Monday, August 15, 2011

The Natural Perfumers Guild and the Enforcement of the Guild Code

The Natural Perfumers Guild is dedicated to protecting the identity of what a natural perfume is in the eyes of the public. On Friday August 12, 2011 the Guild review committee met and voted to terminate  suspend the membership of DSH Perfumes. This action was necessary because of complaints received about the website. It was found that several pages and declarations were in direct non-compliance with Guild code. This was a difficult decision, but we wish Dawn well and continued success.

The public can now be assured that all Professional Perfumers on the Guild website use only 100% natural ingredients in their perfumes. To read the Guild Code, please visit http://naturalperfumers.com/code.htm

An international Guild committee was recently formed to review and revise the terms of the Code to make it more stringent in the definition of natural aromatics and natural perfumes, application requirements to join the Guild and other important factors that will allow us to be self-regulating in the eyes of governments. That will also allow the public to rest assured as to the naturalness of all of the Guild Professional Perfumers websites they visit.  In the end, this path will surely and completely allow the Guild to define and enforce the definition of natural aromatics.


3 comments:

  1. Summarily expelled? Was there a warning? Was she given a chance to bring her site into compliance? Was she allowed to present her side of the controversy to the judge/jury? Sounds like a kangaroo court to me.

    Alice C

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  2. Hi Alice:

    No, not expelled. I don't know where you got that idea. She was issued a suspension, and wrote us immediately that she would talk to us the next week. She then resigned without notice. In essence, she terminated her membership. She could have spoken with us, cleared up the website mixup, and been back in the Guild the same day. Hope this clears up your questions.

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  3. I got the idea from your original post:"On Friday August 12, 2011 the Guild review committee met and voted to terminate the membership of DSH Perfumes."

    Alice C

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