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May 22, 2017 Cosmetics news

When Symrise recreates the scent of the lily of the valley

Even today, neither steam distillation nor extraction with volatile solvents can correctly capture the essential oil of the lily of the valley. Many players in the perfume sector have been focusing on the synthetic molecules used to capture its scent. Lilybelle®, presented by Symrise, stands out from classic synthetic molecules as it provides a green alternative to petroleum-based chemistry.

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