Dabur to enter aroma products market

Launch a range of aroma products under the Odonil brand

FMCG company Dabur is gearing up to enter the Indian aroma products market by expanding the portfolio of its existing air freshener brand 'Odonil', targeting sales of Rs 300 crore from the segment by 2015.  Dabur said it will launch a range of aroma products such as traditional oil burner, potpourri, pillar candle and aromatic floating candle under the Odonil brand.

"We are entering into the unbranded aroma products market. The segment is currently very unorganised and could be estimated at around Rs 150 crore," Dabur India Brand Head (Odonil) Rajat Nanda said.

At present, the Indian air fragrances market, including the traditional agarbattis, is estimated to be around Rs 2,000 crore. It is currently dominated by Mysore-based NR Group, which sells Cycle brand of agarbattis along, with ITC Ltd.

Nanda said the idea to launch new aromatic products is to widen the range of products under the Odonil brand and make it a complete air freshening brand.