Historically it was common to find animal derived materials in fine fragrance, but modern advancements have made it possible to replace those ingredients with man-made and vegan alternatives. Cruelty-free vegan scents can be hard to find. And even harder to find on sale so I wanted you all to be able to get these at a discount during the Sephora sale. This list can help you find your new favorite or a gift for a love one, all with out harming animals. This is not an exhaustive list but I included some of the most popular and newest scents in each Cruelty-free brand. There was a lot to choose from! Everything from Eau De Parfum to body mists. I’m starting with my favorite from Nest, Indigo.
Use code: TIMETOSAVE during the Sephora sale to save on Cruelty-free and vegan perfume and mists (ends 11/6/2023)
To help you avoid all kinds of animal ingredients, all listed below are free from use of animals in ingredients and in testing. Each comes in a travel trial size as well. Plus there is free shipping for all who sign up for the beauty insider program. That also is free.
From freshly picked flowrs and fruits to organic oils, treat yourself with vegan pleasing fragrance.
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Best New Cruelty-free and vegan perfume and mists
This exotic eau de parfum is an exploration of the Mediterranean with notes of Italian lemon, orange bergamot, Moroccan tea, Kashmir wood, and wild figs from the south of France. Laura Slatkin was inspired by a trip she took to Europe where she visited a tea shop on Bond Street in London, she experienced the Moroccan tea aroma. It was so exceptional that years later, it became the inspiration for this extraordinary fragrance. This not a heavy overbearing scent. I find it soothing and uplifting at the same time. I highly recommend this fragrance.
Fragrance Description: This cheerful citrusy-floral eau de parfum balances lemon blossom, lotus flower, and freesia with the essence of morning dew and hints of precious woods. A subtle cross-section between all of them. They blend together seamlessly.
Boardwalk Delight Eau de Parfum $30-$90.00
Ths fragrance is so popular right now. I think its nostalgic and that’s why people love it.
Boardwalk Delight is a sweet and warm gourmand scent that ushers in nostalgic memories with notes of cotton candy, vanilla, and coconut milk. Like a stroll down the sunny boardwalk with a treat in hand and wait for the joys of your youth to bubble up from within. This scent is like a summer night at a carnival: August air just beginning to cool as the sun sets, while sticky fingers reach into a bag of cotton candy. It’s a deeper spun sugar scent, but don’t let that turn you off, it’s less juvenile of a cotton candy scent and something more wearable.
SKYLAR was founded by ‘mompreneur’ Cat Chen after her daughter’s allergic reaction to her perfume. SKYLAR fragrances are hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin. All SKYLAR bottles, caps, and boxes are 100 percent recyclable. Cruelty-free, vegan,
Highly rated by customers for: smell, satisfaction, crisp
Founded by mom-preneur Cat Chen after her daughter’s allergic reaction to her perfume, SKYLAR fragrances are hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin. Cruelty-free, vegan.
Salt Air is the fragrance of a perfect seascape with notes of sea salt to give you a fresh-out-the-water feeling. Grounding driftwood and green seaweed mingle with light floral notes of water lily for a perfume that smells of endless summers and breezy, beachy days. It’s not super salty. It gives the impression of being on the beach with the beach flowers and the plant life with the ocean breeze. If you like “clean scents this is for you.
Sweet Almond Blossom by Floral Street is a Floral Green fragrance. Mouth-watering natural pomelo and juicy passionfruit float over clouds of delicate apple blossom. Creamy vanilla, sandalwood, and earthy tonka bean are beautifully balanced with explosions of other-worldly crisp green matcha tea. The apple blossom is the star of this show, with the pomelo complimenting it. Many say this can be a unisex fragrance.
Wonderland Peony is a light floral fruity vegan perfume.
It’s made with armfuls of peonies, pink berries, and violets. A shot of cedarwood lends a woody, balsamic warmth while vetiver injects the tiniest hint of hazelnut. It’s sophisticated, not soft, and captivating, not cute. Floral Street has a thing for peonies, and this sweet floral perfume is stuffed full of them.
Key Notes: Peonies, Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Vanilla
About the Bottle: This packaging is compostable and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and through their partnership with the World Land Trust, Floral Street protects critically threatened forests.
LEILA LOU is fruity, floral and grounded all at the same time. No one note takes the spotlight. Top notes: nectarine and fresh cut grass. Heart: pear blossom and jasmine. Base: vanilla and white musk. Pear sits bright but is given complexity by the soft jasmine and strength from the fresh cut grass.
Key Notes: Pear, Jasmine, Freshly Cut Grass
Sparkling Sugar Travel Size Perfume Set $48.00 ($70.00 value)
This fragrance blends cassis berries and luscious peach nectar with soft pink sugar to create an irresistibly sweet—but not too sweet—scent with a little sass. And Ambrette, a natural musk, for the final touch. CLEAN RESERVE is a farm-to-fragrance collection crafted with sustainably sourced ingredients and eco-conscious packaging. VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE
Pollinators are vital for healthy plants and ecosystems. As an eco-conscious and sustainable fragrance collection, CLEAN RESERVE is sponsoring EarthDay.org’s Protect Our Species campaign to help bring awareness to the importance of protecting our planet’s pollinators.
Key Notes: Blackcurrant (Cassis Berries), Peach Nectar, White Musk
Reserve – Travel Spray Perfume Layering Set $35.00 ($58.00 value)
If your unfamilar with Clean brand, this the perfect try me set.
The collection’s fan-favorite perfumes in convenient travel sizes. Each fragrance is infused with the perfumers’ reserve of sustainable ingredients to help support farmers and their communities. CLEAN RESERVE is a sustainable farm-to-fragrance collection created with people and planet in mind. I love that these are spray tops. Travel Size Fragrances in Sparkling Sugar, Radiant Nectar, Skin [Reserve Blend], and Rain. VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE
Fragrance Description: This fragrance is aquatic and airy with a touch of florals. The beauty of the sea captured in a mist that’s bright, nearly effervescent, and endlessly captivating. This body mist comes in a glass bottle with a fine mist sprayer. Citrus and fresh notes. A beautiful gift to give.
Key Notes: Italian Mandarin, Pineapple Leaves, Tonka Bean
APPLE LOVE Eau de Parfum Travel Spray
The perfume bursts with juicy, photorealistic apple and transitions to a city-chic, ultrasmooth blend of peach skin, muguet, plum blossom, sugar cane, and vanilla. APPLE LOVE uses 7 upcycled ingredients.
Top:Red Apple, Mandarin Sfuma, Peach Skin
Mid:Plum Blossom, Osmanthus, Muguet, Sugar Cane
Dry Down: Sandalwood, Vanilla Madagascar, Praline, Ambrox, Musks
Paraben-free, phthalates-free, PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan
Mini CHAPTERS Perfume Coffret Set $59.00 ($100.00 value)
Highly rated by customers for: smell, bottle, satisfaction
About the Fragrance: The MYTH Eau de Parfum is like sun-warmed skin, clean sheets with notes of white musk, jasmine, and white cedarwood. The SALT Eau de Parfum is like the sea in the morning, a whiff of exotic florals with notes of vegan ambergris, Tahitian tiare, and sandalwood. The SUN FRUIT Eau de Parfum smells like the grown-up fruity-floral with notes of fresh fig, pear, and vanilla planifolia. The VANILLA MILK Eau de Parfum smells like sophisticated, delicious vanilla with notes of bourbon vanilla, cacao shell, and creamy milk accord. VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE
Cruelty-free vegan scents can be hard to find. Break up with bad actors in the fragrance world with this great travel set. This is a fabulous try me set to keep or give as gift.
‘MAKE PERFUME NOT WAR’ is the mantra at The 7 Virtues, and it is molded into the caps as a reminder. The perfumes are made with natural, fair-trade essential oils supporting families in nations rebuilding after war or strife.
An aromatherapeutic cherry powered by sustainable sandalwood and upcycled cognac. Gourmand vanilla swirls with candied agave and bursts with cherry blossoms and floral notes, then crowned by warm amber suede and musky guaiac wood for a long-lasting sweet scent of success.
“We collaborated with 400 Sephora Beauty Advisors to craft this aromatherapeutic blend of cherry, florals, and warm undertones.” –Barb Stegemann, The 7 Virtues
The 7 Virtues perfumes are made with sustainably-sourced essential oils. They use between 22-30% fragrance oils—double above industry standard—to deliver a scent that will last all day. The 7 Virtues perfumes are Leaping Bunny-certified, vegan, and both cruelty- and gluten-free. Plus, the packaging boxes are recyclable and made from FSC sustainably-harvested forests.
“Make perfume not war” is the mantra at The 7 Virtues. The perfumes are made with natural, fair-trade essential oils supporting families in nations rebuilding after war or strife.
Juicy Williams pear and peach meet upcycled rose, lotus, gardenia, and sustainably sourced geranium from Egypt. Clean but not soapy/laundry clean. Juicy but still aquatic and cool, but somehow the warmth of the vanilla in the base still manages to peek out. Smells like walking through an orchard on the coast with freshly washed hair while wearing a white linen dress with a gardenia in your hair. Lotus Pear offers aromatherapeutic benefits of improving focus, balancing mood, and offering a feeling of bliss. This hypoallergenic perfume is infused with sugarcane alcohol and made with 22 percent fragrance oils for a long-lasting, clean scent. The 7 Virtues Clean + Planet Positive perfumes are made without phthalates, parabens, sulfates, formaldehydes, and UV inhibitors. All formulations are Leaping Bunny certified, cruelty-free, and vegan.
The 7 Virtues teamed up to support Days for Girls, an international organization that advances menstrual equity, health, dignity, and opportunity for women and girls, transforming periods into pathways. The launch of Lotus Pear will help end period poverty for 700 girls and young women in Nepal.
Experience the cult-fave scent from head-to-toe in Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Cheirosa ’62 scent.
These best-loved, travel-friendly minis include the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel, and Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist for a head-to-toe fragrance blended with addictive notes of pistachio and salted caramel. Inspired by the addictive pistachio and salted caramel scented Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian Crush is a delightfully sunny, daily immersion for use on body, hair, and lingerie.