Research shows that many of the chemicals in perfume are the same chemicals found in cigarette smoke, yet there's no regulation for the fragrance industry.
The ingredients are kept under wraps (have you ever seen a proper ingredients list on your perfume?) because of a loophole in the FDA, originally created so that people couldn't copy the most coveted designer scents. More and more people are developing allergies to perfumes (yours truly included!) as there is poor regulation on what can go into a scent.
A great alternative is to create your own scent with a combination of essential oils. Its lots of fun and will be unique to you! The possibilities are endless from mandarin and lemon for more citrus scents to Tuberose and jasmine and even coconut. Not only will you smell great but essential oils also have great health benefits. Always insure that the oil is pure and suitable for using on your skin and mix it with a carrier oil. Click on this LINK to find out how you can create your perfume in 5 easy steps.