The association of perfume creators organizes its annual meeting

The Fragrance Creators Association (Fragrance Creators) recently held its annual meeting in Morristown, NJ. Its “monitoring, analytics, and custom models and trackers are key to providing members with the insights and tools they need to stay ahead of the game,” the association said.

During the open session of the meeting, former Senator Byron Dorgan and Dan Renberg of ArentFox Schiff LLP recapped the 2022 U.S. midterm elections and
provided insight into the political landscape of 2023, including the impact on key priorities for fragrance designers such as cosmetics modernization and trade policy.

A look at the 2022 achievements

Key achievements of the Fragrance Creators Association in 2022 include:

• Provide members with access to key government officials from the White House, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and Congress;

• Lead and influence on critical fragrance-related legislative issues, including ensuring that proposals are based on sound science and safeguard industry competition and innovation;

• Encourage stewardship principles across the industry that promote responsible industry growth; and

• Provide members with unique and meaningful predictive intelligence and personalized compliance assistance tools.

Work on these priorities will continue in 2023, the association said.

Overview of international fragrances

In addition, attendees were briefed on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) and the essentiality of fragrance. Technical experts from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Procter & Gamble and Estee Lauder provided attendees with background information and an update on the impact of the CSS proposal.

In another session, executives from Arylessence, Procter & Gamble and the Estee Lauder companies explored why humans have always relied on fragrances and what makes fragrance an essential part of everyday life. They highlighted Fragrance Creators’ recent study in this area and future plans to continue work in this important area to educate consumers.

Donovan B. Sanford