The Fashion Reporter had the opportunity to sit down with the legendary Sue Phillips of Scenterprises in NYC to discuss fragrance and how Scentarium was born. Located in the very exclusive Tribeca section of Lower Manhattan lies a world of fine fragrances far removed from the typical beauty giants who are located in midtown Manhattan. Once upon a time, however, Sue Phillips was very responsible for the success of these giants.
Sue Phillips began her career at Elizabeth Arden, and traveled around the country as training director conducting beauty training seminars. She was soon promoted into product development for Color Cosmetics, but her road didn’t end just there. She was later hired by Lancôme, where she worked as marketing director for Fragrance & Men’s Skincare, launched Programme Homme, and developed fragrance introduction for Tresor. Soon thereafter Sue was hired as Vice President of Fragrance Marketing for Tiffany & Company and developed the first iconic TIFFANY perfume for the 150th anniversary. She created “Tiffany,” “Tiffany for Men”, “Society” by Burberry, and “Burberry for Men” fragrances. Sue also developed the original three eponymous Trish McEvoy fragrances.
Sue is also an Adjunct Professor of Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing at LIM, training the future of fragrance marketers and perfume designers.
Over time, Sue’s passion grew deeper and she felt that she could offer more to the world of fine fragrances. Through her journey as an influencer in fragrance, she decided to start her very own perfumery in February 2014. She started custom fragrances six years ago at a time where it was unheard of. Fragrance Kit is a special product Sue recently created to take individuals on a fragrance journey without even having to travel to her headquarters in NYC.
The kit contains essential scents, a formula card and strips so that a custom fragrance can be created to each customers liking. A formula can be re-created by simply sending in the card so that it would always be on file.
Sue Phillips is by far a trendsetter and leader in the fragrance world. Her innovative ideas have customers traveling from all over the world to get their very own potion of heavenly scents offered at the Scentarium. For more information on where to buy, please visit www.scenterprises.com.