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Shaping the Future of Fragrance & Taste

Since Firmenich was founded in 1895 by a talented chemist and an entrepreneur, scientific research has been at the root of our existence. Our chemists, biologists, physicists and researchers in many other fascinating fields have produced groundbreaking discoveries that continue to shape the fragrance and flavors industry: from finding complex odorants inspired by nature, to smart delivery systems and new formulations driven by Artificial Intelligence.


In shaping the future of fragrance and taste, our approach is truly multidisciplinary. Our scientists and researchers from around the world are united in their passion for providing concrete solutions as they explore molecules, investigate the fundamental mechanisms of human perception and unravel the secrets of nature. We focus on sustainable and best-in-class innovation, creating exciting, new ingredients and technologies that delight consumers every day.



We aim to deliver relevant and unique solutions for and with our customers in this fast-moving world, while striving for the highest environmental standards. Our internal R&D resources are complemented by a network of open innovation partners worldwide, ranging from dynamic start-ups to renowned academic research institutes, allowing us to advance new frontiers.


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