After consultation with IPF Scientific Director Henk Meijerink, MSc and a Committee of well-respected Natural Perfumers, the International Perfume Foundation (IPF) has developed the following position on the use of fragrance Isolates:
A natural isolate is created by processing a compound to the point where there is only one single odour molecule present.
In Natural Perfumery, we consider the whole botanical raw material. Its real power is in its wholeness and if we separate molecules from each others, it simply loses its beneficial power for humans.
On Certification Standards for Natural Perfumers IPF has to take the position of insuring 100% natural at all times, therefore, IPF accepted the recommendation of the IPF Certification Compliance Standards Committee that no isolates, neither natural nor synthetic are acceptable.