Sixth Scents - The Art Of Fragrance

Marian Bendeth Global Fragrance Expert

"Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back."

Marian Bendeth, Global Fragrance Expert, Sixth Scents


Marian Bendeth, Pioneer, Global Fragrance Expert and owner of Sixth Scents

Toronto, Canada

Sixth Scents

The Art of Fragrance

Marian Bendeth had her first taste of fragrance at the age of three when she received a bottle of Muelhens 4711 from her Grandmother in London, England. By the age of four, her first purchase was a miniature of L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci and the beginning of a life-long love affair with scent.

A born evaluator and keeper of the fragrant flame, she has, over her lifetime, developed a keen and discerning nose for blends and started a personal collection of rare fragrances in her youth.

She started studying the intricacies of fragrance in her teenage years and formally entered the fragrance industry as a promotional assistant in the early 1980's. After working with over twenty different fragrance distributors in the early days in various capacities as a trainer, promotional assistant and event creator, she set her sights on something revolutionary.

Her evocation became her vocation in 1989 when she opened her consulting company, ‘Sixth Scents’. Bendeth pioneered a new concept never before replicated in the global fragrance industry. To date, she is the only consultant in the world to specialize in this field and is considered a unique fragrance expert of note.

Sixth Scents specializes in personalized fragrance wardrobing based on: body chemistry, psychology, lifestyle, fashion and environment She is the liaison between the skin and the customer’s nose, a broker of scent, she guides the customer to a perfect marriage of scents and personality appropriating scents based on one’s lifestyle. She coined the phrase "Corporate scents" in the 1980's and the term is now commonly referred to in many fragrance environments.

Sixth Scents presently consults with over 5000 plus prestige (commercially available fine fragrances (and niche) scents for women and men. Sixth Scents does not sell fragrance but rather consults exclusively with the general public, fragrance industry and media. Please note, that all fragrance partnerships do not involve grey market or diverted goods, a policy that has served and survived since 1989.

Sixth Scents also claims to be uniquely pivotal in consulting with: the consumer, the media, retailers and fragrance advisors, fragrance and flavour industries, perfumers, fragrance buyers, sales assistants, promotional assistants, marketing professionals and trainers.

A multi-award winning lady, Bendeth has won six Editorial Awards for her fragrance writings and is also the:

Honorary Recipient:

LIFETIME AWARD Winner at the Canadian Fragrance Awards 2014

This Award is the result of an industry vote compelling of 150 vendors/retailers/manufacturers, 1200 beauty advisor voting from across Canada) and 23 Award judges

Bendeth is also a C.O.S.A. Judge (Canadian Outstanding Service Awards) - in fragrances, cosmetics, aesthetics, hair & nail beauty advisors. Judge since 2002 -

Canadian Fragrance Awards Judge 2006 - held every year in Canada

FiFi US Media Editorial Judge & International Judge 2009 Canadian Beauty Awards 2017, 2018 Fashion Magazine Beauty Awards

2016 Media Editorial Awars Judge The Perfume Plume Awards New York

Twice toured the Perfumery regions of France with UBIFrance, the French Trade Press Commission which resulted with an Award-winning article "Scentimental France".

Contributor to the fragrance education online course for the CCFTA online

Advisor and sits on the Cosmetics Advisory Board at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada

Listed in the Who’s Who of Canadian Women as a Pioneer in her field.

Winner with for Best Broadcast Media Editorial Award - Canadian Fragrance Awards

2007 , 2008, 2009 2011 and 2012 by a panel of Media Judges.

Nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award - Canadian Fragrance Awards 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Guest Speaker at the 54th Annual Symposium for the American Society of Perfumers, Manhattan, 2008 and 56th Annual Symposium for the American Society of Perfumers, Manhattan, 2010.

Many fine fragrance houses have called upon Ms. Bendeth's expertise for specific endorsements including prestigious fragrances and houses such as:

2013 Endorsement for P&G Old Spice Head & Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo and Old Spice Wolfthorn Body Wash for Porter Novelli PR to the media

Fragrance endorsements also provided to:

L'Occitane Fragrances Puig Brands US, Canada; Jean Patou Parfums Parfum Hermès, Sisley Parfums, Parfums Givenchy, Chloé Perfumes, Gwen Stefani, Parfums Boucheron, Narciso Rodriguez, Parfums, Jean Paul Gaultier Parfums,,Gucci Parfums, Balenciaga Parfums, Marc Jacobs, Parfums Guerlain, Parfums Chanel, Vera Wang Perfumes, Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren fragrances, Parfums Lanvin, byKilian, Etat Libre d'Orange, Juliette Has a Gun, Robeto Cavalli, amongs many other celebrated and noteworthy fragrances, fragance houses and cmpanie.

Unilever Nature Degree effects Anti-Perspirant alongside many of the finest fine fragrances in the world.

She was the Guest Speaker of the movie launch "Perfume, The Story of a Murderer" for the Toronto Film Festival, twice guest lectured for The University of Toronto's Fine Elderhostel programs on the history of French parfums; guest speaker at cosmetic courses for students at colleges and universities.. Trainer for vendors, retailers, product launches and special event coordinators. Guest speaker for multiple fragrance houses and sales meetings, in retail perfumeries and fragrance industry conferences.

She is internationally renowned as one of the foremost fragrance authorities and consultants with fine and niche fragrance globally.

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