Allergenic Fragrances Analysis in Brazilian Perfumes by Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography-Mass Detector (HS-SPME-GC-MS)

Perfumes are products mainly consisting of ethyl alcohol, water and fragrance. These fragrances are responsible for characterizing the pleasant and unique odor of each perfume. Among the fragrances, we highlight a group of fragrances which can cause contact allergy, leading to dermatitis. Brazilian and the European law state that when these concentrations of allergenic fragrances exceed the limit of 0.01% for non-rinse products and 0.001% for products with rinsing, the manufacturer is obliged to discriminate on its label their presence. This work aims to quantify allergic fragrances in original and Brazilian perfume using solid-phase microextraction and analyze by gas chromatography-mass detector.