Summary title: Petition No 0397/2021 by S.K. (German) on perfume ingredients
Petition number: 0397/2021
Topics: Consumer Rights
Country: European Union
Name: S. K.
The petitioner believes that perfume manufacturers make use of amendments to the legislation on hazardous ingredients not only to make their products comply with the requirements in terms of harmful substances such as allergens, but also to reduce the amount of active agent, perfume oil. This ‘reformulation’ means that perfume remains effective for only 2 hours instead of 8 and that the aroma disappears in a quarter of the time. The petitioner therefore calls for a law determining how much perfume oil must be present in a particular product for that product to be called Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum.