The controversy over IFRA's 40th Amendment continues (please read the background here). Since my last post on the subject on 9 February, Perfumer & Flavorist first extended the deadline for their poll asking respondents if they favored a boycott, then closed the poll altogether after IFRA complained.
Now Tony Burfield has an article on Basenotes explaining Cropwatch's position. I haven't the patience to follow all the regulatory history, but if you read it carefully, you'll find the part that explains why Mitsouko doesn't smell like Mitsouko any more (why, for that matter, nothing smells like it used to). Here is IFRA's explanation of what a fragrance is:
Fragrances are complex mixtures of natural and synthetic materials. Natural ingredients originate from materials found in nature, like roots, bark and flowers...
Well apparently, the list of actual roots, bark and flowers that are allowed in perfume is pretty limited. I want my oakmoss back.
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