Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2018 - Page 14

NOTABLE NOSES pursue new avenues, new scents, and new approaches while also coloring within the lines that we all have to do to an extent in our roles? KILLGO: Well, it’s in my nature to push the limits a little, to not always do things the way that they’ve been done before. I definitely respect and appreciate everything I learned about fragrance through training, realizing how things are made and understanding fragrance types. But when you’re early on in your career and still learning, you have to do things your own way, and a lot of times you stumble across something that is even better than how someone told you it should have been done. I stumbled across a lot of experiences where, by doing it a different way, I found great success. In terms of creative process and innovating, you have to look and think outside the box. I look beyond my project, to fashion, cuisine, nature, for inspiration. I think nature is the original perfumer. And so often when I’m creating, my goal is to try to capture, as much as possible, the way something should smell in nature. DANGELICO: You seem to be a “visionary” personality, someone who doesn’t follow the same path as everyone else and may feel constricted by rules and regulations. How do you balance your passion and craft with the needs and regulations of the industry? KILLGO: I think half of me is very analytical and the other half is visionary, so the way my brain works fits this job quite perfectly. I think most regulatory people are also very process-oriented. So, it’s not necessarily a challenge for me to balance both. It’s all about understanding what consumers want, what consumers are going to need, and being able to tell that story. Being able to take your ideas and your concepts and validate and explain them to someone. There’s no better way to win someone over than by letting them smell something, having a concept right in front of them to experience, and telling them the story that goes [ۙ]] ]8&\X[B[[HYY˂]\H[YH\[\H\YB[[H]H]X]\X[ ]\]8&\˜X]\H]8&\[]Z[XH܈X]\H]\B\X[ۋH]ܙX]]HX]\H\x&\›[ܙH[ۙH^HܙX]HH\X[\MQԐSST˓ԑ\YH  N[ [H\]H[HY\[^K\[\H\ۛۈ܈Z[[ݘ]]B[H[ܚ\[[H[[\]YH\^KSSPΈ\[\X][ۋH\B[Z]Y[[[X[™Yܘ[H[HXHو\H[XY[Y[[\ˈH[Y]H]ۛ™Yܘ[H\ݙHYܘ[K]\\H[\YHY\]ܜ[Y[\[HXX[X][\XX]B\HܚY\\HY[[ܚY\\BۛX[ۜˈ[[HXZH]H]X][\\X]HۈHXHYXO•H\\Y][H\[Y\[\HX]’SΈ]8&\X\HX[^HH[\ܝ[BوX[\[\K[HX[š]HYX[H[&][XY[HHܛ]]Yܘ[K][H\XKH[[]X[HوHXY\YX[\[\H\H[Yۈ\]H܂X\]H]K[ܝ[][KX[HXY\˜\Hܛ]وHXوYX][ۈ܈X\B\Y]YH\\HY[YX\X Yܘ[H\XH\X]YYXK\H\HX[HY\[X]\X[ˈB]HX[[XYH[X[\H]H]\[X]\X[[H]\[X]\X[˜\HYܘ[\[[و[\[\ˈ]8&\š[\ܝ[[\[]H]HY[\[Yܘ[H܈H\Hۙ[YH[]\[\H\\HYK[H[]HYY۝[YH[H]Y]KY[H\H\[ۘ]HX]Yܘ[KX]\[\K[H[H\[ۘ]H[X][H[YY[X[\[\BHZ\[ܛX][ۋ]˂SSPΈ\و][[\BH\X][ۈ[\]X[\YXHܘ[KۙH\XوX\\\][\[Y\H][ \[H[\x&\Y[H[ܙX]]H\\K][Y[[Y[]\[\[Y\H][H[H[]\X[YX]H\X