Fragrance has afforded me and my family a life I never could have imagined. I don’t think there are many days when I’m not aware of how grateful I am for that. It has also created within me a confidence and a sense of myself that I never thought I could have. My mother told me that if I didn’t finish college I would never amount to anything and that tells you how much faith she had in me as a human being. The idea of mastering a profession is so heady and so satisfying. Fragrance itself, the product, has allowed me to be expressive using a vocabulary that not very many people have.