Being both an accomplished entrepreneur and advisor gives Nathan unique insight into what it takes to be successful in today's highly competitive fragrance industry. After honing his business acumen at Kenan-Flagler Business School, Nathan later discovered his passion for fragrance through the acquisition of a niche fragrance brand that he re-branded and launched in the luxury goods market. In doing so, he saw an opportunity to assist others with fragrance-related brand and product development and Bespoke Fragrance was born.
Since then, Nathan has been assisting companies of all sizes, from niche brands to global consumer goods companies, with insight and execution in the areas of branding, marketing, fragrance/product development, strategy, consumer insight and competitive analysis.
Nathan holds several fragrance-related design and utility patents and is a 10-time finalist for Fragrance Foundation FiFi Awards for fragrance and product design. In 2014, he was recognized as a Rising Star finalist for Fragance/Beauty Entrepreneur by Fashion Group International.
CÉCILE HUA, perfumer & Board Member of American Society of Perfumers
Cécile Hua was born in Marseille, France and knew by the age of 7 that she was destined to become a perfumer. After earning a Master's Degree in Chemistry to lay the foundation of her technical knowledge for perfume creation, Cécile was chosen to attend the invitation-only Givaudan Perfumery School in Grasse, where she spent three years mastering the techniques of perfumery. Graduating first in her class from the world's most prestigious perfumery school, Cécile took her talent and ideas to New York, where she was the first recipient of the Fashion Group International 'Rising Star Award' for Fragrance Design in 2003. Since then, Cécile has been the creative drive behind countless fine fragrances launches around the world, working with some of the most famous celebrities and brands of our time. Today, she continues to develop fragrances as a senior perfumer at MANE and was recently recognized for her outstanding achievements in perfumery by the Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC).