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Dec 21, 2007 | 09:31 AM CST

BfR Offers Guidance on Coumarin in Perfumes, Cosmetics, Body Care

Recommending that consumers reduce overall exposure to coumarin, including in cosmetics, and stating that coumarin not be used at any level in care products for infants and toddlers, the Berlin-based Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has announced an ongoing investigation into coumarin in fragrances.

Dec 20, 2007 | 04:45 PM CST

EPA Rejects NRDC's Air Freshener Petition

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition submitted by the National Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) and allied groups requesting actions regarding air fresheners. The petition "claimed that some air fresheners may cause health problems because they contain phtalates," says a Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) bulletin.

Dec 11, 2007 | 05:16 PM CST

Body Care Products: Luxurious and Natural

Body care products move quickly towards naturals but retain their pampering qualities

Nov 28, 2007 | 11:34 AM CST

Natural Desires in Hair Care Fragrances

New hairstyling products boast herbal and fruit-inspired scents to connect with consumers

Nov 27, 2007 | 03:14 PM CST

F&F Bookshelf

P&Fnow delves into Fragrance for Personal Care

Nov 14, 2007 | 09:57 AM CST

Air Care Report: P&G Takes on Hotel Smell

The Hampton Inn hotel chain has released traveler survey results that show fragrance expectations are changing, an opportunity Procter & Gamble's Febreze brand recently tackled.

Nov 13, 2007 | 07:36 PM CST

Air Care Innovations

No longer confined to just aerosol sprays that reside under people’s bathroom sinks, the US air care market has grown rapidly in recent years

Nov 12, 2007 | 11:00 AM CST

FMA Defends DEP in Air Fresheners

The Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA) has issued a response to a recent petition titled "Citizen Petition to EPA and CPSC Regarding Air Fresheners," which asks for regulatory action on air freshener products and producers.

Nov 01, 2007 | 11:21 AM CDT

Study Finds Natural Niche Brands Prime for Acquisition

Consumer demand for natural personal care products is driving a major shift from niche distribution channels to more mainstream mass retail outlets, which is triggering a sharp increase in sales, according to a recent study by Kline & Company.