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    Default Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    I am looking for a organic, cruelty-free (no animal testing) men's cologne for a good friend of mine for her husband. I really do not know what out there.....

    I have seen a few like Herban Cowboy Dusk cologne, which was OK and the Body Shop.

    Someone mentioned that L'Occitane had some good scents and were cruelty-free, but I do not which of there scents would be a good choice.

    What else is out there that would be a good choice. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    Cruely-Free ?

    Is that mean do not test on animal and not using note from animal ?
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    Yes

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    If you go for L'Occitane, Eau Des Baux is probably their best offering. Its spicy woody scent with excellent longevity.
    I also like their Vetiver, which is green fragrance but doesnt last as long as Eau Des Baux.
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    The current offerings by Yves Rocher might be worth a try, maybe especially the Nature line.

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    Default Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    I don't "get" why anyone would want such a thing and I have a lot of vegan friends. I do live in a city filled with people that think they must and I support their decisions. We all make choices but a little bit of knowledge will scare some people if they actually think and learn a bit. One organic pesticide is so toxic that I wont go near it and would choose a chemical over it any day. Organic does not always mean safer or better. Sometimes karma will run right over the top of dogma. But it sounds good. Ths link might lead you to some sources though. Hope you have success in your search.
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    No not L'Occitane, they are moving into the Chinese market and will be animal testing. Big outcry about it all.

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    Aveda

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    All perfumery raw materials (naturals and synthetics) have at one time been tested on animals; even the ones used in fragrances for the body shop. It's the law.

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    There are numerous recipes for Hungary Water around on the internet. You could blend one from dried herbs using Everclear, Vodka or the like. Then you would know for certain it was free from, assuming the alcohol was organic and cruelty free of course.

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    Nu Green by Honore Des Pres

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    I thought all the testings were done during the focus group meetings.. that's why none of us liked any of them seemingly beloved by everybody else
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    Default Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    Thanks for the suggestions, I didn't know it would be this difficult...

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    Default Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    L'Occitan is not all-natural or organic.

    Aveda Man Pure-formance is the best men's all-natural frag I've tried.

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    +1 Pure-formance by Aveda, which can be found in all Aveda stores. It is a fresh aromatic masculine, very invigorating.

    Of course, if we want totell the full story, Aveda is indeed organic and everything, but I believe it is owned by the Estee Lauder group, which does test on animals in its other brands.

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    Default Re: Need A Great Organic Cruelty- Free Mens Cologne????

    I keep thinking about animals that smell really really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Aveda
    The single worst reaction I ever had to a grooming product was Aveda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akenep View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions, I didn't know it would be this difficult...
    I get that you and/or your friends are trying to very PETA politically correct, but yes, when you go this path and get extreme, it's going to difficult. Just forego fragrance.

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    Not looking to good for my friend but I did see this article.


    http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-an...e-for-men.aspx

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    If you are going to be strictly extreme, then maybe you should include any endangered plant species such as real sandalwood and oudh in your no go list. Then you will deserve a halo.

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    I'm sorry to be critical, but to me this is a really silly request.

    It's easy for someone to say they want a "cruelty free, no animal testing product." After all, who's in FAVOR of cruelty? But what do you mean by "cruelty" in this context? The reality is that the ingredients in cologne are all tested on animals before they can be used, either by the company using the ingredient or by an independent lab in the past, and that's a government requirement by United States FDA (and every other government). And the reality is that lots of ingredients in most colognes come from animals, from civet to ambergris to a host of other animal byproducts.

    And why is it "cruel" just because an ingredient originally came from an animal? Ambergris is harvested by obtaining it from the top of the ocean and from certain beaches, not by killing whales. How is that cruel?

    Now, if what you're looking for is an end product not tested on animals, that's a big list. Many, if not most, companies don't do animal testing of end products any more. If you go to PETA's website, for example, there are numerous postings about fragrance companies that do not animal test. I know that Thierry Mugler and Tom Ford are often mentioned, and many others, too.

    I am not denigrating those that are in favor of animal rights. But a phrase like "cruelty free" is one of those that sounds great, but has little intrinsic meaning. In fact, the original post originally defined "cruelty free" as being synonymous with "no animal testing," then in response to a question agreed that it actually meant no animal testing and "not using note from animal." These are two very different things.

    Again, I apologize for coming off as snarky. I haven't had my coffee yet today, and my intent is not to offend anyone. I can always be educated, too, if I'm incorrect. But it really annoys me when people use phrases like "cruelty free" or (and don't get me started on this one) "homeopathic" without an understanding of what they really mean.
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    I think you have a good point but I think the OPs post was meant with good intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
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    Took the words right out of my mouth. Cheers!

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    Breath of God by LUSH.

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    Burt's Bees Natural Cologne?
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