Margaret Khoury

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Margaret Khoury


Margaret is the general manager of Michael Edwards’ Fragrances of the World. A publication also known as “The Fragrance Bible”, 2013 sees the release of the 29th edition of the world’s number one fragrance classification journal.  

  • Who or what has shaped your idea of beauty?

    Michael Edwards. He is the inspiration behind my view of the beauty industry as a whole. We meet extraordinary people worldwide and with Michael’s knowledge in the perfume industry, I'm fortunate enough to meet the creative directors and perfumers behind fragrance. It opened up my eyes to fragrance and then the flow on for skin and colour was a natural.

  • How does the busy modern day woman keep looking fresh?

    A morning and evening regime of cleansing, moisturising and spritzing with a toner. I love my collagen mask twice a week – it's a must! And lots of water.

  • Is there a fragrance that gives you a strong sense of nostalgia?

    Angel by Thierry Mugler. I was brought up in a small town on the north coast of NSW and I loved the smell of popcorn and sawdust. The gourmand notes in this scent is nostalgic for me.

  • What's one beauty convention that you think will never go out of fashion?

    Moisturising morning and night.

  • How has beauty changed in the last ten years?

    Other that the fact that we are utterly spoilt for choice with the amazing products now on offer, beauty hasn’t changed much in the last decade.  I think natural beauty is still revered, although the ways we go about achieving it have advanced.

  • What's the best beauty advice someone has given you that you still swear by today?

    Stay out of the sun, drink water and use papaw ointment.

  • Which 2013 runway beauty trend is worth trying?

    Guerlain's Terracotta Bronzing.