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I always think perfume is a good way to treat yourself because it is used regularly it can be bought again and again. Did you know you can even get vegan perfume? Whether you eat a vegan diet or not, if you want to make a small change for the environment and animals then vegan perfume like these from Dolma Vegan Fragrances could be perfect for you.

What is vegan perfume?

Whilst initially you may think all perfumes are vegan, sadly they are not. Some contain animal-based products, usually secretions from animals or milk in lotions etc.

Here are some of the things you should look out for in perfumes that are derived from animals:

  • Civet – An anal secretion from a type of cat-like animal from Asia and Africa.
  • Musk – Anal secretions from a variety of animals.
  • Artificial vanilla or Castoreum – This is also used in foods and is a secretion from beavers.
  • Milk – can be from a variety of animals.
  • Hyraceum – fossilised badger urine.
  • Ambergris – Sperm whale secretions
  • Honey – a product from bees.

Many vegans also choose to avoid palm oil as the impact of deforestation on these plantations is varied, often including reducing forests which means animals living in those environments have less space and higher human-animal contact.

A truly vegan perfume will not contain any of these ingredients.

Another aspect of vegan perfumes is to ensure that at no point in the process any ingredients have been tested on animals.

Dolma Fragrances – my thoughts

I received a Women’s Discovery Set from Dolma Fragrances to try out. It includes all their range of perfumes so I could try them out. The variety of perfumes I love is quite vast so I was keen to see how I found this set.

I am pleased to see that no animal ingredients are used and they are well tested but not on animals. The range is free from parabens, palm oil and phthalates.

I was a bit unsure how to feel about perfumes from a small business as whilst I like supporting small businesses I worried that they might not be as good quality as the big brands. I was pleasantly surprised at both the scents and the ethics of the brand. I truly don’t think they will be a small business for much longer when more people become aware of them.

The set really has something for everyone with all different scents. My favourites in the set are Amethyst Mist, Compassion, Sun Joy and Midnight Velvet.

Perfume prices from Dolma Fragrances range from £3.50 for a 1.8ml sample bottle to £69.95 for a full 100ml bottle. There are also offers such as 3 10ml bottles for £43.50 if you are still struggling to decide on just one!

A set like this would make a perfect gift for your bestie! Plus when you buy a discovery set you get a 30% off coupon to use on a full-size bottle so it makes a great gift.

Win a Dolma Frangrances discovery set

I know how much my readers love a giveaway so I have bagged a great one for you here. One lucky winner can win a discovery set, like I had, with mini perfumes to try out and discover what you like.

It is also a lovely way of trying out vegan fragrances without buying a big bottle and realising it doesn’t smell to your taste.

How to enter

It is really easy to enter giveaways on Just Average Jen. I use an external site called Gleam that picks a winner automatically for me too! Simply comment on this blog post and then click on the widget below to tell me the name you used to comment!

If you have not used this before you may need to also use your email address when signing in. This is simply so I know who to contact if you win!

Commenting on this blog post is the only mandatory entry, once you have completed that you can get extra entries to increase your chances of winning by completing the other tasks shown to you which include following me on Twitter and other similar easy tasks.

Please remember that if you follow me as part of an entry you need to still be following me when the giveaway ends and a winner is drawn otherwise your entry is invalidated!

Win a Dolma Fragrances Women’s discovery set

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  1. I only ever use vegan fragrances. I have some Dolma fragrances for myself (my favourite is Sirius) but I would love to win these for my wife.

  2. My favourite perfume is Beyonce Heat. I’ve never really thought about perfume being vegan before but I do look for things not tested on animals.

  3. What a lovely looking set of Vegan Perfumes, I would love to try them! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize

  4. I really love YSL Black Opium. I’ve never tried a vegan perfume but would definitely love to. I’m trying to be more conscious of what products I use.

  5. I love Armani Code. I must say I have never really thought about a vegan perfume but it is something to bear in mind.

  6. I could very easily spend thousands on perfume! My favourites are Chanel No 5, the original Issy Miyake and the new Joy range. I occasionally buy vegan fragrances from Floral Street, Shay & Blue and a couple of smaller perfume houses for myself and the girls in the family.

  7. My favourite perfume is Noa. I have never even thought about vegan perfumes, I would presume they all are but now I know they aren’t (and some of those ingredients are vile) I would try vegan perfumes.

  8. My favourite perfume is Chanel – Chance! I have never tried vegan perfumes before but would like to 🙂

  9. Clinique Happy is my favourite but I am open to trying new things and would love to try a vegan perfume!

  10. I have considered vegan perfumes before but struggle to find the right scent for me. My favourite perfume is Diesel loverdose.

  11. Prada Infusion d’Iris, not thought about purchasing vegan but will now try and see what is out there to see if I like.

  12. I have never tried vegan perfumes before but they look like a good product that would be a change from my usual choices

  13. I’m vegetarian, so I only use vegetarian/vegan perfumes. My favourite at the moment is Body Shop’s Black Musk. I have used Dolma perfumes and really like them, but I’d love to win this set, so I can try some more.

  14. My favourite perfumes are Elizabethan Rose and Luna by Penhaligon’s. I have no idea if they are vegan or not, but I am trying to use less animal products in my daily life so these would be great!

  15. i like any calvin klien perfume. ive not considered vegan perfumes – how is a perfume not vegan anyway?

  16. Britney Spears’ “Fantasy” is my favourite perfume. I have never tried Vegan perfumes.

  17. I like Dior perfumes: Joy, J’adore etc and Marc Jacob perfumes lie the Daisy range. I’ve never thought about vegan tbh but would defintely consider it.

  18. I’ve been wearing Baby Grace by Philosophy for years, my absolutely favourite! I’ve never thought about vegan perfumes because I never considered that they weren’t already vegan!

  19. Don’t really have a favorite perfume, I buy something different every time, i love the idea of vegan perfumes

  20. I don’t actually have a favourite but tend to buy fruity perfumes. As a vegan I always try and buy vegan beauty products, so yes I would buy vegan perfumes as it’s very important to me to not buy any products that contain or have used cruelty to animals.

  21. My all-time favourite perfume is Jean-Paul Gaultier original, absolutely love it! I’ve got to put my hands up and say I didn’t even know there was vegan perfume but I would definitely love to try it

  22. My favourite perfume is Angel by Thierry Mugler, but this might change now as I hate the thought of my perfume not being vegan.. I am actually a vegetarian aiming to gradually go vegan, so using a non-vegan product doesn’t make any sense to me anymore

  23. I do not have a favourite perfume, Reading what they put into them, makes me think I should change.

  24. I’m actually not a massive fan of perfume and I don’t ever wear any, however my mum is and she would love this set. And no I’ve never thought about perfumes being vegan.

  25. Don’t really have a favorite perfume, I buy something different every time, florals for daytime and more spiceier ones for when I go out. I have never tried a vegan perfume before never really thought about it but now will be more aware that they are out there.

  26. My favourite perfume is by Ghost and to be honest I’ve never thought about a vegan perfume until reading your post! Would love to give them a try x

  27. I love The One by D&G – it’s never really occurred to me to try vegan perfumes before, but I would love to give them a go 🙂

  28. I’ve never really thought about perfume mot being vegan before, makes me feel a little silly! I love citrus smells and sandalwood

  29. My favourite perfume is Tresor, I’ve not considered vegan perfumes before but after reading some of the ingredients I certainly would now

  30. My favourite perfume is one called “karma” from Lush.
    I honestly never knew that perfumes weren’t all vegan. I guess it’s something that is never really mentioned, so thank you for that, I will definitely look out for those things you listed that have come from animals in future purchases.

  31. I confess, I don’t think I’ve ever tried a vegan fragrance. As you say in your article, I’ve never even thought about it, but I would be keen to try them. My current favourite scent is Charlie.

  32. I used to love Tresor by Lancome with all my heart; then they changed formula many years ago and it became not that special for me. I’m yet to try some vegan perfumes, must be interesting

  33. I love Michael Kors Wonderlust. Never thought of trying vegan perfume but don’t see why I wouldn’t! 😊