Originally Posted by Sugandaraja
After developing a rash this morning from a fragrance, I have to laugh at the IFRA's idea that banning certain things will somehow make fragrance "safe" from those allergic. One can't control fragrance allergies by restricting fragrance ingredients any more than you can control food allergies by banning some foods! Awareness is the key...
If nothing else, the IFRA should rethink its guidelines given that people still have the skin reactions
to IFRA-approved frags.
Yup - totally agree ! I got a rash - for the first time ever from Voyage d'Hermes ! Not from vintage Mitsouko ,Shalimar or Joy parfum . God knows I marinated myself in those three old perfumes so much and not one reaction. 'New' Shalimar of all concentrations makes my skin 'burn' but not 'old' Shalimar. Voyage d'Hermes gave me red raised itchy bumps/rash all over my arms for a good 2-3 days.
When will the IFRA learn that you cannot control everything
People have to make their own choices in this world too .
They have to learn to accept responsiblity for their own actions too. If you have allergies to perfume ,don't use it, for goodness sake.
I do ,in part, understand , what the IFRA are trying to achieve. Stephen Weller from the IFRA replied graciously, to my rant ,I sent the IFRA.
The perfume industry as a whole, are trying to foresee future problems and protect the industry by restricting themselves now because the anti perfume lobbyists are so darned vocal . The problems begin with the anti perfume lobbyists .The anti perfume lobby are seeking people and things to blame IMHO. However allergies will occur no matter what .
Animal hair causes allergies ,as does pollen,grass..in fact all manner of things including newly painted buildings , dust - so are we to ban all animals and flowers ,plants and grass now too ? The world is going insane with this nonsense.
We have got to stop bending over backwards to accomodate those people against perfume because of allergies. "Give them an inch and they'll take a yard"
When will everyone say 'enough is enough' learn to live with your allergies and stop making everyone else's life a misery .
Ok ,rant over.