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Isabel Ryan is an accomplished global fragrance and product developer with twenty years experience in the fragrance industry.

Isabel most recently served as Director of Creative Fragrance Development and Fragrance Product Innovation at Avon Products Inc. While at Avon, Isabel led the development of the company’s global fine fragrance initiatives and was a key member of the fragrance category leadership team. Fragrance projects included Celebrity Brands such as Fergie, Reese Witherspoon, Derek Jeter, and Patrick Dempsey fragrances as well as Designer Brands including Herve Leger, Christian Lacroix and Ungaro. Isabel also worked on successful global brand flankers for Avon top selling fragrances: Far Away, Imari, and Eternal Magic.

Isabel began her career in the fragrance industry working as a perfumer’s assistant at Takasago in 1993. In 1994 she moved to Fragrance Resources to become a fragrance evaluator and work across many product categories. In order to broaden her expertise and knowledge of the field Isabel accepted a job at Bush Boake Allen in 1996, where she gained extensive experience focusing on environmental and hair care fragrances as well as new fragrance delivery technologies.

In 1998 Isabel joined Quest International as a fragrance development manager specializing in creative fine fragrance development. During her nine years at Quest Isabel was promoted to Vice President, Fine Fragrance Development where her responsibilities included managing the New York fragrance development team as well as contributing to the fine fragrance strategy of the company.

Isabel holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology from the State University College at Oneonta and she holds a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Long Island University, CW Post.

Brands served through fragrance house development projects:

  • Donna Karan
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Estee Lauder
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Laura Mercier
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Avon
  • Clairol
  • Dial