| International Flavors & Fragrances is a creator and manufacturer of taste, scent and complementary adjacent products, including cosmetic active and natural health ingredients. Co.'s operating segments are Taste and Scent. The Taste segment develops a range of different flavors and taste offerings for its customers, most of which are tailor-made. Co.'s Taste business is comprised of various portfolios across flavor compounds, savory solutions, inclusions and nutrition and specialty ingredients. The Scent segment creates fragrance compounds and fragrance ingredients for the household and personal care products. Co. also produces cosmetic active and functional ingredients for use in cosmetics. The IFF YTD return is shown above.
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