Vice President of Perfumery
As a master perfumer, Heather Killgo has shared her expertise at industry events across the country, showing retailers and product development teams how inspired perfumery creates the emotional experiences that consumers love; driving private brand growth and establishing private brand category leaders.
Heather takes the world around her and personal sensory memories to create beautiful fragrances that enhance people’s lives and drive category growth. She helps a stellar line-up of Arylessence’s private brand clients tell their brand story through scent and brings each of their customers’ new and exciting sensory experiences. Heather has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors. Her training as a chemist enables her to pair creativity with a solid technical and scientific foundation. Heather knows the key to creating fragrances that win in the marketplace is rethinking the basics, making innovation happen, and meeting consumer expectations in new and unexpected ways.
While she finds creative inspiration in a diversity of sights, sounds, tastes, and smells, she definitely takes her most creative cues from the vast array of beautiful fragrances found in nature. Heather’s own love for gardening and photographing nature’s beauty has been a boundless creative teacher. When Heather is not creating new fragrances and leading an exceptional Arylessence perfumery team, you’ll find her mountain biking, traveling, and enjoying time with her husband and children.