“I guess reinvention is my middle name at this point,” said Phillips, whose new venture marks her second brick-and-mortar location to date.
A temporary loss of smell, or anosmia, is the main neurological symptom and one of the earliest and most commonly reported indicators that a person is infected with COVID-19.
UPPER EAST SIDE — Lyss Stern nearly wept when her senses registered the distant yet still-so-familiar aromas of vanilla and amber. Though she couldn't quite name the scents, she knew they were there.
Loss of smell is a persistent challenge for some who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Sue Phillips, who owns a perfume business on the Upper East Side, has found a new way to help others through the pandemic.
Two-hundred million COVID-19 vaccine shots have now been given in the U.S., but for some who’ve had the virus, loss of taste and smell is a persistent challenge.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, fragrance expert Sue Phillips saw her business dry up. She would typically spend her days creating scents for major companies like Tiffany & Co. and Lancôme, or in-person with customers at her shop in New York City.
Phillips learned to pivot, moving her fragrance events to Zoom, but in the last month she found a new way to help, using her skills in the perfume world to help COVID-19 survivors who are still missing their sense of smell find it again.
New York City-based fragrance expert Sue Phillips is inviting people who lost their sense of smell after having COVID-19 to her shop in the hopes of reviving their senses.
Those who have had COVID-19 face a wide range of potential complications, both while they are sick and long after.
New York City-based fragrance expert Sue Phillips: Sue Phillips: Fragrance Authority, Perfume Designer helps a survivor regain her sense of smell.
With over 40 years of experience under her belt, Phillips New York City-based fragrance expert helps a survivor regain her sense of smell.
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Did you know that you can purchase Sue Phillips Book? The Power of Perfume: How to Choose It, Wear it and Enjoy It!(Central Park South Publishing Company; $19.95) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Sue Phillips Perfume Book is highlighted in 4-2-21 Beauty Inc Newsletter
Fragrance industry veteranSue Phillips has launched a book, titled “The Power of Perfume: How to Choose It, Wear It and Enjoy It!”The book, which launched globally on Amazon, providesPhillips’ point of view on the category, informed by her time at Tiffany & Co., Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Burberry, among others. It was published by theCentral Park South Publishing Co.“I thought about writing a memoir, but realized it might not be appropriate since I’m not a celebrity,” she said. “I do love fragrance, and with the amount of questions that people have asked me over the years and the articlesI've written, I thought to put all those things in a book.”Each chapter ranges from the history of perfume, to the differences between eau de parfum and other juice concentrations, and which scents are appropriate for certain occasions. “A lot of people say to spray perfume in the air and walk through it,” she said. “It's such a huge waste.”. —James Manso