As a society, we’re becoming increasingly more aware of the responsibility that comes with our spending. Now, when making a purchase, it’s imperative to make sure that the item doesn’t damage the environment, or cause harm to other people or animals.
Thankfully, you can rest easy with our cruelty free perfume. We make sure that no animals are harmed at any stage of our production process (and did we mention that our perfumes are vegan too?). Here’s some general information about buying cruelty free perfume – UK-based or otherwise.
Cruelty free perfume – list of things to consider
When purchasing a fragrance, think about the following:
- What’s in it? What are the ingredients and where have they come from? Have they been ethically sourced?
- What about the parent company? If the cruelty free perfume brands have a parent company, does the parent company adopt ethical practices too?
- Have they got a good reputation? What are other people saying about their practices? See what the reviews say online.
In short, it’s a good idea to do your research before you buy. Look up the company online. Browse through their site. And if you’re unsure about anything, get in touch with them! A reputable cruelty free perfume company will always be happy to answer your questions.
Cruelty free perfume – UK has good standards?
When it comes to ethically responsible brands, the UK (generally speaking) has a good reputation. There are plenty of great companies operating responsibly out there, without compromising on quality, or levels of customer service.
A good ethical company will also always keep an eye on the future. They’ll be zoning in on the steps they can take to reduce packaging, for example, or to make their ingredients even less impactful on the environment than before. Focus on the cruelty free perfume brands (UK) that see themselves as a continual work-in-progress, not a finished product. We can always do things better.
A great place to start is at the company’s About Us page. You can get a good feel for their overall ethos and practices here. Browse the rest of the site too, but be warned. Some companies will ‘trick’ their customers into thinking they’re cruelty free and environmentally friendly – for example, by using lots of green on their site – a colour we associate with clean-living and eco-practices.
Cruelty free perfume – what sort?
High-end cruelty free perfume isn’t actually that hard to find. To make a perfume cruelty free, it mainly needs to have ingredients that haven’t caused any harm to animals or other humans. For example, fragrances that use fruity ingredients are unlikely to be damaging in any way. Many fruits are sustainable (and in some cases abundant), as long as they’re grown in an ethical, eco-friendly way.
The same usually applies for woods that are used in perfumes, and other ingredients that are relatively easily grown or manufactured.
To be a truly cruelty free perfume (UK based), none of the ingredients should have been tested on animals. The best way to find out if this is the case is to ask the company directly. Many products are animal cruelty free, but this fact isn’t overtly promoted.
How to tell if it’s cruelty free perfume
- Look out for the misleading labels. Some product labels and websites are deliberately misleading about which of their products or ingredients have been tested on animals. As we always say – if in doubt, ask them. It’s not making a nuisance of yourself; it’s checking a very important issue.
- Be aware that ‘vegan’ isn’t the same. It’s great if you’re a vegan and you’re searching for animal-product free perfumes. However, be warned that just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean that no animals were harmed in the production process. Most vegan companies are incredibly ethical – but it’s not a good idea to assume that’s the case for all.
- Watch out for unusual ingredients. Ingredients that are new to the market are the ones that should set alarm-bells ringing, as they’re often the ones that will have been recently tested out on animals. That’s not always so, but it should definitely inspire you to make further enquiries.
Copycat Fragrances – high-end cruelty free perfume
Right from the start, our ethos has been to ensure that our products are as cruelty free as possible. We’ve vetted all our ingredient suppliers carefully, and we certainly never test our products on animals, at any stage of the production process. Quite simply, we believe that in order to be truly great perfume, cruelty free is the only way to go.
We’re also a fan of fragrances that celebrate nature, which is why we’ve got ‘inspired by’ versions of so many of the world’s best ‘natural’ scents. For example, our version of the classic Green Irish Tweed takes lots of ingredients from nature, resulting in a fragrance that captures the scent of green meadows and sparkling streams.
Silver Mountain Water is another great example of a naturally inspired fragrance. It’s got green tea and mandarin in it (all sourced sustainably), which along with blackberry and citrus, means it captures the scent of a warm day in the Great Outdoors.
It’s not nearly as hard to buy cruelty free fragrances as you might think. As with any product, it’s all about doing some research first and ensuring that you’re spending your money with the right company.
All Copycat Fragrances’ ‘inspired by’ perfumes and aftershaves are created to capture the scent of some of the world’s best-loved designer scents. Best of all, they each come in a 5ml sample size, which gives you the ideal opportunity to test them out and check they’re the right choice for you.
Whether you’re into fruity scents, woody, aromatic fragrances, or exotic, alluring perfumes, there’s bound to be something on the site that matches your requirements. Simply browse today to find your next perfect cologne or perfume, at a fraction of the cost of the original.
Disclaimer: all products mentioned above, along with their labelling, are a guide and should not be confused with the actual fragrance brand. Any name trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective designers or makers. Please note, these perfumes and candles are not to be confused with the originals, and we have no affiliation with any companies mentioned. Our interpretations of the fragrances and candles were created through chemical analysis and personal development, and their description is solely to give the customer an idea of the nature of the scent. It is not designed to mislead or confuse the customer in any way, and does not infringe on the manufacturer's or designer's name or trademark.