Perfume palette sees minimal change


IFRA quashes rumours about Amendment to fragrance standards

International Fragrance Association IFRA says its 45th Amendment will contain only seven changes. There will be three new Standards based on the QRA, one revised Standard based on the new Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), one revised Standard introducing a specification on top on the already existing QRA restrictions, one new Specification and one Prohibition.

IFRA says says certain rumours have incorrectly suggested that there would be new policies on furocoumarins or methyleugenol (an essential component of the smell of roses) and is anxious to clarify this.

“This year’s Amendment will hardly affect the palettes of perfumers,” said Jean-Pierre Houri, IFRA director general. “Previous years have seen quite heavy Amendments due to the changeover to our QRA approach. However, this is nearly complete and is reflected in this year’s very light Amendment.”

As part of the industry’s global safety programme, the 45th Amendment is mandatory for all companies belonging to an IFRA member association. Final notification is expected this month.