Karyn Khoury

Karyn Khoury is an American perfumer. She is Senior Vice President of Fragrance Development Worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies. In 2012, Khoury was honored as one of the most influential fragrance developers of our time at the Visionaries Gala and Awards Ceremony by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York along with Sophia Grosjman.[1]

Early careerEdit

Karyn began her fragrance career at Norda (now part of Givaudan). Five years later she joined The Estée Lauder Companies where she became the manager for Aramis men’s brands. She was appointed to her current position as Senior Vice President of Corporate Fragrance Development Worldwide in 1998.

At The Estée Lauder, Khoury started working personally first with Mrs. Estée Lauder and then with Evelyn Lauder and Leonard Lauder on new fragrance creations and products[2]


Among the famous perfumes Khoury has developed are:[3][4]


  1. ^ "MAD's Annual Visionaries Press Release" (PDF). MADblog.
  2. ^ "The noses behind Estee Lauder fragrances". Online Athens.
  3. ^ "Twenty Blotters For... Karyn Khoury". Persolaise.
  4. ^ "The Estee Lauder's Company Dream Team:Beauty Products Innovators". CEW.
  5. ^ "Sean "Diddy" Combs Cologne, I AM KING". Celebrity Fashion & Perfume.
  6. ^ "A sense of scent". TheStar.
  7. ^ "Firmenich and Master Perfumer Harry Fremont Win FiFi® Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year Award". Sofw.
  8. ^ "Scent In The City With Daisy Fuentes: She's Ready To Make You Smell Good...Again". Guest of a Guest.
  9. ^ "Lauder launches new fragrance pillar: Modern Muse". TRBusiness.