Dolma was established in 1982 by Jim Payne, a practising vegan and qualified chemist, to provide perfumes which could be used with confidence by Vegetarians and Vegans. It has since become a family business run by his daughter, April, with Jim still providing technical information in an advisory capacity.
Everyone involved with the business are Vegan or Vegetarian and as such fully understand the "cruelty-free" ethic.
We believe that to be truly "cruelty-free" a fragrance must not only be entirely free from animal testing but should not contain substances of animal origin.
The origins of all Dolma raw materials are thoroughly checked to ensure they satisfy these stringent conditions. We only use ingredients whose safety is well established and test finished products on human volunteers, including ourselves! We do not use new ingredients developed after 1976.
Our fragrances are listed by the following organisations as complying with their cruelty-free standards: The Vegan Society, BUAV, Animal Aid, Dr Hadwen Trust, and Naturewatch. Dolma is also listed on the Vegan Village.