Stephen Nilsen

Perfumer, Givaudan

“Perfume makes a statement about its wearer, and this has always fascinated me.”

As a teenager, Stephen Nilsen came across a National Geographic article about perfumers, and he instantly knew what path he wanted to follow. Along the way he gained expertise in both flavors and fragrances. His polished style with its attention to detail and harmony allows him to craft a wide range of genres, from instantly appealing gourmands to opulent white florals.

What makes him so passionate about perfume? “It is the sharing part. I love working with someone to help translate their vision. I love when people wear and enjoy my creations. This is what makes this job so special.”
A few creations by Stephen… CALVIN KLEIN Dark Obsession, DISNEY A Princess Wish, MADONNA Truth or Dare, BCBG MAX AZRIA, VERA WANG Lovestruck, DREW BARRYMORE Cherished, Radiant, Sultry, NATURA Amo Chamegó, AVON Herve Leger Homme, ESTEE LAUDER Tommy Girl 10, TOMMY HILFIGER True Star.