Our database includes 10884 products that contain Parfum.

You should know

What it is





Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This means every product with "fragrance" or "Parfum" in the ingredients list is a different mixture.

In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'. The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term.

For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance. One example is Calendula flower extract. Essential oil ingredients still impart a scent or 'fragrance'.

Depending on the blend, it can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin. Some ingredients that are known EU allergens include linalool and citronellol.

Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.

The bottom line is: not all fragrances/parfum/ingredients are created equally. If you are worried about fragrances, we recommend taking a closer look at an ingredient. And of course, we always recommend speaking with a professional.

People also like: Glycerin, Citric Acid, Water

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin

Also known as: Fragrance, Fragrance Oil, and Fo

Parfum is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 36.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Perfuming

Community Stats

5719 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Normal Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Oiliness • Pores • Wrinkles • Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness • Texture

Where it's used

Parfum is most often found as ingredient number 19 within an ingredient list.

Of the 7 products in our database that have a known concentration of Parfum, we've seen concentrations from 0% to 100% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Parfum the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35851
  • All Functions: Deodorant, Masking, Perfuming
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.