Weeks after Fragrance Creators Association (Fragrance Association) recently announced the recertification of the Congressional Fragrance Caucus the 118th Congress, association members returned to Washington, DC for its first in-person federal fly-in since 2019. The association’s fly-in allows members to connect with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
This year's federal fly-in focused on the implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act and the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act as well as important scientific and tax policies. Association members met with dozens of congressional offices, bringing details about the beauty, safety, and innovation of the fragrance industry to 50 offices. Following these meetings, Fragrance Creators will host a reception on Capitol Hill to celebrate the fragrance industry.
Farah K. Ahmed, president and CEO of Fragrance Creators shared, “Fragrance plays an important role in cosmetics and personal care products; products that nurture skin health and hygiene, empower self-expression and confidence, and deliver generational delight to billions of people every day. Last year, Congress passed one of our most important priorities—the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act—and today we are focusing our advocacy in support of an adequately funded cosmetics program; one that will support responsible fragrance industry innovation that can improve the experience of our nation’s diverse consumer demographic, uphold safety, and advance environmental sustainability.”
Bob Weinstein, co-chair of Fragrance Creators and CEO of Robertet USA stated, “Our work with Congress is ongoing and multifaceted. Fragrance is a critical input into a multitude of product categories–cosmetics, cleaning, air care, professional, and more. Today presents an important opportunity to educate Members of Congress about our priorities, like restoring full current year research and development expensing and prioritizing risk-based science.”
Cynthia Reichard, co-chair of Fragrance Creators and executive vice president of Arylessence added, “The fragrance industry has a beautiful story to tell. We were delighted for our diverse fragrance industry to join together and to be back in DC to share with lawmakers our efforts related to sustainability, safety, and innovation as well as our far-reaching economic impact.”