Fragrance Perfumers

Under the guidance of CEO Donald Conover Sr., a master perfumer with over 5 decades of experience, Belle Aire’s Creative Center is home to 6 senior perfumers.  Through sheer talent and a passion for fragrance development, Belle Aire’s perfumers have laid the groundwork for Belle Aire’s 35 years of success and continued growth.  Our perfumers hold the highest code of ethics upheld by the American Society of Perfumers as well as working within the organization to ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines, and safety standards.  The creativity and imagination of Belle Aire’s perfumers truly comes to life as their creations make their way into the very products that we all use, everyday!!

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LINDA HICKS

From creating cocktails while bartending in college to honing precision laboratory techniques in the Army’s medical lab school, Linda’s life as a perfumer has been well directed.  Now with more than 28 years at Belle Aire Creations her passion for perfumery has anything but diminished and she is still thrilled when a new fragrance profile arrives. Among her many contributions is in the development of Belle Aire’s OMC technology.

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BILL CORBETT

A graduate of DePaul University, Bill began in the fragrance industry back in 1983 and joined the Belle Aire Creations family in 1990.  He’s an avid gardener and all around outdoorsman and not surprisingly derives much of his inspiration from nature.  As a seasoned traveler Bill enjoys incorporating the places and cultures from around the globe into his creative work.

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DON CONOVER JR

With a chemistry degree from Indiana University Don went on to work at both Emco Chemical and Abbott Labs before coming to Belle Aire in 1995. His areas of expertise include personal care, fine fragrance, and more. Whether running outdoors or cooking fine food he finds fragrance inspiration all around.

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RAIMUNDAS STEPONAVICIUS

Born in Lithuania where he studied chemistry at Vilnius University, Raimundas left to start a career in perfumery at Belle Aire in 1996. In the talented Don Conover Sr. he found inspiration and soon developed a passion for fragrance as he began working with synthetic and natural materials.  His specialties include personal care and fine fragrances.

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JERRY BELLEK

Jerry has been a member of the American Society of Perfumers since 2006. He has extensive experience in fine perfumery and in the personal care arenas. Jerry specializes in technically advanced fragrances and has a passion for the understanding of the science behind malodor management.

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GIEDRIUS KASIULYNAS

Giedrius was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and attended the Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Science before moving to the US in 2000.  He joined Belle Aire in 2001 bringing his international background and expertise in multiple languages to the mix at the company.  He finds inspiration in nature as he travels to different countries and cultures.