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Also-called-like-this: Fragrance, Parfum
What-it-does: perfuming


Exactly what it sounds: nice smelling stuff put into cosmetic products so that the end product also smells nice. Fragrance in the US and parfum in the EU is a generic term on the ingredient list that is made up of 30 to 50 chemicals on average (but it can have as much as 200 components!). 

If you are someone who likes to know what you put on your face then fragrance is not your best friend - there's no way to know what’s really in it.  

Also, if your skin is sensitive, fragrance is again not your best friend. It’s the number one cause of contact allergy to cosmetics. It’s definitely a smart thing to avoid with sensitive skin (and fragrance of any type - natural is just as allergic as synthetic, if not worse!). 

Show me some proof

  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Fragrance - pages 138, 235

Products with Parfum/​Fragrance

Avon Fresh Apple & Honeysuckle Scented Spritz Fenyi Japan Cherry Blossom Cream L'Erbolario Perfumed Soap Silver Bouquet MAISON LOUIS MARIE No.04 Bois De Balincourt | Perfume Oils Nivea Lotion Extra Rich Moisturizing Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil Alterra Badesalz Ein Herz & Eine Beere Ariana Grande Cloud Eau De Parfum Aromaesti Bath Minerals/ Orange Detox & Reviving Assure Hair Oil Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Avene Avene Gentle Toning Lotion Aveo Badesalz For My Love Aveo Badesalz Glücklichmacher Balea Eternal Summer Badeperlen Bolero Coconut + Rose Milk Facial Serum Bourjois Powder Blush Bourjois Paris Little Round Pot. 33 Lilas D'Or CARRIE Family Talc COW Beauty Soap Calduch Laboratorios Suavina Dermo Original Calvin Klein Euphoria Body Lotion Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum Charli D'Amelio Born Dreamer Eau De Toilette Cussons Baby Almond And Rose Oil Cussons Baby Oil Mild And Gentle Cussons Baby Oil Smooth And Soft DAX High & Tight Awesome Hold Hairwax DAX Super Gro Hair And Scalp Conditioner Dabur Gulab Rose Water Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water Dabur Gulabari Rose Water Dear Doctor Oatmeal Soap Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Dr Hauschka Renewing Night Conditioner Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Elysium Spa Epsom Salts - Eucalyptus Elysium Spa Epsom Salts - Lavender Equate Oil-Free Acne Scrub Equilibra Olio Di Karité (Shea Oil) Essence de Beauté Collagen & Vitamin E Face & Body Cream FINIPIL Lait 50 Antiseptic Cream Fidelité Hair Thermal Protector Floressance Bourrache Giorgio Armani Sì Eau De Parfum Glossier You Solid Perfume Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum Guerlain Shalimar Eau De Parfum Herborist Juice For Skin Gluta Booster Lotion Serum SPF 30 Pa+++ Mixed Berries & Taro