IFRA North America, formerly the Fragrance Materials Association of the United States, has represented the interests of the fragrance industry in Washington for many decades.
The association’s origins trace back to the 1920s when a trade group was formed by essential oils dealers, importers, and processors. The original trade group was named The Essential Oil Dealers Association and later became known as The Essential Oils Association of the United States.
As the fragrance materials industry grew and its representation needs evolved, the trade group transitioned into Fragrance Materials Association of the United States and started covering interests related to the entire spectrum of fragrance ingredients, both of natural and synthetic origin.
Today, IFRA North America represents nearly 50 companies involved in the trade of fragrances and fragrance ingredients - ranging from multinational fragrance houses to small family-owned businesses.
Our association has a solid track record of advancing our members’ interests in a challenging and changing legislative and regulatory environment in North America and worldwide.