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FRAGRANCE CREATORS EXPANDS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND DIGITAL FRAGRANCE RESOURCE FOR THE PUBLIC


The Fragrance Creators association announced the expansion of the Fragrance Conservatory, the comprehensive digital resource for high-quality information about fragrance.

The Fragrance Conservatory

 

What is Fragrance Creators ?

Fragrance Creators Association is the principal fragrance trade association. The organization represents the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America. The association also represents interests along the fragrance value chain. Fragrance Creators’ membership is diverse, including companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, household, fine fragrance, and industrial & institutional products as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. Fragrance Creators established and administers the Congressional Fragrance Caucus, ensuring ongoing dialogue with members of Congress and staff.

Sozio is an active member of the Fragrance Creators Association. You can access to the Fragrance Creators members list following this link: Members (fragrancecreators.org).

 

The fragrance conservatory:

Fragrance Creators Association announced the expansion of its award-winning FragranceConservatory.com—the resource for high-quality science and information to enhance understanding and appreciation for fragrance and empower consumers to make informed and confident choices about scented products. Refreshed with new and improved content, the site’s Ingredient Directory now contains data on the origin, history of safe use, and more on nearly 100 well-known fragrance ingredients. You can find information on fragrance ingredients using the ingredient directory: The Ingredient Directory – The Fragrance Conservatory.

 

A focus to understand safety and safe use of fragrance ingredients:

The fragrance conservatory particularly pays attention to helping visitors understand safety and safe use of fragrance ingredients. It develops a comprehensive section to explain how ingredients are assessed, the state and federal laws that govern fragrances in USA, and the international industry safety guidelines, like The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) guidelines, known as IFRA Standards, that is based on rigorous safety assessments provided by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM).

Don’t hesitate to reach out or follow the link to access to this resource: The Rulebooks – The Fragrance Conservatory.

 

 

 

Notification of the 50th amendement to the IFRA standards:

IFRA Brand Book - brand identity, guideline and assets.

 

 

 

 

IFRA announces the Notification of the IFRA 50th Amendment on June 30, 2021

This particular Amendment solely addresses the prohibition of use for the fragrance material Mintlactone (CAS 13341-72-5) as specified below and comes in addition to previous Amendments to the IFRA Code of Practice. As a consequence, all elements of the 49th Amendment, as notified 10th January 2020, addressing other fragrance materials, remain unchanged and in place.

The implementation timelines for the 50th Amendment are as follows:

IFRA Standards Date for Standards entering into force for new creations Date for Standards entering into force for existing creations
Standards prohibiting the use of ingredients 2 months* after the date of the Notification letter 13 months* after the date of the Notification letter

*This includes 4 weeks to exchange information about pre-mixtures (bases) between manufacturers of fragrance mixtures. The timelines and dates refer to the supply of the fragrance mixtures only, not to the finished products.

Please note that SOZIO does not use Mintlactone, therefore, our fragrances are not impacted by this new amendment and remain compliant with the current IFRA recommendations.

 

 

 

If you want further information about the Fragrance conservatory or the IFRA 50th Amendment, please reach out to us via email: regulatory@jesozio.com or through your designated Sales Representative.


SYNAROME HAS JOINED SOZIO TO REINFORCE ITS PERFUMERY INGREDIENT ACTIVITIES!


SOZIO x SYNAROME

Sozio, a French family-owned company specialized in the creation and production of fragrances compositions, continue its growth by announcing its acquisition of Synarome.

Through a vertical integration from the ingredients to the fragrance creation and manufacturing, Sozio will strengthen its position in the field of organic synthesis, perfumery specialties  and distillation for the fragrance industry.
Frédéric Braud, General Manager of Sozio, said that : « Besides the iconic ingredients which have made the reputation of Synarome such as Ambrarome or Animalis, Synarome produces more than 200 aromachemicals and specialties for the global F&F industry. Sozio ambition is to come-back to its historical roots, the creation and manufacturing of natural perfumery ingredients which have been at the heart of the company for more than 200 years ».

Achille Riviello, General Manager of Synarome, added : « Due to our growth , we felt we need the support of a larger enterprise, able to increase our investments in our R&D center and production facility and sharing the same vision on the future of perfumery ».
As a result of its latest investments in the UK with the acquisition of Phoenix fragrances, in Asia with the creation of its new factory in Jakarta during the first quarter 2021, a new factory planned in China in 2022 and in Middle East with the building of a laboratory this summer in Dubai, Sozio is emerging as a key global player.

Yet still responsive, on a human scale, offering an alternative to the « heavyweights » of the fragrance industry.


ANSES PUBLISHES A LIST OF 906 SUBSTANCES OF INTEREST BECAUSE OF THEIR POTENTIAL ENDOCRINE ACTION


As part of France’s Second National Endocrine Disruptor Strategy (SNPE 2), ANSES (The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) published on April 15, 2021, a list of 906 substances of interest because of their potential endocrine action, associated with a prioritization strategy and a method to classify them as a proven, supposed or suspected endocrine disruptor.

France is the first country to have had a National Endocrine Disruptor Strategy aiming to reduce exposure of the population and the environment to endocrine disruptors. 

Assessing their health effects is therefore a scientific challenge and an important public health issue. ANSES is one of the major players in this area. It carries out important assessment work to identify endocrine-disrupting substances.

 

 

How has this list of 906 substances of interest been established by ANSES?

ANSES compared the existing international lists of substances and the methods used, in order to compile a rigorous list of the substances of interest for which the data available are sufficient to consider an assessment based on the three points set out by the WHO (World Health Organization).

According to the WHO definition, a substance is recognised as an endocrine disruptor if it meets the three conditions below: 

  • adverse effects on health
  • altering one or more of the functions of the endocrine system
  • a biologically plausible link between these two findings 

The list of 906 substances of interest is available here:
https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/REACH2019SA0179Anx-1.xlsx

In order to evaluate the impact on the perfumery sector, IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compared the list from ANSES (906 substances) with the IFRA Transparency List, which identifies all the ingredients used in perfumery. It results in 105 common substances between both lists.

 

 

ANSES is putting forward a methodology to establish an operational categorisation of endocrine disruptors:

ANSES underlines the need to be able to make a distinction between “known,” “presumed” and “suspected” endocrine disruptors, following an assessment.

The categories defined by ANSES would be based on the probability of a substance being an endocrine disruptor: 

  • Known: substances that are highly probable endocrine disruptors (probability of over 90%)
  • Presumed: substances that are strongly suspected of being endocrine disruptors, but with no certainty (probability of between 66% and 90%) 
  • Suspected: substances for which information received is concerning but not sufficient for clear judgement (probability of between 5% and 66%)

By providing a graduated result, this methodology should make it possible to vary the applicable rules in accordance with the uses and population groups exposed.

Last but not least, discussions are under way to create a hazard class for endocrine disruptors as part of the European CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures).

 

 

If you want further information about the scientific projects/studies on endocrine disruptors currently in progress all around the world, please reach out to us via email: regulatory@jesozio.com or through your designated Sales Representative.