Turpentine-based ingredients, such as citronellol, geraniol, dihydromyrcenol or linalool, are fundamental in the Perfumer’s palette. These raw materials are indeed used in no less than an average of 30 % of all Symrise fragrant mixtures sold to its customers. The basis for the material, which Symrise produces in a complex process, is a by-product from the paper industry: the raw sulfate turpentine oil. Turpentine oil is produced from the industrial processing of pine – the trees come from the southeast United States, where they have been grown in certified renewable plantations. Now, Symrise has also bridged the last gap to demonstrate that fragrance products can be proven to be sustainable: “We are the first company in the industry to have our raw sulfate turpentine oil, and hence the products made with it distinguished with the FSC certificate,” says Dale Hobson, a Vice President at Symrise’s location in Florida who is responsible for strategic raw materials.