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Chanel No 5 could be facing a ban—and not because of their laughably bad Brad Pitt commercials. The fragrance, along with Miss Dior, contains tree moss, which lots of people are allergic to. A European Union committee has put together a list of stuff that "put citizens at risk" for allergies, and now they want to ban perfumes containing those substances. Sacre bleu!
"Chanel No 5 has never done any harm to anyone," said a French perfumer, which just gave us visuals of a bottle of perfume beating somebody up in a dark alley. "It is the death of perfume if this continues. The more you use natural ingredients, the more there is a risk of allergies."
The EU will state new guidelines for the fragrance industry in January 2014, giving you exactly fourteen months to stock up on bottles of Guerlain's Shalimar (also on the potential trouble list) before a possible ban.
· Chanel No.5 perfume faces ban [Telegraph]
· What It Means If You Get Chanel No 5 for Christmas This Year [Racked]
· The 5 Best Brad Pitt Chanel No 5 Commercial Parodies [Racked]