Mary Symons, President of Mary Symons Communications


As we gear up for the 2016 Canadian Fragrance Awards, get to know our panel of expert judges.

Mary Symons, President of Mary Symons Communications
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What’s your all-time favourite fragrance? Passion by Annick Goutal. I discovered it by chance when I lived in Paris. It is timeless, works for me in any season, at any time of day, and brings me joy! 

What’s your best new find? It is not a new fragrance by any means, but I love all Guerlain products and started wearing Angélique Noire recently. It reminds me of my favourite hotel—the Paris Ritz!

How many bottles are in your fragrance collection? Too many to ever be properly enjoyed. I always have my favourites on hand. Many are gifts and if I enjoy looking at the bottle, no matter the scent, it will remain in the collection. 

What’s your signature spritz style? Depends on my mood. In the winter, I tend to put fragrance on pulse points. During the summer, it is more of an overall mist, but my poor hair gets sprayed all the time!