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2 Growing Vegan Perfume Brands Created by Women

2 Growing Vegan Perfume Brands Created by Women

There is a special relationship that grows out of knowing an artist since their Soundcloud days, an actress since her one-liner of your favorite movie, or a new brand that started with 10 likes on Instagram.

It feels like you are part of their success, a fan before the fame. By supporting someone or a brand in the beginning, they often recognize you. You get a repost or retweet from the brand. Some celebrities and brand founders are even friends with their earliest fans and customers.

I am sharing with you two growing brands that I am loving. By wearing these brands, you aren’t harming yourself and animals. Plus, you aren’t putting harsh chemicals into the air.

From my research, vegan perfumes with good ingredients are hard to come by. I have no doubt this will change. In the meantime, you can check out these small-batch brands and show them some love. 💜

Sweet Anthem

Small-Batch, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, & Skin-Loving Ingredients

  • Created by Meredith Smith in 2007
  • Day-to-day headed by Marisa Borrevik since 2015
We like to think of our perfumes as little ecologies that showcase the beauty of worlds we've never been to but want to go to. Our literature-obsessed nature means that each fragrance has a story to tell, from the first whiff to the last moment it leaves your skin. In short, we are award-winning fragrance makers, and we love little else but the opportunity to transport you into the ingress of other realms.

The Timeless Collection (which EP loves) is 100% all natural using only essential oils, absolutes, and organic bases.

To Sweet Anthem, 100% natural means no parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetics, or dyes. They use essential oils and absolutes sourced from local suppliers they trust.

Eau de Parfum - mixed oils with organic wheat alcohol

Perfume Oils - mixed with organic fractionated coconut oil

Solid Perfumes - mixed with their proprietary blend of organic soy wax & organic shea butter

They also sell a collection of eight fragrances and Scents for Gents which are not all natural. However, they are vegan and more natural than most mainstream fragrances.

1948 Beginnings

This has notes of sweet honeysuckle, frankincense, vetiver, and jasmine.


1969 Revolution

This has notes of transcendent tuberose, sensuous sandalwood, and oakmoss.


2020 Hope

This has notes of uplifting yuzu, comforting vanilla, and a dash of lavender.

All the perfumes come in a 50ml Eau de Parfum, 10ml Perfume Oil, and 5ml Solid Perfume.

You can get your samples here. Or you can purchase all 3 fragrances in a solid form here.


What is the difference between your perfume formats and how long they last on your skin?

We dilute our products at a much lower rate than the rest of the mainstream industry, meaning our formats pack a smelly punch. Here is an estimated guess as to what you can expect from each (and we've been at this awhile, so you can assume our guesses are gold):

Format            Dilution        Wear Time

Perfume Oils        40%            6-8 hours

Eau de Parfums        20%            4-6 hours

Solid Perfumes        n/a            2-3 hours


Small-Batch, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, & Skin-Loving Ingredients

  • Founded by Gina Benedetto with the mission to channel the spirit of nature into natural perfumes
  • Gina, a botanical alchemist, advocates against the dangers of synthetic fragrance
All our ingredients come from the purest source of scent out there: nature. There are NO: synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, preservatives, parabens, phthalates, GMOs or fixatives. Just plants and organic sugar cane alcohol. They are never tested on animals. We love animals. A lot.
Earth has gifted us with these beautiful scents that we get to share with you. Veyali doesn’t just want you to smell good, we want you to feel good knowing that your fragrance is born from the sublimity of nature. Step out of the haze of synthetic scent and be alluring…without the illusion.

Every scent has a story and a purpose, a whisper of nature that evokes the sweetest of memories.


via   Veyali

via Veyali

Morning begins with a citrus-colored splash of sunlight across the horizon. This glow washes over fragrant desert terrain, misty mountainsides and long strands of beautiful beaches. Cielo is an aromatic homage to the natural allure of Southern California. Just like the dawning of a new day, desert blooms and herbs awake through a burst of uplifting citrus. Amyris keeps everything gracefully grounded. Wear Cielo every day to transport yourself poolside in Palm Springs, or to warm afternoons at the farmer’s market.

Cielo has notes of desert herbs, magnolia, amyris, and sandalwood.


via   Veyali

via Veyali

Soft curls of incense rise into the air, mingling with lush layers of narcotic blossoms. All senses are aligned as juicy grapefruit intertwines with spicy ginger. Oliya is a meditative blend that lures you in with its intoxicating alchemical afterglow. Both lively and enticing, Oliya is casual enough to wear day or night. Dab some on for grounded confidence, or simply to channel the mysterious magic of this ceremonial blend.

Oliya has notes of frankincense, citrus, jasmine, and ambrette.

Get your samples here. With your purchase, you get a $7 credit toward a full-size perfume! 😍

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  • Hand blended in small batches and poured in San Diego, California
  • Only ships within the United States and Canada

Veyali currently has stockists in California and Arizona.

See the full list here.

Veyali’s packaging has such a beautiful story. Gina’s Dad, a retired guitar maker, hand makes the gorgeous caps! Plus, each scent is paired with a different hardwood.

What type of scent do you usually wear (floral, woodsy, etc.)? Have you been a fan of anyone or any brand since the beginning?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of pretty scents for powerful women 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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