It may come across as a little surprise but most perfumes contain some sort of animal-derived ingredient such as Civet which comes from the anal glands of the endangered wildcat, Musk which is obtained from the glands of a male musk deer, Castoreum which is extracted from the castor sacs of beavers and sadly the list goes on. Above all animal testing is still a major issue.
Now, however, it’s been given the attention of vegan brands across the board who are producing an array of unisex fragrances. To help you out we have rounded up our favourite vegan scents that you can spray on with confidence.
1) Shay & Blue - Oud Alif Fragrance Concentrée
At Shay & Blue they source the highest quality sustainable materials and import them from South of France, which is still home to the best fragrance ingredient know-how in the world. This fragrance in particular has the finest oud agarwood spiked with chocolat noir, saffron and dark patchouli. It has a sensual and confident fragrance which is smoky, hypnotic and impossible to ignore. £67 Buy on Amazon
2) Le Labo - Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
Founded in New York, Le Labo has a vision to break the cycle of soulless scents. Each Le Labo perfume is thoughtfully handcrafted with utmost passion and a distinct intention; to inject feeling and sentiment into every bottle. The famous Santal 33 fuses rich smoky wood alloy, spices and leather with sweeter notes of iris and violet to create an addictive unisex scent that is both comforting and unforgettable. £157. Buy on Amazon.
3) Laboratory Perfumes - Amber
Laboratory Perfumes creates unique, evocative fragrances that are crafted from environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients. Inspired by the natural flowers, herbs and aromatic botanicals of Britain, these scents don’t dictate age, origin or gender. They allow your journey to remain your own. Amber in particular was created to mirror and match your mood as your day progresses. Its dynamic burst of grassiness and citrus matches the energy of the morning and then subtly maturing into rich woody notes as the day turns to dusk. £75. Buy on Amazon.
4) Abel - Green Cedar
Abel is on a mission to blend the pleasurable world of perfume, with the conscious simplicity of nature, where they bring the world’s natural unisex perfumes that are modern and long lasting. The Green Cedar has a combination of a twice distilled Texas cedar and wild harvested Atlas Mountain cedar, sweetened by a touch of vanilla, which gives it a distinctive, intoxicating fragrance. £118. Buy Online
5) Valeur Absolue - Serenitude Eau de Parfum
This French perfume house creates positive emotions by carefully selecting the finest of raw materials.The classic Serenitude range takes you into a soothing and revitalising world, discreet and yet very present. Its fragrance is woody floral with more marked notes of sandalwood, creamy flowers and patchouli. This collection is enriched with amazonites, for their soothing properties and their radiant beauty. £79. Buy on Amazon