The global flavours, fragrances, nutrition and consumer care group reported particularly high demand for its beverage and new consumer health applications.
The Flavour & Nutrition division in Europe, Africa and the Middle East saw 8% sales growth, the largest of any division. The division's global sales rose 4% to E402.3M.
"Whereas the flavour business continued to grow, demand for fragrances declined," said Symrise chief executive Dr Heinz-Jürgen Bertram.
Group pre-tax profit fell 8.6% to E162.5M, while sales grew by 3% to E811.8M.