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    Default Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    "Transparent" in the sense of "full disclosure"—

    Good article from Bloomberg

    "Michelle Pfeiffer Thinks You Should Know What’s in Your Perfume"

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    So in other words it is just a shtick. Boring bottles that look like they are from a Zara, boring names and typeface. Also, what is she even on about do not lots of fragrances have the ingredients listed on them? This reads cheap cash grab targeted at environmental yuppies; however I do not think those people bathe as it is much less would buy fragrance. Lame.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    I would give them a try.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Appreciate the link. Interesting.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by AceyMan View Post
    "Transparent" in the sense of "full disclosure"—

    Good article from Bloomberg

    "Michelle Pfeiffer Thinks You Should Know What’s in Your Perfume"

    Link,
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...hes-henry-rose

    /Acey
    Thanks for this Acey - I did see the article earlier but had no time to post about it.

    Created in collaboration with 130-year old scent maker International Flavors and Fragrances, the company makes a bold claim: It is the first to disclose all its ingredients and attest to their safety.
    So I wonder what Lush have been doing with full ingredients' lists on their bottles.

    Seems like more marketing talk to me...

    Frederic Pignault, a vice president of sales at IFF, said “there is no concern” about the safety of the fragrance ingredients it or other perfume houses use, but that IFF was excited to work with Pfeiffer to answer growing consumer interest in transparency.
    And to me this paragraph confirms it...
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    I'm a supporter of (and donor to) the Environmental Working Group because of the fine work they do in food safety and heritage preservation, but this whole perfume thing smells a little fishy to me. I'll try to read up about it in EWG's documents.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    +1!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm a supporter of (and donor to) the Environmental Working Group because of the fine work they do in food safety and heritage preservation, but this whole perfume thing smells a little fishy to me. I'll try to read up about it in EWG's documents.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    It's certainly an interesting article. I'm not sure how much of it is marketing, and how much genuine sentiment. I'm not attributing any "marketing" to Ms. Pfeiffer herself. She seems to be genuine in her concerns. I'm just not sure how genuine the people she's working with are.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    So I wonder what Lush have been doing with full ingredients' lists on their bottles.
    Beat me to it. And they state what is natural or otherwise.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    I would too.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Will Catwoman bring us some civet?
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    One of them better be called "Cat's Meow" and come in a shiny stitched leather bottle.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Bit of a fan of hers. Glad she is doing this fragrance line !
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    I’ll give it a go, esp. since she likes her Haitian vetiver. Clearly this isn’t just another celebuscent brand considering Michelle Pfeifer’s ‘star wattage’ is a glimmer of what it once was.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I’ll give it a go, esp. since she likes her Haitian vetiver.
    I might like to see some fact-checking on IFF donating goats and chickens to the Haitian vetiver farmers, though. Kinda hard to picture.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I might like to see some fact-checking on IFF donating goats and chickens to the Haitian vetiver farmers, though. Kinda hard to picture.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

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    Fancy a site visit, anyone?
    Time for a BN investigative field trip. Bring a permission slip and a sack lunch with your name on it.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    Time for a BN investigative field trip. Bring a permission slip and a sack lunch with your name on it.
    Sack lunch? That's so working-class. I'll be rocking my "The Remains of the Day" lunchbox.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    Time for a BN investigative field trip. Bring a permission slip and a sack lunch with your name on it.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    From the large study that the article cites :

    " 1 in 4 of the fragrance ingredients we detected were linked to adverse, chronic health effects. "

    Worth checking out the study, and wondering what the consequences of these sorts of investigations may be :

    https://d124kohvtzl951.cloudfront.ne..._9_26_2018.pdf

    Interesting to note that the study finds Axe body spray to be more toxic than WD40 multi-use lubricant...
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Pfeiffer's heart is in the right place, but perfume ranks low on the list of things I'd worry about these days. Plastic bottles disrupt hormones to the nth degree, and everyone I see is guzzling something out of them. Environmental toxins in water, soil and air are inescapable, 24/7, as are microwaves passing through our brains from cell towers, TVs, computers and phones. Perfume? If anything, it contributes a tiny bit to a march larger problem that defies solution. The fragrances Pfeiffer touts sound interesting and I'd try them, but not because they're marketed as "safe."

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Pfeiffer's heart is in the right place, but perfume ranks low on the list of things I'd worry about these days. Plastic bottles disrupt hormones to the nth degree, and everyone I see is guzzling something out of them. Environmental toxins in water, soil and air are inescapable, 24/7, as are microwaves passing through our brains from cell towers, TVs, computers and phones. Perfume? If anything, it contributes a tiny bit to a march larger problem that defies solution. The fragrances Pfeiffer touts sound interesting and I'd try them, but not because they're marketed as "safe."
    None the less, we all know the impact that the IFRA regulations have had, and as I understand, their main concern was contact dermatitis. God knows that no one wants to risk getting a rash.

    The (extensive) study mentioned in the article was talking about fragrance ingredients and cancer and more, and how frags are generally loaded with ingredients shown to be risky. And that evil frag makers are hiding that fact from the public.

    One is forced to wonder what the backlash from these revelations are going to be, and how soon it's going to hit the fan. With IFRA, I suspect that the big frag chemical makers figured they could come up with proprietary work-arounds, so those regs were probably no skin off their noses.

    This could be a whole other deal though. I can't imagine they're feeling jolly at all.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...helle-pfeiffer

    A short piece by Tania Sanchez which references this and the clean perfume moment.

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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...helle-pfeiffer

    A short piece by Tania Sanchez which references this and the clean perfume moment.
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...helle-pfeiffer

    A short piece by Tania Sanchez which references this and the clean perfume moment.
    I suspect we've not heard the last of this "perfume is poison" thing.

    Like the existential angst which followed the atomic bomb, people worry about climate change now.

    A time ripe for minor hysterias of all sorts
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    Default Re: Michelle Pfeiffer joins with IFF to launch transparent perfume line

    My toxicity smells so good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    From the large study that the article cites :

    " 1 in 4 of the fragrance ingredients we detected were linked to adverse, chronic health effects. "

    Worth checking out the study, and wondering what the consequences of these sorts of investigations may be :

    https://d124kohvtzl951.cloudfront.ne..._9_26_2018.pdf

    Interesting to note that the study finds Axe body spray to be more toxic than WD40 multi-use lubricant...
    I have a lot of friends and family who died of perfume-related cancers (specifically of wrist cancer), and I'm glad someone is finally taking a stand against Big-Fragra!

    (rolleyes)

    Michelle's line will be nothing more than creative marketing. I'm sure they'll even hype up that the fragrances will be gluten-free.




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