finding perfumes that are vegan and cruelty free and that actually smell good can be really difficult if you’ve become accustomed to expensive perfumes that involve animal testing (two of my old favourites were la vie est belle and miss dior)
so i had an idea!! all you need to do is google your favourite perfume and find out what the top notes, heart notes and base notes are. then you can start looking for those ingredients in essential oils (a bottle of essential oil in most cases is around 4 quid which would give you a hell of a lot of perfume)
then you want to find a carrier oil to dilute the essentials, the ones i’d recommend are almond oil and jojoba oil. find yourself a little spray bottle/roller ball and get mixing!! there are lots of helpful resources on youtube and pinterest to help you with the ratios, and if it’s not quite right the first time just keep experimenting!!
obviously it’s never gonna completely mimic your favourite fragrance bc they’re made professionally but the carrier oil will do your skin some good as well as being better for the animals (and waaay more affordable!!) so it’s a win-win in my book 💛
“Did you know that these poor animals weren’t even killed humanely? The standards these animals were living in were and are just as bad as the way they are killed. Billions and billions animals are killed brutally each year just to feed us while we have enough opportunities. If I and million others didn’t die, you won’t either. I’m vegan and healthy more than ever. You like pizza? Eat it without pepperoni. You like burgers? Eat a vegan burger. Don’t give shitty excuses like your health either. Are you really comfortable with these poor animals dying just for our fun?”
“Yes I am! They taste good and they don’t even have emotions. So what?” a man shouted from the crowd.
This was my first time making a speech alone on a street. Why should people be assholes?
“At least they have a brain unlike you!” I was really mad. I couldn’t stand ignorant and idiot people. Was he even real?
“Boo-hoo! I’m going to cry now.”
“I want a soy latte please. For y/n.” I was trying to relax after my stressful speech. Why was it just so hard for people to understand the truth? People were just too selfish to see it.
“It’s 4.70 ma’am.”
As I was reaching for my purse, I heard a voice. It was soft but hot.
“It’s on me.” I looked behind me where the voice was coming. I saw a handsome man. His hair was short and brown with blond tips . He had style… And sunglasses.
“And you are?”
“I’m Jared. I listened to your speech. It was amazing. Oh and and an espresso shot for me.” he said to the cashier after talking to me.
“Thanks. I’m happy that someone really listened to me.”
“That one dude annoyed me really much though. I was almost going to go and slap him personally.”
We giggled. We rushed out after getting our drinks to find somewhere to sit. He asked politely if he could join me.
“Yeah, of course. Thanks for the coffee Jared. It’s really nice seeing people who actually care. I thought there was no hope.”
“It was nice hearing you too.” as he took his sunglasses off, I saw the most beautiful pair of blue eyes I have ever seen. He continued:
“And your name is?”
“y/n. My name is y/n.”
“It’s a pleasure y/n.” he was a true gentleman. He was conscious, handsome and nice but I didn’t want to be affected too quickly.
“So you are a vegan either Jared?”
“Activist, vegan, singer, Jared Leto… That’s me.”
“Wow so you sing? Is there something you can’t do?”
“I can’t draw?”
“And that’s my thing I guess.” I chuckled.
“So you can draw… I guess we are completing each other.”
“If you want to impress me, you’ll have to find a better one J.” He smiled and looked down.
“I don’t need to try hard.” I looked at him raising my eyebrows. We both laughed. He actually had a point but I wasn’t going to admit that.
It had been around five months since I had met Jared and my life had changed a lot already. There was something going on between us but I was not sure what that was. I felt really good when I was with Jared and when he was away… I was starting to feel weird without him. I was not good at going on with people but he… He was making me happy.
He had invited me to his mansion-like house which I had only seen from the outside once. I was actually feeling that something huge was going to happen and the first time in my life, I felt like I had to look good for a man. He was going to take me at 8.00 pm. so it was almost time. I put my nude lipstick on before I sprayed on my fave cruelty-free perfume. I looked at myself in the mirror. I hadn’t felt so beautiful in a long time. As I was checking if everything was okay, I heard my door ringing. I had to chill for real.
A heavenly smell hit me as I opened the door. When I came back to the real world, I saw him. He had casual clothes on but it was so hot. Especially his hat and white shirt. His bracelets, jeans, shoes… Everything was combined so good. His stubble was looking so sexy.
“Damn girl you lookin’ fine.” We both let out a laugh. I felt that my cheeks were warming up.
“You too Mr. Leto but I prefer keeping it formal.”
“Oh, sorry ma’am. I meant you look one fine lady. I was wondering if you would mind if I accompanied you to my car.” He leaned down as he put his one arm behind his back and one hand in front of me like a real gentleman wanting me to hold it. This guy… How could I say no? I held his hand as I closed my door with my other hand.
After a car ride full of laughter, we arrived to his house. It was 8.38 pm so we had a plenty of time. I was actually pretty sure that he was going to insist that I stayed the night so I didn’t really worry about the time. As he opened the door, I saw a fuckhuge living. It was mostly black. So elegant… We heard footsteps when we stepped inside. As I raised my head, I saw another handsome man which was probably Jared’s brother Shannon. Jared was always talking about him. They were caring for each other and that was really cute.
“It’s really nice finally meeting you y/n. Jared just won’t stop talking about you. I’m almost sure he is in love with you.” WTF? I wanted to dance but all I could do was laughing and looking at Jared. His eyes were huge and he was looking at Shannon. I wanted to change the subject.
“So you told me that you were good at singing J. I’d like to hear you sing.”
“Ohh I totally forgot about that. But I need to talk to Shannon first. Suit yourself. It won’t take long.” Shannon looked at him trying to figure out what he was going to tell.
“Mmkay then. I’m here.”
As soon as they went upstairs and closed the door, I got curious. And curiousity is one of my weak spots. I had to hear what they were talking about. I got upstairs trying my best to be silent. I put my ear on the door they were in.
“-Why would you even say that! I didn’t want her to know that until I made sure that she feels the same for me. Thank you really much Shan!”
“Bro chill. She will just think that I was joking. I’m pretty sure that she didn’t even take it seriously. No way she will understand that you like her.”
“I don’t like her…” My world broke down but I kept listening.
“I love her.” My eyes popped. This was even more shocking.
“Love is a strong word brother. Are you sure that it’s love?”
“I mean… I never felt like this before. I feel extremely sad when I don’t see her. My feelings for her gets stronger and stronger everyday.” I had heard enough. I couldn’t risk getting caught so I rushed down as quiet as I can. I sat back at the black sofa where I was already sitting before. I heard the door open. Shannon was the first to get out.
“It was nice meeting you y/n but I need to go.” He winked as he was opening the door.
“It was nice meeting you too Shannon.” I smiled. He smiled back before he closed the door. I’m pretty sure he didn’t need to go but he just wanted to leave us alone.
“So I guess now you want to hear me sing.”
“I want to talk to you Jared.” He seemed worried now.
“Yeah, of course.” He sat next to me.
We were so close. We didn’t say anything for about a minute before I broke the silence.
“Jared you know. If you want to tell me something, do it.” He didn’t get what I meant first but then…
“Oh shit. You heard us didn’t you. Look, If you don’t feel the same it’s not impo-” I didn’t let him finish his words and with a reflex, I pressed my lips on his. His eyes popped open before closing them and he started kissing me harder. He was holding my face while I was moving my hands on his muscled back.
“I…Love…You…Too” I was trying to talk between every kiss. Things were getting hot. I slipped my hand into his shirt feeling his abs as he was leaving kisses on my neck. He held my hand as he brought me to the bedroom which was always going to have a place in my mind.