Phthalate-free perfumes are not easy to find. In fact, the word “fragrance” on a label is often synonymous with phthalates. But if there’s one ingredient to avoid in your personal care products and cosmetics, phthalates should probably be it. There’s a growing body of evidence that phthalates are an endocrine disrupter that cause harm to our bodies in numerous ways. It’s worth taking the time to seek out phthalate-free fragrances—even if it takes some investigative work before making a purchase.
To make things a little bit easier, we did some of the research for you and found 6 phthalate-free perfumes that we love. (We’re pretty sure you’ll love them too.)
Ellis Brooklyn Myth Eau de Parfum
Ellis Brooklyn’s perfumes aren’t only phthalate-free, they’re also paraben-free, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly (and their scents still last all day long!). We love that Myth’s top notes are floral and feminine, with a lingering layer of warm musk and cedarwood. This one is good. Be sure to check out their moisturizing body milk too.
Ellis Brooklyn Myth Eau de Parfum from Sephora
Kai Eau de Parfum
If light, floral fragrances are your jam, you’ll love this tropical-inspired perfume. The scent of white gardenia will instantly transport you to places warm and sunny—I think it’s impossible to be in a bad mood while wearing it. It’s phthalate-free, phosphate-free, and cruelty-free. In winter, try layering it with Kai’s hydrating body glow spray and lotion.
Kai Eau de Parfum from Anthropologie