By Terry

About a year ago I fell in love with the brand “By Terry.” Everything smells like roses (always a bonus in my eyes… or nose…), everything is beautiful. By Terry brought out a perfume line last year, and it only recently became available in Australia. I discovered one which I just adore, it’s called “Reve Opulent.”


It’s your typical sweet, floral perfume in a way (“hyacinth, rose, floral notes”), but with a softness and fresh youthfulness to it that makes me think of smiles and faded pink and summer day picnics (I’m not romantic at all…). But that’s just me! I definitely want to buy it.

However, of course, my main concern is whether or not it is tested on animals. So I sent an email directly to By Terry to find out what their stance was. This was the email I sent:

“Hi there,

I really love By Terry products, especially your perfumes and eye shadows. However I want to be fully informed about the products I am buying so would really appreciate it if you could answer some of my questions about animal testing:

1) Do you test ingredients or finished products on animals?
2) Do you use third parties to test ingredients or finished products on animals?
3) Do you sell your products in countries such as China (or others) where animal testing is required by law?

Thank you so much for your help! 🙂

And their reply was:

“Dear Madam,

We thank you for your interest in the brand BY TERRY.
Following your email, we are pleased to inform you that the brand BY TERRY does not test its products on animals both in design and in the finished product.
Moreover, our products are distributed only in Hong Kong which is not subject to Chinese regulations on cosmetics.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.


Sophie Martin
Customer Service”

So it looks like good news (apart from the fact that it took them a month to reply)! What do you guys think? Is it safe? Should I buy the perfume?


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