Cruelty free, but not guaranteed to be free of all animal products.
Several essences used in the composition of High Perfumery have animal origins. Ambergris, hyraceum and beeswax are waste products of animals that are found and collected later by humans who stumble upon them like treasure - there is no contact with the animal.
Due to their usefulness and cruelty-free nature, such materials have replaced the musk and civet fixatives of the past which involved cruelty to the animals. Wool and other animal products can be tinctured with beautiful in ways that are cruelty free.