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Catherine Velazquez

Fragrance Development, Givaudan

Ms. Velazquez is currently a Creative Fragrance Associate at Givaudan Fragrances. In this role, she is responsible for ancillary development for global fine fragrance accounts including Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Coty and Elizabeth Arden. 

In addition, she is responsible for fine fragrance development for Avon Personal Care, Lavanila Laboratories, Tocca Fragrances, HBO Fragrances and Tru Fragrances. Ms. Velazquez started her career with Quest International in the fragrance division. 

Her first role was as a member of the fragrance applications lab where she applied fragrances to customer bases, managed stability and learned all aspects of application lab work giving her a solid base of knowledge. 

Following this role, Ms. Velazquez joined the fine fragrance division with Givaudan as an Applications Chemist and later advanced to Senior Stability Evaluator, where she provided technical support to key global accounts. Ms. Velazquez graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Physics. She is a member of Cosmetic Executive of Women CEW. 

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