On The Scent
Om 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’re hugely excited about some new fragrances worn by us and discussed in this week’s episode (and Suzy was utterly bowled over by THE perfect scented candle for Spring). Diving in to your brilliant perfume prescription questions, meanwhile, we’re matching listeners to their perfect perfumes (this time involving woody vanillas, coffee scents, and the smell of an Italian olive grove… We discuss on the show: NEW! @lordsfragrancehouse Pengelli Forest candle @florislondon Wilde @narciso_rodriguez Narciso For Her Musc Nude @narciso_rodriguez Narciso For Him Vetiver Musc We're also loving right now: @escentric_molecules 01 + Iris @lesabstraits La Douleur Exquise (c/o the wonderful Brooke @sainte.cellier) @lamontanacandles Night Star Eau de Parfum Listener Questions #perfumeprescriptions @tomfordbeauty Tobacco Vanille @maya.njie.perfumes Vanilj @1907perfumes Vanilla.Dry from @jovoymayfair @dolcegabbana_beauty The Only One @tomfordbeauty Cafe Rose @akrofragrances Awake @4160tuesdays Black Velvet Cafe @kilianparis Intoxicated @prosodylondon Mocha Muscari @essentiapuglia ULIVO NOBIL
A bumper episode this week, starting with a deep dive into the new Estée Lauder Legacy x Frederic Malle collection of brilliantly re-imagined classics, there’s also a discussion of a limited-edition Serges Lutens that delights Suzy and disturbs Nicola, and an incredible MEMO fragrance that transports you to a gloriously unique landscape in Turkey. And here’s something different – we focus on the fascinating question sent in by a listener who’s lucky enough to be going to the @taylorswift ERAS tour and wants to know how we’d scent it. So, we went one step further and have matched a fragrance for every major album, reflecting the mood shift and growth process in each perfume choice... Do you agree, or would you have chosen differently? How would YOU scent the tour? Or perhaps there’s a musician / film / book / TV Show or some other art form you’d like us to ‘scent match’? Let us know! In This Week’s Show: @esteelauderuk @fredericmalle Legacy Collection Azurée Legacy – “A warm and sublime original Estée Lauder fragrance reimagined with notes of Cumin.” (@anneflipoperfumer) Private Collection Legacy – “A reimagined version of the classic scent that allows the floral green notes of the original to shine. Notes of Green Accord, Jasmine and Rose.” (@anneflipoperfumer) White Linen Legacy – “A warm, lush fragrance with the richness of the original scent. Notes of Aldehyde, Rose and Amber.” (@carlos.benaim) Estée Legacy – “An intoxicating floral musk fragrance with notes of Sandalwood, Honey and Jasmine.” (@carlos.benaim) Knowing Legacy – “A rich, fruity scent expanded from the original with notes of Black Currant and Orris.” (@brunojovanovicperfumer) @sergeslutens L’Orpheline (limited edition) @memo.paris Cappadocia Scent-matching Taylor Swift’s ERAS Tour, album by album... Taylor Swift: Nicola chose @dsanddurga Cowboy Grass Fearless: Suzy chose @ninaricci L’air du Temps Speak Now: Nicola chose JHAG Lily Fantasy Red: Suzy chose Dior Hypnotic Poison Reputation: Suzy chose Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Lover: Nicola chose @ninaricci L’air du Temps Folklore: Suzy chose @penhaligons Luna Evermore: Nicola chose @roosandroos In the Wood for Love Midnights: Suzy chose @electimusslondon Aquila Absolute
We’re back with another ‘mini pod’ edit of brilliant but affordable fragrances to add to your pocket friendly, guilt free ‘treat to self’ shopping list. In Part One (last week) we discussed several modern scents, but this time we’re also including some nostalgic bargains, going further back into the fragrant archives for some more classic examples that are designer names, made by incredible perfumers, yet can be had for really excellent value! It’s a win-win. Which ones have YOU tried? And what other affordable scent suggestions might you have for us…? We talk about: Nicola: @glossier You @marksandspencer Warmth @thebodyshop Black Musk @andotherstories Sardonyx Fire Suzy: @laurabiagiottiparfums Roma @fragonard Belle de Paris @lancomeofficial Ô de Lancôme @rochasofficial Tocade @chopard Casmir
This year we want to give even more affordable fragrance options on the podcast. Balancing our coverage of all price options has been vital to us since we started On the Scent and given the soaring costs of EVERYTHING (including fragrance prices), it’s more important than ever. Of course, we will still cover the luxury, niche and designer launches and more spendy scents we love, but if they are way out of your pocket right now – or you’re simply looking for some perfumed treats that won’t break the bank – we wanted to do a little mini pod edit of some favourites to recommend. In Part One for this week, we will be looking at some brilliant but more inexpensive contemporary scents we’ve been enjoying wearing recently, and next week for Part Two, at some fantastic older ones that can be snapped up for under £40, and which you simply MUST try for yourselves. We so hope you enjoy listening, and meanwhile we wonder… which affordable fragrances would YOU recommend other people try? Nicola: Suzy & Nicola: @andotherstories Plants Illustrated£29 for 50ml eau de toilette @andotherstories Solar Essay £29 for 50ml eau de toilette @avon_uk Attraction for Her £16 for 50ml eau de parfum @avon_uk Far Away Beyond Currently £14 for 50ml parfum Suzy: @honore.payan Luxe Ambre €22.50 for 50ml eau de parfum Honore Payan Musc Blanc €22.50 for 50ml edp Honore Payan Musc Noir €6 for refillable travel size spray edp
Discover which fragrances we’ve been enraptured by this week… There’s everything from an affordable treat Nicola fell for, and a newly-launched citrus/vetiver scent she thinks Suzy will ADORE; to luxe hair mists, another achingly beautiful sample from @sainte.cellier, THREE new Ormonde Jayne fragrances, and a perfume & cocktail matching event that was a sensorial sensation… Nicola’s been wearing: @avon_uk Lov U Connected A new fragrance by @parfumsdemarly which we can talk about, but not yet name! Suzy’s been wearing:@electimuss Hair Mists - now available in Mercurial Cashmere and Imperium. @lesabstraits Belle Âme (sample kindly sent from @sainte.cellier) @ormondejayne Montabaco Cuba (We also mention Montabaco Rio & Montabaco Flor) Suzy had the best time at an @arquiste event, where Josh & Sam from @fiole hosted the brilliant Arquiste founder, @arquistecarlos Carlos Huber. Suzy fell madly back in love with Architect’s Club and Aleksandr, and gasped aloud at the gorgeousness of L’Or de Louis. She’s also pretty damn certain Nicola would LOVE Sydney Rock Pool (the ultimate beach-y skin, happy summer scent memories fragrance?) And of course, we catch-up with answering some more of your questions via our listener #perfumeprescriptions (waxy art supplies, childhood sweets, and discontinued designer recommendations…?!) @amouage Imitation Man @fredericmalle Sale Gosse @thebathhouseshop Art Studio diffuser @loccitane_uk_ire Fig & Rose Eau de Parfum @memoizeperfume Memoize London Ego @diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau
Such a diverse range of fragrances mentioned in this latest episode - we’ve everything from the return of Moschino’s iconic teddybear scent, a salty oud, the smell of lost love daring to hope again, and some of your utterly brilliant questions (which we’ve answered with our scented suggestions). We so hope you enjoy listening. And do let us know what YOUR answers to the questions would be… @moschino Toy2 Pearl @tomford Oud Minerale (both kindly gifted from @theperfumeshop.pr) (As mentioned by Tom @thescentiest on our previous episode, kindly sent a sample by @sainte.cellier to try) @lesabstraits La Douler Exquise @durance_uk Cotton Musc eau de Parfum @aimeskincare Aime Parfum de Peau perfume oil Papier d’Arménie (in Tradition, Arménie & Rose scents) [These were sent from @thefrench.pharmacy - huge thanks!] Listener #perfumeprescriptions @juliettehasagun Mmm &@guerlain Mon Guerlain@esteelauderuk Bronze Goddess@nuxe_uk Prodigieux® le parfum@bobbibrownuk Beach @jilsander Sun@juliettehasagun Vanilla Vibes @juliettehasagun Sunny Side Up @tothefairestlondon Cécile @whind Neroli Bronze@escentricmolecules 01 + Mandarin@jovoymayfair Psychédélique @rahua Palo Santo Perfume Oil@initioparfumsprive Paragon@animavinciocficial Wood of Life @maisonlouismarie No.04 Bois de Balincourt perfume oil@aimeskincare Aime Parfum de Peau perfume oil@glossier You@olfactiveo Skin @tothefairestlondon Cécile satin body oil
For this episode we’re thrilled to welcome our first guest of the fourth season - Tom, aka @thescentiest. Tom’s stunning photos are immediately eye-catching on Instagram, and his fragrance reviews equally nuanced, captivating and thoughtful. He’s a huge supporter of indie fragrance brands, retailers, and other creators; celebrating the industry with his annual The Scentiest Awards. Having met Tom for the first time in person at a recent fragrance launch, it’s wonderful to welcome him to On the Scent! “My first memories are of my mum's L'Air du Temps miniatures, plus Rive Gauche, and Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld. I was always so drawn to smelling them and loved how precious the bottles were...” Tom’s personal fragrance journey shapes out like this (and we discussed as many as we could during this episode): CK Eternity - 12 y/o CK One - 13 y/o Drakkar Noir - 15 y/o D&G Pour Homme - 16 y/o Plus Plus Masculine, Diesel - 17 y/o Gucci Pour Homme II - 21 y/o Paul Smith Extreme - 22 y/o Spicebomb - 34 y/o Terre D'Hermes Parfum - 35 y/o Fall Into Stars, Strangelove - 37 y/o Everlasting, Zoo NYC - 39 y/o And a few things he’s obsessed with now: “Perfumer H in general, but Ink, Incense Water, and Patchouli stand out. Plus Ink incense sticks are the best I've found!” Tobacco Honey - my first Guerlain, and the scent memory is of my late grandmother's cigar cabinet. Brompton Immortals, Exnihilo - the most zhuzhie rose ever! Fleur du mal, Dries Van Noten - Quentin Bisch does Osmanthus, with an artpiece of a bottle. Celine - Nightclubbing! Eris - Ma Bete (grrr) Isabelle Larignon - all three of her releases. We also mention: @houseofsarahbaker Gold Spot @lesabstraits La Douleur Exquise (from @sainte.cellier) Cacao Porcelana @ateliermateri
We are BACK! On the Scent Podcast is now in its FOURTH season, can you believe?! We could t be more thrilled, and it’s all thanks to you, our lovely listeners, for your ongoing support. In this first episode for Season 4, we are catching up with what we’ve been wearing, some exciting new launches, and answering more of your utterly fascinating (and so eloquently written) perfume prescription questions. Suzy talks about: @jomalonelondon Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense @mizensir Pallisandre Night @widianofficial Lubin @sarah_baker_studios Flame & Fortune extrait @marissazappas Tragedy Perfume OilSuzy purchased hers from @saintecellier (currently sold out there, but still available marissazappas.com) Nicola talks about: Witchy Candles witchycandles.co.uk Listener #perfumeprescription Questions: @jomalonelondon Red Roses @diptyque Eau Rose Paul Smith Rose (if you can get it! May be relaunched in new packaging?) @penhaligons Constance @pierreguillaume_parfumeur Musc Māori @pierreguillaume_parfumeur Anti-Blues @miyazperfume Iris Cacao @sergesluten Jeux de Peau @dolcegabbana_beauty Devotion (smells like panettone) @januaryscentproject Selperniku @etatlibreorange Une Amourette @exaltatum_parfum Saint Paul’s (samples also available at @bloomperfumery) @4160tuesdays Eau My Soul @borntostandout.official Nanatopia @comptoirsudpacifique Vanille Banane
In this second part of our look back at some of our favourite fragrances from the year, we’re re-sniffing scents that go from sparkling freshness, velvety night air through mouth-watering ultra-realistic gourmand treats, to evocations of paper, books, magical forests and spectacular sunsets. It was SO hard to edit our choices down to this list , but you can find others of our favourites in the Live Event episode, and in last week’s Part One of this mini pod series. Oh my goodness, this our LAST episode of the year!! We’re having a little break from the main pod over the festive period until January. BUT we’re still doing the weekly Patreon exclusive episodes all over Christmas. Plus, we have our Patreon Super Sniffers Christmas Zoom Party on December 16th at 8pm (U.K. time)! Do join us if you can! (Details & links on our Patreon highlights circle beneath bio). We’ll still be posting here as well, and in our Facebook group - but until next time, we wish you a fragrant festive season, and can’t WAIT to reveal next year’s perfume-filled plans! Xx In this episode… Nicola Chose: @maisonfranciskurkdjian Aqua Media Cologne Forte @akrofragrances Bake @lamontanacandles Night Star @penhaligons Solaris @juliettehasagun Lust for Sun Suzy Chose: @akrofragrances Bake @diptyque L’Eau Papier @andotherstories Lost Chapter(Now also do it in perfume oil from £17!) @lamontanacandles Divine Sunset @goldfield_and_banks_australia Silky Woods Elixir
In this two-part mini-pod series, we’re taking a look back at just some of our favourite fragrances that have been released this year. Why not all of them, you say? Because that would need be a ten-hour special! We’ve already covered some of our faves in our Live Event – and you can listen to that episode or see the list on our grid post – but here we wanted to cover some of the others we’ve adored. Because 2023 has seen some truly great launches, and has us fizzing with excitement about the fragrances that next year has in store. So, which of these have YOU tried so far – and what would make your end of year olfactory edit, we wonder…? Nicola: @narciso_rodriguez All of Me @parfumsdemarly Althaïr @guerlain Tobacco Honey @marcantoineb Ganymede (technically came out in 2029, the Extrait was this year!) @olfactiveo Skin Suzy: @boujeebougies Gilded @ellakparfumsparis Camelia K @goldfield_and_banks_australia Ingenious Ginger @burberry Goddess @olfactiveo Citrus
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