My Curriculum Vitae

Highly Qualified Senior Perfumer with over twenty years experience in the fragrance industry with a valuable mixture of experiences creating winning fragrances, international presentations, building customer relationships, and new product development from concept to commercialisation.

  • Summary of Qualifications

    • Proven global success in personal care, home care, and fine fragrance creation.
    • Effective marketing and presentation of fragrances, trends, and new product concepts.
    • Organized project management with strong internal & external customer focus.
    • Native English speaker with fluent spoken German.
  • Senior Perfumer & Laboratory Manager

    Duellberg Konzentra GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, 07.16 – Present

    • Create, modify and match personal care, home care, and fine fragrances.
    • Manage fragrance compounding and customer sampling laboratory.
    • Headed fragrance microencapsulation project.
    • Authored Emotional Fragrance Branding concept marketing presentation [Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Iran].
  • Senior Perfumer

    CPL Aromas, Bielefeld, Germany, 01.15 – 06.16

    • Created and matched personal care, home care, and fine fragrances.
    • Strengthened distributor and customer relationships [Russia].
  • Senior Perfumer

    Duellberg Konzentra GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, 06.13 – 12.04

    • Created, modified, and matched personal care, home care, and fine fragrances.
    • Supported sales team with customer presentations, expo support, and technical know-how.
  • Perfumer & Project Manager

    Duellberg Konzentra GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, 09.06 – 05.13

    • Created, modified, and matched personal care, home care, and fine fragrances. 
    • Directed and managed project priorities for a team of seven perfumers and evaluators. 
    • Prepared and presented effective marketing & sales presentations
    • [Germany, UAE, Russia, Turkey]
    • Proactively developed a new user-friendly project management system that has allowed customers, sales staff, evaluation and perfumers to answer over 6000 fragrance inquiries in seven years.
    • Trained fragrance evaluator.
  • Evaluator & Marketing Manager

    Mercia International Aromatics Ltd., Elmswell, England, 06.05 – 07.06

    • Created, modified and matched fabric, surface, air and personal care fragrances. 
    • Prepared and presented marketing & sales presentations [England, UAE, Egypt].
    • Initiated, developed, revived and saved key customer accounts.
  • Perfumer & Managing Director

    Liberty Perfumery Ltd., Marlow, England, 06.01 – 09.02

    • Founded a start-up fragrance company.
    • Created the ‘Invent Your Scent” fragrance concept for the Body Shop Plc.
    • Developed fragrance branding products.
  • Fragrance Specialist

    Reckitt & Benckiser Plc., Hull, England, 09.00 – 05.01

    • Provided fragrance technical perfumery expertise to the global marketing team, sensory analysis group, new technologies group and new product development teams.
    • Gained valuable insight into how core supplier companies [Firmenich, Givaudan, Robertet], marketers and chemist work together to develop innovative home care products.
    • Coordinated and evaluated the international PCM fragrance replacement program.
  • Freelance Perfumer

    Self-Empowered, Marlow, England, 01.99 – 09.00

    • Designed bespoke perfume creations for individual clients. 
    • Assisted senior perfumer in developing fine fragrances for the Dubai market.
  • Junior Perfumer

    Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, Holzminden, Germany, 10.97 – 12.98

    • Created and modified fragrance bases.
    • Developed an internal perfumers’ marketing study to enhance new
    • aroma chemical development.
    • Played an active role in the rebranding of H&R ‘Vitessences’ headspace
    • product line.
    • Prepared and presented aroma chemical sales presentations to internal and external
    • customers [Europe & North America].
    • Played a key role in establishing a call list relationship with a global customer by authoring an informative presentation on the subject of the role of molecular modelling in aroma chemical development.
  • Trainee Perfumer

    Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, Holzminden, Germany, 03.95 – 10.97

    • Completed a comprehensive perfumery apprenticeship covering all aspects of fragrance chemistry and modern perfumery principles.
  • Analytical Chemist

    Analytical Chemist

    • Developed a practical knowledge of wet chemistry, extractions, chromatography and spectrometry techniques.
  • Educational Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

    Radford University, Radford, Virginia, United States, 05.90

    • Developed a fundamental understanding of the life sciences, chemistry, and the humanities.

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise & Sport Science

    University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, 06.04

    • Conducted independent research in the fields of muscle discomfort, fatigue, and conscious perception.

A personal comment on my own life and career

Not even in my wildest dreams did I expect that my career and life would turn out the way they have.

If you would have told me twenty-five years ago that one day I would be a perfumer working and living in Germany, I would probably have laughed and told you that you were full of shit.

In hindsight, I have to admit that my current life situation is the result of crazy dreams, determination, hard work, luck, good decision making, and also some really fucked up decisions.

The cool thing is that I don‘t have any regrets.

I am very happy with the way things have turned out!

Never say never. Nothing is forever. I look forward to seeing – What’s Next?