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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Apr. 22, 2014
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2014  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000051253  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   81,289,929