Fragrance Secrets Remain Safe For Now, But State Disclosure Efforts Continue
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Some fragrance-disclosure bills of concern to cosmetics industry stakeholders languished in state legislative sessions this year, but others remain under consideration – in Minnesota and North Carolina, for example. IFRA North America maintains that forced disclosure of fragrance ingredients could have unintended negative consequences.
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