"Life is most beautiful when there are scents that enhance it" -

Ruth Sutcliffe, the Scent Guru

The scent Guru Group, LLC

Essential Awakenings Smell & Memory Kits are now available at  



Timeline for my company, The Scent Guru Group, LLC:

2016-Present:  After my mother passed away from dementia related causes in 2016 I made it my priority to enrich the lives of seniors living with dementia by creating Essential Awakenings® Smell & Memory Activities & Kits.  The distinctive smell prompts and clue cards are a fun way to engage with seniors to play a stimulating and fun guessing game.  I currently sell these kits to Assisted Living Communities, families and home care providers caring for seniors living with various forms of dementia, such as Alzheimers.

I also offer 1 hour Essential Awakenings® activity sessions to Senior Centers and Assisted Living Communities in the NY Metropolitan area for a small fee.  For information or to schedule a session, write to thescentgurugroup@gmail.com. 

2018-Present:  I continued to focus on the wellbeing of underserved populations using the distinctive smell prompts (example: the smell of grass, chocolate, oranges) and have recently created a patent-pending multi-sensory tool kit called MindScent®.  I am currently selling these kits to hospitals, Speech Pathologists, and Teachers of Special Education.   

​​​With my rich history and expertise in global fragrance development,  I will work with you to help bring your product idea to fruition.  A sampling of some of the diverse brands and end-uses I have developed over my career have been:  

  • Women's Perfumes: Tadashi Shoji Eau de Rose, Baby Phat, Guess, Coty Celebrity Brands: Beyonce, Halle Berry, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Mary Kate & Ashley 
  • Men's Colognes: Nautica, Tim McGraw, Stetson & Kenneth Cole
  • Household & Air Care:  Windex Blue, Church & Dwight Detergents, Various SCJ & Renuzit Candles & Air Fresheners 
  • Personal Care Products:  Herbal Essences Hair & Body Wash, Clairol Hair Color Brands, Matrix Hair Care Products, Adidas & Mum Deodorants, T'zikal Haircare, John Masters Organics Skin and Hair Care,  Seabreeze
  • Other:  Essential Awakenings ™ Smell & Memory Kits ​