A renowned fragrance designer, Raymond Matts, possesses a wealth of professional experience in all aspects of the global fragrance industry. He has held key roles in the strategic development of many prestigious brands, including Aramis, Tommy Hilfiger, Clinique, and Origins. Mr. Matts career encompasses more than 30 years of experience as a fragrance designer specializing in the design and development of fragrances for fine fragrances, and household, and personal care products. Currently, Mr. Matts designs his own line of fragrances under the eponymous Raymond Matts Collection Aura de Parfum label.
Michelle Nahum-Albright is a designer, teacher, and writer. Her career encompasses more than 30 years of experience specializing in the design and development of beauty products: fragrance, color cosmetics, and skincare. Skilled in traditional packaging, design direction, and management, she has worked Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden Inc. Coty Beauty USA Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Maidenform Inc., Unilever Prestige Cosmetics, and Essie Cosmetics.
She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, and a BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. Additional studies include: Penland School of Craft, Asheville, North Carolina; The Center for Book Arts, New York City; and The Summer Writers Colony at The New School.
Current Candidate: MA Creative Publishing / Critical Journalism - The New School
Teaching experience: Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Kean University
Her personal work explores the storytelling possibilities of craft in metal and paper—cross-genre written stories that focus on the essence of family.
Pamela's distinguished career spans over two decades. She is an accomplished executive and leading authority in fine fragrance and all beauty categories specializing in product innovation, strategic marketing and brand creation.
Pamela has worked creatively with major cosmetic companies on a global scale. She has held senior level corporate positions at Estée Lauder, L'Oréal, Avon, Bath and Body Works, Revlon, and Smashbox Cosmetics.
In 1994, she founded Pamela Vaile LLC. In her consulting firm, she offers a unique talent in brand building by leading and nurturing her clients from the initial idea through all stages of product development and marketing to a fully executed brand launch at retail. As a brand nurturer she often stays with her brands to insure long term success. Pamela touches each and every project with her unique passion, dedication and great love for the fragrance category. Her clients include Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Bare Escentuals, Natura Brazil, L'Oréal Paris, LVMH, and Li & Fung in Hong Kong to name a few. Pamela works with a range of Hollywood celebrities in bringing their brand visions to market. Most recently, Pamela was the guiding force behind the Boyfriend fragrance by Kate Walsh that launched on HSN and Sephora. She has worked with other celebrities to bring their brands to market: Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Susan Lucci, Lisa Hoffman (wife to Dustin).
Pamela previously taught Fine Fragrance Product Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was honored in 2010 with the Estée Lauder Faculty Achievement Award. Pamela has been a great supporter of the Fragrance Foundation for many years, offering her time, high energy, and great love for the fragrance category to industry think tanks and trend forums.