International Fragrance Association

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The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) founded in 1973 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the official self-regulatory representative body of the fragrance industry worldwide.[1][2] Its main purpose is to ensure the safety of fragrance materials through a dedicated science program. IFRA publishes a list of usage standards for fragrance materials, limiting or prohibiting the use of ingredients, based on the findings of the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials, which gathers data regarding the safety of fragrance materials.[3][4][5]


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