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Fragrance Industry Associations

  • The International Fragrance Association (IFRA)
    Founded in 1973 to represent the collective interests of the fragrance industry worldwide. Membership is open to all countries and currently comprises the national associations of fragrance manufacturers from Australia, Europe, the Far East and North and South America. Since there is no company membership in IFRA, individual fragrance companies belong to IFRA through IFRA's member associations. PURPOSE OF IFRA: The primary focus is the worldwide development and advancement of the fragrance industry. The organization has established and seeks to preserve the self-regulatory practices of the international fragrance industry. This occurs through the development and implementation of a Code of Practice and safety standards utilized worldwide with the final objective to protect the consumer and the environment. IFRA maintains a list of banned or restricted perfumery materials.
  • The Fragrance FoundationThe Fragrance Foundation was established in 1949 by six industry leaders affiliated with Elizabeth Arden, Coty, Guerlain, Helena Rubenstein, Chanel and Parfums Weil, to develop educational programs about the importance and pleasures of fragrance for the American public. Today, America is the largest fragrance market in the world and The Fragrance Foundation has become an international source for historic, cultural, scientific and industry related reference materials. Currently, the Foundation's International Membership includes: manufacturers, suppliers, media, advertising and public relations agencies as well as designers, packagers and retailers. The Foundation maintains one of the most extensive print and video fragrance libraries in the world. It publishes educational and sales training materials, and a bi-annual Fragrance Trends Forecast Report. The Foundation produces videos and consumer publications, develops and mounts exhibitions and holds seminars and symposia for its members as well as for the international fragrance industry.
  • Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors
    "The Mission Statement: To represent, educate and foster the growth and profitability of entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetic and personal care industries worldwide. Seven Ways ICMAD Makes You Stronger: Protect, preserve and promote the principles of initiative and innovation in the cosmetic industry. Strengthen the voice of the entrepreneurial cosmetic company with the FDA, Congress, state legislatures, the media and consumer groups. Provide a forum and network for the exchange of ideas, problems and opportunities between members. Present and explain the laws and regulations of the FDA and federal and state agencies that govern the cosmetic industry. Utilize the experience and "know how" of cosmetic entrepreneurs and executives to communicate the marketing, technical, legal, legislative, economic and educational issues facing the industry. Ensure compliance with regulations by instituting a Code of Ethics for members. Cooperate and work with other associations and agencies in furthering the welfare and image of the cosmetic industry. "
  • The American Society of Perfumers
    The American Society of Perfumers is a not for profit organization, founded in 1947, created and managed by creative perfumers working in the USA. The main goal of the ASP is to foster and encourage the art and science of perfumery in the United States, and the rest of the world, while promoting professional exchange and a high standard of professional conduct within the fragrance industry.
  • The British Society of Perfumers
    The British Society of Perfumers was founded over 40 years ago, by Perfumers, to help gain recognition and status in the Perfumery industry for Perfumery as a profession. They currently have over 200 members, with four tiers of membership. Full Members are those who have spent at least five years working as a Perfumer, practising the art and science of Perfumery. Associate Members are those who contribute to Perfumery in a technical and/or olfactory capacity, technical and marketing consultants, commercial and technical personnel. Honorary Membership may be awarded to individuals who deserve special recognition of their services to the Perfumery Industry and the Society. The fourth category of membership is that of Student Member, studying a course in Perfumery at an approved educational establishment.
  • PRODAROM
    The national union of the raw materials manufacturers for the industry of the perfumery, Grasse, France. Website includes much information on the French perfume industry as well as information on the Grasse Institute of Perfumery.
  • AEAE-ISIPCA
    AEAE-ISIPCA is the association of students and former students of the International Superior Institute of Perfume, Cosmetics and Flavour. The website includes listings of job vacancies, bulletins, relevant contacts and a yearbook.
  • Société Française des Parfumeurs
    Who's Who in French perfumery — the major forces in perfume.
  • Women In Flavor and Fragrance Commerce
    "The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing customer service as well as technical careers. "
  • Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Established in1968 as the world's first scientific institute for multidisciplinary research on taste, smell and chemosensory irritation. Initial guidance and financial support came from the Ambrose Monell Foundation and from federal and state agencies. Until 1978, Monell was based at the University of Pennsylvania. The two institutions continue to maintain a close relationship.
  • The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists
    The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists is a professional scientific organisation that promotes the advancement of the theory and practice of the science and technology of cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery. Membership is open to individuals who are working or interested in the cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery industry.
  • The Society of Cosmetic Scientists
    The main object of the Society is to advance the science of cosmetics. It endeavours to do this by attracting to its membership men and women with high scientific qualifications and with experience both academically and industrially in cosmetics or related sciences; and by its activities, ie. its publications, educational programmes and scientific meetings, which are outlined in this web site.
  • The Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)
    The Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) is an international association that advances understanding of the senses of taste and smell.
  • Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
    RIFM was formed, as a nonprofit corporation in 1966. Its purpose is to gather and analyze scientific data, engage in testing and evaluation, distribute information, cooperate with official agencies and to encourage uniform safety standards related to the use of fragrance ingredients. The RIFM Database of flavor and fragrance materials is the largest available worldwide, classifying more than 5000 materials. The database is available online, 24/7, by subscription. RIFM's Database also houses an online collection of Flavor/Fragrance Ingredient Data Sheets (FFIDS) from 1985-present. FFIDSs are issued to assist with compliance for U.S. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standards and the European Commission's Dangerous Substances Directives. Unless you are a RIFM member — and to become a member you must be sponsored by two other members, plus pay the fees — RIFM's website is of little use.

Making Perfume By The Quart
Making Perfume By The Quart: A do-it-yourself project book

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Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup! (3rd edition)

Perfume is famous for the markup it can achieve, even for a middle market fragrance. While "everybody knows" that perfume costs next to nothing to make (not completely true) the making of it is often considered an esoteric secret. "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" details how a 3-person company with no experience created their own fragrance in response to a marketing opportunity that was too good to pass up. The book explains exactly what was done to create a fragrance for that opportunity but it is far more than a history of the author's project. "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" lays out every step in the process of creating your own perfume, either as a do-it-yourself project – and without the benefit of automated equipment some compromises and workarounds are required – or full bore professional production under your supervision. Either way you will be producing a quality fragrance at a remarkably low cost. Do you have a marketing opportunity that would be wildly profitable if only you could obtain your fragrance at a ridiculously low cost? "Creating Your Own Perfume With A 1700 Percent Markup!" is the guide you need to do it.


Naming Your Perfume And Protecting Your Name

A really great name, a special name that is just right for a particular perfume or perfume marketer (or entrepreneur with money to invest!) can be worth a ton of money. But few individuals with great ideas ever manage to cash in on those brilliant ideas. Instead they wait while others "discover" their idea, acquire legal rights to it and make all the money while they are left out in the cold without a penny having been earned for what was once THEIR idea.

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How To Launch Your Own Perfume Company: A Simple Business Plan

You can build a perfume business of your own using this business plan as a guide. By following its detailed strategy you learn to identify motivated groups of potential perfume buyers. Members of these groups are near the tipping point of desire for a new perfume. You don't know these people and they don't know you but you know a marketer they trust, one who does not currently sell perfume and might never think of selling perfume were it not for your approach. Here is where you step in with a professional plan, promotion, and perfume to take advantage of this ripe opportunity for mutual profit. Before your first promotion has peaked, you will already be developing a relationship with your next marketing partner. Following this plan, you will gain more and more profit with each new marketing partnership.


Creating your own perfume from dropper bottles: Methods, mechanics, and mathematics

Now when you make your own perfume you can make it fully "commercial" meaning you will be creating a product ready for regular, continuous sales to friends, relatives, and the public! If the fragrance you've made has already won praise, why not share it with others? Some might pay you for it and want it for their web stores or retail boutiques! Creating your own perfume from dropper bottles: Methods, mechanics, and mathematics guides you through steps that can turn your hobby project into a perfume business. Discover how close you are now and how little more you must do to take what you made with essential oils and dropper bottles into a business of your own! For an introduction to this book, watch this video.


How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume

When you name a perfume you create a valuable asset – the name itself. To sell your perfume you want the most effective name possible. But a good name can have value beyond the edge it gives your sales. In naming your fragrance you are creating a trademark and a trademark can have value independent of the product. The value of that trademark can vary. Much depends on how well, in naming your perfume, you follow the trademark "rules." How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume first helps you develop a name that will be effective in selling your perfume. It then prods you to make use of certain techniques that can turn a good name into a great trademark, strong and valuable. If you have questions about how to protect a name, How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume will answer many such as:

  • Can you protect your name yourself or do you need a lawyer?
  • Can you register a trademark without a lawyer?
  • What does it cost to register a trademark?
  • How do I enforce the rights I have established?

How To Create A More Valuable Name For Your Perfume covers both state, federal, and international protection.