Cropwatch and the Natural Perfumers Guild have joined to charge The International Fragrance Association with cultural vandalism, claiming the proposed limits to citrus in perfumes will destroy perfumes.
The Natural Perfumers Guild (NPG) and Cropwatch decry the science and proposals of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) as slanted and overly-restrictive regarding the amounts of furanocoumarins to be permitted in perfume and fragranced products. According to NPG spokesperson Anya McCoy, "We are very disappointed that IFRA have not vigorously defended the use of citrus oil ingredients against pressure from Brussels, specifically the European Union Cosmetics Commission (EUCC)."
"You can get more oil in your hands slicing up a lime or a grapefruit than IFRA wants to allow in perfume or cosmetics with its new proposals," added McCoy.
— Cropwatch and The Natural Perfumer's Guild respond to proposed restrictions on the use of citrus oils in perfumes. Read more at Press Release: Natural Perfumers Guild and Cropwatch Oppose Limits on Citrus Oil Usage in Perfumery at the Natural Perfumers Guild blog.