But it's not all sunny: Perfume founders like Julian Bedel of Fueguia 1833 admit that the online uptick hasn't made up for the loss in brick-and-mortar sales, and worse, ingredient scarcity may threaten future stock. "Bergamot, neroli, and iris are all March and April crops; we have [had] many communities not able to harvest crops due to transport disruptions or quarantine restrictions," Bedel says.
— Read more in How COVID-19 Has Changed the Fragrance Industry — at Least for Now at Allure.
Have to admit, consciousness of supply issues has justified some of my recent FB purchases… or that’s just a convenient excuse.
A convenient excuse with some basis in fact is even more convenient