For a #gunasgirl, perfume is a must-have accessory (in addition to her Gunas handbag, of course!). Fashionistas everywhere agree that a perfectly selected fragrance truly puts the finishing touch on outfits for every occasion. Smelling fresh and fabulous when you walk by someone is key to adding your own bit of sunshine into the summertime and giving yourself a unique edge. After all, perfumes can take on a life of their own and smell different on everyone!
Here are three ultra-luxurious vegan and cruelty-free perfumes to add to your summer collection:
PERFECT FOR....DATE NIGHT
Le Labo perfumes are 100% cruelty-free and vegan, while also providing consumers with a truly luxurious fragrance experience. Yes, it’s truly an experience! Their open-shop style boutiques, which are both freestanding and also located within Neiman Marcus and Barney’s, sweep you into a behind-the-scenes look at perfume-making at its finest. Each fragrance is crafted from quality oils and made to order, to ensure freshness and quality.
Rose 31 is a flowery, yet mature rose blend that is considered unisex. Warmth and light spices emerge upon the initial application, but these notes eventually fade down to a smooth rose base. It is truly a unique scent that is best understood once sprayed.
It is available in a number of configurations, including lotion, and body oil. If you’re a traveler, expect to find mini Rose 31 shower gels and shampoo in your room at all of the Fairmont Hotels! Travel sizes of Le Labo fragrances are also available, and will look super chic when you take it out of your Bow Cause Gunas bag. Of course, the best part is Le Labo’s mantra, listed on their website: “Beauty is even more beautiful when no one has to suffer in order to make it.”
PERFECT FOR....SOPHISTICATED SUNDAY BRUNCH
Lavanila is a company that cares about their ingredients. Their Pure Vanilla scent, along with many of their other products, is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and contains no parabens or aluminum.
Many vanilla scents can leave you with a headache, on account of many synthetic ingredients swirling together. However, Lavanila utilizes Madagascar vanilla—the BEST vanilla—as well as Tonka bean and other natural derivatives to create a smooth, authentic vanilla perfume. Fortunately, you can buy Lavanila products from their own website, as well as from Sephora, SkinStore, and other fine retailers.
- CLEAN: Skin
PERFECT FOR...EVERYDAY WEAR
CLEAN perfumes is a brand that is aptly named. According to their website, “We believe in environmental protection as a key priority in making a beautiful product. We are cruelty-free – we don't test on animals and our products will never contain any animal byproducts.”
With CLEAN, it is hard to choose just one fragrance, as all of them are vegan. However, Skin truly embodies what being a #gunasgirl is all about: your own individuality. With very light notes of vanilla, lotus blossom, and flower petals, it really just augments your own natural clean skin smell. It smells different (and wonderful) on just about everybody. You can find CLEAN Skin at retailers such as Ulta Beauty (online only), and Sephora.