I was born in Pretoria & my parents moved to Durban when I was very young.
I started working in the industry many years ago in my late 20’s. I worked for ADF which is Aramis & Designer fragrances, then joined Estee Lauder as sales manager. I joined Clarins, Thierry Mugler & Azzaro as a sales director & joined Stuttafords as a marketing & cosmetics executive. After taking early retirement I decided to follow my passion which is fragrance, beauty and skincare. Not to mention that I love food.
I am very passionate about beautiful scents & how I feel when wearing a fabulous perfume. My biggest highlight while working in the industry was meeting Estée Lauder at Saks 5th Ave New York for the launch of Knowing, the scent I still wear & love. I also met the model for the launch, Paulina Parizkova. She went on to become an actor & author. I must say that Estée Lauder in my opinion is the best company to learn about beauty & fragrance. I have great memories of my time there.
I also had the privilege of meeting Christian Courtin-Clarins the son of the founder of the Clarins brand, what a humble beautiful man. My entire experience in the beauty & fragrance business can only be described as extraordinary like a love affair which has never left me. I learnt from so many amazing people through my working life which made me who I am today.