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Perfumery Code of Ethics

The Perfumery Code of Ethics has been established by Christophe Laudamiel a Master Perfumer and founder of DreamAir creative studios in New York City. He is a founder and president of the non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics.

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Perfumery Code of Ethics

Laudamiel is well regarded in the world of fragrance, having carved out a career where he has not only worked on some well known brands (Estee Lauder's Tommy Hilfiger Cool Spray for Woman in 2001 and co-creating Polo Blue for men, Ralph Lauren with Carlos Benaim) but has in most recent years pushed the boundaries between nature and technology in the search for new and unknown scents that are undetectable to the human nose.

Passionate about fragrance and the people responible for the fragrances they create, Laudamiel is doing everything in his power to safeguard the industy from mistrust, plagiarism and fair trade for all involved, from the growers to the perfume creators.

We met Christophe through the power of instagram. In fact he followed us and that lead to us talking. I was intrigued by his code of ethics and after learning more, I boldly asked if we could join. Transparency and honesty is important to us as fragrance designers and makers. We want to work with Christophe, to ensure that brands that mislead the consumer understand the damage they are doing not only to the industry, but to their customers too.

This is what we have pledge to:



I Originality

We pledge to create or promote original olfactory forms. Creations borrowed from existing olfactory forms must be acknowledged. Original creators and formula owners shall be named and rewarded. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

II Art and Design

We believe that olfactory forms are works of the mind and fragrances are pieces of art and design. Their composers are artists and designers.

III Respect

We strive to ensure that suppliers, farmers and chemists all around the world receive the respect they deserve.

IV Anti-fog

We pledge to write scent descriptions that are reliable and actually descriptive. If we say it, you will smell it.

V Sampling

This Code of Ethics is currently based on an honor system. There is no commitment beside what is expressed above. Perfumers commit personally, formula owners and brands also commit as such.

If you would like to pledge as well, please use this QR code or see

If complimentary samples are provided, they are not to be resold. They may be donated to e.g. Dress for Success, a school for the blind, or other charities which will donate them to people who cannot afford perfumes or wish to learn perfumes.

VI Disclosure

If we review a fragrance, active contribution or promotion from the fragrance composer or owner will be disclosed.

VII Flagging

If you see or smell something, you are welcome to bring it to our attention. We will be scrupulous about facts and oversights.

VIII Clean Slate

All fragrances created before signing the pledge are grandfathered.

Pledged as of April, 2024

Sergio Martínez Anaya / Daring Light - Craig Andrade / RaconteurAlex Andrei - Susan Ankersen / Susan Ankersen - Sarah Baker / Sarah Baker PerfumesBrian Bakker - Marina Barcenilla / Marina Barcenilla Parfums and AromatomAmanda Louise Beadle / Bedeaux - Brooke Belldon - Pierre Benard / OsmoartAdrian A. Benjamin / EnCaugh - Clémentine Beun - Francesca Bianchi / Francesca Bianchi Perfumes Marie-Pierre Blanchette / Miskeo Parfums - Tanja Bochnig / April Aromatics - Dana Brown / Kamala’s Own Jessica September Louise Buchanan / 1000 Flowers - Marianne Butler - Sue-Hyun BustoChad Bylsma / Age of Querrele - Enrico Calandro / Casa Essenziera - Will Carius / Barrister and Mann Jason Carter - Terry Carter / Travertine Parfums - Sivilė Čeponytė / Sivilé - Ugo CharronChris Classic / Savoir Faire - Joseph J. Colbourne - Blanka Crozier - Elena Cvjetković - Pep Dalessandri Jane Daly - Roberto Dario / Roberto Dario - Tanja Deurloo / AnnindriyaNicole Derieux / Villa des Parfums - Izaskun Díaz / IzaskunRobert Dobay and Christopher Dragi / Source Adage Fragrances - Kaitlyn ni Donovan / Vireo Perfumes Eliza Douglas - Lazarus Douvos / Lazarus Douvos - Christopher Dragi - Michael Edwards Catherine Haley Epstein - Ali Erkekli / Anka Kus - Benjamin Esposito / House of Mammouth Andrew Everett - Laurence Fanuel / L’Atelier de Rosa Rose - Jocelyn Fullerton / Cult of Scent Daniel Gallagher / Gallagher Fragrances - Elisabeth Gaynes / Strangelove - Eliane Gazzard / Egeau Chester Henry Gibs / Chester Gibs Art and Olfaction - Pedro Gil - Lisa Gomez / CUSTOMPARFUMS Iva Grdinić - Yosh Han Yosh - Trygve Harris / Enfleurage Inc. - Akari Hoshi / BelAirLab Tokyo Vitalii Husiev - Clayton Ilolahia - Sarah Ireland / Sarah Ireland - Christiana Jackson / Mimosa Botanicals Frederic Jacques / The Society of Scent - David Jipa / Toskovat - Stefan Kehl - Andreas Keller - Dave Kern Alie Kiral / Pearfat - Sue Korisnik - Naoko Kusunoki / Your Exclusive - Bharti Lalwani / Litrahb Perfumery Olivia Larson / La Fleur by Livvy - Christophe Laudamiel / DreamAirMarie Urban Le Febvre / Urban Scents - Bernadette Grace L Lim / Scentful Living - Pia Long Renato Lopena Jr / Wren Atelier - Carter Weeks Maddox / ChronotopeFrancois Joseph Makhoul / Tales of Mystery Parfum - Rhiannon Mapstone / Yalu Natural Perfume Jessica Mara / l’Aventura Perfumes - Dana El Masri / Jazmin Sarai - Euan McCall / Jorum Laboratories Sarah McCartney / 4160 Tuesdays - Travis McIntosh / Scent Trunk - Alessandra Mondin / Diffractive Studio Liz Moores / Papillon Perfumery - Hiro Nakayama / Bridge and Blend - Rachel Kunze Ng - Sandy Nick Gabe Oppenheim - Mansour Jakob Osman / Osmolab - Clément Paradis - Oswald Pare / Motif Olfactif Deola Paul-Inyang / Abela Scents of Africa - Emma Jane Pratt / Emma Pratt Trading as Elsie&Tom Françoise Rapp / Françoise Rapp - Wasif Reza - Ryan Richmond / Rich MessMichael J. Salazar / Aromas de Salazar - Dana Sandu - Tania Sanchez - Emily Schaber / Shelter in Perfume Danu Seith-Fyr - Katrina Sellers / Jules & Vetiver - Jamal Noel Shafiq - Beckie Sheloske / Olfactionist Harrison Sherwood / Artifiscent - Joshua Smith / Libertine Fragrance - Diane St. Clair / St. Claire Scents Ana Stoian - Junathean Summers / HOS Fragrance - Whitney Swales / Wit & WestShabnem Tavakol / Kismet Olfactive - Nicola Thomis - Karen Timson / Karen Timson Fine Fragrance Luca Turin - Ethan M. Turner / Moi Fragrances - Anjali Vandemark / Anjali PerfumesMiriam Vareldzis / Palette Naturals - Ainslie Walker / Ainslie WalkerChristina Weerakoon / Bunny’s Formula - Darren Alan White / Pure Skin Formulations LLC/Darren Alan Perfumes - Maxwell Williams / UFO Parfums - Saskia Wilson-BrownSally Woodward-Hawes / Aromantik - Ted Young-Ing / RAER Scents - Marissa Zappas / Marissa Zappas Monika Kosmauskaitė Žižiūnė / Nosy

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