IFF's vast library of scent oils serves as its perfumers' palette. Dozens of these can be combined to produce a new, branded smell for a shampoo, soap, body lotion, perfume or deodorant. Ever wonder where that apple smell in your shampoo came from? It may have been born in one of these pink bottles. Roasted pumpkin, blueberry jam, sake, banana peel, apricot, Andean pansy orchid and marshmallow are examples of the smells in the batch of oils pictured here. Beyond these common aromas, IFF has been scouting out new sources of smells for products still in development. Among the ingredients with particular promise: fennel, cucumber, melon, tomato leaf, black plum and hydroponic celery. And for products to be marketed globally: Japanese ginger, Indian mango, evening maiden orchids and pickled jalapeno peppers.
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