BOTANICAL Vanilla planifolia
Olfactive family
Product type
Olfactive description

Gourmand, phenolic, leathery, woody, very strong vanilla bean texture. A basic compounds in a perfumer’s palette appreciated for its phenolic and sweet profile. Perfumers love to focus on its artistic evocation: profound, sensual, animalic and at the same time gourmet.

Perfumery usage

Excellent solubility, very addictive, it enhances the gourmand bottom note in floral and oriental fragrances. The SFE process preserves all the facets and the natural profile identity to guarantee a high purity extract.


Supercritical CO2 Extraction is a technology in which carbon dioxide, put beyond its critical point (73 bars and 30°C), becomes a supercritical fluid with special properties.
The extraction carried out at a low temperature preserves the natural profile identity of the raw material.

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Extracted part: cured vanilla pods.

Crop seasons

Savory Foods July August September Sweet Goods


Firmenich is one of the largest buyers of Vanilla bean in the world, a critical and strategic raw material that Firmenich mainly sources from Madagascar, where 80% of the world production is coming from. Firmenich is partnering with one of the main actors of Vanilla in Madagascar, its #NaturalsTogether member and historical supplier for 10 years, to increase the sourcing sustainability. The responsible supply strategy relies on multiple actions on the ground, including direct support to a cooperative, created in SAVA area and supported by Firmenich and its partner for 8 years, and associations of farmers in Andapa. In the villages, achievements are numerous: drilling drinking water wells, constructing classrooms for a school…Farmers received trainings on best farming practices for vanilla and agriculture has been diversified with new cash crops providing additional revenue. Firmenich is also an active member of the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI), a voluntary industry initiative.