Vice President of Perfumery
A highly trained career perfumer in the classic tradition, Heather Killgo is known for her inspiring creativity, innovative thinking, and competitive marketing insights.
She builds her creativity on simple principles that have allowed her to develop successful fragrances across multiple product lines and helped her clients succeed in highly competitive categories.
A chemistry graduate of University of Georgia, Heather’s approach is based on strong science and technology, but she believes that great fragrances are always simple, elegant, and pure.
The keys to creating fragrances that win in the marketplace, Heather says, means rethinking the basics, making innovation happen, and meeting consumer expectations in new and unexpected ways.
She has exceptional expertise in contemporary floral fragrances, a special understanding of woods and musks, and a great appreciation for the role of gourmand or food notes in perfumery. She also believes that visual factors like color have a powerful influence on fragrance design.
As a leader in perfumery, Heather has shared her expertise at fragrance industry events across the country, showing new audiences, including legislators and regulators, how diverse notes and accords create the emotional experiences that consumers love.
Arylessence clients experience the same outcomes as she creates fragrances that define brands, become category leaders, and win the consumer’s heart.