Personal care product manufactures have struggled to define the terms natural and organic. These manufacturers are confronted with many issues, including the definition of a natural or organic fragrance. To address this problem, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has assembled a task force to choose a standard definition for natural and organic fragrance.
The task force has only met once; however, IFRA expects to have a preliminary draft of the definitions in the first half of 2009. The task force will define "bio-fragrance," "natural," "organic" and "green." According to IFRA, some large fragrance suppliers have already come out with "certified-organic" fragrances. The task force, therefore, will determine definitions that satisfy both suppliers and manufacturers.