Chanel Is Outlaw: IFRA Bans Perfumes

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1 of January 2010 is the knockout-blow-date for the perfume industry. It’s an exact date when the 43rd amendment to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Standards will come into force. The amendment is attached to the rules regulating the industry.

Miss Dior Cherie

Due to the amendment, lots of perfume brands will have to drop the production of a whole number of fragrances or adopt their formulas according to the new rules stipulating a prohibition of some ingredients.

Outlaw will be an oak moss (no a single shiprovy fragrance goes without it). There will be significantly restricted other aroma substances: starting with jasmine (an integral element of Chanel fragrances) and citrous oils and geliotropin (being a part of Guerlain perfumery).

There will be sad days for many popular scents – from Chanel Coco Mademoiselle to Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie and Pure Poison Elixir.

Almost all modern fragrances offer the combination of natural and synthetic ingredients in various proportions and concentrations. It’s obvious that some of the natural scent components can cause an allergic reaction just like it happens with pollen or different fruits.


Cosmetics producers (as well as food products ones) have to print on a pack all the ingredients forming a product. The measure is pretty simple and effective at the same time, because if someone has an allergy to something he can easily discover if that allergic stimulus is in the composition of the product or not.

Practically this measure resulted in Outlaw position for many of classic and world known scents and their producers were forced to quit with their successful formula. Unfortunately, as it often happens, no a single renewed fragrances version beat the original. As a result a production of a number of perfumes was discontinued.

To be continued…

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