IFF and Vapor Communications Partner to Pioneer the Digital Future of Scent


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (Euronext Paris:
IFF), a leading global creator of flavors, fragrances and cosmetic
actives for consumer products, and Vapor Communications, a technology
startup, today announced a collaboration to advance the future of
digital scent. Combining certain Vapor software and hardware scent
platform with IFF scent technology and expertise, the collaboration is
anticipated to bring mobile scent experiences to consumers.

Powering Vapor Communications’ technology is oNotes, a software platform
for scent communication that permits the easy integration of scent into
electronics. The core of the hardware is in the oChip, a scent cartridge
that embeds in electronic devices, clothing, furniture and other objects
to deliver personal scent experiences much as an audio headset delivers

“We are thrilled to partner with IFF, a global leader in fragrance
technology and vision, to bring our technology to consumers around the
world,” said David Edwards, Founder & CEO, Vapor Communications. “With
the experience and depth of IFF, and the technology of Vapor
Communications, we intend to bring the power of scent to digital

“We believe the future of scent is in the digital world,” said Nicolas
Mirzayantz, Group President Fragrances, IFF, “so digital scent
technology is a component of our Vision 2020 strategy. The technologies
developed by Vapor Communications will play an important role in our
larger digital scent journey and build on IFF’s legacy of pioneering

Over the next six months, IFF and Vapor will work closely on the
creation of consumer offerings that will leverage the versatility of the
oNotes platform and IFF’s consumer insights and fragrance expertise. The
products resulting from this partnership will offer consumers greater
control over the scent in their immediate environment.

Plans are currently underway for the first consumer product from IFF and
Vapor in the first half of 2016.

About Vapor Communications

Vapor Communications is a Cambridge-based sensorial delivery company
founded by David Edwards, his former student Rachel Field, and
technology entrepreneur Don Zereski with the creative team of Le
Laboratoire in Paris and Cambridge. The Company intends to bring scent
messaging into contemporary living wherever scent matters, for health
and memory, self-expression and entertainment, travel and the marketing
of aromatic content online. The Company is partnering with leading
corporations to bring digital scent to consumers and industries around
the world.

About International Fragrance & Flavors Inc.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (Euronext Paris:
IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a
wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique
scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and
household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products.
The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight,
research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to
provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings.
A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has more than 6,200 employees working
in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our
website at www.iff.com
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International Flavors & Fragrances
Michael DeVeau, 212-708-7164
Global Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Mordkowski, 212-708-7211
Communications Manager
Rachel Carr, 212-981-5253