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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Oct. 26, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
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  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2015  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   80,250,212