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The physical data shown on the product pages should be used as a guide. You should request the latest full IFF product specifications from your IFF sales office or official IFF distributor.

For the current Material Safety Data Sheet for any IFF product, please contact your IFF sales office or official IFF distributor.

Please address any questions pertaining to our methodology of test procedures to your IFF sales office or official IFF distributor.

Complexity of the botanical taxonomy is recognized. Many synonyms are used to describe the same plant. Since a consensus does not exist for each and every plant, we have chosen to keep the most common name.

International Products Codes (IPC) are shown for each ingredient to ensure positive identification. Please note: some of the pages of this Compendium list a number of different IPC’s for the same generic product.

As per information available when the Compendium has been compiled. Depends on availability.

The IFF Olfactive Territories were first introduced to the industry by IFF in 2001. Since then, it has gained wide acceptance and praise as a groundbreaking way to categorize fragrances into 10 olfactive “territories”:

AIR airy, ozone, marine, transparent, fresh, lift, crystalline, open

CONTRASTED a strong contrast, an opposition, a double facet, the shock of two opposing harmonies

INTIMATE soft, skin, powdery, sometimes diffusive but wraps the skin, musky, comfort, envelops, cocoons the skin, intimate sensuality, introverted

EXHILARATING happy, joyful, open, happy energy, colorful, vibrant, bright, exuberance, diffusive

HIGH-TECH metallic, urban, cold, pure, fusion, almost synthetic, glacial, aggressive, aldehydic

NATURE tangible references of natural elements – green notes, citrus, single notes – the simple things of nature: outdoor, freshness

OPULENT extreme sensuality, voluminous, exuberant, powerful, diffusive, voluptuous, heavy, over-the-top

MYSTICAL sacred, ritual, temple, lifts the soul, serenity, precious woods, incense, simple, sombre

PRIMITIVE authentic, simple, noble materials, basic structure, direct, dense, earth

TASTY yummy, sweet, almond, addictive, sweets, caramel, cotton candy, cakes, childhood memories

Identified by IFF through extensive consumer research, these 10 territories cover the variety of emotions or sensations that can be powerfully evoked by a fragrance.

We include Olfactive Territories in this edition because we believe it can help you develop fragrances that consumers will truly love. Choosing ingredients based on emotional positioning may help connect your product closely with the deepest level of consumer experience.

IFF is committed to helping perfumers bring the circle of emotions to life.

We hope this edition of the Naturals Compendium will serve you well.

Hydrodistillation regroups 3 types of distillation: water distillation, water and steam distillation and steam distillation.

Approximative values are indicated.

Please refer to the MSDS.

Some of the pages of this Compendium list a number of alternative IPC’s.

The information and specifications contained in this brochure is provided “as is, where is”, are for general information purposes only and not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. IFF does not make any warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the content of this brochure including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness of the products referenced herein for any particular purpose nor does IFF assume any liability whatsoever arising out of the application or use of any product referenced herein.

Information provided in this brochure is proprietary to IFF, and IFF reserves the right to make any changes to the information in this brochure or to any products at any time without notice.

All of the ingredients described herein comply with the United States Toxic Substance Control Act (15 u.s.c Sec.2501 et. Seq. “TSCA”) and with the European Union Substance Directive 67/548/eec and its amendments. A list of fragrance and flavor ingredients used in cosmetic products has been developed as indicated in the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/eec). However, this list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of such substances in cosmetic products. Therefore, the ingredients described herein may or may not be listed in the Cosmetics Inventory.

ABS Absolute
BB Benzyl Benzoate
C’LESS Colorless
CO2 Carbon dioxide
DECOL Decolorized
DPG Dipropylene Glycol
H Hexane
IPM Iso Propyl Myristate
MD Molecular Distillation
MT Moyen Titrage (indicates the grade: Middle, measured in terms of % Linalyl acetate)
PCT % (IFF standard )
PG Mono Propylene Glycol
SCFC Without Coumarin and
TEC Triethyl citrate
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