We certify that our fragrances are produced exclusively with natural essential oils and absolutes as stated in the international norm ISO 9235.1997 (Aromatic Natural Raw Materials - Definition - Vocabulary).
For perfumery products we use NOT denaturated 96° alcohol.
The Aromatic natural raw materials vocabulary given byISO 9235 standard can be purchased on the ISO site
Our proof of purchase of the ISO 9235 guarantees to our customers that we know the ISO standard
WHAT I USE IN MY PERFUMES
Absolute as defined byISO 9235 Alcohol natural Animal Extracts and tinctures: (civet, Castoreum, Hyraceum, Ambergris, Honey bee). Concrete: as defined by byISO 9235 Essential oils: as defined byISO. 9235 Extracts: as defined by ISO 9235 Propylen Glicole (PG) (with my cocoa extract only)
Resinoids: as defined by ISO 9235 Tinctures: as defined by ISO 9235 Water
WHAT I DO NOT USE IN MY PERFUMES
synthetic Alcohol Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of petroleum derivatives. Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of natural raw materials Denaturant for alcohol Natural molecules (Isolates) from bio technology Natural molecules isolates obtained from essential oils
Oil MIneral (paraffins) Oil Vegetable Preservatives (natural) ex. wheat germ oil Preservatives (synthetic) ex. vitamin C Wax from bees (for solid perfumes) Wax from petroleum (for solid perfumes)
Definition of the products listed on ECLIP
Absolute: extracted with ethanol from concrete or resinoides. Ethanol is then removed. Alcohol natural: obtained from natural raw material source (grain, corn, cane) by fermentation then distillation. Alcohol synthetic: synthetic ethanol is obtained by mixing ethylene (gas obtained from petroleum or fossil gases) with steam at a temperature of 300° Celsius. Animal Extracts and tinctures: obtained by treating animal raw material with ethanol. To obtain the Extract the solvent is removed (es. civet, Castoreum, Hyraceum, Ambergris, Honey bee). Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of petroleum derivatives. Aroma chemicals from natural raw materials (acetate vetyveryle, acetate cedryle ecc…): Single molecules obtained from chemical reaction of natural raw materials with acids to obtain acetates, cinnamates, brassylates etc. Antioxidants (natural) es. wheat germ oil Antioxidants (synthetic) es. vitamin C or E Concrete: obtained from botanical raw material usually extracted with solvent (hexane, supercritical CO2) then the solvent is removed. Denaturant: in perfumery the combination of 2 chemical products is used in order to render it improper to human consumption. In Europe the chemicals used for denaturation are either Terbutyl alcohol (class A) or Di Ethyl Phtalate, the mother of all Phtalates (class B), in combination with Bitrex. Essential oils: obtained by steam distillation of natural raw material or cold press in the case of citruses. Essential oils which significantly change in composition (folded essential oils, fractioned essential oils , x-less essential oil, molecular distillation). materials which has been eliminated reduced by re-distillation Extracts: obtained by treating natural raw material with volative solvent which is then removed or non volatile solvent that is not removed at the end. Natural molecules (So called) or Isolates, from bio technology obtained from microbiological synthesis. This is the new gold mine of the flavour and fragrance industry. The problem with these products is the secrecy that producers keep on the origin material with the excuse of patent propriety and confidentiality, and the undisclosed use of patented GMO bacteries. Natural molecules (isolates)obtained from essential oils by distillation. Mostly obtained from fractional distillation of natural essential essential oils. GMO ingredients any ingredient genetically modificated or obtained from genetically modificated raw material or obtained through the use of genetically modificated microrganisms. Oil mineral (paraffins) derived from petroleum. obtained from crude distillation of the same. Oils vegetable (jojoba, mandorle ecc) from natural source obtained from cold pression without solvents Preservatives (natural) ex. wheat germ oil, used to prevent the deterioration by oxidation Preservatives (synthetic) ex. vitamin C, used to prevent the deterioration by oxidation PG and DPG (Propylen Glicole, Dipropylen Glicole) synthetic solvent from petroleum used to obtain extracts from natural raw materials: PG is used mainly to obtain cocoa extract: the PG is NOT removed from the extract when used in the perfume. Resinoids: obtained from dry botanical raw material extracted usually with ethanol, that is then removed. Tinctures: obtained from ethanol maceration of raw material (also called infusion in perfumery); the exhausted raw material is filtered off. Water Wax from bees (for solid perfumes) Wax from petroleum (for solid perfumes)
In all my fragrances are present the 16 so called “natural allergens” contained in most essential oils, they are:
evernia prunastri extract
The presence of ingredients from animal origin is easily verified for each perfume. at the bottom of the product page of each fragrance.
Our fragrances 100% botanical are marked as “ VEGAN”.
Those that contain products of animal origin are marked as “NON VEGAN”.