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Captive ingredients embody the soul of Firmenich, they express our uniqueness, our difference, and our commitment to perfection. From Biotechnology to an ingredient made from Upcycled materials, SHARING INNOVATION 2022 Collection is an ode to Firmenich's endless dedication to nature and green science.


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FIRMENICH SHARING INNOVATION 2022 COLLECTION

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  • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MARCH 1ST, 2022 -

    Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, today proudly unveiled its new Sharing Innovation 2022 collection of perfumery ingredients. Each year the company curates a one-of-a-kind collection of carefully selected Firmenich signature ingredients, to ignite creativity and broaden perfume palettes worldwide.
     
    This year’s collection of five prized ingredients celebrates Firmenich's dedication to nature, green science and cutting-edge technology. They include three freshly unveiled proprietary ingredients, which were previously exclusive to Firmenich: an incomparably close to nature Lily-of-the-valley note that scores  high on green chemistry; a 100% renewable ingredient made using biotechnology; and a natural Rose of high fidelity brought to life by an exclusive cold concentration technique. Also inside the collection is a synthetic molecule made from upcycled materials, and finally a natural ingredient with full traceability through our groundbreaking digital application Path2Farm™.
     
    “This year’s Sharing Innovation collection is a testament to Firmenich’s commitment to green science and positive impact,” said Julien Firmenich, VP Product Strategy and Promotion. “We are very proud to unveil yet another inspiring collection, with innovative and remarkable ingredients made possible through our cutting-edge research platforms and leading technologies, our responsible sourcing policy and our innovative digital capabilities.” 

    The Sharing Innovation 2022 collection includes the following ingredients to inspire creators and consumers worldwide:

    SYNTHETICS

    • MUGUISSIMO™ – A brand new floral Muguet note, born from green synthesis, serving as an exceptionally elegant and competitive Lily-of-the-valley ingredient. It offers freshness, and a natural cyclamen petal effect with watery and anisic undertones. MUGUISSIMO™ is the latest addition to our unrivalled collection of fresh and transparent muguet notes, BEYOND MUGUET.

    • SYLVAMBER™ – A vibrant modern woody note unveiling cedarwood, powdery, and ambery undertones. SYLVAMBER™ empowers perfumes while adding volume, elegance, warmth and sophistication to any composition. 

    BIOTECHNOLOGY

    • Z11 HD – Intensifying the signature of a perfume, Z11 HD is a tenacious, and sensual dry woody note with an elegant ambery facet. Its process combines white biotechnology and green chemistry, resulting in a 100% renewable and biodegradable ingredient that ensures a clean and reliable quality with a reduced environmental impact.

    NATURALS

    • ROSE DAMASCENA FIRAD – Floral, rosy, spicy, honey, balsamic. This profile specific to FIRAD technology is very fresh and watery, reminiscent of «eau de rose» with hints of litchi. Highly concentrated in odorant molecules, this natural rose extract is made from a cold concentration of the water-soluble volatile fractions present in the Bulgarian rose water.

    • VANILLA PLANIFOLIA MADAGASCAR INFUSION P2F – Creamy, leathery, woody, Vanilla Planifolia is profound, sensual and animalic, enhancing the gourmand bottom note in floral and amber compositions. It is carefully and responsibly sourced in Madagascar with full traceability through our proprietary digital application Path2Farm™. 

      Through farm geo-plotting, farmer profiling and supply chain tracking, this new platform joins the NATURALS TOGETHER™ program to offer customers and clients complete access to our ingredients’ full chain of custody, from farmer to final product.

    The launch of this collection follows directly in the footsteps of Firmenich announcing its ambition to be #1 in Conscious Perfumery by 2030. Conscious Perfumery brings together the best of nature and science through a responsible and sustainable approach based on innovation and principles of green chemistry. This collection positively reinforces this mission with its renewable and sustainable ingredients, responsibly sourced naturals with fact-based transparency, and a positive impact on the planet and its people. 

     

  • Partnership explores vertical farming to help produce unique and exclusive natural perfumery ingredients

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 15TH, 2021 -

    Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, is proud to announce a new partnership with the French start-up Jungle, strengthening the Group’s sustainable innovation capabilities and leadership in natural ingredients. Muguet Firgood™ is the first ingredient developed through this collaboration for the luxury perfume market, and the first-ever commercial extract safely obtained from the lily of the valley flower.

    The strategic partnership builds on Firmenich’s pioneering Firgood™ natural extraction technology and Jungle’s unique capabilities in vertical farming, growing crops in vertically stacked layers for reduced land and water use. By combining their respective expertise, the partnership is designed to explore innovative and sustainable new avenues for naturals in perfumery that are respectful of natural resources.

    The two companies have successfully developed a commercially viable product cultivated through clean and highly efficient vertical farms and extracted using Firgood™, Firmenich’s proprietary and revolutionary sustainable extraction technology.  

    The result is Muguet Firgood™, a pure and 100% natural ingredient with fresh and authentic notes never obtained before. Lily of the valley is known in perfumery as one of the most iconic “silent flowers”, a flower that yields no essence. It is the first time in the history of perfumery that an extract of this flower has been captured with a safe and sustainable process, offering a completely new olfactory profile with genuine tonalities.

    “Our strategic partnership and joint expertise with Jungle on sustainable technologies now makes it possible for our perfumers to capture and harness the genuine natural scent of this exquisite flower to the benefit of our customers and of consumers,” said Julien Firmenich, Vice President Product Strategy and Promotion. “Muguet Firgood™ is a truly rare and precious ingredient.”

    “Jungle is thrilled to successfully break into the perfume industry. This project with Firmenich has strengthened our protocols and expertise in cultivating plants, in our vertical farms, for their enhanced biological activity,” added Gilles Dreyfus, President and Co-founder of Jungle. “We are now well positioned to support the cosmetics and nutraceutical industries by providing safe, local and reproductible plant extracts.”

    Muguet Firgood™ will be a captive ingredient intended for the fine fragrance market. Part of the Firgood™ collection within Firmenich’s Naturals Together™ platform, this breakthrough ingredient is a unique and extraordinary addition to the company’s creative Perfumery palette and reinforces Firmenich established leadership in naturals.

    Leveraging this privileged relationship going forward, Firmenich and Jungle will look to uncover other innovative and sustainable territories to shape the most exciting pipeline of exclusive naturals for the fragrance market.

  • GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 6TH, 2021 -

    Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, today announces the commissioning of a new multipurpose production unit for renewable ingredients at its facility in Castets, southwestern France. The new plant, which will be operational in January, will increase production capacity on the site by 50% to serve perfumery customers and address the fast-growing demand for sustainable products.

    “This additional plant at Castets strengthens our global leadership in renewable ingredients by placing Firmenich in a strategic position to offer extra capacity for perfumery, providing superior service close to our customers in Europe and capturing growth opportunities,” said Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine. “The state-of-the-art facility also makes a significant contribution to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objective to ensure 70% of Firmenich ingredients are manufactured from renewable carbon sources by 2030.”

    “We are very proud of this new ultra-modern plant, designed to extend our unique industrial expertise in producing pine-based ingredients from upcycled materials,” added Firmenich President of Ingredients Boet Brinkgreve. “This major expansion will position Firmenich uniquely as the recognized supplier of bio-sourced and renewable ingredients, and help our customers deliver on their own ESG goals.”

    The 17,000 square meters of production floor space, spread over four floors, is equipped with the most advanced technologies in the industry to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, quality, health and safety in line with the Group’s targets. Its multipurpose design secures supply for a diversity of finished products as well as for a large range of intermediates. The new plant provides more cost-effective solutions with reduced environmental impact thanks to enhanced proximity to the European market in particular, reducing transportation of feedstock and finished products. 

    In keeping with Firmenich's responsible business approach and its ambitious 2030 ESG goals, sustainability criteria were incorporated from the outset in the project design.


 Products

  • MUGUISSIMO™
    A brand new floral Muguet note, born from green synthesis, serving as an exceptionally elegant and competitive Lily-of-the-valley ingredient. It offers freshness, and a natural cyclamen petal effect....

  • A brand new floral Muguet note, born from green synthesis, serving as an exceptionally elegant and competitive Lily-of-the-valley ingredient. It offers freshness, and a natural cyclamen petal effect with watery and anisic undertones. Previously a captive ingredient, MUGUISSIMO™ is the latest addition to our unrivalled collection of fresh and transparent muguet notes, BEYOND MUGUET.

    Perfumery usage 

    Thanks to its great linearity, MUGUISSIMO™ brings fresh floral note with a natural petal effect to fragrances from top to bottom notes. It is an exceptionally elegant and competitive Lily-of-the-valley ingredient, scoring high on Green Chemistry.

  • SYLVAMBER™
    A vibrant modern woody note unveiling cedarwood, powdery, and ambery undertones. SYLVAMBER™ empowers perfumes while adding volume, elegance, warmth and sophistication to any composition....

  • An elegant and vibrant modern woody note unveiling cedarwood, powdery, and ambery undertones. SYLVAMBER™ is made from upcycled materials.  

    Perfumery usage

    SYLVAMBER™ empowers perfumes while adding volume, elegance, warmth and sophistication to any composition.

  • Z11 HD
    ntensifying the signature of a perfume, Z11 HD is a tenacious, and sensual dry woody note with an elegant ambery facet. Its process combines white biotechnology and green chemistry, resulting in a 100% renewable and biodegradable ingredient....

  • Intensifying the signature of a perfume, Z11 HD is a tenacious, and sensual dry woody note with an elegant ambery facet. Its dryness, tenacity and sleek elegance call to mind a precious wood rimmed in shining metal. Unforgiving strength, designed for pure performance, this high-definition version is cleaner and stronger than the regular Z11.

    Perfumery usage

    Emotionally empowering the signature of a perfume, Z11 HD is very useful to bring sensuality and linearity to fragrances. The process combines biotechnology and green chemistry, resulting in a ra 100% renewable and biodegradable ingredient that ensures a clean and reliable quality with a reduced environmental impact.

  • ROSE DAMASCENA FIRAD
    Floral, rosy, spicy, honey, balsamic. This profile specific to FIRAD technology is very fresh and watery, reminiscent of «eau de rose» with hints of lychee....

  • Floral, rosy, spicy, honey, balsamic. This profile specific to FIRAD technology is very fresh and watery, reminiscent of «eau de rose» with hints of lychee. 

    Pefumery usage

    ROSE DAMASCENA FIRAD is a natural rose extract made from a cold concentration of the water-soluble volatile fractions present in the Bulgarian rose water. With the FIRAD technology, Firmenich is able to produce 1kg of Rose Damascena FIRAD from 25,000 roses, from upcycled Bulgarian Rose Water - versus 20g of rose essential oil. The process of cold concentration has a low carbon footprint, a sustainable process with very low energy consumption.

  • VANILLA PLANIFOLIA MADAGASCAR INFUSION P2F
    Creamy, leathery, woody, Vanilla Planifolia is profound, sensual and animalic. It is carefully and responsibly sourced in Madagascar with full traceability through our proprietary digital application Path2Farm™....

  • Creamy, leathery, woody, Vanilla Planifolia is profound, sensual and animalic, enhancing the gourmand bottom note in floral and amber compositions. It is carefully and responsibly sourced in Madagascar with full traceability through our proprietary digital application Path2Farm™. Through farm geo-plotting, farmer profiling and supply chain tracking, this new platform joins the NATURALS TOGETHER™ platform to offer customers and clients complete access to our ingredients’ full chain of custody, from farmer to final product.

    Perfumery usage

    Very complex vanilla profile with bean, woody and phenolic facets. It enhances the gourmand bottom note in floral and ambery compositions.