Meet Sue Phillips


Global luxury beauty companies, Elizabeth Arden and Lancȏme hired Sue for her marketing expertise, followed by Tiffany & Co who recruited Sue as VP Marketing Fragrance, where she spearheaded the development, creation and launch of the successful TIFFANY perfume for their 150th Anniversary internationally.

From Tiffany, Sue established her company Scenterprises Inc, and designed and launched fragrances for Society by Burberry, Burberry for Men, Diane von Furstenburg and many other well -known brands. Throughout her career Sue’s passion, ability and ingenuity have resulted in her being at the forefront of innovation and always delivering quality products and experiences to her clients.

“Serendipity”! That’s how Sue Phillips explains the rationale when asked how and why she launched her renowned fragrance career in NY. With looks that belie her more than 35+ years in the fragrance industry Sue Phillips is an internationally renowned fragrance authority, who never dreamed she would be creating world class perfumes for major iconic brands, Tiffany, Burberry, Avon, as well as A-List celebrities- Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Zendaya, Susan Sarandon, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurence Fishburne, Lisa Vanderpump, and Fortune 500 companies, AOL, BULGARI, GOOLE, MERRIL LYNCH,METLIFE, PINTEREST, WELLS FARGO, ZURICH FINANCIAL for their Corporate events. Originally from South Africa, Sue is based in New York City where her global atelier for fragrance creation is based on Lexington Avenue – Sue Phillips House of Fragrance – by appointment only.

Sue has developed and launched fragrances for a plethora of exclusive brands. She designed the first iconic TIFFANY perfume for their 150th anniversary, Tiffany for Men, Society by Burberry, and Burberry for Men fragrances. Sue also developed the original three eponymous Trish McEvoy fragrances as well as brands for Avon, Lancaster, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Lancôme’s Fragrances and Men’s grooming collection, Programme Homme.

After leaving Tiffany & Co., to have her first child, Sue established her company, Scenterprises Inc in 1990 to share her passion and knowledge of fragrance. She believes everyone’s life can be beautifully enhanced through a personalized scent. Hence, Sue’s Bespoke Fragrance Service – where scent lovers customize a fragrance as unique as themselves.

Sue consults regularly for celebrities, executives and private individuals looking to ensure they create their ideal signature scent. Sue’s Perfume Bar was featured in the Oscars (2020) and Grammy’s (2019) Gifting Suites to great acclaim. Corporations hire Sue’s expertise for brand development and team building events. Every special occasion imaginable has become an original with Sue’s unique fragrance creation process, from bridal showers, engagement parties and weddings to bar/bat-mitzvahs, corporate holiday parties and customized celebrations. Clients are always thrilled by how unique their event becomes with Sue Phillips, a self-proclaimed ‘Scentrepreneur’®

Sue was a child actress in South Africa, and came to NY to pursue a career in theatre. At the time, however, she was not a member of the Unions, and because of her ability to speak and perform in front of an audience, Elizabeth Arden management realized what an asset she would be to motivate and inspire department store beauty associates about the magic and mystery of fragrance. Thus began a life-long love affair with Fragrance. In addition she has taught at FIT College, and LIM College as an Adjunct Professor of Fragrance, and is frequently retained as a Legal Expert for trademark, copyright and distribution infringements for Fragrance disputes. Sue is an engaging speaker and the author of best selling book “The Power of Perfume”. With Sue’s passion and expertise, you’re guaranteed an innovative, fresh and original experience every time!