The fragrance industry has a deep, global history. The art of perfumery has been practiced on every continent and virtually every country in our world. Organizations have been developed in more modern times to ensure safety and regulatory issues are addressed, kept up to date and made available to everyone. In addition, organizations and associations have been created simply to appreciate and expand the knowledge and love of fragrance as an art form. We’ve listed some of our favorite organizations with a brief intro about each and a link to their website so you can check it out yourself.
International Fragrance Association (IFRA)
IFRA is an organization concerned with safety and integrity in the fragrance industry. Because the fragrance industry is self-regulated, IFRA began in an attempt to create cohesiveness in the global fragrance industry in regards to safety and regulation.
The American Society of Perfumers
The goal of the American Society of Perfumers is to encourage the art and science of fragrance and fragrance development.
The Fragrance Foundation
Another organization concerned with expanding the appreciation of fragrance and understanding the joy of a fragrant world.
Now Smell This
A great blog about perfume. Very active, reviews of perfumes, people sharing personal experience with fragrances, etc. Only go here is you love, love, love perfume!!