India had a rich heritage in fragrance and its use has been recorded in earlier literature. India had several innovations in yesteryears but many had been lost in secrecy. Further our government in earlier years have not promoted the fragrance industry like tourism which it considered them as luxury.
However, with the rise in use of soaps and cosmetics, today fragrance industry in India is 10% of the world market and is estimated at Rs. 100,000 million.
Fragrance Industry : 20,000 million.
Flavours : 22,500 million
Aroma Chemicals : 28,000 million.
Essential Oils : 19,000 million.
India has dominated the market in natural essential oils in global markets because of its status of No. producer of mint oils. Imparting scientific education and training related to aroma crops, adopting idea