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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 L'Erbolario Perfumed Soap Silver Bouquet Nivea Lotion Extra Rich Moisturizing Alterra Badesalz Ein Herz & Eine Beere Assure Hair Oil Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Avene Avene Gentle Toning Lotion Aveo Badesalz For My Love Aveo Badesalz Glücklichmacher Bourjois Paris Little Round Pot. 33 Lilas D'Or CARRIE Family Talc Calduch Laboratorios Suavina Dermo Original Calvin Klein Euphoria Body Lotion Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum Cussons Baby Almond And Rose Oil DAX High & Tight Awesome Hold Hairwax DAX Super Gro Hair And Scalp Conditioner Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water Dabur Gulabari Rose Water Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Dr Hauschka Renewing Night Conditioner Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Equate Oil-Free Acne Scrub Essence de Beauté Collagen & Vitamin E Face & Body Cream FINIPIL Lait 50 Antiseptic Cream Floressance Bourrache Glossier You Solid Perfume Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum Hmns Orgasm Human Heart Nature Gentle Cleansing Oil Isana Bade-Perlen Herzens Zeit Jafra Spa Ginger & Sea Salt Body Rub Johnson's Baby Powder Johnson's baby Oil With Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Joop! Homme After Shave Splash La Prairie Cellular Energizing Mist Lancôme La Vie Est Bell En Rose Life Brand Cleansing Oil Lush Godiva Lucky Coin Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar Lush Snow Fairy Shampoo Bar Mantecorp Sabonete Líquido Facial Glycare Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Bath Salts Nuxe Sun Delicious Fragrant Water Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion Phyto Polléine 100% Botanical Scalp Treatment Prai 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops Premiere Beaute Blue Sky Eau De Parfum Premiere Beaute Dark Night Eau De Parfum