Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” perfume is here and it’s totally vegan
Pop star Ariana Grande announced the release of her latest fragrance, God Is A Woman. Named after their hit song from 2018, the new fragrance will be available in Ulta Beauty Stores on August 1st, after launching online on July 29th. Grande shared details on social media about the fragrance’s launch as well as the fact that God Is a Woman will be cruelty-free, vegan, and made with 91-percent naturally-derived ingredients.
This is not the first time that the hit song has served as inspiration for a beauty product. In 2018, beauty brand LUSH Cosmetics developed a vegan bath bomb inspired by the purple and silver water in Grande’s music video “God Is A Woman” after receiving requests from fans to redesign the video in the form of a bath bomb. LUSH’s interpretation of the video was a bath bomb made from aphrodisiac jasmine, osmanthus and rose oils, fair trade organic cocoa butter, shea butter and liquid gold argan oil. The God Is A Woman-inspired bath bomb sold out quickly after its launch.
Grande recently registered a brand for the God Is A Woman name that beauty resource Trendmood has speculated that could lead to a larger beauty line once the fragrance is released.
The perfume empire of Ariana Grande
Grande began releasing fragrances in 2015, starting with Ariana Grande’s Ari of the same name – a fragrance with notes of pear, pink grapefruit and marshmallow. Working with Florida-based Luxe Brands, the musician has since released six more fragrances inspired by her albums, songs, and interests, including Cloud (an uplifting fragrance with notes of lavender, juicy pear, and bergamot); Thank You Next (inspired by Grande’s 2018 song); and R.E.M. (a science-fiction-inspired fragrance in a crystal-covered bottle).
Grande’s fragrances are all cruelty-free and are available from Ulta Beauty along with other retailers. As some of these fragrances contain “musk” which can be either animal or vegetable in origin, VegNews has contacted Luxe Brands to confirm which of the fragrances are vegan in addition to God Is A Woman.
Is Ariana Grande Vegan?
2013, fresh from her role as Cat Valentine in Nickelodeonseon Victorious, Grande announced on Twitter that she had gone 100 percent vegan after following an organic low-meat diet since childhood. Since then, the star has been mainly vegetable, but not undisputed.
In 2015, Grande was caught in a video licking a non-vegan donut with one of her dancers in a California store. During the incident, Grande stated that she “hates Americans” and “hates America,” which she later stated in a public apology in comment on the country’s obesity rate, fueled by foods like donuts.
The singer became controversial again in 2019 after Starbucks introduced the Cloud Macchiato, a drink made with espresso, a foam “cloud” and a caramel drizzle that contains butter and cream. The coffee chain has teamed up with Grande – even a Starbucks fan with a history of kidding that her last name is the same as one of the chain’s drink size options – to promote the drink.
Since the main ingredient of the drink – the cloud – was made from protein, it wasn’t possible to order it vegan, even if the milk was replaced with plant-based milk like soy. After Grande posted a photo of herself consuming the Cloud Macchiato on Twitter with #trythesoyversion, fans beat up the star for promoting and consuming a drink that couldn’t be made vegan.
Ariana Grande helps animals in need
Despite this controversy, Grande continues to use her fame forever. In November 2020, Grande announced the opening of Orange Twins Rescue, their Los Angeles animal shelter. The star, who is herself a companion to 10 adopted dogs, opened the shelter to rehabilitate cats and dogs with medical problems and then help them find homes forever.
Since its inception, Orange Twins Rescue has expanded beyond cats and dogs to provide services to pigs that the rescue prefers to host in pairs to give intelligent animals the company and mental stimulation they need.
Ariana Grande is getting married
In May, Grande married luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez at a private ceremony at Grande’s home in Montecito, California. Grande made her relationship with Gomez public in May 2020 and the couple spent the COVID-19 lockdown together before tying the knot. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent the newlyweds a tandem bicycle with vegan leather seats to celebrate the event.
For the wedding, Grande chose a minimalist white floral decor and wore a simple Vera Wang gown with a dramatic open back and a veil with a bow tie. The intimate ceremony was attended by close family members and nine of the singer’s adopted dogs, Toulouse, Myron, Snape, Lily, Coco, Cinnamon, Strauss, Lafayette, and Pignoli.