Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2018 - Page 12

Talking innovation and inspiration with Arylessence ’ s Heather Killgo
NOTABLE NOSES

Pushing the limits of perfumery

Talking innovation and inspiration with Arylessence ’ s Heather Killgo

THE NOSE

HEATHER KILLGO Vice President of Perfumery at Arylessence , Inc .
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HOBBIES : Mountain biking , traveling around the world , photography , and cooking
FRAGRANCE TREND SHE ’ S MOST EXCITED ABOUT : Rose scents and the comeback of elegant , simple florals
WHERE SHE FINDS INSPIRATION : Mostly from nature , but city life as well — from National Parks to Manhattan and Paris — and all of the cuisine she experiences in these places . “ I am literally tasting or smelling something everywhere I go .”
LIA DANGELICO , DIRECTOR , COMMUNICATIONS , FRAGRANCE CREATORS ASSOCIATION : Everyone grows up in a different sort of home . Some have a great cook in the house so everything is about food . For others , its gardening , sports , and the list goes on . How did scent play a role in your early home life ?
HEATHER KILLGO : I have a lot of scent memories from my childhood for sure . One of my favorites is the smell and taste of honey . My grandfather lived with us when I was very young , and every morning he whipped together honey and butter and spread it on toast . I think he passed away when I was around four or five years old , but every single time I smell or taste honey now , I think of him .
I grew up on a small farm and I spent most of my days outside . My father is an avid gardener and outdoorsman , so he was always outside . I went with him everywhere he went , so I had this pleasure of smelling all of the blooming flowers we planted together and the hay we harvested . I can still remember the smell of my leather horse saddle .
DANGELICO : It ’ s amazing how scent plays
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NOTABLE NOSES Pushing the limits of perfumery Talking innovation and inspiration with Arylessence’s Heather Killgo THE NOSE HEATHER KILLGO Vice President of Perfumery at Arylessence, Inc. –– HOBBIES: Mountain biking, traveling around the world, photography, and cooking FRAGRANCE TREND SHE’S MOST EXCITED ABOUT: Rose scents and the comeback of elegant, simple florals WHERE SHE FINDS INSPIRATION: Mostly from nature, but city life as well—from National Parks to Manhattan and Paris—and all of the cuisine she experiences in these places. “I am literally tasting or smelling something everywhere I go.” 12 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2018 LIA DANGELICO, DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS, FRAGRANCE CREATORS ASSOCIATION: Everyone grows up in a different sort of home. Some have a great cook in the house so everything is about food. For others, its gardening, sports, and the list goes on. How did scent play a role in your early home life? HEATHER KILLGO: I have a lot of scent memories from my childhood for ɔ=)䁙ٽɥѕ́́ѡ͵хє)丁5䁝ɅѡȁٕݥѠ́ݡ)$ٕ݅́չٕ䁵ɹ)ݡѽѡȁ䁅ѕȁ)ɕЁѽи$ѡ͕݅)ݡ$݅́ɽչȁȁٔ啅́)Ёٕͥѥ$͵ȁхє)ܰ$ѡ)$ɕ܁͵ɴ$)Ё䁑́ͥ5䁙ѡȁ́)٥ɑȁё͵ͼ݅)݅́ͥ$ݕЁݥѠٕݡɔ)ݕаͼ$ѡ́ɔ͵)ѡݕ́ݔѕ)ѽѡȁѡݔٕѕ$)ѥɕȁѡ͵䁱ѡȁ͔)ͅ)91% <%ӊé饹܁͍Ё