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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 Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Avene Avene Gentle Toning Lotion Bourjois Paris Little Round Pot. 33 Lilas D'Or CARRIE Family Talc Calvin Klein Euphoria Body Lotion Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum DAX Super Gro Hair And Scalp Conditioner Dabur Gulabari Premium Rose Water Dabur Gulabari Rose Water Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Equate Oil-Free Acne Scrub Essence de Beauté Collagen & Vitamin E Face & Body Cream Human Heart Nature Gentle Cleansing Oil Jafra Spa Ginger & Sea Salt Body Rub Johnson's Baby Powder Johnson's baby Oil With Aloe Vera & Vitamin E 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 Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion Phyto Polléine 100% Botanical Scalp Treatment Prai 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops Revolution Skincare Warming Gel Moisturising Face Mask Sanchajuan Hair In The Sun Sarabecca Vanilla Spice Natural Perfume Spa Salonnepro AHA Cleansing Gel Vaseline Blue Seal Baby Soft Petroleum Jelly Vaseline Lip Care Original Lip Balm Vaseline Lip Care Rosy Tinted Lip Balm Vaseline Moisturising Jelly Cocoa Butter Vitabath Orchid Intrigue™ Mineral Bath Soak Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner cokoon Eau D'Essence De Rose A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity Adleesya Beauty Women Desiree Essential Cream (Triple Advance) African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil Alpecin Caffeine Liquid Amika The Wizard Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum Aqua Mineral Maxi Smooth Aftershave Balm ArtDeco Soothing Cleansing Oil Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Aussie Shine On Hair Serum With Australian Jojoba Seed Oil