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Men’s Vegan Fragrances – 7 Cruelty-Free Vegan Perfumes & Colognes For Men

Vegan lifestyle and vegan products are becoming increasingly popular. And while you can easily find animal-friendly beauty goods, such as skincare and makeup, finding a vegan perfume might be challenging. Not only does a scent need to smell pleasant and mix well with your skin chemistry, but it also shouldn’t contain animal derivatives. You also need to check if the brand tests its products on animals.

Unfortunately, finding a masculine vegan fragrance is even harder! But the good news is that we’ve done all the searching for you and made a list of the best vegan perfumes for men.

Which Perfumes Can Be Considered Vegan?

Before looking at the fragrances, let’s clarify: which perfumes can be considered vegan and cruelty-free?

  • The perfume is vegan if it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients, such as milk, honey, beeswax, musk, civet, ambergris, etc.
  • The perfume is cruelty-free if it’s not in any way tested on animals.
  • To be absolutely sure about the brand’s policies, choose products that are declared and, ideally, registered as cruelty-free and vegan. Certificates from respective organizations are the best proof.

7 Best Vegan And Cruelty-Free Fragrances For Men

We selected 7 best men’s vegan and cruelty-free fragrances for you to try. So the next time you go shopping for perfume, you don’t need to check the ingredient list and the brand’s animal-testing policy. Do not doubt, it takes a LOT of time and nerves as most fragrances on the market are not animal-friendly. 

Even though some of these perfumes are unisex and not directly marketed toward men, we believe that you can wear any fragrance you like, no matter what the label on the bottle says.

Vetiver Eau de Parfum by Malin+Goetz

Vetiver Eau de Parfum is a vegan fragrance by PETA-certified brand Malin+Goetz. All of their products are cruelty-free and either vegan or vegetarian. It’s a fresh, clean woody-citrusy scent that opens with a bright zesty bergamot note and dries down to a smoky vetiver base. All of the brand’s perfumes are gender-natural, but this one will nicely fit into men’s perfume wardrobe due to its masculine-leaning smell.

Badlands by Scotch Porter

Scotch Porter is a brand that specializes in men’s grooming, haircare, and skincare products. It’s an ethical brand that doesn’t test or derive any ingredients from animals. Their fragrance library consists of 4 perfumes for men: The Porter House, Glenwood, Miami Duppy, and Badlands.
The last one, Badlands, caught our attention immediately as it is a vegan musky perfume! The natural musk is replaced here by a synthetic musk molecule. This way, you can enjoy a musky fragrance without harming animals.

Arber Eau De Toilette by The Body Shop

The Body Shop is known for its sustainable and responsible policy. Though not all their products are vegan, the Arber is. It’s a sweet woody scent with fresh citruses in the opening. Perfect for people who prefer lighter and more subtle fragrances as the sillage and longevity are not so strong. If you can’t stand perfumes that are too loud and overpowering, this one is for you.

Blue Mark by Jack Black

Blue Mark by Jack Black is a classy woody-aromatic perfume. A beautiful blend of vetiver, bergamot, herbs, and spices. It’s fresh, crisp, and even cooling due to the minty note in the composition. A good selection for the office as the scent is inoffensive and stays close to the skin. Talking about the brand, Jack Black has a strict cruelty-free policy, and almost all of their products are vegan (except for some lip balms and creams).

Hwyl by Aesop

Hwyl by Aesop is a woody, green and smoky fragrance. Its smell reminds of a fresh coniferous forest with mossy carpeting. Incense note is very prominent here, accompanied by aromatic spices and dried herbs in the opening. The Aesop brand is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Santal 33 by Le Labo

Are you looking for a high-end vegan perfume? Then Santal 33 by Le Labo is a great option. A well-crafted and luxurious-smelling blend of sandalwood, cedar, leather, and iris. Warm, comforting, and perfectly balanced. Santal 33 is a gender-neutral fragrance, that would smell equally good on both men and women. Like all of the perfumes on the list, it’s completely vegan and cruelty-free. Le Labo is also certified by PETA.

Gentleman Urbane by Yardley London

Gentleman Urbane by Yardley London is a super fresh and citrusy fragrance. A bright mix of lemon and bergamot, aromatic lavender notes, green herbs, and a woody base. All of the Yardley London products are vegan and cruelty-free. The Gentleman line of fragrances includes nine different scents for men, which are also budget-friendly.

We hope we’ve helped you find a men’s vegan perfume/cologne. If you haven’t found something to your liking, check out our Perfume Archive! Here, you can search and filter fragrances by vegan and cruelty-free options, olfactory families, notes, accords, perfume concentration, etc.


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