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IFF Sensory Perception(TM) Technology Named Technological Breakthrough of the Year

05/25/05

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) ("IFF" or "the Company") recently captured the 2005 FiFi(R) Award, the highest honor in the fragrance industry, for "Technological Breakthrough of the Year" with its unique Sensory Perception(TM) technology.

Sensory Perception technology is a microencapsulation delivery system for textiles that allows fragrance or active ingredients, such as aloe vera or vitamin E, to be released from clothing, sheets, or other textiles over a period of time. The technology opens up an exciting new area of business for the fragrance industry -- the textile market -- and a world of possibilities for consumers.

"IFF is pleased that our Sensory Perception technology has been recognized within the industry by this award," said IFF's Chief Operating Officer Jim Dunsdon. "This technology addresses the growing consumer desire to incorporate fragrance in all aspects of everyday life. Imagine being able to open your curtains on a cold winter morning and breathe in the scent of a spring day? Or being greeted with a fresh burst of comforting fragrance when you put on your favorite sweater? Our Sensory Perception technology makes this possible."

In partnership with IFF, Invista (formerly DuPont Textiles and Interiors) have created Lycra(R) Body Care, a line of textile finishes for its Lycra brand offering microencapsulated benefits. Sensory Perception technology is also endorsed and distributed by Woolmark Development International Ltd.

Sensory Perception technology binds microscopic capsules of fragrance or beneficial active ingredients onto textiles, such as clothing, linens, carpets and drapes, during manufacture. Capsules will only break through normal wear or use-releasing their contents gradually. Textiles treated with Sensory Perception technology retain their benefits over a long period of time and through multiple washes.

The FiFi Awards are presented each year by the Fragrance Foundation, a non-profit, educational arm of the international fragrance industry, which devotes its energies to creating an atmosphere of understanding and appreciation of the benefits of and pleasures in fragrance. The FiFi Awards celebrate the fragrance industry's creative achievements.

About IFF

IFF is a leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products-from fine fragrances and toiletries, to soaps, detergents and other household products, to beverages and food products. IFF is dedicated to The Pursuit of Excellence in every area of its business, using knowledge, creativity, innovation and technology to continually provide customers with the highest quality products and service and superior consumer understanding.

IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 31 countries worldwide and annual sales exceeding $2 billion. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.iff.com.

SOURCE  International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Melissa Sachs, Corporate Communications of International
Flavors & Fragrances Inc., +1-212-708-7278, melissa.sachs@iff.com/
    /Web site:  http://www.iff.com /
    (IFF)

CO:  International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.; Invista;
     Woolmark Development International Ltd.
ST:  New York
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