“To gain the ability to sculpt memories, experiences and ideas out of tiny, invisible, volatile molecules is the most incredible, shocking, brilliant and powerful thing I have ever realized.”
Mackenzie Reilly was born and raised in New York. She always loved perfume and remembers feeling bewitched, at the age of five, by the glamorous sight of her mother applying Shalimar at the vanity before going out. But, it was a singular fragrance which completely changed her life at the age of 16 and made her want to become a perfumer. The “addictive, weird and animalic” niche perfume Dzing!, designed to conjure the aroma of the circus, immediately captured Mackenzie’s curiosity, imagination and certainty about her future path.
Mackenzie now has a strong self-taught impulse and loves to experiment in the lab and field to develop raw, virginal ideas untouched by market trends. She is proof of believing in yourself and fighting for what you believe in.