Finally got to creating this blog post on one of my favourite topics! I am, and always have been, a complete aroma addict. I love everything in life to smell amazing, my home, hair and body, and a huge part of that for me is PERFUME! And since going cruelty free I had to give up a lot of my favourite designer scents and find alternatives. Luckily, it really isn’t that difficult to find perfumes that are firstly more natural or completely natural, and foremost not tested on animals.
The first fragrance I have to mention is one of my all time faves. I have been wearing The Bath House Patchouli & Black Pepper for much longer than I have been cruelty free. I must have discovered this scent at least 5 years ago, where I stumbled across it in a local boutique. I was hooked from the first sniff and I gotta say it’s probably my signature scent and hubby’s favourite on me (truth be told it’s also perfectly unisex in my opinion). The perfume is a sensual and spicy oriental, blending patchouli, black pepper, mandarin, vanilla, amber and vetiver. Just beautiful for Autumn and Winter! The packaging is gorgeous (my bottle is missing it’s lovely wooden top) and it’s £38 for 60ml which I think is superb value considering it contains 100% natural alcohol made from organic wheat and is cruelty free. I’m on my fourth bottle I think, and will ALWAYS repurchase this, pray God they never discontinue!
Upon my first visit to one of the Bath House’s five Lake District shops, I got the opportunity to smell ALL of their fragrances! I picked up The Bath House Faith Is in the Purse Spray size (£18 for 12ml). Again this is totally my cup of tea, being an oriental, woodsy scent. A more mysterious oriental than Patchouli & Black Pepper, this fragrance combines oudh jasmine, myrhh, sandalwood, tonka and warm amber. It’s sexy as with an incensey vibe.
Next up we have the gorgeous Walden Natural Perfumes. This range features 5 sumptuous, gorgeously different and unique fragrances, all created from the finest natural absolutes, resins and essential oils. I purchased a full size The Solid Earth perfume, £50 for 50ml and at that time there was a promotion to receive a free Walden Natural Perfume Gift Set, containing a mini 5ml bottle of each of the five Walden fragrances, worth £30. I also got another of these gifts sets in my September LoveLula Beauty Box, so I’m saving that to gift to someone. If you want to read my thoughts on that box click here. I also wrote a full review on the Walden Perfume range when I first tried it.
Now for Lush perfumes. These aren’t the most natural of perfumes, but they are totally cruelty free. I have the Lush Karma in the 10ml size and the groovy packaging. Lush recently repackaged all their perfumes and no longer offer this size but you can still get it in 30ml, 50ml and the solid perfume. And you can still get the Karma soap, bubble bar and body cream. If you’re familiar with the Karma scent and like it, you’ll love the perfume. If you’ve never smelt it you have to go to Lush and have a sniff. It’s just so hippy and intoxicating. It contains Patchouli, Orange, Pine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Elemi and Cassie, but it also contains “Perfume” which I presume is that synthetic part, as well as the DRF alcohol. If you’re OK with some synthetic ingredients in your fragrance, but want a cruelty free option, browse Lush’s range.
I also love the Lush Breath of God and I have the solid perfume version which is great for my day bag and travel. This contains Lemon, Cedarwood, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang-ylang, Grapefruit, Neroli, Black Pepper, Sandalwood and Cade oils, as well as “perfume”. Equally unisex in my opinion this is a beautiful complex scent and if you’ve not smelt it I do recommend going and sampling it in store.
Another cruelty free brand I want to share with you that makes perfumes is Pacifica. This is a US brand but is early available online in the UK. I have the Waikiki Pikake Roll On Perfume, which is handy 10ml size, great for the handbag. They also offer all their scents in a 28ml spray and a solid perfume. Containing natural grain alcohol, this perfume features Sandalwood, Jasmine, Labandum & Orange. It’s a lovely fresh scent and I really enjoyed this over Summer. There are many other Pacifica fragrances too and the next one I want to try is Persian Rose!
Have you tried any of the perfumes I’ve featured? Or other perfumes by these brands? Or maybe you have found wonderful fragrances from other cruelty free brands! Do share, I would love to see your feedback and ideas!
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