“Fragrance” or “Parfum” is often listed as an ingredient on many bath, body and household products. From body wash to laundry detergent, most everything is scented with a combination of mystery chemicals. The companies that make these products are not required by law to list the breakdown of what makes up a “fragrance”, as it can be considered a trade secret. Many of these ingredients are irritants and can trigger allergic reactions or contact dermatitis. Researchers in the U.K. found that “perfume” is the second most common cause of allergy reported at dermatology clinics. Lack of testing combined with the lack of ingredient transparency, is very disconcerting, and many consumers are catching on.