On The Scent
On The Scent
About On The Scent
What began as a monthly sniff-in on the Outspoken Beauty Podcast soon became so popular in its own right (and with so many listeners sending in questions and asking for more) that On the Scent just had to go weekly - this time on its own perfumed platform!
Encompassing everything from icons and all-time classics to what’s new on the high street to the more ‘niche’ indie brands; Beauty broadcaster and columnist Nicola Bonn and award-winning fragrance journalist and expert Suzy Nightingale give personalised perfume prescriptions, describe fragrances in such an intoxicating way you can almost smell them and help navigate the thousands of scents out there to find the truly incredible ones. Also expect interviews with well-known figures, delving into their favourite scents of all time and opportunities to get to know some of the most exciting perfumers in the world.
Whether you’ve a collection of 500+ or are just starting on your scent journey, olfactory obsessives Nicola & Suzy are on a mission to find you fragrances that don’t simply smell good, but will re-connect you to long forgotten memories, engage your emotions and very likely blow your mind.
We’ve never had SO many questions from listeners – it seems you’re all either desperately seeking scents that have been discontinued, looking for more affordable alternatives; or perhaps wanting to explore differing facets of our personalities with new perfumes. In fact, some of you are hoping to find fragrant disguises we can use to ease us into new stages of our lives… and we’ve searched high and low to find you the answers to your dreams. Which ones might you be tempted to try, we wonder…? @andy_tauer L`Air du Desert Marocain @etatlibreorange Rien @parfumsgres Gres Cabochard @emanuelungaroparis Ungaro Diva @urbanapothecarylondon Oud Geranium @aesopskincare Hwyl @marksandspencer Apothecary Ease @whind @diptyque L’Eau Papier @millerharris Le Cedre @byredo Rose of No Man’s Land @cartier Pasha de Cartier @memo.paris Russian Leather @4160tuesdays The Lion Cupboard @carineroitfeldparis Forgive Me
Well… we thought last year’s live event couldn’t be topped, but this year’s was even more epic! So, this week’s show is for those who were there & want to relive the magic, or those who couldn’t make it and are wondering what happened. We’ll be talking about some of the olfactory occurrences, with snippets recorded during the evening, taking you through the epic goody bag, and answering a couple more questions attendees had sent in… HUGE thanks to @tomsavanococktails for providing their *incredible* olfactively-infused cocktails for guests to enjoy! Everyone was awed by the massive Goody Bag, with contents generously provided by: @moltonbrown Bath & Shower Gels - Rose Dunes / Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold / Re-Charge Black Pepper @perfumewalks Desk Calendar @electimusslondon Mercurial Cashmere /Trajan / Imperium / Vanilla Edesia @arianagrande Cloud Pink @ghostfragrances Orb of Night Opulence@jlofragrances ONE @atkinsons1799.london Tulipe Noire @atkinsons1799.london Lavender On the Rocks @isseymiyakeparfums L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Vetiver@isseymiyakeparfums L’Eau d’Issey Pivoine Peony @olfactive_o - Gourmand @roosandroos Bel Absinthe @roosandroos Malamata @sanajardin Vanilla Nomad @kayali Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 @mabelle_orama Lunar Dust @tedbaker Elodie @neomorganics Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist @skinalchemists Rejuvenating Facial Elixir @revoxb77 Just Niacinimide Daily Moisturiser @eliesaabworld Elixir @goldfield_and_banks_australia Ingenious Ginger @billieeilishfragrances Eilish No.2 @others_co Red Skies / Mystic Zingaro @aouralondon Love Rush Body Mist @marcantoinebarrois Discovery Set @thameenfragrance Bravi @ostens_official Cashmeran Velvet / Rose Oil Isparta / Patchouli Heart I We also had full sized bottles of fragrances to give away for spot prizes in competitions during the event! Thank you to @aspectsbeauty for @jeroboamperfumes Unue / @jeroboampergumes Vespero / @alexandrejparfums Art Nouveau Collection Majestic Naard. And to @theprstudiouk for full sizes of @ojarofficial Wadi Bloom Nicola Talked About: Edeniste Energy Goldfield & Banks Ingenious Ginger Electimuss Vanilla Edesia Celine Nightclubbing Marc-Antoine Barrois Ganymede Suzy Talked About: La Montaña First Light Thameen Fanfare Miller Harris Hydra Figue Matiere Premiere Vanilla Powder Parfums de Marly Althaïr Questions we didn’t have time to answer on the evening: Anne Stevens:Hello Suzy and Nicola! I am very excited about coming to see you on Friday. Maybe this time I will be brave enough to say hello. I was too shy last year! I would like to ask for a perfume prescription for my husband. He has a modest but well curated selection of fragances. This used to include Embers by Rouge Bunny Rouge. He loved it so much he finished this bottle and now it's discontinued. Can you please help him find something similar?For context he also love Architect's Club, Sycomore and Montabaco. Thank you for your help with this. I have an eBay alert for this perfume in the hope that someone might be selling it but no luck as yet! Also, if you can help, I have a ready made Christmas present idea!! Thank you! Anne xx Embers was:Cloves, Pink Pepper and Nutmeg; middle notes are Incense, Labdanum, Jasmine and Freesia; base notes are Woodsy Notes, Peru Balsam and Styrax ANSWER: Heeley Cardinal “Incense enrobed in folds of white linenA timeless scent built around the traditional incense notes of labdanum, ciste, frankincense and myhr. An air of lightness and purity is portrayed by a note of fresh, clean linen. The association of grey amber, patchouli and vetiver, imparts this perfume with mysticism and a rare and contemporary elegance. An immaculate young priest. Auburn hair and milky white skin. Romantic and mystical.White Linen . Baie Rose . Black Pepper Labdanum . Frankincense . Myhr Vetiver . Grey Amber . Patchouli” (Samples available at Les Senteurs) Armani Prive Encens SatinAmber, woods, spices & incense Histoire de Parfums Encens Roi (£39 for 15ml) Top notes: Olibanum CO2, Roman Chamomile, Schinus Molle Heart notes: Saffron, Pimento Berry CO2*, Atlas Cedarwood Base notes: White Cacao, Oud, Cistus, VanillaInterlaced billows of sweet and cold smokes; a path of pleasure and a path of enlightenment; the resin of gods and of princes: Encens Roi collects the tales of a Humanity that has never ceased to hope. Anne also adds:I will be cheeky and ask for a couple of other prescriptions for myself! I love the smell of basmati rice when it's cooking! Can you recommend any rice themed perfumes?? I know about Chant de Camargue but have never tried it and it's too expensive to risk a blind buy. I do have Poudre de Riz by Pierre Guillaume and I love it but I think it's more on the side of powder than rice. Any other suggestions? I also love black tea notes. So any tea suggestions also welcome but I'm probably getting greedy now! ANSWER:Borntostandout Dirty RiceOlivier Cresp. Top notes are Bergamot and Almond; middle notes are Rice Basmati, Milk and Peony; base notes are Musk, Sandalwood, Cedar, Cetalox and Vetiver.(Samples available from Bloom) DSH Parfums BIWA: Dedicated to and conceived by the late Robert Herrmann; a dear friend in fragrance, a ‘heart’ of the West Coast and online fragrance communities, and an inspired writer for online magazine CaFleureBon.com. Dawn says: “The opening of aldehydes, with the merest touch of mint and green cypress give the fragrance a shining, ‘pearly’- opalescence along with a natural, ‘lake side setting’ that continues throughout the design. For the heart, I created a rice powder and a steamed jasmine rice accord; each given a creamier feel with a light hand of vanilla. The drydown is a soft bed of hinoki, cedarwood, and pine. The entire fragrance for me has the feeling of ascension: of flying ever skyward toward the celestial realm through clouds, pastel colored by the setting twilight sun.” All of the profits from the sale of Biwa will be donated to Robert’s husband, Ron. Biwa is a gift of love to the memory of our dear friend and a loving tribute to his ‘perfumed’ imagination.
Oooooh… we can finally talk about it, as the @celine ‘CELESTE’ range - including body oil, bath milk and splash cologne - is now launching! Oh wait, but there’s more: an Illuminations candle that swirls with “psychedelic incense” and scent memories of glamorously decadent Californian parties. Following the opulence, Nicola talks about an exciting, affordable and scent-revolutionary experience she had making three bespoke perfumes at the brand new Oxford Street store of the @fragranceshopuk. Plus we’re talking through what we’ve been wearing, and answering more of your utterly fascinating #perfumeprescription questions… What We’ve Been Wearing: Nicola - @jovoyparis Fire At Will @millerharris Myrica Muse Suzy - @bastille_parfums Paradise Nuit Listener Perfume Prescriptions: [Found on parfumcenter.nl for Hilde in the Netherlands] @commesdesgarconparfums Comme des Garcons @molinardparfums Vétiver @zadigvoltaire This Is Us @Byredo Rose Of No Man's Land @philipppleinofficial Parfums Plein Fatale @hermes Eau des Merveilles @tothefairestlondon Cécile @jilsander Sun @lush Breath of God Solid Perfume @fischersund 23 Solid Perfume @diptyque Orphéon Refillable Solid Perfume @dsanddurga Visit their Nolita NYC flagship store: (255 Mulberry Street NY) and try exclusive ‘studio juices’ but also: I Don’t Know What, Radio Bombay and Debaser
We have mountains of messages from listeners giving fascinating fragrant feedback (including from a teacher who’s noticed something really interesting about the way her pupils interact with their sense of smell). Plus, of course, your #perfumeprescription questions, this week including another desperate to rediscover their lost scent love. More in search of their perfect vanillas, and a fragrance fan searching for long-lasting all natural perfumes. Plus, we’re discussing @aftelierperfume Mandy Aftel’s utterly brilliant new book: The Museum of Scent: Exploring the Curious and Wondrous World of Fragrance. And telling you what we’ve been enjoying wearing lately. Tune in, bliss out, with your weekly dose of fragrance heaven… Suzy’s been wearing: @nancymeilandparfums Kabosu - the MOST unique (and seasonally perfect) citrus. Nicola’s been wearing: @edenisteparfum Energy - an immediately reviving, mood-boosting burst of freshness that keeps on giving. And both Suzy & Nicola have been wearing: @marcantoinebarrois Ganymede Extrait - a sizzling, suede-esque, mandarin-zinged scent that resonates maple-infused warmth. @Simontm141 is desperately searching for a long lost perfume and we know it’s a long shot, but you never know! Simon writes: “Hello Suzy, Alice Du Parcq passed me your way, hope you don't mind the message. Not sure if you ca help, but I'm trying to find Royal by Fair perfume - I had a sample of it a few years ago, but now saying the price is £5k a bottle :-/ Any idea anywhere that may stock it I may not have thought of? Any suggestions welcome!” Listener Perfume Prescriptions Questions: @ellisbrooklyn Vanilla Milk @burberrybeauty Goddess @bonparfumeur 603 leather, incense, tonka @sun.dayoflondon Afar @parfumsdemarly Althaïr @the7virtues (we mention Vanilla Woods & Cherry Ambition) @maisonlouismarie Bois de Balincourt @dshperfumes@and_fragrance@hereticparfum Patreon subscribers have *THIRTY EIGHT* EXTRA weekly episodes to work through on our Patreon website to date [see Patreon highlights beneath our bio for the link], with another going live Sunday. AND a live Zoom party! Meanwhile, until next time, we wish you a joyous, fragrance-filled week! Love, Suzy & Nicola xx
Our Halloween ‘Scented Story’ Special episode is here! Each day, for a week, Suzy and Nicola took it in turns to write a new section of a spooky tale told via photographs, videos, music and poetic descriptions of perfumes specially selected for this creative exploration of fragrance. Read the full spooky story (and experience the fully immersive nature of our collaborative tale) in the ‘Scented Story’ highlights circle beneath our Instagram Bio: @onthescentpodcast Where will they take you, and which scents would YOU be tempted to explore, we wonder…? During the story, we were inspired by (and mention): @zara Popeline Blanche by Olivia Giacobetti @diptyque L’eau Papier @paulsmithdesign #paulsmith Bookworm candle @maisonfranciskurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Silver @jomalonelondon Wood Sage & Sea Salt @ostens_official Jasmine Absolute @fredericmalle Geranium Pour Monsieur @lamontanacandles First Light eau de parfum @mayanjie Nordic Cedar @commesdesgarconparfums Avignon @histoiredeparfums Encens Roi @floralstreet_ Fireplace Candle @zoologistperfumes Civet @penhaligons_london @chanel.beauty Le Lion @futureprimitivesoap Stone the Crows Aromatic Oil @andotherstories The Lost Chapter @tothefairestlondon Élan Vital @4160tuesdays Court of Ravens @beaufortlondon Acrasia @electimusslondon Vanilla Edesia @etatlibredorange Hermann a Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre @laboratoryperfumes Amber @theperfumers story Old Books @sun.dayoflondon Afar @thameenfragrance Bravi @fischersund No.23 @beaufortlondon A NEW fragrance, the fifth & last of the Revenants series, coming soon…) @andreamaack Coven
There are SO many new vanilla fragrances out there that we decided we needed to devote an entire episode to exploring just some of them. Banish sickly sweet thoughts and get ready to embrace this new era of vanillas - many using brand new extractions available to perfumers, which allow a more nuanced, even surprisingly ‘green’ twist to what you might expect. Some of these vanilla scents had Nicola and Suzy VERY excited, indeed… which of them have *YOU* tried? Or are there any other new vanilla fragrances you think we should get our noses on? We discuss… @electimusslondon Vanilla Edesia @and_fragrance måd @matierepremiereparfums Vanilla Powder @dsanddurga Deep, Dark Vanilla @dolcegabbana_beauty Devotion @parfumsdemarly Althaïr @kayali Oudgasm Vanilla Oud | 36 @ellisbrooklyn Vanilla Milk @official_houseofvision Fortitude @les_indemodables_parfums Vanille Havane (available in U.K. @sainte.cellier) @burberrybeauty Goddess @maisonnoirfragrance Somnia 517
[Sponsored Episode] We were so delighted to partner with @homesense_uk for this episode, which has us exploring the aisles of Homesense and discovering the incredible range of scented candles (at *amazing* prices!) they have on offer there. PS: Did you know that Homesense is part of the TK Maxx family? So if you’ve ever found some scented candles there, just wait until you seen the HUGE aisles of fragrant possibilities at Homesense! (Suzy literally squealed. Very loudly. She’d still be browsing now if her taxi hadn’t arrived). Suzy recently hosted a customer event at Homesense with none other than THE @rylan, who’s been appointed the Scent Sommelier for Homesense (and with good reason: turns out he’s just as scent-obsessed as we are, and *really* knows his stuff). He told her what his favourite scents of all time are (and how he scents each room) so of course we share that info with you, too… We’re always talking about the importance of our sense of smell, and how vital it can be to our everyday lives. So, in this week’s show we’re chatting about how we can incorporate scent into our homes, and how you can choose the right candle (or mixture of scents) to elevate your mood and set a scented scene. AND Suzy chooses some candles as gifts for Nicola, and talks through why she selected each one (and the best types of candles to give if you’re not sure of someone’s favourite scents); plus we’ll be revealing the nations favourite scents, as shown in a special survey Homesense conducted (which ones would YOU have chosen…?)
This week Nicola & Suzy are both obsessed with new (and new to them) fragrances that have already earned compliments galore - some of which are true olfactory obsessions (as they can’t stop thinking about them!) We’ve got some wonderful feedback - including a listener giving *Nicola* a #perfumeprescription - and a plethora of suggestions of perfumes for listeners seeking scents which: evoke freedom via an adventurous car journey / last longer than a beloved (but fleeting) rose musk / are the best to sample of a delicious niche house / are woody but right for right now in Australian summer. Phew! We discuss… The scent (from her recent trip to Florence for @pittifragranze) Suzy can’t stop thinking about:@timothyhanedition Mad Love What we’ve been wearing: Nicola: @millerharris Myrica Muse @olfactive_o Skin Suzy: @guerlain Tobacco Honey @sanajardin gift sets (luxurious new gift sets) MYSTICAL 5ML SPRAY TRIO: £39 (Selfridges) CELESTIAL 10ML ROLLERBALL DUO: £49 (Liberty) @bdkpsrfumsparis Pas ce Soir Extrait (Listener feedback - giving Nicola a prescription!) @aemium Silence de Calanques Listener Prescriptions: @timothyhanedition On the Road @4160tuesdays Freeway @mayanjie Voyeur Verde @olfactiveo Skin @jimmychoo Rose Passion @parfumsdemarly Delina @montale Arabians TonkaAmber MuskDark VanillaChocolate GreedyStarry Nights Vanille AbsoluRoses Musk @goldfield_and_banks_australia Wood Infusion (10ml travel spray available) @goldfield_and_banks_australia Silky Woods @mapoftheheart Black Heart V.2
In this one, we catch up with Nicola’s birthday celebrations (and the unexpected smells one encounters in a yurt), plus the JOYOUS just-launched fragrances we’ve been sniffing, some very (ahem!) uplifting listener feedback; and autumnal scented candle suggestions for someone who loathes pumpkin spice…. We discuss: @marcantoinebarrois Ganymede @matierepremiereparfums Vanilla Powder @barbour Coastal For Her @barbour Coastal For Him @lamontanacandles fragrance First Light @lamontanacandles fragrance Divine Sunset @lamontanacandles fragrance Night Star @olfactive_o Citrus @olfactive_o Skin @arianagrande Cloud Pink Listener Prescriptions @jomalonelondon Myrrh & Tonka candle @jomalonelondon Whisky & Cedarwood candle (part of the Huntsman Collection) @maisonmargielafragrances Maison Margiela Replica By the Fireside candle @boy__smells Cedar Stack
Chris Yu @chrisyusmells is a fellow fragrance fanatic and pillar of the perfume world, having worked alongside such notable names as Francis Kurkdjian, Olivier Polge, Lyn Harris, Sophie Labbé and Dominique Ropion – and fortuitously enough, first met his business partner, Laurent Delafon, in the Liberty perfumery department…. Now having co-founded the fragrance house of Ostens @ostens_official, to bring truly exquisite materials in scents by top perfumers, straight to customers - we met up with Chris to discover his life in fragrances, and explore the LEGENDARY lifetime’s fragrance collection he keeps in his office… Chris mentions: @calvinklein Eternity @zara Popeline Blanche @helmutlang Eau de Cologne (discontinued) @helmutlang Cuiron @ostens_official Rose Oil Isparta Eau de Parfum @curionoir Tobacco Night https://www.curionoir.com @bvlgari Eau Parfumée Green Tea @diptyque John Galliano room spray @prada Infusuon d’Iris @bondno9ny Fire Island
We suggest you settle down with a cuppa for this episode because it’s a MEGA-SPRITZATHON of scents, encompassing Suzy’s trip to Florence for the fragrance industry trade fair and international showcase, @pittifragranze. We take a look at some of Suzy’s favourite new / upcoming niche brands here (and after she’s properly gone through her notes and 500,000 photos) will sniff through more newness next time. Also, we’re answering listener’s questions with #perfumeprescriptions - from divorce to difficult noses. Which of these do YOU like the sound of…? We discuss: @coquetvaudouCoquetVaudou @borntostandout.officialMud Dirty Rice @frassai Tian DiRosa Sacra @hunq_amsterdamGardener Barman Carpenter Lifeguard Mechanic @ohtop_officialFleur d'OHGreen Flannel:I Hate RoseOhsphalteParanoïaque @timothyhaneditionMad Love @binetpapillonparfumsNo.18 Santal TintorettoNo.15 Jungle TobaccoNo.9 Patchouli MonarqueNo.1 Alkemist Pepper @maymeperfumeJUST BERRIEDGAME LOVER Perfume Prescriptions: @ormondejayne Evernia (currently included full size in the India Knight Sunday Times Style box by @latestinbeauty for £60 - perfume alone worth £120, box contents worth £320!) https://www.latestinbeauty.com/collections/the-sunday-times-style-india-knight-edit-23 @celine Nightclubbing @marlou.paris Poudrextase from @saintecellier @sanajardin Incense Water / Berber Blonde / discovery set @bedeauxx Boutique @millerharris Rose Silence / Peau Santal
This week we are VERY excitedly sniffing the one-off bespoke fragrances that @bedeauxx perfumer Amanda Beadle so thoughtfully created for @outspokenbeauty’s kids, Poppy & Louis. (Seriously, though, how lucky are they?!) There’s also a much-anticipated review of the NEW @fredericmalle fragrance by Jean-Claude Ellena, a sneaky sniff of the soon to be launched @parfumsdemarly, our time at THE rooftop perfume party of the summer (and an INCIDENT WITH A PINE NUT & SELFRIDGES BAG which reduced Nicola & Suzy to a giggling fit). All this plus what we’ve been wearing, and your always fascinating questions answered with #perfumeprescriptions - including a listener who’s trying to track down a mysteriously minty/eucalyptus scent that lingers in certain parts of London (no, not THAT. Or that). We discuss: @jomalonelondon Lime Basil & Mandarin layered with Wood Sage & Sea Salt @fredericmalle Heaven Can Wait @parfumsdemarly Althaïr @granadobrazil and their TWO new London stores, in Regent Street & Ham Yard Village, showcasing BOSSA created by @cecilezarokianparfumeur Listener Perfume Prescriptions: @jomalonelondon Velvet Rose & Oud @sanajardin Incense Water @maisonfranciskurkdjian Oud Satin Mood @joloves Eucalyptus and Cedar Wood @atkinsons1799.london Mint & Tonic @loccitane_uk_ire Mint Verbena @perfumerh Rhubarb @millerharris Hydra Figue @roosandroos Globulus @fredericmalle Synthetic Jungle @rojadove 1819 @fischersund No. 23 @lancomeofficial Rose Peonia @byredo Rose of No Man’s Land
With @outspokenbeautynicola now back from her holidays, she and @fragrantmaven are reunified in this first episode of a brand new season. THREE! Can you believe it?! Amidst frantic catch-ups, there’s a frenzy of excitement over new fragrances, and a debate about dupes (continued from Suzy’s guest appearance on Radio 4s You & Yours programme). Plus, there’s Perfume Prescriptions for listeners looking for a really long-lasting scent, a fragrance to aid meditation, and a mother desperately trying to prise their kid away from their best (expensive!) perfume! We discuss… @whind Néroli Bronzé @jomalonelondon English Pear & Sweet Pea @lordsfragrancehouse Big Sur candle @avon_uk Far Away Beyond the Moon @tomfordbeauty Neroli Portofino @nuxe_uk Aftersun @thameenfragrance Fanfare @chanel.beauty Mademoiselle EDP @chanel.beauty Le Lion @ilapothecary Speak Your Truth @ilapothecary Beat the Blues @ruthmastenbroekperfume Dagian @thameenfragrance Fanfare @paul_schutze Tears of Eros @marcantoinebarrois Ganymede @marcantoinebarrois Encelade @e11venfrageance (now at @spacenk) @nancymeilandparfums GAIA attar @veroniquegabai Aroma Soul @experimentalperfumeclub Tonka Sesame Aroma Labs Cold Pressed Sesame Oil £5.90 for 100ml (available on Amazon) perhaps to try using as a body oil & layering other fragrances if they like?
We were so excited to partner with @avon_uk to create this immersive episode, in which we get to try the BRAND NEW Avon fragrance - Far Away Beyond the Moon. We’ll be travelling via our noses and diving deep into the creation of this fragrance by talking to Avon’s Head of Perfumery, Victor Costa, listening to the fragrant dreamscapes Suzy & Nicola were whisked to while wearing it and hearing some of the Outspoken Beauty Panellists’ impressions of wearing this scent. But wait, did you know Avon’s history dates back to 1886? A future-forward company even then, they began when a door-to-door book salesman named David H. McConnell began giving free fragrance samples, but he quickly ditched the books when women went crazy for the scents and demanded more. Employing a female sales force, and empowering them to create their own destiny (many earning an independent wage for the first time), Avon’s passion for beautiful yet affordable perfumes has never wavered! Just some of the top name noses who’ve created fragrances for Avon include… Maurice Roucel, Olivier Cresp, Calice Becker, Honorine Blanc, Pierre Negrin, Antoine Lee, Fanny Bal & Alberto Morillas. Built around the mysterious Belle de Nuit flower (which only blooms at night), Far Away Beyond the Moon is Parfum strength - all ripe cherries rippled through with sumptuously radiant musks - overlapping shades of midnight, a velvety sky sprinkled with stars, and silvery moonlight reflected in calmly lapping waves. It certainly took us far away, to some very unexpected places… and in this episode we invite you to join us in the immersive, dream-like scentscapes it beckoned us to explore… And we know price shouldn’t matter, but this is SO affordable: just £16 for 50ml Parfum / Samples 50p! We couldn’t resist visiting some of the other fragrances in the Beyond family, too: Far Away Beyond, which laps your skin (but better) in milky sandalwood, a caress of cashmere musk and snuggle-me-closer comfort; and the O.G, the original Far Away, which is a holiday in a bottle of sun warmed skin, blissed-out exotic breeziness and golden beaches stretching for miles… heaven! The question is: where will @avon_uk Avon Far Away Beyond the Moon take YOU? We can’t wait for you to smell it and tell us! Meanwhile, make yourself comfortable, sit back and relax, and listen while you allow your fragrant daydreams to begin…
This week we're doing a mini episode covering some of the things that we've been loving and answering some more of your fabulous fragrant questions. Here are some of the fragrances that we mention during the episode: @kenzopsrfums Jungle L'Elephant @esteelauderuk Cinnabar @esteelauderuk Youth Dew @fredericmalle Musc Ravageur @dunhill Moroccan Amber Jean Patou Vacances (£27 instead of £110 from @directcosmetics) @ostens_official Jasmine Absolute @ostens_official Rose Oil Isparta
In this episode Nicola and Suzy are exploring all the wonderful ways that you can have fun with fragrance. This episode was inspired by an activity that Nicola did with her children Poppy and Louis where she asked them to design a perfume each based on a place/activity/aspect of life that they love. They designed the bottles, the ingredients and the colour of the juice and you'll hear them talking about their scents right at the end of the episode. During the podcast Suzy and Nicola also discuss: Books about smell Thinking of New Words to Describe Smells Going on a Smell Walk Creating a Smell Map And much more... For a full factfile brimming with links, ideas and everything Suzy and Nicola talk about on the podcast come and join our Patreon community here: The On The Scent Podcast Patreon Page
What are the fragrances you reach for when recovering from illness, an anxiety attack, or even during a stay in hospital? In this episode we’re discussing the perfumes that help us feel better, and delving in to the post bag (okay, DMs) to explore requests from listeners who are desperately seeking nostalgic, now sadly discontinued, scents - Faberge’s BABE, Impulse’s Spice Girls and Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond’s. What are their #perfumeprescriptions and why did we choose them? Listen to find out, and let us know what YOU would have suggested! Our choices of fragrances for recovery: Suzy: @sisleyparisofficial Eau de Campagne @clarinsuk Eau Dynamisante @ruthmastenbroekperfume Dagian @thameenfragrance Fanfare Nicola: @clarinsuk Eau Dynamisante @thenueco Forest Lungs Nostalgic listener prescriptions: @vancleefarpels First @jovoymayfair Gardez Moi @whind Amber Tangerine @escentric_molecules 01 + Mandarin @commodity Gold @parfumsdusita Erawan @houseofsarahbaker Bascule
In this episode we're chatting about Nicola's jaunt to Paris and the fragrant excitement that the city offers. We also have a beautifully moving message to share with you and are exploring the world of cosy and mossy scents. What We’ve Been Wearing Nicola: @MaisonLouisMarie No 4 Bois de Balincourt (perfume oil) @sanctuaryspa Golden Sandalwood collection (particularly the mousse to oil product!) Suzy: @vilhelm_parfumerie Darling Nikki (sample was in this month’s Liberty Beauty Drop box) @millerharris L’Air de Rien @aesopskincare Eidesis The most beautiful and moving message on our Patreon from Joan: “I want to thank you for your wonderful podcast. My mother died last week. I moved in with her 7 years ago to take care of her because she suffered from dementia. Our last conversation was about the perfume she wore in the 60’s and 70’s. We laughed because neither of us could remember. It was the perfect last conversation and I have you both to thank because had i not been listening to your podcast, who knows if our final conversation would have been about our love of fragrance and I doubt we would have laughed about what we both wore in the 80’s. Opium! Everyone knew we had arrived wearing Opium. Thank you Suzy and Nicola. Thank you for reminding me about the wonders of fragrance and the conversations those wonders bring to us all.”Joan (When we asked Joan if we could share this message, she said: “Thank you for your kind message. I owe you and Nicola so much. You gave me my last and happy conversation with my mother, and I am forever grateful to you both. Absolutely you can read my message on your podcast. It’s a celebration of the power of fragrance and how it can bring happiness to us all.”) Listener’s Perfume Prescriptions: @parlemoideparfums Milky Musk / 39 (Stocked in @shopsaison Melbourne) @diptyque L’Eau Papier @papillon_artisan_pergumes Anubis (Stocked in @lknu_parfumerie LKNU PARFUMERIE, Emporium Melbourne, Level 1/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia] @mirrorwater.earth Smooth Body Oil @urbanveda Soothing Body Lotion @tothefairestlondon Élan Vital @perfumerhlondon Moss @maya.njie.perfumes Voyeur Verde
What’s in store this week? Well… Nicola’s been wearing @matierepremiereparfums Parisian Musc (which she feels gave her the edge to come joint first in the Mother’s Race at her son’s sport’s day!) We’re also reminiscing (with some recorded snippets) on our recent On the Scent Podcast x @themerchantofvenice event @harrods (so brilliantly organised by @kga_beauty_pr) featuring Nicola Pozzani @yogii.perfumer - The Merchant of Venice’s Creative Director - where so many of our lovely listeners joined us to hear (and smell!) the history of Venice’s perfume trade, and the inspiration for three incredible fragrances: The regally opulent Venetian Jade, mysterious gilded glamour of Golden Regatta (launching September) and the utterly divine, incense-laden Queen of the Night. Oh and we released our inner goddesses, too, which we don’t think Harrods fragrance hall was ready for! Suzy can’t stop thinking about some of the scents she sniffed at the @phoenixbeautyltd Press Showcase Highlights include… @betterworldfragrancehouse (Candles inspired by Drake’s scent memories!) Carby Musk (Nicola’s favourite, sniffed at Harrods), Good Thoughts, & Suzy’s fave: Muskoka. Other highlights Suzy smelled at the showcase: @philipppleinofficial Philipp Plein Fatale (coming to Boots in August) @chopard Iris Malika@bdkparfumsparis Vanille Leather /Creme de Cuir. Our Listener Prescription this week is from @thegirlwiththewavyhair - looking for her unconventional wedding fragrance! Suzy suggested:@escentricmolecules H01@maisoncrivelli Oud Maracuja @manosgerakinis Rose Poetique Until next time, happy listening (and sniffing!) Love Suzy & Nicola xx
WHAT a week it’s been! It’s felt more like a month, given the sheer number of fragrant events. From Suzy meeting Jon Bon Jovi and Dominique Ropion, to attending mind-blowing masterclasses, smelling some truly exciting new fragrances, and dinner with Aurélien Guichard and the Matiere Premiere team (while smelling their *top secret* new fragrance, launching early Autumn) there’s hardly time to pack it all in (so we’ll continue the explorations next week). PLUS we’re answering your Perfume Prescription questions - suggesting powdery scents to layer with, finding linalool-free fragrances for a listener whose friend’s allergic, and picking fresh, breezy but affordable perfumes for packing while working in Grenada! We discuss… @veroniquegabai AROMA masterclass @bdkparfumsparis BDK Vanille LeatherJon Bon Jovi x @hamptonwater rosé wine @thameenfragrance Insignia - Alexandra Carlin masterclass @phoenixbeautyltd press showcase (SO many amazing new launches there - we’ll go in-depth with those next time!) @aurelienguichard dinner (plus getting to smell the @matierepremiereparfums top secret new perfume!) @violettefr Avec Amour Perfume Oil Listener Prescriptions Layer with:@cleanbeauty_collective Clean Reserve Skin Or @millerharris Powdered Veil (currently £42.50 instead of £95 in their sale online!) Or @narciso_rodriguez Pure Musc for Her (currently £8 for 4ml travel spray on Direct Cosmetics website) Linalool-free fragrances: @4160tuesdays Our Modern Lives - Alpha & Beta. Message on linalool free fragrances from 4160 Tuesdays founder, Sarah McCartney: “Yes, Alpha and Beta have no linalool. It's in rosewood, bergamot, magnolia leaf, lavender - so many naturals - and is also used in isolation to smooth out woody fragrances. That's why it's in almost everything! It's always written on the QI list on box though, so it's checkable. Of ours, there's none in Freshly Laundered, Warm Sands Blue Ocean, Cherry Who? Crikey! Coconut Caramel, Over the Chocolate Shop, Creamy Vanilla Crumble, Temptation, Freshly Laundered, Honey Jasmine Karma, Clouds Illusion, Dancing With Strangers and more, but I don't want to bore you! The Molecules series have no linalool either. All the best,Sarah.” @goldfield_and_banks_australia Ingenious Ginger (travel spay 10ml €30, samples also available) @escentricmolecules M+ Ginger (8.5ml £20) @4711 Acqua Colonia Lime and Nutmeg(Currently £14.05 for 50ml on Amazon)