Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2018 - Page 19

ADVOCACY THE FIRST EVER FRAGRANCE CAUCUS For the first time in our history, Fragrance Creators Association members have representation through a congressional caucus. Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) and Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11) co-chair the Congressional Fragrance Caucus and officially registered the Caucus for the 115th Congress. The Caucus offers a bipartisan platform for fragrance industry leaders to interface with legislators on a range of topics, including fragrance science, safety, sustainability, economic impact, and more. Fragrance Creators will have greater access and more chances to share how fragrances enhance the lives of millions of people every day. An industry congressional caucus is considered a special achievement. We look forward to leveraging the Fragrance Caucus—including to be the first to educate on issues—as we continue to advance our advocacy goals. INAUGURAL LEGISLATIVE AWARDS RECEPTION Fragrance Creators recognized founding Caucus Chairs, Reps. Watson Coleman and Loudermilk, during the inaugural Fragrance Creators Legislators of the Year Awards Reception, held May 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill. Both Representatives, their staffs, and an audience of Hill staff and Fragrance Creators members gathered at the reception. The reception also celebrated the creation of the first-ever caucus and the industry’s efforts in creating jobs, promoting growth and innovation, and advocating for common- sense regulations. Clockwise from top: Fragrance Creators Board Member Joy Atkinson, of Firmenich, with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, and John Carey, also of Firmenich; Fragrance Creators President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed; Rep. Barry Loudermilk with Cynthia Reichard, of Arylessence; and Fragrance Creators Board Chairman Robert Weinstein, Ph.D., of Robertet. Issue 2, 2018 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 19