Q 18: Is it permissible
to use perfume containing a percentage of alcohol?
As you know, alcohol is an intoxicating substance.
It is not permissible to wear perfume that contains an alcoholic substance if a large amount of that substance causes intoxication. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
If a large amount of anything causes intoxication, a small amount of it is Haram (prohibited).
Also, Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) described Khamr (intoxicants) as an abomination. Allah (Part No. 4; Page No. 194) (Exalted be He) says:
O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansâb, and Al-Azlâm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitan’s (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.