It’s not the first time an online perfume company has been accused of peddling toxic ingredients.
But a new perfume, made with the help of toxic ingredients and sold online, is being accused of causing a crisis of confidence among young people.
The product, named ‘Vibrant’ and priced at $30,000, promises to “re-energize” a sense of “femininity” by “transforming” it.
The perfume, which was advertised in Canada and Europe in March and April, is also advertised in Australia, where it has been available since April.
The brand claims to have created “the most sophisticated and natural scent on the market” and promises that it “has the power to inspire women everywhere.”
It says the perfume is a “perfect compliment to a summer day on the beach,” and has been “pushed as high as $70 per ounce” on the website.
But it is not the only perfume sold online that has been blamed for a social media backlash.
A perfume sold in Germany last year, called ‘Astro-Futurist’, was also described as a “bizarre mix of organic herbs and a chemical from the ‘shroom club.'”
The company told The Associated Press that the ingredients in the “super-charged” fragrance “were not included in the original formulation.”
The ingredients are organic cedarwood, black musk and peppermint oil.
The company did not respond to a request for comment from CBC News.
An investigation into Astro-Futs is ongoing, said its co-founder, Anna Schmid-Gewirtz, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Zurich.
The fragrance, she said, “was developed as an experimental project to test the potential of a non-toxic, environmentally friendly synthetic formulation.”
She said the company “does not intend to profit from the product or its sale,” but added that it has not yet received any complaints from customers.
“This is just the first step, but it’s a starting point.
It’s a very important step, because it’s very exciting,” she said.
“And it’s also an example of the power of technology to change the world.”
The company’s name was first mentioned on a social networking website, where people were calling for its removal, calling it “a very bad name for the perfume industry.”
On the same site, people posted photos of themselves with the “Vibrantly” perfume.
It was first seen in Canada in early April.
In April, a spokesperson for the brand said it was investigating whether it had been tampered with.
“We’re not aware of any incidents,” he said.
The spokesperson said the perfume was sold online but declined to disclose the amount or the source of the funds.
In May, a spokeswoman for the company said the brand had been contacted by authorities in New Zealand, where Astro Futs is located.
New Zealand law prohibits the sale of perfume containing harmful substances, but the country’s Health Minister, Peter Dunne, said the government would “revisit our policies and procedures.”
He said the ministry was investigating the legality of the products sale.
The “supercharged” perfume was first advertised in February, with prices ranging from $30 to $45 per ounce.
The Canadian and Australian brands are also selling the perfume in Australia and the United Kingdom.
The European brand was first launched in May.
It has been featured in a number of Canadian publications, including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and CBC News, according to its website.
Astro Futurist is the second perfume to have been accused in the past year of selling dangerous chemicals.
In November, a New York-based company, called Cosme, was accused of selling an online fragrance called ‘Fashion’ that was advertised with a fake label that included the word “disease.”
The scent contained a poisonous chemical called Bismuth cyanide, which can cause kidney damage and other problems.
A lawsuit filed by Cosme’s owner against the company in March alleged the company sold “unsafe, dangerous and harmful products” without obtaining FDA approval.