Originally Posted by DULLAH
AFAIK, Truefitt & Hill is the only house I use which uses phtalates.
Diethyl phtalate to be exact.
I know Creed does not use them.
And I know many other popular houses phased phtalates out some time ago.
Perhaps we can make a comprehensive list of brands which do and do not use phtalates?
Hey, phtalates been banned in US? not sure about that....maybe some houses do not use phtalates, but hey, Calvin Klein does, so does Chanel (!) And phtalates are not the only one disruptors...Btw, they did bann some sort of phtalates in EU, but clever perfume houses started to use another kind... Please see report on this link, http://www.ewg.org/files/SafeCosmetics_FragranceRpt.pdf
, particularly page 11 for the hormone disruptors matter, there is none of 17 well known brands, who would not use at least one of them...Surprise surprise!
My suggestion is to use natural perfumes, but those which claim to be 100% natural, not Body shop, L´Occitane or Korres, who just pretend to be....See ingredients, if it says "fragrance", it is synthetic. If it says fragrance from essential oils,or natural fragrance, it is (hopefully) natural.
I do not like the word paranoia, but more, I do not like to be killed slowly with "trade secret" named fragrance...
Of course, we cannot choose, what we breath or eat mostly, but we can choose what we spray and spread on ourselves.