Leah Smith

Store Manager, The Perfume Shop

Leah Smith

How did you get in to the Fragrance Industry?

I’d worked in the fashion industry for many years before joining the fragrance industry.  I felt at that time I was ready for a change. Fragrance to me is very personal and intimate and knew when the opportunity came up at The Perfume Shop that this was the environment I wanted to work in.

Top tips for entering the industry at any level?

You need to be open to learning something new every day.  The fragrance industry changes all the time with new product launches, therefore our customers trust that we are the place to come to for expertise.

Why do you believe this is a destination industry?

There is always something new to learn and always something to share with our customers.  I started in the industry as a Deputy Manager, have worked my way up to a Store Manager with additional responsibility of being a company engagement champion – if you want to develop yourself the fragrance industry is a fantastic place to do this.