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IFRA Standards - a summary

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Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bartlett View Post
No problem. I canít say how much was in Channel Pour Monsieur but I can say that when Iím making a masculine fragrance to a commission and donít need to worry about the standards I will typically want to use in the region of 1%. So ten times as much as is now permitted.

Actually itís the Eugenol and Geraniol standards that is the most problematic though:

Here is the IFRA list of oils containing Eugenol:
Clove bud/leaf/stem oil < 90
Cinnamon leaf oil < 85
Pimento berry or leaf oil < 85
Bay oil < 56
Carnation absolute < 15
Basil oil (Linalool type) <15
Cinnamon bark oil < 6
Hyacinth absolute < 2
Laurel leaf (Laurus nobilis) oil (sweet bay oil) < 2
Rose oils (Bulgaria, Morocco, China, Turkey) < 1.5
Mace oil < 1.1
Citronella oil (Java, China, Vietnam) < 1
Rose absolutes (VP *) < 1
Tuberose absolute < 1
Cananga oil < 0.7
Nutmeg oil < 0.6
Basil oil (Estragole type) < 0.5
Cassia oil < 0.5
Ylang-ylang extra < 0.5
Ylang-ylang extra super < 0.5
Ylang-ylang type I, II and III < 0.5
Cascarilla oil < 0.3
Lemongrass oils < 0.3
Origanum oil (Spanish) < 0.3
Tolu balsam absolute (VP *) < 0.3
Estragon oil (Tarragon oil, Artemisia dracunculus L.) < 0.2
Tagete patula oil/ absolute. ND dans T. minuta < 0.2
Davana oil < 0.1
Myrtle oil < 0.1
Spike Lavender oil < 0.1
Citronella oil (Ceylon) Traces < 0.1

And the same list for Geraniol:
Palmarosa oil < 85
Citronella oil (Java, China, Vietnam) < 25
Citronella oil (Ceylon) < 23
Rose oil (Morocco) < 23
Rose oil (Bulgaria) < 22
Geranium oil (Bourbon) < 20
Geranium oil (North Africa) < 20
Rose oil (Turkey) < 20
Rose oil (China) < 18.3
Geranium oil (China) < 12
Lemongrass oil < 8
Orange flower absolute (VP *) < 8
Melissa oil (genuine) < 5
Rose absolutes (VP *) < 5
Petitgrain oil (Paraguay) < 4.5
Petitgrain bergamot oil < 4
Petitgrain bitter orange oil < 4
Neroli oil < 3.5
Petitgrain lemon oil < 3.5
Coriander fruit oil < 3
Ylang-ylang extra < 3
Ylang-ylang type I < 2.6
Rosewood oil < 2.5
Ylang-ylang type II < 2.4
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) oil < 2.2
Carrot (seed) oil < 2
Mentha citrata oil (s) < 2
Cananga oil < 1.5
Litsea cubeba oil < 1.5
Cardamom oil < 1.2
Cistus (Rockrose) oil < 1.2
Coriander leaf oil < 1
Lavandin absolute (VP *) < 1
Lavender absolute (VP *) < 1
Lavender oil (s) < 1
Snakeroot oil (Asarum canadense) < 1
Myrtle oil < 0.8
Ylang-ylang type III < 0.8
Ylang-ylang extra super < 0.7
Lavandin oil (s) < 0.6
Red Thyme oil (Spanish) < 0.5
Cajuput oil < 0.4
Ho oil (s) < 0.4
Lime oil (distilled) < 0.4
Lime oil (expressed) < 0.4
Nutmeg oil < 0.4
Laurel leaf (Laurus nobilis) oil < 0.3
Marjoram sweet oil (Origanum majorana) < 0.3
Basil oil (Linalool type) < 0.2
Hop oil < 0.2
Lemon oil (s) < 0.2
Spike Lavender oil < 0.2
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