The background: The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) has been campaigning (in the courts and in the media) against Clarins' Thierry Mugler Angel perfume. NTEF says Angel contains coumarin, and that coumarin is a "dangerous ingredient". See Thierry Mugler Angel a drug? and Thierry Mugler Angel a drug?, part 2.
Many of us wondered why they were picking on Angel, which is not the only perfume with coumarin. The answer, from a Clarins spokesman:
He said NTEF president Angel De Fazio had filed a lawsuit against Clarins in October 2004 claiming that one spray of the company's Angel Parfum had left her permanently disabled.
That lawsuit was dismissed earlier this year. Read more at Clarins defends itself against interest group attacks in Cosmetics Design.