Luca Turin on NZZFolio April.
I cannot add more! Last week I was reading "alarming" reports on linalool (and its oxydated "version") a molecule present everywhere in naturals. Why shouldn't we forbid fragrances as alcohol was prohibited after WWI?
Because of the final decision on oakmoss, I can only say ... if you leave in EU buy all your beloved fragrances (modern!!!) that contain this product.
Brands should inform the consumer on this matter. If you can't fight EU you can at least have some stock of your beloved perfume still on the market.
Youth Dew (another perfume with oakmoss) will be mutilated in Europe. Miss Dior, already mutilated, will become a drugstore ghost and Opium will decline in sales in the next 3 years. Forget any classic Roudnitska and classic Hermès. Chanel pour Monsieur will be EU poison and Chanel No5 extrait will become another ghost.
Fragrances should be produced outside EU and bought outside by devoted consumers. Don't we already travel very much?
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