Manveena is a trained “nose” or Perfumer who graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her degree is a BS in Marketing with a concentration in Cosmetics, Fragrances and Personal Care. Manveena currently sits on the FIT Advisory Board of the same program and has been an active member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) for over 18 years.
While studying abroad in Europe with a select group of 20 students during her senior year, Manveena’s natural ability and very specific talents were recognized and she was encouraged to pursue a career in perfumery. She was accepted to the most prestigious school in the world for perfumery, ISIPCA in Versailles, France. "Creative, Innovative and brilliant, Manveena succeeds with all her endeavors! She's the ultimate business woman!"
-Susan Tendler, Director at The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc
She trained at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) Global Headquarters in New York. IFF is the top fragrance and flavor supplier in the world, and she trained under such luminaries as Sophia Grosjman and Dr. Braja Mookherjee. During her time at IFF, Manveena worked on projects for Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch, Bath and Body Works, Jo Malone and many more. Manveena was responsible for more than $12 million worth of business annually.
While being intimately involved in the creation of perfumes, hair and body products, candles and room fragrance, Manveena fell in love with the raw materials or ‘essential oils’ which are the foundation of any fragranced product. She has the rare ability to discern which materials are of the highest quality and prefers to only work with those.
Before it was chic to be environmentally conscious, Manveena was always drawn to the small oil producers who farm organically. She has visited and collaborated personally with many of them. Nothing is more exciting for her than breathing in the scent of rose petals before they are distilled into oil or walking the lavender fields in Grasse at harvest time.
After a thrilling career in the beauty and fragrance business and then a decade as a successful entrepreneur and CEO of her own digital agency, Manveena decided to go back to her true love - product development. This is how Manveena's Solutions began.