The Fragrance Foundation honors 2018 Notables

By Deanna Utroske

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The Notable Class of 2018, pictured with Linda Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation (photo courtesy of the Foundation)
The Notable Class of 2018, pictured with Linda Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation (photo courtesy of the Foundation)

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Last Thursday evening at an awards event hosted at the LVMH Magic Room in New York City, The Fragrance Foundation honored The Notables of 2018, exceptional rising leaders in the perfume and fragrance industry.

This year, The Fragrance Foundation welcomed Linda Levy as president. And, as Cosmetics Design recently reported, she spent months listening and gathering information about the needs, expectations, and proficiencies that the group’s members and member companies have. As a result, she started the year by announcing a new mission and strategy for the foundation​.

The growing roster of exceptionally capable professionals recognized as Notables have a key role to play at The Fragrance Foundation. “We are impressed by the next generation of thinkers, achievers, and innovators,” ​says Levy. “I am looking forward to enlisting this ambitious group who will join the Notables of the last few years, to enrich future initiatives for the Foundation.”

Talent pool

Besides being feted by The Fragrance Foundation, their respective companies, and the many industry leaders that gathered for the event last Thursday, The Notables of 2018 join their peers—the three previous cohorts of honorees—as a key ideators and influencers in The Foundation.

As of this year, The Notables have opportunities to meet and brainstorm as well as the chance to shape and help facilitate Foundation initiatives. Already The Notables have influenced the how the group is launching National Fragrance Day—a recurring holiday of sorts to be celebrated for the first time on March 21, 2018.

Collective wisdom

This year’s class honorees have a breadth fragrance industry expertise, ranging from marketing to consumer insights, from editorial to product development to graphic design and more.

The Notable Class of 2018 comprises:

Anais Nouvet, senior marketing manager in North America for Cartier Parfums

Megan Greenhalgh, business manager at Commodity

Katie Bell, market research manager with Cosmo International Fragrances

Jordan Saxemard, trade marketing director for Coty, Inc.

Tracy Taylor, senior manager of consumer insights at Firmenich

Karissa Ciliento, junior account executive with Givaudan

Cotton Codinha, beauty and fitness editor of Hearst’s ELLE Magazine

Alexandra Cassar, scent design manager at IFF

Katheryn Rodriguez, marketing for Givenchy Beauty at LVMH

Alexandra Mammolite, graphic designer at MANE

Hannah Silver, assistant manager of product development at NEST Fragrances

Jesica Leszczynski, senior project coordinator for Symrise

As part of the evening’s succinct and joyful awards presentations, each honoree shared five words about what they’ve learned and how they approach their daily work in the fragrance business. Click through to The Fragrance Foundation site​ to read their witty remarks.



Deanna Utroske, Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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