What is cruelty free perfume?

Someone recently pointed out to me that when purchasing my perfume I should consider cruelty free perfume. I looked a little puzzled as I had heard of make-up and cosmetics being free of animal testing but did not consider that perfumes also can include animal extracts and be tested on animals. It is true that lots of animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, birds and monkeys and even our domestic pets such as cats and dogs are used for experimentation and product testing. These animals die suffering in extreme pain so that we can have our smelly perfumes.

With this in mind I have decided that before I buy anymore perfume I will first find out if animals have been used in the testing of the product. I have done quite a bit of research on this and have found that there are lots of suppliers out there that promote perfume that excludes animal testing.


 

Cruelty free perfume suppliers

I’ve found that there are many companies that are committed to making their products without testing them on animals. In fact there is a cruelty free list of companies that don’t test on animals available on line. However I could ask how do we really know if the company’s cruelty free perfume hasn’t been tested on animals. Can we really trust what these companies say. If a company has announced that their products are free of animal testing then if they are then found to be lying then they can face lawsuits and also it would be a marketing disaster with plummetting sales. Lots of companies have now subscrived to PETA which allow them to show a cruelty free logo on their products these companies are vetted regularly so when you see the logo you can buy with confidence.

I also found another logo that is often found on cosmetics and perfumes which are free of animal testing and it is the leaping bunny. Any products with this logo are certified as free from animal testing.
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