A few weeks ago, Ines of All I Am – A Redhead wrote a post that re-alerted me to the status of IFRA regulations. Normally, when the topic turns to IFRA, I tune out. I tend to think that the regulatory bodies are going to take bureaucratic years (which are longer than normal years) to do anything, so why rush to take action before anything has really changed?
But, Ines’s post got me thinking. I do have a few perfume loves that I would be sorry to see changed. I also wonder if some smaller companies will decide it’s not worth the trouble of dealing with new regulations, and just close up shop. I would feel better knowing I have enough of those perfumes to last me another ten years or so (or until they
kill me make me itchy, with their toxic poisonous definitely worse that hair dye, paint, or pharmaceuticals non-IFRA-compliant ingredients). So, I took this opportunity to do some very uncharacteristic paranoia-fueled perfume shopping. First on the list:
Reglisse Noire from 1000 Flowers. I’m very glad I made this purchase, since larger sizes are no longer even listed on the website, and the price for 15 ml bottles is down to $20. Ominous.
Tableau de Parfums Ingrid. Tauer Parfums doesn’t seem likely to go anywhere, but I’m not sure what plans Andy Tauer and Bryan Pera have for Tableau de Parfums. Better safe than sorry!
I will also be purchasing some (more) Chanel No. 19, as soon as I figure out exactly which versions I “need.”
As I said, a bit paranoid, but at least I am prepared. Some people have bottled water and canned food; I have perfume.
Images courtesy 1000 Flowers, Luckyscent, and Fragrantica.