While a Valentine’s Day date is a great reason to spritz your favorite scent, you don’t need an excuse to wear a fragrance you love. It’s commonly believed that your choice of a perfume can reflect your personality—but did you know that your scent selection can also demonstrate your love for animals? It’s 2018, yet some perfume companies still perform cruel and unnecessary tests on animals, causing them to suffer and die. While there are hundreds of fragrant options from brands that are cruelty-free, these five favorites under $50 have been handpicked just for you. At such a low price point, you can #TreatYourself whether you have a Valentine’s date or not!

If winter woes are getting you down, a fruity scent can lift your spirit. Vegan brand Pacifica’s Sparkling Star Passionfruit spray perfume is not only a light and fresh pick-me-up but also smells just like passionfruit—which is an aptly named aphrodisiac. At just $22, it’s a cheap thrill.

Described as “Unabashedly carnal jasmine,” Lust by Lush is nothing short of sexy. Whether you’re headed out for a fancy vegan dinner or staying in for a night of Netflix and chill, this warm and woody scent will do the trick. At about $43, it can still be called a cheap date.

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Just one look at Blossom by Herban Cowboy and you’ll fall in love. From its classic pink bottle to the floral scent inside, this $20 perfume deserves a place on your vanity.

Just like a box of vegan chocolates, Lavanila’s Vanilla Grapefruit is both luxurious and addictive. A blend of refreshing grapefruit and sweet vanilla creates a fragrance that’s sure to lift your spirits. The convenient rollerball size is just $19, so you can freshen up throughout the evening.

Just like classic Valentine’s Day traditions, the scent of lavender is timeless and enduring. Cruelty-free brand Ecco Bella has captured the fragrance in its purest form within its Organic Lavender Eau De Parfum. The scent is described as ideal for times when you wish to feel sensual and romantic, so it’s ideal for Valentine’s Day. At just $30 a bottle, it’s easy to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

Whatever you’re planning for Valentine’s Day, a new scent is a thoughtful treat for your love or yourself. By choosing a cruelty-free perfume, you’ll spare animals lives of pain and suffering. What better way is there to celebrate the holiday of love? If you still haven’t found the scent of your dreams, check out these other great options.

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