Facts, opinions and theories on the IFRA, the EU and Perfume ingredients are listed below. Please feel free to add more links in the comments section.
Show me the Science – Mark Behnke at Colognoisseur
20 Feb 2014 – Grain de Musc – update
20 Feb 2014 – An Insidious Thought on IFRA restrictions – Perfume Shrine
22 Feb 2014 – EU accepting comments – Perfume in Progress
Thank-you, Jordan, for listing all the links here in one place. There are several pieces of this puzzle that seem to be missing thus far, and I hope that we’ll have the opportunity to see some good reporting in the near future. I’ll be the first to say that there are huge gaps in my education when it comes to business. This seems to be quite a complex issue, and for the life of me I don’t understand how the ramifications will not cross over into cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the food industry. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, this has the potential to affect many endeavors literally from the ground up.
Welcome Holly. Yes there is a lot to process but things have calmed down dramatically from conspiracy to calm labeling as per the “Breaking News” link above. All the industries that you note above are indeed interconnected and are often co-owned by the same big companies.
It’s so depressing I can hardly bear to think about it. I am a person who literally bathes in black pepper and ylang ylang essential oils, and they do me GOOD rather than bad. And yet gene-altering pesticides and fertilizers, no problem!
VIntage perfume markets here I come!
Let your heart be light – see the “Breaking News” link above and the conspiracy dissipates. Happy Hunting; sure they know your face in those markets!
Thank you Jordan for always having your finger on the pulse – I am quietly relieved myself after reading the links above – especially after reading Luc Gabriel’s open letter.
Hello Jill, yes it looks like sensible labeling will win the day and that the conspiracy is just a theory. Whew.