We want to make safe fragrances. But at the same time we’re restricted on some of the materials we use such as, for example, orange oil. If we use a very small amount of that then it must be listed on the labels of the products it’s going into as a possible allergen. Now if you go into a supermarket and buy an orange, when you peel it you get covered in the same oil that we’re being stopped from using. But there’s no warning on that orange saying it contains these same materials.
— Tim Gage of the British Society of Perfumers talks about IFRA regulations and how they affect perfumers. Read more at Death by jasmine: why organic perfumery is under threat at The Ecologist.