Why was Lilial banned and what are the implications for existing perfumes on the market?
Lilial is a fragrance ingredient that was banned in the European Union due to concerns about its potential toxicity and carcinogenic effects. This ban went into effect in 2006, and since then, perfumes that contain Lilial are no longer permitted to be sold in the EU.
As a result of the ban, many perfume companies had to reformulate their fragrances to exclude Lilial. This has led to changes in the scent and longevity of some perfumes, as Lilial was a widely used ingredient in many fragrances. Additionally, some perfumes that were popular in the EU before the ban are no longer available because they could not be reformulated to meet the new regulations.
The implications of the ban are that it has raised awareness of the potential dangers of some fragrance ingredients and has led to increased scrutiny of the safety of fragrances by regulators and consumers. It has also encouraged perfume companies to be more transparent about the ingredients in their fragrances and to use safer, alternative ingredients