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According to a report in Reuters, an EU advisory committee is
pushing legistlation that could restrict natural perfume ingredients linked up to 100 different allergies.
Perfume-makers fear, as a result of the restrictions, they'll be forced to create new formulas. For example, tree moss and oak moss—which gives Chanel's signature scent and Dior's Miss Dior fragrance their woody notes—would no longer be allowed.
"Chanel No. 5 has never done any harm to anyone," Sylvie Jourdet of the French perfumer's society told the Telegraph. "It is the death of perfume if this continues. The more you use natural ingredients, the more there is a risk of allergies. Lemon, jasmine, bergamot all contain allergenics."
Other favorite fragrances at risk include Guerlain's Shalimar and Angel by Thierry Mugler.
Do you agree with Jourdet—would this be the death of perfume as we know it? Or is this a step in the right direction to aid those who suffer from serious fragrance allergies? Let's discuss in the comments, below.