Perfumery Code of Ethics

Sally Woodward-Hawes (Founder & Perfumer of Aromantik) pledges to the Perfumery Code of Ethics as developed by Master Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. To find out more please visit

I Originality
We pledge to create or promote original olfactory forms. Creations borrowed from existing olfactory forms must be acknowledged. Original creators and formula owners shall be named and rewarded. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

II Art and Design
We believe that olfactory forms are works of the mind and fragrances are pieces of art and design. Their composers are artists and designers.

III Respect
We strive to ensure that suppliers, farm ers and chemists all around the world re ceive the respect they deserve.

IV Anti-fog
We pledge to write scent descriptions that are reliable and actually descriptive. If we say it, you will smell it.

V Sampling
If complimentary samples are provided, they are not to be resold. They may be do nated to e.g. Dress for Success, a school for the blind, or other charities which will donate them to people who cannot afford perfumes or wish to learn perfumes.

VI Disclosure
If we review a fragrance, active contribution or promotion from the fragrance composer or owner will be disclosed.

VII Flagging
If you see or smell something, say some thing. We will be scrupulous about facts and oversights brought to our attention.

VIII Clean Slate
All fragrances created prior to September 4, 2020 or coming onto the market prior to January 4, 2021 are grandfathered.

This Code of Ethics is currently based on an honor system. There is no commitment beside what is expressed above. Perfumers commit personally, beside formula owners and brands who may also commit as such.