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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 than fragrance is not your best friend - 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

Aveda Balancing Infusion For Dry Skin Avene Avene Gentle Toning Lotion Bourjois Paris Little Round Pot. 33 Lilas D'Or Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Equate Oil-Free Acne Scrub Essence de Beauté Collagen & Vitamin E Face & Body Cream La Prairie Cellular Energizing Mist Life Brand Cleansing Oil Phyto Polléine 100% Botanical Scalp Treatment Prai 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops Revolution Skincare Warming Gel Moisturising Face Mask Sarabecca Vanilla Spice Natural Perfume Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity Aussie 3 Miracle Oil Be you (B.U.) Breezy Blast Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil Byredo Suede Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil Clarins Lotus Oil Difeel Argan Oil Dr. Teal's Relax & Relief With Eucalyptus & Spearmint Body Oil Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil Blend Everyday for Every Body Soothe Operator Evolve Organic Renewal Face Cream Fancy Handy Multi-Use Oil Roses Forever Flawless Diamond Infused Exfoliating & Foaming Cleanser Garnier Fructis Sleek And Shine Anti-Frizz Serum Hairitage by Mindy McKnight! Hairitage Tame The Mane Smoothing Conditioner Hempz Pure Hemp Invigorating Bath Fizzer Ho Karan The High Oil Ion Moisture Boost Serum J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist - Lavender Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner L'Oreal Oleotherapy Perfecting Oil-Essence Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion Le Labo Bergamote 22 Body Oil Le Labo Iris 39 Body Oil Le Labo Jasmin 17 Body Oil Le Labo Labdanum 18 Body Oil Le Labo Neroli 36 Body Oil Le Labo Oud 27 Body Oil Le Labo Patchouli 24 Body Oil Le Labo Rose 31 Body Oil Le Labo Thé Noir 29 Body Oil Le Labo Vetiver 46 Body Oil Le Labo Ylang 49 Body Oil Lush Sex Bomb Melira Beauty Bees Propolis Beeswax Balm