Next to her office in the GM building is what we call the Dining Room. It has a beautiful, exquisite glass table. She would sit there and work. I would kneel at the end, watching, because she would never let us weigh. She'd say, 'If you pay attention, you'll know how much I've used.' If she liked part of one and part of another, she'd mix them. She mixed 5 different fragrances, and then we had to match them, we had to recreate that. And that became Beautiful. The 5 she eventually mixed were predominantly [Sophia Grojsman's], but then Sophia took them and made them a true fragrance.
— Karen Khoury talks to Persolaise about working with Estée Lauder. Read more at "When I Fell In Love With The Company" - An Exclusive Interview With Estée Lauder's Karyn Khoury [part 1].