
  • Coach
  • Demeter
  • Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Donna Karan
  • Elie Saab
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Escada
  • Estee Lauder
  • Fendi
  • Givenchy
  • Gucci
  • Guerlain
  • Guess
  • Hugo Boss
  • Issey Miyake
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Jo Malone
  • Juicy Couture
  • Kenzo
  • L’Occitane
  • Lacoste
  • Lancome
  • Lolita Lempicka
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Michael Kors
  • Miu Miu
  • Nina Ricci
  • Odin
  • Prada
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Tom Ford
  • Valentino
  • Vera Wang
  • Versace
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Yves Saint Laurent

As you can see, the vast majority of designer brands are not cruelty-free, the major reason being that they’re widely available on the Chinese market.

One more thing I gathered is that a lot of these designer fragrances are licensing deals. And as you might have guessed, the licensers are industry giants that test on animals.

For instance, Procter & Gamble has a lot of fragrance licensing deals which include Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Hugo Boss, Escada, Lacoste, and more. Coty is another big one and owns Balenciaga, Chloe, Marc Jacobs Fragrances, Vera Wang, and Guess among many others.

Niche fragrances that aren’t cruelty-free (from the list above) include: Acqua Di Parma, Atelier Colone, Cire Trudon, Jo Malone, and Odin.


2. Cruelty-Free Fragrances

Finally we get to the cruelty-free brands! It’s tricky when even the perfume brands that market themselves as cruelty-free are vague about their actual policies. Below, I’ll list the brands that are confirmed to be cruelty-free, from niche brands to indie companies.

Cruelty-Free Fragrances
  • Arquiste
  • D.S. and Durga
  • Penhaligon’s*
  • Le Labo*
  • Honore des Pres
  • The 7 Virtues
  • My Daughter Fragrances
  • Pacifica
  • Harvey Prince Organics
  • Lurk
  • Commodity
  • Lush
  • Aromi
  • Lavanila
  • Tsi~La
  • A Perfume Organic
  • Ecco Bella
  • Vered Organic Botanicals
  • Terra Nova
  • Lotus Wei
  • Strange Invisible
  • Auphorie
  • French Girl Organics
  • Forager Botanicals
  • Pour Le Monde
  • Tallula Jane
  • Silk Naturals
  • Haus of Gloi
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy
  • Fortune Cookie Soap
  • The Body Shop*
  • Molton Brown*

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1. Arquiste (niche)

Arquiste have confirmed that they don’t test on animals at any point during production, and neither do their suppliers or any third parties. They also don’t sell to China. This company is US-based, and their Eau de Parfum retail for $165 – $190. Available at BeautyHabit.

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2. D.S. and Durga (niche)

100% cruelty-free company that creates fragrances in small batches with “premium-sourced raw materials”. Their inspiration includes “outdated herbal wisdom, native ritual medicine, lore and legends, historical movements and Americana.” A bottle retails for $98 – $145 and you can purchase them from Beautyhabit.

3. Penhaligon’s (niche — parent company not cruelty-free)

Another niche brand that answered all my questions and doesn’t sell in China. This UK perfume house has been around since 1827, and their perfumes are in the $95 – $150 range. You can purchase them from BeautyHabit.

Edit: Thank you Alex for pointing out that their parent company Puig is not cruelty-free. :)

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4. Le Labo (niche — parent company not cruelty-free)

Although they’ve been recently acquired by Estee Lauder, Le Labo remains cruelty-free and still have not entered the Chinese market. “We believe that there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances”, they state. You can purchase Le Labo from Barney’s.

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5. Honore des Pres (natural)

You can also go the natural way with a brand like Honore des Pres, who create beautiful high-end perfumes using 100% natural ingredients. Absolutely no synthetic ingredients, and a full-size bottle retails for $84 at The Detox Market.

6. The 7 Virtues (natural)

I really wanted to include this company because they create perfume with a message. Their slogan is “Make Perfume, Not War” and they source their fair-trade ingredients in countries that are being rebuilt after being destroyed by war. You can buy their Eau de Parfum from Lord & Taylor and they’re very fairly-priced. Do check them out!

7. My Daughter Fragrances (natural)

A small and lovely company creating perfume without harmful ingredients such as phtalates or parabens. Their perfumes are made in France and retail for $85 each. You can shop at MyDaughterFragrance.com.

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8. Pacifica

Pacifica is great if you’re a perfume newbie, because they have a huge selection of scents. Plus they’re affordable and 100% vegan! A full-size bottle is only $22, and you can buy them online at Pacifica.com or from Target stores.

9. Lush

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Lush by now! They carry some nice spray and solid perfumes. Their spray perfumes are alcohol-based and run for about $50 a bottle. Personally, I have a soft spot for Sikkim Girls which has notes of Jasmine and Tuberose. Visit your local Lush store to check them all out!

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10. Aromi

Aromi is mostly known for their lipsticks, but they also make solid perfume (for women) and cologne (for men). Great variety of scents, and each solid perfume is only $12. You can buy them from Aromi.com.

11. Lavanila

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. Their full-size fragrances retail for $58 at Sephora.

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12. Tsi~La (organic)

They’re completely organic and natural, but also 100% vegan. A full-size perfume bottle starts at $125, and you can buy them from Spirit Beauty Lounge or BeautyHabit.

13. A Perfume Organic (organic)

100% natural and non-toxic perfume, and it’s vegan as well. They currently offer 5 scents in beautiful and eco-friendly packaging. They’re $65 each and you can purchase them from their official site.

14. Ecco Bella (organic)

Ecco Bella is a green beauty brand that makes everything from skincare to makeup. They also offer a collection of organic Eau de Parfums free from synthetics, that use only essential oils. A bottle retails for $30 from EccoBella.com.

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15. Vered Organic Botanicals (organic)

Another organic and cruelty-free that offers skincare and more. Check out their fragranced body oils at Spirit Beauty Lounge, which are 100% vegan and use a blend of essential oils.

16. Terra Nova (natural)

A collection of perfumes, body mists, and other bath and body products that are all-natural and affordable. Check them out at TerraNova.com!

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17. Lotus Wei (natural)

Lotus Wei is based on relieving stress through flower aromatherapy. They make lovely perfume mists that are natural, with some organic ingredients. You can purchase them The Detox Market at $40 per bottle.

18. French Girl Organics (organic)

French Girl Organics is not only cruelty-free, but also all-vegan and natural. With their ingredients being mostly organic and their minimalistic packaging, what’s not to love? They offer quite a few fragrances at Beautyhabit.

19. Forager Botanicals (natural)

Forager Botanicals offer natural scent that free from potentially harmful chemicals. Their perfumes are also vegan and retail for $98 per full-size bottle. You can shop at ForagerBotanicals.com.

20. Auphorie (vegan)

Auphorie is a Maison de Parfum dedicated entirely to highly original luxury handcrafted perfumes and scent solutions, made in small batches using an eclectic selection of the finest natural extracts and innovative raw ingredients.” They’re 100% vegan.


3. Companies With No Response

I’ve also contacted the following companies, but haven’t heard back from them. This doesn’t mean that these companies test on animals. However, it’s often a red flag when a company refuses to share their animal testing policy.

  • L’Artisan Parfumeur
  • TOCCA
  • Juliette has a Gun
  • Clean
  • NEST
  • Carven
  • Byredo
  • Frederic Malle
  • Histoire de Parfums
  • Serge Lutens
  • Amouage

I’ll be adding companies here as I contact them. When I do hear back, I’ll be moving those companies to the appropriate section.


4. Companies With Unclear Policies

There are some companies that refuse to give us their full animal testing policies, or remain vague about some aspects. I couldn’t trust these brands as being fully cruelty-free, so here they are, along with the explanation.

1. Elizabeth And James

The Olsen twins own this brand. They make a fragrance called Nirvana, which is a best-seller at Sephora.

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According to PETA’s Caring Consumer list, Elizabeth and James Fragrances are cruelty-free. But when I reached out to the brand, they couldn’t answer a single question about their animal testing policy. This is the only answer they gave me:

The Elizabeth and James Nirvana products are not tested on animals.

Elizabeth and James are licensed to a company called Butterfly Beauty LLC. I reached out to them but received no response.

2. Stella McCartney

The Stella McCartney brand is one of the fashion industry’s most ethical brands. They don’t use leather or fur in any of their products, and they’re completely vegan, including their perfume.

However, it’s Procter & Gamble that own their fragrance license, and all other P&G fragrances are tested on animals. It’s possible that Stella McCartney has a deal with P&G which ensures that no animal testing is performed for Stella McCartney, and their fragrance may not be sold in mainland China.

But then again, in the response I received, they weren’t able to confirm that their suppliers don’t test on animals. Here’s the full response:

Stella McCartney is a proud vegetarian company. Therefore we do not use leather, skins, feather or furs on any of our products. None of our products are ever tested on animals, by us or anyone else that work on the Stella McCartney Ltd fragrances. P&G Prestige produce our fragrances as a licence of Stella McCartney’s beauty products, but we can assure you that we respect a very strict ethical charter and that none of our products have ever been tested on animals. All Stella McCartney fragrances are vegan friendly, which means that no ingredient is tested on animals or comes from animals origins, including bees.

We stand by our ethics regarding animal testing, and we have even chosen not to sell our fragrances in China. In order to sell fragrances in China we would have to meet Government regulation which requires animal testing and that is something that we will not allow for any of products. We hope that by promoting these types of values that other fragrance licensees of P&G Prestige to follow us and say no to animal testing.

To sum this up:

  • Finished products are not tested on animals, either by Stella McCartney or anyone else.
  • The products are vegan.
  • Their products are not sold in China.
  • No mention is made about the suppliers!

I followed up, but they still wouldn’t touch base about their suppliers.

3. TokyoMilk

TokyioMilk is a company I’ve tried to contact multiple times but never heard back from. Years ago, they were in the process of acquiring Leaping Bunny certification, but they stopped the process and never followed through. This to me raises a red flag.


I hope this post is helpful to all the perfume lovers out there! I’ll be updating this list as I hear back from companies, so keep an eye out for that as well. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you think any other companies should be on the list.

  • http://www.wantforwellness.com/ Want for Wellness

    This is a really helpful post, as it’s so hard to find a nice, luxurious fragrance that’s cruelty free! Thanks for sharing :)

    Nathalie / http://www.wantforwellness.com

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thank you so much, Nathalie! :)

  • http://thecelution.ca Celina

    Have you heard of Commodity? It is available at Sephora and I believe they are a cruelty-free brand. I also don’t see Lavanila on any of these lists (unless I missed it) but I think they are also cruelty-free.
    It’s fairly frustrating that most quality fragrance brands are not cruelty-free. As much as I would like to go with a green, cruelty-free fragrance brand, I have yet to find one that actually works well or smells pleasant to me. I guess I’m just picky. For the time being I’m just using up what I have and maybe once they are gone, I’ll just skip fragrances all together. After all, I rarely wear them to begin with so I’m thinking I may not even miss it!

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      I haven’t heard back from Commodity and they’re not certified, so I couldn’t say for sure. Hopefully I eventually get an answer! And thank you for pointing out that I forgot Lavanila! That’s my bad.

      • http://thecelution.ca Celina

        That’s true, I have only seen the CF statement on the Commodity website but it doesn’t look like they are certified.
        By the way, do you have a personal favourite CF fragrance brand?

        • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

          Personally I love Le Labo. For someone who’s just starting out with fragrance, Pacifica is good too. Unfortunately I’ve never found a fully natural fragrance I’m in love with either. :( I need to try more!

          • Lexi Alexandra

            Must track down some Le Labo… :-)

        • Lexi Alexandra

          I can vouch for Pacifica! I love quite a few of their scents. Reasonable prices, and a little goes a long way.

          • CarolCats

            Thank you for your Pacifica recommendation. Fortunately, I am almost finished using “Si” and will test several Pacifica fragrances at Ulta.

  • Urska Jencic

    Diptyque and Malin+Goetz are cruelty free as well. And L’Artisan Parfumeur answered me they are cruelty free and their perfumes contain no animal ingredients. They are owned by a non cf parent company Puig, which owns Penhaligon’s as well.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thanks Urska!

    • suziesays

      Hi Urskaj, Do you happen to know if Diptyche contains organic volatiles? I am searching and cannot find. Bought a toilette today- saleslady said it was very natural. Just a little concerned about that being the case. It’s a lovely scent, but it’s lasting a suspiciously long time! Thanks!

  • http://www.beautifullyvegan.net Jennifer

    What do you know about Juicy Couture fragrances? I have seen them listed on a vegan Tumblr as cruelty-free, but they haven’t responded to my emails.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      I’ll look into it!

      • Lexi Alexandra

        Dear Lexi,

        Juicy Couture shares your concern about the use of animals in safety testing and is committed to eliminating the need for animal testing. We do not perform any animal tests on our product formulations or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except in the rare instances where required by law. These laws apply to every company in the beauty industry that sells products globally, and Juicy Couture, like all other global beauty companies, must comply with any applicable local laws.

        To avoid the use of tests on animals, our product development team selects raw materials with well-established safety records and uses extensive ingredient databases. Our product safety testing includes the use of non-animal studies and clinical tests on volunteers. We take great pride in our product safety record.
        Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the necessity for animal testing globally. We work closely with our industry and the scientific community around the world to actively support our industry’s sharing of scientific data and to support and fund research programs to develop and validate non-animal alternatives for product testing.
        We thank you for the opportunity to state our position and hope you will continue to enjoy Juicy Couture products with confidence.

        Kind Regards,

        Customer Service
        The jctr Company Online
        customerservice@shop.juicycouture.com
        1-888-824-8826 Phone
        310-868-2938 Fax

        http://www.juicycouture.com

        • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

          Thanks Lexi! Adding them to the non-cruelty-free list.

          • Lexi Alexandra

            You’re very welcome! Thank you, too, for all that you do to keep the rest of us informed! :-)

        • http://www.beautifullyvegan.net Jennifer

          Thanks Lexi! Darn it, they aren’t cruelty-free!

          • Lexi Alexandra

            You’re welcome! I have two opened bottles remaining, they were gifts. I’m trying to finish them up, but feel horrible using them at the same time :-(

  • https://bibbity-boppity-boo.blogspot.com Jamie-Lee Pridham

    Thank you so much for writing this post and making your posts so clear and informative! Some policies and statements on company websites are so full of jargon they bring on a headache.
    I’ve cleared out my make-up and decided not to purchase any more products from brands which are not cruelty free. It’s disappointing to see all of my favourite perfumes are made by brands in the ‘Tested on Animals’ list – Lancome, Nina Ricci, Chloe, but I’d rather not use them at all now I know they’re not cruelty free
    Jamie xx http://www.bibbity-boppity-boo.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thanks Jamie! Hopefully you’ll find some cruelty-free alternatives! :)

      • https://bibbity-boppity-boo.blogspot.com Jamie-Lee Pridham

        http://www.edenperfumes.co.uk/ looks promising , they do ‘dupes’ of most well known high end perfumes, I’ll order off them when I buy perfume next and do a post on my blog on my thoughts :)

        Jamie x
        bibbity-boppity-boo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Oh wow, thanks for the info!

  • Kylie P

    Hi Suzi! I just wanted to know if you knew anything about Soap & Glory. Are they cruelty-free?

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      I’ll look into it!

      • Kylie P

        Thank you!

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    I’ll look into it. I’ve heard they’re cruelty-free but only from rumors.

  • Erica

    Hi Suzi, your blog has been an absolutely indispensable source of info as I’ve phased out and replaced all my cosmetics, skincare and perfumes that are tested on animals.

    I wondered if you know the status of Armani perfumes? I think they are owned by L’Oreal so I haven’t repurchased (was so sad, I’ve worn Acqua di Gioia for years) but it hasn’t appeared on this list? Thank you!

  • Bengali Girl

    Hi Suzi,
    What about the DKNY fragrances?

    • http://panyav.tumblr.com/ PanyaV

      I assumed they wouldn’t be CF because Donna Karan isn’t. Which is a huge let down for me because DKNY Be Delicious is one of the only perfumes I actually like.

      • Lily Mayor

        Have you tried Eden perfume? You can select on their website, which fragrance you like and they make a pretty close match that is cruelty free!!

        • Denise Gordon

          After your comment I tried Eden and my choice is great!

      • Bengali Girl

        Good to know! It’s really sad how much animal testing is still out there :(

  • M…

    Lolita Lempicka, really? :(( I asked them years ago, and they said they do not test on animals..

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Unfortunately they sell in China. :(

  • Dani Needs A New Home

    hi Suzy, do you know if the (niche) brand Francis Kurkdjian is cruelty free?

  • Dani Needs A New Home

    i also didn’t see chanel on the lists but….i think they won’t be cruelty free?..

  • Elle

    Not sure if you have Molten Brown in the states, but they do great perfume and are BUAV approved

  • suzecate

    Have you heard anything from Thierry Mugler (Alien, Angel, etc.)?

  • http://www.collectiveindividualism.co.uk Collective Indi

    This is such an amazing post, thanks so
    much for all the effort you’ve put into it. I’ve been searching for the right cruelty free perfume for a while but now my list of options has got longer because of your post.

    Would it be ok if I put a post on my blog detailing some of the U.K. perfumes (or more easily available in the UK) you’ve mentioned and linked back to you? Thanks in advance X

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thank you! Of course you may!

  • Mary C

    Hi, I was wondering if you had any knowledge about The Body Shop fragrances? Thanks! I know they are owned by a parent company but their brand itself is cruelty free correct?

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Yes, they’re cruelty-free but L’Oreal is not!

  • Rebecca Louisa Stanton

    Hi Suzi, I recently purchased Bungalow by Stacia which apparently is cruelty free?

  • Rebecca Louisa Stanton

    Also http://www.edenperfumes.co.uk/ are cruelty free :))

  • Chelsey

    Thank you Suzi! Such a comprehensive list. I’m sad to see some of my fave fragrances aren’t cruelty free :( Looking forward to finding my next fragrance in Lush or The Body Shop though.

  • Carole Fraser

    Thanks for your information.

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Thank you! Personally I have a soft spot for Le Labo. Niche fragrance brands are brands that specialize in perfume, as opposed to designer fragrances. Natural and organic refers to the ingredients (they contain safer, non-synthetic ingredients).

  • Carissa Kraning

    Hi, I read through the list of cruelty-free perfume companies, but did not see my cousin’s listed. It is called Heaven’s Alchemy, based out of San Ramon, CA. They have wonderful products. Please try them. :)

    Carissa

  • MelissaM

    Great post! This is definitely one of areas that is less talked about, yet needs to be, so kudos!! Two additional brands that Sephora now carries & which satisfied my questions re: being entirely cruelty-free are Pinrose (pinrose.com) & Commodity (commoditygoods.com). Hopefully you’ll be able to confirm as such & add both to your list! Especially since fragrance is so difficult to purchase online I’m so excited to see at least a few cruelty-free scent options at Sephora (beyond LaVanila, which I personally love, but which ultimately still only one vanilla-centric brand!) I’ve heard conflicting info re: NEST & TokyoMilk so am disappointed, though not surprised, to see that you were unable to confirm any sort of cruelty-free status for either. Thanks again for all of your efforts!!

  • Melinda Daniel

    Cocoa Pink has many wonderful vanilla scents.

  • Allie Sibrián-Mejía

    Hi Suzi, I’m new to your blog and I find it so informative and helpful, it happens that I’m in Central America where for us is even harder to get our hands on these products. One of the fragances I really love using is Jeanne en provence, even being a luxury brand down here I was expecting to be cruelty free, hope is not the same as L’occitane. Any info?

    Thanks and cheers to this amazing blog! :)

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thank you Allie! :) Jeanne en provence seems to be EU-based and doesn’t sell in China, so based on the info I have, I’m 99% sure they’re cruelty-free. I haven’t reached out to them yet though!

  • Daniela

    Pinrose is also vegan and cruelty free.

    “Musk, Ambergris, and Civet come from animals. We use synthetic versions of these ingredients to prevent animal cruelty.”

    “Do you test on animals? No, we do not test on animals.”

    https://www.pinrose.com/faqs

  • Ali Browning

    I was wondering about Miller Harris fragrances, i love them, I bought a Lynn Harris perfume in Marks and spencer once some years back and I know M and S to be cruelty free. M and S discontinued the Lynn Harris perfume sadly but you can buy Miller Harris still, just hope its cruelty free.

  • Tilda

    Hi there! :)
    Do you happen to know anything about Balmain? I’ve been searching for aaages and can’t find anything!

  • Rachel Sciacca

    I reached out to Hanae Mori. Here is the reply I received: “Thank you for writing to us. Our fragrances do not contain animal ingredients nor are they tested on animals.”

  • tardiscat

    I sent NEST an email yesterday and they got back to me today, which impressed me. Here’s the response I got when I asked about their cruelty free status:

    “Thank you for your e-mail and interest in NEST Fragrances. We have not yet published a full list of Frequently Asked Questions on our website but we will be doing this very soon and I believe your questions are answered in this soon-to-be published list, and I can share them with you now:

    Do you conduct product testing on animals? Are your scented candles or any other products vegan? Organic?
    We do not test our products on animals and we only do business with vendors and organizations that do not conduct product testing on animals. It is difficult for any manufacturer of scented products to label them as “vegan” with 100-percent certainty. While our scented candle wax formula does not contain animal-derived ingredients, we cannot say the same for the fragrance oil we purchase and use in our scented candles. However, as perfumery has evolved over the years, many ingredients that originated as animal-derived are now used in their synthetic form. For example, musk was once sourced from male deer but it is now used in synthetic form. As such, most of our products contain a combination of natural and synthetic ingredients and all are perfectly safe, non-toxic and FDA-approved.”

    I also asked if they sold in places that legally required animal testing, and here’s their response: “Additionally, we are still a small company so we currently only sell our products in retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.” This doesn’t say they wouldn’t consider expanding into places that require it, but as of right now it would appear they are cruelty free.

  • Katie Shearer

    Hi Suzi! What about MCMC fragrances? They may be a small company but I’m still curious as I love pretty much everything they put out!

  • group therapy

    Just found an article noting that Juliet Has a Gun is sold in Lane Crawford, which sells on mainland China. Looks like they aren’t cruelty free.

  • angela llave

    Hello there, what about curve crush by Liz Claiborne ? I’ve looked everywhere but can’t find a right answer .😒

  • https://lifeismessyandbrilliant.com Life is Messy & Brilliant

    I love Taylor Swift’s perfumes, but I couln’t find if they are vegan and cruelty-free. I’m hoping you can let me know. Thanks!

    • Amy

      This brand is accredited by Choose Cruelty Free, which is basically the Australian leaping bunny and they have slightly higher standards since they won’t accredit anyone with an animal testing parent http://www.lereve.com.au/perfume/Celebrity

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Not Marc Jacobs Fragrances though.

  • Noura Al-Jabeli

    Hey Kitty, Jo Malone DO NOT TEST on animals. It’s written on their FAQ of their website.

    • Denise Gordon

      Yes they do, the usual clause of “except when required by law” meaning they test for the Chinese market.

  • Erin

    What about Drew Barrymore’s Flower Cosmetics? They’re cruelty free and have fragrances.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Flower is cruelty-free!

      • Erin

        What I meant was that I didn’t see them on this list, do you plan on adding them to it? Sorry, I posted that really late last night and was in so much distress over Burt’s Bees change in policy that I didn’t pay much attention to my wording. Thanks Suzi!

  • Liz Sims

    Hi there! Does anyone know if Thierry Mugler is cruelty free? Thanks so much!

  • Katariina

    Hi Suzi! Do you know if Rihanna perfumes are cruelty free. I read that she wanted the perfumes to be cruelty free when they first came out, but I haven’t found any information about the new perfumes or if the perfumes are sold in China.

    • Teresa Liddane

      Rihanna?? Cruelty free??? This is the same woman that turned up on the red carpet draped in furs!

      • Katariina

        I did not know that, too bad. I have bought one of her perfumes before going cruelty free and was wondering if the perfume is cf or not. Well, I guess I’ll use it up but won’t buy her other perfumes even if they are not tested on animals

  • Karishma deep

    I have been a vegan since more than a year now i from india(delhi) i love gucci envy me fragrance way too much but never bought it being a vegan is there any vegan dupe for it plz help. Also u didnt mention carrolina herrera in any of your lists what about that ? Can u z update me on both my concerns asap will be waiting for it ❤️ Love your work 👍🏻 Tysm

  • Samm Clements

    what about nicki minaj perfume?? thank you

  • Shosho

    There are brands in sephora Wildfox, Paco Rabbane and Ellis Brooklyn.. are they cruelty free?

  • Justine

    Hi, What about Carolina Herrera and Van Cleefe and Arpels?

  • Lisa

    Are there ANY fine women’s fragrances out that I can purchase at Carson’s, Macy’s, or Von Maur?

  • Irene

    Hi, guys! Have you heard anything about Angel Schlesser fragrances? Does this company test on animals?

  • Evey

    I thought you might be interested in the response I got when I pressed Pinrose for more details beyond their FAQs:
    I asked if their suppliers are CF – “we use a mixture of synthetic and natural oils to keep ourselves cruelty free, and as far as I know our suppliers are cruelty free as well”
    I asked if they sold in china or were planning to – “we currently only sell within the U.S. We’re hoping to expand in the near future, but so far don’t have any plans to sell in China”.
    I asked if their products had animal byproducts – “Yes are products are free of animal byproducts”
    For me that’s a red flag on the procurement policies. If they had a strict policy to buy CF only, they would have known for sure if their suppliers were in fact CF or not. I’ve expressed that concern to them so if they manage to give me a better answer I will update!

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Interesting, I would contact them and ask if they sell perfume in mainland China. I’ve sampled Baiser Volé in the past and it was one of my favorite fragrances, but I never purchased or checked their status

    • KateD

      I am pretty sure they sell perfumes in China…that market is too big and too rich for companies to avoid it.

  • angela llave

    what about curve crush by Liz Claiborne ? I’ve looked everywhere but can’t find a right answer .

  • Lisa T.

    All the fragrances I use MUST be cruelty-free and phthalate-free. That said, here is my go-to list:

    LUSH, probably my favourite. They have a wide range of fragrances from simple and girly to complex and challenging. There’s something for everyone here, especially if you are willing to delve into their limited editions and discontinueds. The prices are also very reasonable.

    Pacifica. Good choice if you like fruity and tropical fragrances. They appeal to the mainstream without smelling like every other fruity scent out there. Inexpensive.

    Korres. Their fragrances smell like mainstream department store fragrances without the high price, animal testing, or nasty phthalates.

    Andy Tauer / Tauerville. Niche high-end fragrances, excellent if you want something complex and artistic.

  • Valantina

    What about Moschino?

  • Thalita Galvez

    Hi Suzi,
    What about the Taylor Swift fragrances?

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

    Thank you!

  • Ariel Erickson

    Does anyone know if diptyque is cf?

  • Shelby Mott

    I emailed Clean a few days ago and got this response:

    Hello Shelby,

    Thank you for contacting Clean!

    We do not use ingredients that are derived from animals, and also do not test on animals. We also do not have distribution or production partners that support animal testing. Although we do not advertise our brand as being vegan, we use all natural and sustainable ingredients and production practices, and do not harm animals in any way to create our fragrances.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

    Best,

    Kelsey Donovan

    Global Customer Service Coordinator

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Thanks Shelby. That response doesn’t say much, unfortunately.