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FIRMENICH INGREDIENTS INSPIRING THE INDUSTRY

Captive ingredients embody the soul of Firmenich, they express our uniqueness, our difference, and our commitment to perfection.

We aim to share our innovations by releasing some of our most beautiful captive ingredients to the industry.

Firmenich's “Sharing Innovation” programs are designed to share selected Firmenich signature ingredients

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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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Sharing Innovation 2017
From century-old legacy in rose to brand new experience in mint, Firmenich is pleased to invite you to take a deep breath and discover our newly launched “Sharing Innovation“.

Experience new mints … designed with our unique and game-changing research, as part of our breakthrough partnership with Essex Laboratories.

MINT ESSENCE PIPERITA US TYPE 960073
A pure and delightful piperita profile, this mint is crafted from proprietary and unique ingredients.
This essence is designed around a core of non-traditional natural mints laced with hay and subtle floral accents. This cost-effective treasure will inspire unique formulations.
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MINT PIPERITA EO CASCADE 983169
Made possible through the expertise of our botanical specialists, this essential oil is round, full-bodied and intense. With a medium menthol content, this variety is designed to enhance both fresh and aromatic herbal notes of hay, gently supported by lactonic and floral hints.
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MINT PIPERITA EO BOULDER 960067
One of our most recent creations, this exceptional variety was first a success in tea applications.
Beaming with unique and intense mint facets, this slightly herbal essential oil blends camphor notes with fruity aspects and coconut hints elegantly.
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FRUCTALATE® 943871
A bright fruity, raspberry apple note which gives incredible volume to perfume compositions.
FRUCTALATE® shows remarkable boosting performance, long lastingness and fruity lift.
Very stable, it is the ultimate fruity enhancer in all type of applications, including Agarbattis.
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HELVETOLIDE® 947650
Known as the “The House of Muscs”, Firmenich has fostered innovations in this important family of molecules for a hundred years.
Developed in Switzerland (Helvetia) and launched in 1995, HELVETOLIDE® offers exceptional volatile pear-like facets and smooth ambrette undertones in all applications. Its unexpected volume and richness propelled HELVETOLIDE® as a cornerstone of perfumery ingredients.
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NEOBUTENONE® ALPHA 966466
Green, fruity, floral and extremely powerful, NEOBUTENONE® ALPHA is the purest expression of a classic green, galbanum-type note. “Best in class” of its family, versatile and diffusive, it is used in all types of perfumes and applications to give unique fresh, green, floral and fruity effects.
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WARDIA® BM 184212
Part of our century-old legacy, Firmenich is proud to feature a cornerstone of our iconic base selection. Created in the 1930’s, WARDIA® (Pronounce Wardah, which means Rose in Arabic) made perfumery history all around the world. Composed before the discovery of rose ketones, this exceptional olfactive jewel embodies the creativity of Firmenich perfumers.
Exceptionally rich and powdery, this rose is also intoxicatingly heady. Its balanced composition and unique signature delivers all the promises of elegance in every perfumery application.
Its excellent performance fosters creativity and delivers all the rewards of rose character to modern compositions. With its many facets, WARDIA® BM can even be associated with Oud to create breathtaking olfactive journeys.
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CASSIS BASE 000345 B
From its creation in 1974, its incredible ribbon of top notes has signed iconic successes. Designed around Firmenich exceptional synthetic ingredients, this blackcurrant accord is alive with thousand modern facets.

GALBEX® 000183
Firmenich offers its legacy in green notes with this creative inspiration that brings a fresh and remanent green sillage in compositions.
Sharing Innovation 2016
This year's collection offers a range of inspiring olfactive profiles, resulting from Firmenich’s excellence in naturals, synthetics and white biotechnology.

AMBROX® SUPER 909158
From its discovery by Firmenich in the 1950’s to its breakthrough new production process via white biotechnology in 2016, AMBROX® SUPER delivers all the promises of sleek elegance and a powerful iconic amber signature. Sparkling sensuality, AMBROX® SUPER offers musky and woody tonalities to the emblematic family of amber ingredients.
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LILYFLORE® 955210
With volume in excess, LILYFLORE® is designed to surprise. Its delicate white floral and lily of the valley bouquet gives way gradually to increasing strength and a beaming, pure performance. Extremely stable and non-sensitizing, the dynamics of its profile offers, in all application, an endless source of creativity.
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PEPPER SICHUAN SFE 974611
Expertly extracted from the highest quality pods sourced in Southwest China’s provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Chongqing, Firmenich PEPPER SICHUAN SFE invites a touch of lush exotic landscapes to fine fragrance compositions. Firmenich “savoir-faire” in Supercritical Fluid Extraction crafts to perfection the profile of Sichuan Pepper, a precious spice sparkling with citrus and woody facets.
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CEDARWOOD ALASKA EO 967442
Exclusively sourced from our partnership in British Columbia, Cedarwood Alaska EO is an innovative ingredient coming from the sustainable forest husbandry. Sparkling with a fresh and breezy grapefruit crisp, the profile combines spicy, aromatic and linear woody hints for a long lasting sensory experience. By exploring the wild and powerful impact of this multifaceted Cedarwood treasure, perfumers will unlock new creative potential.
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HONEY SIGNATURE 942539
Firmenich “SigNature” ingredients are born from our synergies between Science, Nature and Creativity. Showcasing Firmenich process expertise applied to high quality natural ingredients, HONEY SIGNATURE expertly blends natural honey extract with synthetic captives. Incredibly gourmand, it imparts a natural and contemporary touch to fine fragrance.
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PRETTY OUD 820526
A sensual woody profile beaming with rich smoky facets. Direct and elegant, PRETTY OUD summons feminine interpretations of oriental fragrances.

BLACK AGAR 296985
BLACK AGAR gives a vibrant structure, brings tenacity and unforgettable dark character to the sillage of men’s fragrances. Adding relevance to the fragrance, the leathery note signs it.

LEATHER OUD 293316
Inspired by pure natural oud, LEATHER OUD is alive with the thousand facets of precious oud.
Sharing Innovation 2015
From 1920’s to “Sharing Innovation” 2015, our legacy in molecules is an evolution to expertise.

Muscone laevo 954117
From a Nobel prize in 1939 to the latest innovation, Muscone Laevo is a cornerstone of the Firmenich musk palette. Refined to perfection, this soft musk calls to mind a sweet and elegant ribbon of warm and animalic tonalities.
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Sclareolate® 981816
Sclareolate® recalls clean white floral notes playing within a traditional clary sage aromatic profile. Extremely stable in composition, Sclareolate®’s true freshness and tenacity empower the natural signature of a perfume.
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Polysantol® 974656
Polysantol®… or the first iconic sandalwood molecule created by Firmenich. A legendary perfumery ingredient launched in 1985 which offers more than ever an incredible cost-to-performance equation.
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Cedarwood Super Rectified 922051
Our scientists refined the profile of the finest Juniper virginiana oil to create new emotions. A unique and slightly ambery noble cedarwood for an unforgiving and sleek elegant inspiration.
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Cypriol Heart 937415
A distinctive woody-dried, earthy and animalic profile. With leathery, oud, and smoky hints, it is perfect to re-invent the modern chypre.
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Pepper Sichuan SFE 974611
Different from any other pepper, Pepper Sichuan brings to mind the citrus facets of a petitgrain, while the shining metallic effect gives a tingling sensation. A unique, complex and pure spicy profile.
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Wood 260106
Bright, powerful, diffusive and slightly animalic. With a fresh and fizzy undertone, this Wood surprises with a modern and elegant oud and radiant warmth.
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Armenian Wood 260107 D
Created around benzoin as a main olfactive axis, some of the most famous Firmenich ingredients are associated to give rhythm, warmth and emotion while supporting smooth and cosy notes.  
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Mysore Wood 260108 B
Made of the noblest sandalwood ingredients and Cedarwood from Alaska, its creamy lift imparts powerful, diffusive and exciting aspects, bringing your sandalwood oriented compositions to new heights.
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Sharing Innovation 2014
Clearwood® 970953
Clearwood® delivers all the rewards of modern ingredient design.
Beaming with light, it offers the creamy warmth of amber and a dark woody character reminiscent of patchouli.
Clearwood® is a truly inspiring ingredient made possible by the genius of science and rendered unforgettable by our perfumers’ intuition.
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Z11 992964
Z11 is a molecule alive with a thousand sensations. Its dryness, tenacity and sleek elegance call to mind a precious wood rimmed in shining metal…unforgiving in its strength and designed for pure performance.
The core character of Z11 brings emotional empowerment to the signature of a perfume.
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Firascone® 942551
Firascone® is the closest cyclogeraniate to the entire palette of rose ketones. Structured to perfection with subtle notes of saffron, it provides an endless source of ideas for rosy and fruity creations. 
Firascone® is absolutely non-sensitizing on skin, rendering it a priceless tool, unlimited in its use and expression.
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Sharing Innovation 2013
Centifolether 922493
Floral-green, with a powerful rose petal impact, Centifolether, imparts a natural note with an exotic fruit connotation. This cost-effective molecule is extremely stable, even in chlorine bleach.
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Firsantol® 942596
Extremely radiant, and with a natural sandalwood effect, Firsantol® is remarkably diffusive, and has tremendous strength and power.
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Indocolore™ 949021
A non-coloring technical solution to replace Indole in any media, Indocolore™ is floral and less naphtalenic than Indole and Indomethylene. It offers hints of animal, floral, and hyacinth notes that give “lift” and diffusion to compositions.
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HEDIONE®50 2012
Hedione® 964898
Was discovered through the dedication of Firmenich scientists who were working to capture the absolute smell of jasmine.
When Hedione® was first launched in 1962 by Firmenich, it marked a new era in perfumery, bringing lightness, transparency and fluidity to fragrances. Recognized by perfumers as the ‘quintessence of florals,’ it sublimates fragrances, opening them with a long-lasting touch of light.

In response to the constant innovation needs of perfumers, Firmenich scientists continue to discover and create new molecules in the Hedione® family.

Hedione® 964898
Elegant, transparent.
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Hedione® HC 947325
Powerful elegance.
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Delphone 937850
Powerful celery, lactonic.
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Veloutone® 990257
Round and smooth floral note.
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Delphol® HC 937165
Precise floral, jasmine note.
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Splendione® 952890
The heart of jasmine.
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Sharing Innovation 2011
Fructalate® 943871
A long lasting fruity, berry note. Powerful, cost-effective and stable.
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Sclareolate® 981816
A white floral, clary-sage and non allergen lily of the valley note.
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Koumalactone® 953327
A sweet tonka bean, tropical coconut and lactonic note. Often used as a courmarin alternative in gourmand note. Ultra powerful, it can be used at low dosage to mask base odors.
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Norlimbanol® 967412
A super-dry substantive woody-amber note.
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Romandolide® 979031
An allycyclic top note musk with berry top notes and ambrette-like nuances.
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