How can I create a new scent without falling foul of regulations?

Lisa Hipgrave, Director of IFRA UK, advises going straight to the source

To help navigate the minefield of creating a new scent for market, Cosmetics Business consults Lisa Hipgrave, Director of IFRA UK, to share her advice on ensuring all the boxes are ticked.


Fragrance, by its very nature, is the invisible element in a cosmetic product. While it can't always be seen, its presence provides added value to a product, be it within a colour compact or shower gel, enhancing the user's overall experience. But including fragrance in a product comes at regulatory consequences – and for good reason. A product whose fragrance fails to comply can bear serious consequences. As a result, it's essential that what you use in your fragrance is fit for purpose.

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