Making the difference - in every sense

In 1973 the global fragrance industry came together to form a new international association. Its mission: to represent the collective interests of the industry and promote the safe use and enjoyment of fragrances around the world.

Nearly half a century later, The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) brings together seven multinational companies and 23 national associations in 24 countries across four regions.

Our goal remains to make the difference - in every sense: to create fragrances that bring joy, well-being and color to people's lives; to support prosperity through jobs and scientific advances; and to act responsibly - protecting consumers through our Code of Practice and IFRA Standards, and respecting our shared environment.

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Our Vision

Fragrance is a safe and essential part of life


Our Mission

IFRA promotes the safe use of fragrance for everyone’s enjoyment


Our Core Values

Science is our foundation
We advocate with integrity
We are committed to collaboration


We publish an Annual Report each spring, looking back at our key achievements in the previous year.


See our Annual Reports »

Community activities

IFRA is proud to support Constellations asbl, a Belgian charity that provides facilities for children with learning difficulties in Brussels.

Find out more

Click the links below to find out more about IFRA’s members, people and rules.