Perfumes in the crosshairs of experts of the European Commission

The woody notes of Chanel No. 5 are threatened? To fight against allergies, scientists linked to the European Commission recommend limiting the concentration of certain ingredients in perfumes.

According to a report published last July by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), it appears that between 1 and 3% of Europeans would be allergic to ingredients in perfumes. To remedy this, the experts propose to limit the concentration of twelve allergenic ingredients to 0.01% of the finished product.

They also seek the prohibition of tree originally woody flavors of Chanel No. 5 foams. As a denounce perfumers. “That would be the end of beautiful perfumes if we can not use these ingredients,” says Françoise Montenay, non-executive Chairman of Chanel.

To reassure manufacturers of perfumes, the European Commission stated that it did not intend to prohibit the use of these ingredients. She wants to evaluate the recommendations of experts and study the economic impact particularly with certain small producers.

The European Commission also states that discusions were initiated in the month of August with professionals in the industry to protect the consumer associations.


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