A couple of years ago a few long-time natural perfumers came up with a brilliant way of making sure you are honestly informed about all the ingredients used in their perfumes in hopes to make a worldwide movement for change. We are proud to follow suit. Complete transparency, how honest is that!
The idea of the ECLIP list is to openly state all the ingredients that are and are NOT contained in a perfumer’s fragrance. This is done using a standardised format based on the ISO (International Organisation Standardisation) standard for Aromatic Natural Raw Materials ISO 9235.2013. Here is the ECLIP of ime natural perfume:
ECLIP of “ime natural perfumes”
ETHICAL COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN PERFUMES
We certify that our fragrances are produced exclusively with natural essential oils and absolutes as stated in the international norm ISO 9235.2013 (Aromatic Natural Raw Materials – Definition – Vocabulary).
The Aromatic natural raw materials vocabulary given by ISO 9235 standard can be purchased on the ISO site.
Our perfumes DO NOT use denatured alcohol.
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: the combination of several chemical products used in order to render alcohol improper for human consumption. Common chemicals used for denaturing are Methanol, Terbutyl alcohol, Di Ethyl Phthalate, in combination with Denatonium Benzoate (Bistrex).
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.
Wax from bees (for solid perfumes)
Wax from petroleum (for solid perfumes)
In all our fragrances are present the 16 so called “natural allergens” contained in most essential oils, they are:
- cynnamic alcohol
- hexil cinnamal
- anisic alcohol
- benzyl benzoate
- benzyl cinnamate
- d- limonene
- evernia prunastri extract
Our fragrances are 100% botanical based & Choose Cruelty Free Accredited.
To find out if your perfume is the real deal or not, you might like to read ‘How do you know if your perfume is the real deal?’