Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perfumery Restrictions: More on IFRA 45th Amendement

The industry standard, Perfumer and Flavorist Magazine, did a post concerning the latest restrictions on perfumery ingredients, as determined by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) in its 45th Amendement (You can read about past restrictions and ramifications clicking the label IFRA or Restrictions). We had breached the subject with saying it is not as severe as past version, but we're reverting with specifics.

The latest installment features seven changes. Of the announcement, IFRA president Jean-Pierre Houri said, “We have seen quite large Amendments in the past due to the change-over to our new Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) approach. This change-over process is now nearly complete and therefore we have a smaller Amendment.”

Newly Restricted (QRA) materials include:

*Dimethylcyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (mixed isomers); CAS# 68737-61-1, 68039-49-6, 68039-48-5, 27939-60-2, 67801-65-4, 36635-35-5, 68084-52-6, 35145-02-9
*alpha-Methyl-1,3-benzodioxole-5-propionaldehyde (MMDHCA); CAS# 1205-17-0
*3-Phenylbutanal; CAS# 16251-77-7

Revised Restricted (QRA) materials include Verbena absolute (Lippia citriodora Kunth.), the culprit being its eye and skin sensitisation properties.

Revised Specifications include:2,2-Dimethyl-3-(3-tolyl)propan-1-ol (otherwise known as Majantol, which was used previously up to 20%, specifically for lily of the valley notes and in fruity-floral compositions especially for functional products), Musk Ketone which is prohibited, as well as Quinoline ~chemically speaking C9H7N~ due to its risk of skin sensitisation (The quinoline family mainly produces leather notes in fine fragrance such as in Shalimar or Bandit, but not Cuir de Russie which relies on birch tar -previously restricted)


  1. *sigh* I really can't stand these regs - and I actually do have very serious allergies. I keep expecting the next one to ban any fragrances that have an actual scent.

  2. Anonymous22:34

    Oh no! Does this mean that Shalimar will need to be reformulated?!

  3. Mimi Gardenia23:15

    Uggh ! Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth ,these further restrictions. I certainly hope Shalimar will not be re formulated again.


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