Is this the Soul of Hugo Boss?

I got the EdT Soul by Hugo Boss as xmas gift.
Here is what I have found out sofar:

Denatured alcohol – Alcohol with reagent the makes you puke. Solvent.
ater – Solvent.
erfume / fragrance – Could be anything. Since HB self say that the Soul has a scent of musc my guess is that it contains synthetic muscs. Usually a red flag!
EG-6 Caprylic / Capric glycerides – coconut fatty acid reacted with PEG (poly-ethyleneglykol that is quite safe) to make a smoothing emulsifier. Probably is quite harmless on skin.PEG-40 hydrogenated Castor oil – PEG reacted with vegetable oil from the castor bean. (Note: castor beans contain ricin that is toxic)
Benzophenone 2 – Is used to protect fragrances from be broken down by UV light. Has a rose or germanium odor. Not sure whether it is safe or not. FDA has approved as a food additives whilst MSDS (of pure) substance says it is strongly irritating on skin, eyes and if swallowed or inhaled.
lantoin – is an extract from the comfrey plant (also found in mammal except higher apes) that is anti-irritating, soothing and can promote healing of irritated skin.
ctic acid – used to adjust pH and as a preservative. Quite natural, in this case most likely made by fermentation of starch. But is a photosensitiser with risk of enhancing sun burns and increasing chance of skin cancer, skin sensitiser that can lead to blistering and itching and is penetration enhancer such that it alters the state of skin so that other chemicals can penetrate more easily into the blood stream. Note sure what it supposed to do in this product.
Sodium hydroxide
– a base - used to adjust pH (makes solutions more alkaline). Will dissolve your skin if too concentrate, but here probably only used in minute amounts.
monene – a natural terpene that gives the smell of citrus fruits (takes the name after lemon).
– a terpene alcohol that gives a spicy flower smell (can be found in e.g. Coriander)

Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexane carboxaldehyde
– gives sweet light floral scent. IT is the opinion of the
SCCP that current epidemiological data demonstrates that contact allergy to Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde is a problem in Europe.
innamal – probably gives hyacinth smell. But irritates and blisters skin, can have neurotoxic effect and yield immuno response (immunotoxin).
umarin – Gives the sweet scent of newly mown hay. But is a gastrointestinal or liver toxicant , cardiovascular or blood toxicant, possible cancerogenic, and can have negative effect on reproduction and development.
vernia furfuracea – a lichen probably gives a woody scent.
itral – gives citrus scent. Skin irritant.
itronellol – gives rose and geranium smell. Probably safe.
ugenol – Gives a spicy clove like smell. Neurotoxin, skin irritant, possible cancerogenic, immuse system toxin.
lpha-isomethyl ionone – Wood and tobacco fragrance. Skin sensitiser and suspected CNS disruptor.
I 60730 / Ext Violet 2 – colour – not sure why they have it because it is so little that the Edt looks like water. Can easily be omitted!

Do not inhale since
vegetable oil mists are classified as "nuisance particulates" by OSHA and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Basically avoid inhaling or swallowing any perfumes.

Of course the negative effects of any chemical depends on its concentration and time of exposure. But then if many noxious agents work together your are likely to have synergistic effects (1+1=5).

According to the final report of the Greenpeace "Chemical Home" the company Hugo Bass has long been a bad apple without any sign of improvement. Also on the Skin deep most Hugo Boss products are associated with a large number of health concerns if used over extendd periods of time.

In short, the Soul of Hugo Boos goes to the toxic waste disposal.

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At January 19, 2007, Blogger AEnima said...

do you always treat your gifts like this?

thanks for the tip, I gotta have extra million new concerns when shopping for you... :)

Please tell me you still bathe! ehehehehehhe

At January 19, 2007, Blogger Johan said...

i do not usually receive EdTs and such. i got intrigued when I saw that the Greenpeace Chemical House has ended and in their final report it said that Hugo Boss was completely red flagged.

there are plenty of opportunities to smell good without resorting to toxins ...

well, you dont need to buy me a perfume nor anything else, but thanks for your concern :-)

actually i take showers because baths consume too much water ;-)

At January 23, 2007, Blogger AEnima said...

ehehe, I was just joking around. It had never even crossed my mind that such an "inoffensive" thing as perfume could be so dangerous.

I need to check out my brands of make up and body stuff. I'm actually alergic to a lot of stuff like body shop and most supermarket stuff so I stick to a couple of brands of people that I admire and still work for me.

anyways, always thank you for the awareness

At January 23, 2007, Blogger Johan said...

next time I put up the fair trade deo I have. it is so full with flower and plant extracts that it is probably hell for allergics ...

i am too a bit baffled over the Soul and other perfumes ...


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