Government Agencies that
regulate aspects of perfume
manufacturing and marketing

United States

US Food & Drug Administration

Regulates ingredients and labeling for cosmetics (perfume).

Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Division

This is the new website for this department, newly transferred from the Justice Department to the Department of the Treasury. Their new website is well indexed and easy to navigate. Here is where you find out information about government regulation of ethyl alchol and how you can become licensed to buy and use it.

  • Download Alcohol Permit Application Information — All the forms and infomation you need to apply for permits to use high proof denatured alcohol to make perfume. Annual fee is $250. Holding this permit subjects the user to government inspections of his or her premises as well as certain reporting requirements. This permit is for individuals or businesses who are seriously engaged in the manufacture of perfume. This permit will not be needed if your bottling is being undertaken by an outside contractor who holds the necessary permit. Zip Format. Use a utility such as Winzip to decompress this file.

Canada

Health Canada

Competition Bureau

Department of Justice

European Union

CosIng

CosIng is the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients contained in the —

CosIng also includes the latest data after the adoption of the "Cosmetics Regulation" in 2009. Also of importance —

  • Annex II
    LIST OF SUBSTANCES PROHIBITED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS
  • Annex III
    LIST OF SUBSTANCES WHICH COSMETIC PRODUCTS MUST NOT CONTAIN EXCEPT SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS LAID DOWN
  • Annex III (Part 1)
    List of substances which cosmetic products must not contain except subject to the restrictions and conditions laid down