I did not read such a report. If the author is able to give a link or source of the news I can read the details.
But alcohol is a good solvent and because of this property, it is used in many preparations. It is also to some extent a good sanitizer. Alcohol was earlier used in science labs for the spirit lamp. Alcohol has a huge industrial use.
Manufacturing and distribution of alcohol is controlled and monitored by the government.
As per chemical composition, there are many 'members' in the 'alcohol family' in Chemistry. The one-Ethyl alcohol or Ethanol is the one used as liquor. Other alcohols are dangerous to the humans. and can cause blindness and even death.
As industry has vast use of alcohol, including Ethanol, some colouring agents are added to easily identify it as industrial alcohol and prevent people using it for liquor. Some other chemicals are also added to cause nauseating or unwelcome smell too. This is called denatured alcohol. Still sometimes we hear liquor tragedies occurring due to spurious liquor where the non-consumable alcohol is mixed and sold.
Plain alcohol is not at all a skin moisturiser. Instead they make the sin dry.It is a local cleanser and a mild antiseptic. That is why it was/is used in clinics and for cleaning skin before injection. After the spread of Covid pandemic, alcohol based hand sanitisers are popular. However the alcohol is not ethanol, but mostly isopropyl alcohol. Some such sanitisers also have moisturisers and smoothening agents in them to prevent skin dryness.
Most of the Ayurvedic 'arishta' have self generated alcohol in them due to the fermenting of the ingredients like jaggery used in them. Women also use them as they are medicine and the percentage of alcohol is very very less.
So, in case as told in the thread-(I am not sure as I had not yet seen such details)- they will be adding suitable ingredients to hide or remove the unpleasant odour of alcohol in such products.
Tailpiece: There was a very interesting suggestions and proposal, probably brainchild of a desperate tippler husband, that the government should declare and implement that every time an amount is spent by a man for buying/drinking liquor, an amount equal to that should be credited to the wife's account. He hoped that by this women will not object to their husbands drinking, and even may encourage to drink more.
Note: I am a teetotaller and a strong believer that alcohol consumption is dangerous to anyone's health.