Fragrance mix (epicutaneous test series)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 23.06.2023

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Epicutaneous test of perfume; Fragrance mix

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Substance Test concentration and test base
Cinnamon alcohol 1% vas.
Cinnamaldehyde 1% vas.
Eugenol 1% vas.
alpha-amyl cinnamaldehyde 1% vas.
Hydroxycitronellal 1% vas.
Geraniol 1% vas.
Isoeugenol 1% vas.
Oakmoss absolue 1% vas.
Sorbitan sesquioleate 20% Vas.

Fragrance mix (quoted from DKG)

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Of the components of the fragrance mix, oakmoss absolue is the most frequent allergen. This extract from the lichen "Evernia prunstari" contains highly potent contact allergens with chloratranol and atranol. The most time frequent allergen is isoeugenol.

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  2. Geier J (2017) Screening substances for fragrance allergy: Fragrance mixes and Peru balsam. Allergo J 26: 16-19

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Last updated on: 23.06.2023