On The Scent

On The Scent

By Nicola Bonn

On The Scent is the podcast destination for anyone fascinated by fragrance (or keen to learn more) – a place where perfume snobbery is stripped away, and fragrance is accessible to all.

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.


Amanda Carr - Fragrant Festivals, Fashion and Fragrance and National Fragrance Week

During National Fragrance Week, what better time to have our perfume pal Amanda Carr on the show. Amanda is a Jasmine-award-winning writer & trend forecaster for @wgsn with a fashion background, but who fell head over heels for fragrance. Together with the brilliant stylist & Editor of @holeandcorner magazine, Tamara Fulton, she set up the @wewearperfume blog, asking people about their scent choices. Now, with a view to bringing perfume to the public, Amanda is organising an exciting new project in London - the @barnesfragrancefair - taking place on Saturday May 20th.We are thrilled to have been invited to talk on a panel there with @aliceduparcq, about mood and fragrance! So, listen to the episode and find out more about all the exciting brands taking part, including talks, perfume-making workshops with @4160tuesdays, and even a fragrance and music event featuring @lorchestrepsrfum at the incredible @olympic_studios_records The Barnes Fragrance Fair: Saturday 20th MayGet tickets! barnesfragrancefair.comOur panel topic: The Mood-Busting Power of Scent (2-3pm)Also mentioned:Breaking news: we’re finalists in the Creativity category for this year’s @thefragrancefoundationuk Jasmine Awards! @kalmarwellbeing - Nicola had a fabulously fragrant treatment there.@ffern.co - Amanda is loving their latest Spring fragrance, and Suzy & Nicola are looking forward to a tour of the boutique soon… @penhaligons_london - Nicola’s still obsessed by Highgrove Bouquet!Perfume Prescription (which Amanda Carr very kindly helped answer): MASSIVE congratulations to listener @lichtmannancy for being nominated for a prestigious award for her writing, and who asked us what scent she should wear for the awards ceremony…Amanda’s Suggestions:@angelaflanders Leather Rosa @perfumerhlondon Velvet @mizensirparfums Poudre d’OrSuzy’s Suggestions:@maisonfranciskurkdjian Grand Soir @ellakparfumsparis Camellia K@ellakparfumsparis Kri de Kalahari
23/03/23·51m 0s

New Obsessions, Babies Heads & Buffing Everything

This week we’ve been finding out more about YOU, our listeners, and discovered you’re literally spanning the world; we’re reading out some of your lovely messages, answering a perfume prescription about the scent of a baby’s head, and talking about some exciting fragrances that have just launched and which, it’s safe to say, we are already OBSESSED about…!We discuss:@jolovesofficial Ebony & Cassis Diptyque L’Eau PapierDiptyque La Droguerie Leather and woodcare lotion@maisoncrivelli Neroli Nasimba @sisleyparisofficial L'Eau Rêvée D'HubertPerfume Prescription:Mustela Musti Eau de Soin (£14.95 from @sephorauk)@demeterceo Newborn Baby
16/03/23·59m 44s

Penhaligon’s – Scents of Spring

AD | We’re delighted to be partnering with Penhaligon’s again for this spring-centric episode, in which we’re welcoming all the hopefulness and new beginnings of the season by taking an immersive olfactory trip through palace gardens, exploring regal connections and bringing on the blossoming freshness we are SO craving right now! The spring scents we chose to focus on here all have a sense of new beginnings, of exploring beautifully landscaped gardens, tiptoeing through woodland glades or wandering along hilltops contemplating the change in air – a return of feeling optimistic.Imagining the scenarios in which we’d wear each one (and the scented shenanigans we’d get up to), we invite you to join us as we gallivant with the following fragrances… Blenheim BouquetHighgrove BouquetLily of the Valley Bluebell Elizabethan Rose The Favourite
08/03/23·50m 25s

Fragrances to Flaunt Your Fabulousness

Dedicated to one particular listener’s Swedish Aunt, Tina, who sounded like one of the most fabulous women ever, we’re discussing scents that make you feel like you’re wearing cocktail attire, even if you’re in your scruffiest old jeans. If anything, we hope this episode will help you dare to flaunt yourself fragrantly, forever…!What We Wear to Feel Fabulous:Nicola:@theperfumersstory Azii Glasser After Hours@penhaligons_london Much Ado About the Duke@fredericmalle Portrait of a LadySuzy:@lilanurparfums Incarnation @maisoncrivelli Hibiscus Mahajád@mauboussin_parfums Mauboussin Listener Perfume Prescriptions:Mauboussin (Pssst! It’s £16.60 for 100ml on allbeauty.com)@ateliersdesors Lune Feline@vyraoworld Witchy Woo@papillon_artisan_perfumes Anubis (available at @luckyscent in America)@dior Patchouli Impérial @bdkparfumsparis Ambre Safrano
01/03/23·44m 54s

New Launches, Making Memories & Long Lost Perfumes

There are some really great new launches emerging already this year, and this week we’re discussing some that waft between the ultra sophisticated to bloomin’ sexy with gorgeous spring prettiness in between. There’s also a FABULOUS vetiver that you need to get your nose on if you love that note!Meanwhile, in Perfume Prescriptions, we’re answering questions from listeners including scents that can help break through anxiety attacks, something green/retro yet fabulously naughty, and a replacement for a now sadly discontinued, much-loved wedding day fragrance… We discuss…The special reason @outspokenbeautynicola splurged on a bottle of @diptyque Eau Capitale NEW LAUNCHES…@gracedemonaco Promenade Sur Le Rocher@atkinsons1799.london James@ormondejayne Sakura @eliesaabworld Elixir Listener Perfume Prescriptions:@ruthmastenbroekperfume Dagian @chanelofficial Le Lion @jeancouturier_parfums Coriandre (edp £43.63 for 100ml my-origines.com)@rpparfums Robert Piguet Bandit@annazworykinaperfumes Revenge(Available at @bloomperfumery in the U.K.)@experimentalperfumeclub Bergamot Incense + Amber Iris@affinessence Cedre Iris +@themerchantofvenice Accordi di Profumo Bergamotto Italia
22/02/23·45m 1s

Minipod - Cheaper and Cheerful Pick-Me-Up Perfumes

In this short and sweet episode, Nicola and Suzy talk about some of the affordable fragrances that they turn to when they need an instant pick-me-up.Suzy’s suggestions:Jean Couturier Coriandre £21.06 for 100ml edtPepe Jeans Bright for Her £26 for 80ml edpM&S Discover Intense Fresh Citrus & Moss £6.99 but currently 20% off all fragrance, so £4.80 for 10ml edtNicola's suggestions:Nivea Sun £21 or just normal niveaNuxe Sun Delicious Fragrant Water - £13.30Clarins Eau des jardins - £38Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers - £24
15/02/23·12m 40s

Latest Launches & Perfume Prescriptions

In this episode Suzy and Nicola chat about an amazing perfume launch, a low moment for Nicola involving onion rings, some of the wonderful fragrances that they have been trying and we answer your prescriptions.Nicola & Suzy discuss:@parfumsdemarly Valaya (and their new Covent Garden Boutique)@beautypie The Scent Edit Fragrance Discovery Set@thameenfragrance Cullinan Diamond @dsanddurga Pistachio Listener Perfume Prescription Questions:@matierepremiere French Flower @memo.paris Marfa@ruthmastenbroekperfume Signature @lush Cardamon Coffee @maisonmargiela Replica Coffee Break@dsanddurga Rose Atlantic@imaginaryauthors Every Storm a Seranade (available @bloomperfumery in the U.K.)@commodity Magnolia
09/02/23·46m 15s

On the Scent with Amanda Beadle from Bedeaux

In this week’s episode we’re thrilled to be joined by the wonderful Amanda Beadle, perfumer and founder of British niche fragrance house @bedeauxx.We’ll be finding out the fragrances that have shaped Amanda’s life, discovering how she became interested in perfumery and started her own house, and what it was like winning a prestigious Art & Olfaction award…This was SUCH an inspiring and joyful interview – Amanda is a brilliant artist alongside the creativity expressed in her fragrances. Those of you who attended our live event in December will have got to try the incredible Chienoir in your goody bags (thanks to Amanda bringing samples for everyone!) and for those of you wanting to try or explore more of the scents, you can buy a sample set (when they’re re-stocked) or 30ml try-me sizes on her website: https://www.bedeaux.co.uk During our chat, Amanda mentions the following:@yslbeauty Opium@calvinklein Obsession@muglerofficial Angel Innocent / Angel@viviennewestwood Boudoir@escentric_molecules Molecule 01@4160tuesdays The Sexiest Scent On the Planet. Ever. (IMHO)@4160tuesdays Fragrance Workshops@experimentalperfumeclub Fragrance Workshops@karengilbert Online Perfume School@pellwallp perfume making ingredients@scenthusiasm_ltd fragrance ingredients & perfume courses@artandolfaction Institute for Art + Olfaction@blackdoghill Vineyard
01/02/23·42m 46s

Puppies, Fragrant Breakfasts and Your Prescriptions

In this episode we’re reminiscing about the most fabulous fragrance launch press breakfast we attended recently (where we both fell in love with the perfume AND a puppy), talking about the scents we’ve been reaching for lately, and why; and continuing to answer your Perfume Prescription questions… Suzy’s been wearing…@memo.paris Sherwood@memoizeperfume Caritas@parlemoideparfum Milky MuskNicola’s been trying…@nevergo.alone Sandstone Candle @thameenfragrance Cullinan Diamond@trishmcevoy X@sanajardin Berber BlondeListener Perfume Prescriptions: @demeterceo Fragrances: (from $4.95 each) https://demeterfragrance.com(‘The Library of Fragrance’ in Europe & the U.K. but can only see them on Notino etc currently) Vanilla Bark (also Vanilla Cookie Dough & Vanilla Ice Cream)Fraser Fir / Christmas TreeNew CarLavender (Demeter 100% Naturals collection) @demeterceo Salt Air / Rose (100% naturals collection)@escentric_molecules Escentric 05@barrestudio Salty Rose@lancomeofficial Idôle Aura@thebathhouseshop Slate (from £26 for 12ml)@lalique Les Compositions Parfumees Velvet Plum (currently £83.97 instead of £190 in @sephorauk sale) @labottega_official Bottega Veneta @fredericmalle Iris Poudre
25/01/23·43m 54s

Scented Sleepovers, Piercings & Surprising Perfumes!

In this episode Suzy tells us about a fabulous scented sleepover that she attended last week, Nicola tells us why she's had a few piercings (Suzy is convinced that it's all linked with fragrance) and then they get into the amazing scents that they've been wearing recently as well as of course ansdwering your fabulous prescription questions....What we’ve been wearing:Suzy:@mitchellandpeach English Leaf eau de toilette@bdkparfumsparis Gris Charnel Extrait@angelaflanders Leather RosaNicola:@byfar_official Daydream of Hopscotch@byfar_official Daydream of a Bingo Queen @Kilianparis Angels' ShareSuzy attended the @kga_beauty_pr #kgascentedsleepover and these are her highlights of the exciting new launches she smelled…@akrofragrances Bake (May 2023)@ferragamo Signorina Libera (Harvey Nichols 6th March)@vancleefarpels Moonlight Rose (exclusive to Selfridges 1st February) @goutalparis Petite Cherie candle (celebrating 25th anniversary, coming 1st March @themerchantofvenice Accordi di Profumo - 4 new layer-able scents launching at Harvey Nichols, April - Fresh Citrus: Petitgrain from Paraguay Soft Floral: Rosa from TurchiaWarm Amber: Vanilla from Madagascar Deep Woods: Vetiver from Haiti @kenzoparfums Kokeshi Doll (collectors’ edition with classic Flower fragrance, launches 11th February. New Flower by Kenzo Ikebana fragrance launching July) @rogergallet Jean Marie Farina Cologne (new bottle, out in February) Listener Perfume Prescriptions:@juliettehasagun Vanilla Vibes @floralstreet_ Arizona Bloom @lancomeofficial Idôle Aura@maya.njie.perfumes Bespoke Perfume Workshop gift voucher £60 @experimentalperfumeclub Apprentice Workshop £150@4160tuesdays Perfume Making Workshop Full Day £150
18/01/23·42m 59s

Scent Resolutions and Storage Solutions

In this episode of On The Scent Suzy and Nicola talk about what they're wearing and loving at the moment and they also answer your questions which cover everything from clever fragrance storage solutions to what to wear when you enter your "villain era".Here's what we mention during the episode:What Nicola’s Been Wearing:@ormondejayne Woman@kilianparis Angel’s ShareWhat Suzy’s Been Wearing:@tothefairestlondon Elan Vital @initioparfumprives Paragon Listener Perfume Prescriptions:@ilkperfume Devious@erisparfums (available at @sainte.cellier in the U.K.) Green Spell / Scorpio Rising / Ma Bête@rppsrfums Visa / Fracas Outremer Cola Eau de Toilette (available on smallflower.com) @alabonfire Paris*L.A.(Brand available from @avery_perfume_gallery out of stock on website but worth trying their London boutique)
11/01/23·52m 41s

Reliving The On The Scent Live Event

Happy New Year! In this first episode of 2023 we’re talking about our live event, when listeners travelled from all over the country to London, on a freezing cold evening, to gather at the altar of scent and sniff along with us in a church crypt! It was utterly joyous, full of laughter and love, and so many said they left with new friendships made. So, for those that were there and want to live it all again, or those of you who couldn’t get tickets and are desperate to know what happened… let’s revel in reliving it!Suzy Talked About:@ormondejayne Woman@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose@rochasofficial Tocade@diorbeauty Patchouli Imperial@fredericmalle Synthetic JungleNicola Talked About:@tothefairestlondon Cecile@penhaligons_london Constance@frederialle Portrait of a Lady@chanel.beauty Le Lion@glossier YouExtra Perfume Prescription Questions:@laborattorioolfattivo Need U @parkslondoncandles Tobacco & Leather Candle @neomorganics Cosy Nights Candle @theperfumersstory Black Moss Candle@penhaligons_London Halfetti @maisonfranciskurkdjian Oud Silk Mood @kilianparis By Kilian Rose Oud@byilonamillinery was the incredibly dressed lady who makes the most stunning hats! @santamarianovella1221 Garofano Cologne@loccitane_uk_ire Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum (currently not available, BUT L’Occitane say it’s coming back…)@loccitane_uk_ire Lavande BlancheBrands in the goody bags:@rogergallet@sanajardin@kenzoparfums@jeroboamperfumes@versace Atelier Versace@bentleymotors @the7virtues@tothefairestlondon@lilanurparfums@scentologyofficial@bespokelondonofficial Candy Essentials @aouralondon@skandinavisk@thameenfragrance@matierepremiereparfums@parkslondoncandles@jusboxperfumes@bedeauxxAnd a HUGE thank you to these amazing PRs for their support, and who were so generous and lovely to arrange sending all the goody bag contents!@aspectsbeauty@uppublicrelations@kga_beauty_pr@jodieecullen@l.s.curtis@essencepr@hellenmctiffenpr@profilepr@modusbpcm
04/01/23·1h 7m

On the Scent with Emmanuelle Moeglin & Experimental Perfume Club

Emmanuelle Moeglin revolutionised our experience of scent by throwing open the doors of her London perfumery lab and welcoming people inside. From the initial workshops, where you can play and learn about perfumery through to creating @experimentalperfumeclub fragrances we can wear alone or mix, ourselves, at home; and an amazing boutique in Covent Garden - we are huge fans of this inclusive indie house. Fresh from a press event celebrating the three newest launches, we were so happy to talk in-depth with Emmanuelle herself in this joyously expressive episode!The three new Essential Collection fragrances we discuss are:Tonka SesameCardamom Moss Cedarwood AbsinthSignature Collection: Tonka ExtraordinaireVisit the Experimental Perfume Club boutique in person:53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DGExplore the entire fragrance collection, and learn about their Academy workshops and online perfumery courses here:https://experimentalperfumeclub.comThank you!Love it!ReplyForward
21/12/22·42m 12s

Festive Fragrance Gifting Special!

In this bumper episode we’re bringing you our curation of the very best affordable fragrance gifts out there - they smell incredible, are created by top perfumers, but won’t break the bank! Then we’re joined by Haydn Williams (aka @yousmellgreatwhat and now host of male grooming podcast @maninthemirrorpod). He gives us some great pocket-friendly Men’s Scent Solutions & ideas for experiences you could gift. Finally, we’re thrilled to bring you a whole Hanukkah celebration of candles with @violalevy, freelance journalist and beauty columnist for @thejewishchronicle.We know times are tough out there, but we hope that whatever and however you celebrate, you’ll feel warmed and merry as part of our festively fragrant family…🎄🕎 💚Affordable Fragrance Gift Guide:Suzy chooses…@furla Preziosa @andotherstories Poem a Day / Moon Fiction / The Lost Chapter@parfumsgres Cabouchard@floralstreet_ Scent School@marksandspencerstyle Apothecary Breathe edp@shayandbluelondon Black Tulip / Blood Oranges@lanvinparfums ArpegeNicola chooses…@glossier You @zara Fleur D’Orangeur@andotherstories Sardonyx Fire@nivea_uk Nivea Sun / Nivea original fragrances @nuxe_uk Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum @yousmellgreatwhatisit Men’s Gifting Ideas Haydn mentions…@dropthehooha subscription @fioleuk Fiole Experience Gift Box @spacenk - Gift for Him box.(Includes Malin & Goetz, Anthony, The Ordinary and Space NK)@earlofeastlondon - Shinrin Yoku gift set@horace.co - soaps @nobleisle - Luxury travel trio@acquadiparma_official - Customisable GRAZIE candle Viola Levy: The Scents of Hanukkah / her favourite candles @dsanddurga Prime Chanukah scented candleDS & Durga Lightable Latkes scented candle(DS & Durga limited edition candles available from https://e-scents.co.uk and soon @libertylondon)Viola also mentions…@lush Hanukkah gift set @henrystownhouse Saturnalia candle @granadobrazil Sandalo @nestfragrances Holiday candle
14/12/22·56m 50s

On the Scent with Clive Christian - An exclusive interview with Victoria Christian & our favourite fragrances

Sponsored Episode in partnership with @clivechristianperfumeWith an emphasis on high-quality ingredients and time-honoured techniques, @clivechristianperfume epitomise the true luxury of fine perfumery. Having saved Crown Perfumery - a Victorian house that dated back to 1872 and once supplied scents to royalty - Clive Christian now blend their unique heritage with a future-forward and totally contemporary vision.Celebrating their 150th anniversary, we are thrilled to be joined by ambassador Victoria Christian for this episode - an incredible woman whose first career was in the theatre, but whose passion for perfume led her to become the brand ambassador for the perfumes, a role she still carries today for this remarkable house.Come with us on this fragrant exploration as we partner with Clive Christian for this expansive episode, traversing the history, their innovations and inspirations, and discovering what makes these such special (and timelessly wearable) scents…Victoria mentions:Rose Absolute (Absolute Collection)1872 Feminine (Original Collection)No.1 Feminine & Masculine (Original Collection)X Feminine (Original Collection)Our Edit:Nicola’s Favourites…Crab Apple Blossom (Crown Collection) X Feminine (Original Collection)Suzy’s Favourites…Rock Rose (Noble Collection)C Woody Leather (Private Collection)We both loved:Hedonistic (Addictive Arts)Explore the whole range for yourself online:https://www.clivechristian.comAnd make sure to visit the @fortnums perfumery to try them all on your own skin, too! Which one(s) will surprise and delight you most, we wonder…?
07/12/22·1h 11m

Season 2 Ep 12 - A Fragrant Chat With The Founders of D.S. & Durga

@dsanddurga is a New York-based indie house that began in 2007, their immersive fragrances incorporating inspirations from music, nature, myth, culture and travel. Founded by the married partnership of David Seth Molton (who was a musician before becoming a self-trained perfumer) and Kavi Ahuja (who was an architect), both @fragrantmaven and @outspokenbeautynicola have long loved wearing their fragrances, and we’re delighted to have both David and Kavi on the show this week! In this wide-ranging and revealing interview, David and Kavi talk us through how they began (making scented potions from a Victorian manual) their diverse inspirations, David self-training as a perfumer and Kavi’s design skills, through to opening the flagship store and their fragrant plans for the future…PS: Extraordinary stories about meeting @brianeno and Black Francis from @pixiesofficial (who wears - and loves - the fragrance inspired by him)!Burning Barbershop Cowboy GrassDebaserRadio BombayI Don’t Know What El CosmicoBistro WatersLeatherizeChanel Les Exclusifs
30/11/22·51m 22s

Season 2 Episode 11 - Fragrances We're Loving and Fragrant Prescriptions

In this episode we're chatting about a fragrance that we're both loving, Nicola talks about a new Neom scent that she can't get enough of and Suzy talks us through some fascinating, multi-faceted fragrances that she's loving. We also give some prescriptions and the Facebook community gets involved too. (If you haven't joined yet just search for On The Scent Podcast and ask to join....it's a fab community.Here's what we mention:Suzy’s been wearing:@kayali @monakattan Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli | 64@memo.paris Memo Madurai@marcantoinebarrois Encelade @ffern.co Autumn 2022Nicola’s been wearing / sniffing:@fentybeauty Eau de Parfum@neomorganics Cosy Nights candle Listener Perfume Prescription:@bdkparfumsparis Gris Charnel & Gris Charnel Extrait @atelierdesors Iris Fauve
23/11/22·52m 43s

Season 2 Episode 10- Fragrant Feedback & Hilarious Scent Stories

We’re sharing some incredible (and often hilarious!) scent stories and fragrant feedback from you this week, including tales of the woman who took a perfume to lunch, a listener slowly regaining her sense of smell after losing it 25 years ago, and erotic adventures during a perfume-buying holiday…!We mention:@mcgee.onfood.onsmells Nose Dive by Harold McGee (book)@tallow_restaurant@quadywinery Elysium Black Muscat wine (Suzy got her bottle @majesticwine)@maisonnoirfragrance Alter Ego (Suzy’s been wearing and adoring this - the one she got stopped twice so n the same shop with people demanding to know what she was wearing!)@penhaligons_london Constance (thank god Nicola found her bottle!)@experimentalperfumeclub Amber Iris@maisonfranciskurkdjian Grand Soir@the7virtues Vanilla Woods@nicolaiparfumeurcreateur Ambre Cashmere Intense@sklva.perfumes [urban petunia]https://sklva.com/en/shop/urban-petunia/@kvapu_nami Scent of Old Vilnius by Aromata Mirabiliahttps://aromata.lt
16/11/22·44m 31s

Season 2 Episode 9 - A Fragrant Getaway, Mysterious Magician & Perfume Prescriptions

In this episode Suzy makes everyone sick with jealousy about her luxurious overnight stay in a beautiful Cotswolds hotel (filled with fragrant products!) while Nicola goes on a spree in Liberty (with cake!) and has an unusual encounter with a magician. We’ll also be catching up about even more new fragrance launches, what we’re loving, and answering listener questions with our perfume prescriptions!We mention…@thyme.england Thyme Hotel@beauty.by.laperla Just Give Me Roses@ostens_official Cashmeran Velvet Candle@jolovesofficial Christmas Layered Candle@penhaligons_london Maduro Leaf Candle@bespokelondonofficial@aouralondonofficial@scentologyofficial@escentualsofficial@andotherstories Sardonyx Fire (and we really want to check out their 3 new fragrances: Moon Fiction / Poem a Day & The Lost Chapter!)Perfume Prescriptions:@aouralondonofficial Hot Cherry@kayali Burning Cherry@bananarepublic Dark Cherry & Amber@parfumgres Cabouchard@esteelauderuk Knowing@tomfordbeauty Metallique@chanel.beauty Chanel No.22
09/11/22·51m 58s

Season 2 Episode 8 - Exploring Selfridges, Musical Scents and Fabulous Newness

In this episode Nicola chats about her recent fragrant adventure in Selfridges, plus Suzy and Nicola delve into some of the magnificent scents that they have encountered at recent launches and events. Nicola has also been buying samples from Les Senteurs in her ongoing quest for a new perfume and Suzy has encountered what is perhaps the sexiest and dirtiest orange blossom scent of all time.Here's what we mention:@angelaflanders Leather Rosa@sunnamusk Soft Paradise, Golden Dust, Night Illusion@laboratorioolfattivo Vanhera, Need-U@henrystownhouse Saturnalia candle@jusboxperfumes Visionary Eye@erisparfums (available in the U.K. from @sainte.cellier) Ma Bête, ScorpioRising, Mxxx@beaufortlondon Acrasia@parlemoideparfum Guimauve de Noël, Milky Musk, Flavia Vanilla/82@chanel.beauty No.22, Les Exclusifs 31 Rue Cambon@ormondejayne Ormonde Man@sergeslutens Féminité du Bois@olfactive_o Skin
02/11/22·54m 16s

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Sephora, Squirrels & Scents We’re Excited About

We’ve been on a whistle-stop tour of exciting press days: exploring the scent spaces of Commodity and visiting the actual church of Sephora (and discovering some of the brands they’ll be stocking). Plus Nicola falls madly for not one but TWO fragrances and makes her own perfume, Suzy has an emotional moment when a fragrances picks her, and has her mind blown at the IFRA Fragrance Forum. All this, plus news of our December 8th event AND Nicola being visited by a furry friend. Phew!In this episode we mention…@commodity@sephorauk@maisonmargielafragrances By the Fireplace / @penhaligons_london Constance@the7virtues@yslbeauty YSL Libre Le Parfum@jolovesofficial Vetiver Body Mist@experimentalperfumeclub@ifrauk Fragrance Forum@argentumSuzy also raves about:@sergeslutens Ambre Sultan (travel atomiser, which she purchased from All Beauty)@cochine_official Agarwood & Amber Reed Diffuser
26/10/22·55m 59s

Season 2 Episode 6 - A Fragrant Conversation With Veronique Gabai

Equal parts “hedonism and humanism”, Veronique Gabai is a remarkably passionate businesswoman who grew up suffused with sunshine and orange blossom in the idyllic Côte d'Azur. In this episode we discover when her love of fragrance truly began, her time at @guerlain (and launching some of the most famous fragrances in the world). We also learn how she then worked her way up to the prestigious roll of President of Estée Lauder, why she left to start her own fragrance house, and what she believes the future of fragrance holds…Fragrances that have shaped Veronique’s life:@guerlain Nahema body cream / perfumeShaving soapAramis@guerlain Jicky@guerlain Shalimar@esteelauder Youth Dew@armanibeauty Acqua di Gio@guerlain Aqua Allegoria collection@dkny Be Delicious@toryburch fragrance collection@veroniquegabai fragrances (and the new Aroma collection).
19/10/22·58m 32s

Season 2 Episode 5 - Spooky Scents and Exciting News!

With Halloween approaching, we’re exploring the more mysterious fragrances thatcould excite your senses this month. Think: haunted forests, smoky trails, spectralpresences, and perfumes that evoke telling haunted tales by candlelight… And, aswell as giving out another Perfume Prescription, we have some VERY exciting newsto share with you!Get your tickets for our December 8 th LIVE Event in London, here:https://tinyurl.com/On-the-Scent-Live-EventBewitching Scents…Nicola’s Edit:@ormondejayne Ormonde Woman @nestfragrances Charcoal Woods CandleSuzy’s Edit:@etatlibredorange Like This@freddiealbrightonperfume 11 Candles in Antwerpen@papillon_artisan_perfumes Spell 125@beaufortlondon Terror & Magnificence @zoologistperfumes Bat (2020 edition)@filippo_sorcinelli UNUM But Not TodayPerfume Prescription:@officine_universelle_buly L’Officine Universelle Buly 1803 LouvreCollection - Saint Joseph the CarpenterRead Suzy’s article about the project, here: https://perfumesociety.org/buly-1803-at-the-louvre/Nicola also adores the Buly 1803 Candle Le Verrou De Fraggonard@histoiresdeparfums 7753 Unexpected Mona
13/10/22·1h 5m

Season 2 Episode 4 - About Last Night and Further Fragrant Queries

In this week’s episode we’re putting our heads together to answer your furtherfragrant queries – you keep the questions coming and we LOVE finding your perfect‘perfume prescriptions’! We’re also chatting about a very glam event we attended,Suzy swirling about in a vintage velvet cape and asking for your help in Nicola’sdesperate scent crisis…Suzy’s been wearing:@jolovesofficial Pomelo Fragrance Paintbrush@honore.payan Patchouli OriginalNicola wants to buy:@guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba FrescaListener Perfume Prescriptions:@guerlain Eau de Cashmere / Musc Outreblanc@olfactivestudio Lumiere Blanche@phlur Missing Person@kilianparis Love Don’t Be Shy@arianagrande Ari@parlemoideparfum Guimauve de Nöel@commodity Milk@zoologistperfumes Bee@kimkardashian Pure Honey@floris Honey Oud@kilianparis Angel’s Share@penhaligons_london Roaring Radcliffe@parfumsgres Cabouchard@rochasofficial Femme@caronparfums Tabac Blond@vilhelm Do Not Disturb
05/10/22·42m 31s

Season 2 Episode 3 - Fabulous Home Fragrances, Your Questions Answered & Can You ‘Smell' Colours?

This is the time of year we want to snuggle up and have our homes (and ourselves)smell cosy, welcoming, calm and stunning. We’re seriously digging out our scentedcandles, and this week we’re chatting about some of our favourites for the season.Plus, we’re answering yet more of your incredible questions – including one listenerwho wonders if she’s alone in wanting to ‘smell’ colours…Home fragrances we’re loving:Nicola:@penhaligons_london Maduro Leaf candle@glovedhandcare Cedarwood reed diffuser@jolovesofficial Eucalyptus & Cedarwoods Lifestyle Fragrance@aromatherapyassociates Forest Therapy candle@constantcandlecoSuzy:@paulsmithdesign Paul Smith Bookworm candle@ginori1735 Ginori 1735 Fox Thicket Folly candle@ostens_official Ostens Illumination Jasmine candle@hmhome Sublime Patchouli candleListener questions:Synesthesia: Dr Mary Spiller said: “The best online test for synesthesia is theSynesthesia Battery (www.synesthete.org), but this is not perfect. Not all formsof synaesthesia are tested, and people say there are limits to the responses youcan give.”Independent fragrance shops mentioned:@jovoymayfair@lessenteurs@bloomperfumery@shymimosaperfumery@pulseofperfumery@floralia_uk@luxevidaFragrances Mentioned:@ormondejayne Ta’if@millerharris Scherzo@cleanbeauty_collective Clean Reserve Warm Cotton @thenue_co Forest Lungs@chanel.beauty Le Lion
28/09/22·52m 38s

Season 2 Episode 2 - Autumn Scents and Your Questions Part 2

We had SO many messages and questions from you during our season break thatwe couldn’t hope to answer them all in one go. This time, along with our perfumeprescriptions, we’ll also be talking about the change in season (and the fragranceswe’re looking forward to wearing now autumn’s here).What we’ve been / are looking forward to wearing:Nicola:@experimentalperfumeclub Neroli Cobalt@theperfumersstory Sequoia Wood@guerlain Eau de CashmereSuzy:@maisonmargielafragrances By the Fireplace@franckolivierparis Oud Vanille@amouageofficial Opus XIV Royal Tobacco@diorbeauty Patchouli Impérial@florislondon Chypress@parfumsgres Cabouchard@fragonardparfumeurofficiel Eglantine@hermes Myrrhe Eglantine@goutalparis Bois d’Hadrien@ormondejayne Ormonde Man@czechandspeake Vétiver Vert@franckolivierparis Oud Vanille@andotherstories Sardonyx Fire
21/09/22·54m 13s

Season 2 Episode 1 - Gremlins, Holidays & Heart-warming Stories

After a longer than expected season break, due to technical gremlins, we’re BACK for Season Two, baby! Expect an amount of grumbling that’s (hopefully!) offset by fragrant reunions, holiday tales, the heart-warming scent stories you’ve so generously shared, and some particularly intriguing perfume prescriptions…Catchup / What We’ve Been Wearing. Nicola:@experimentalperfumeclub Neroli Cobalt@sanajardin Venus of Verbena@jomalonelondon Pear & Freesia@nestfragrances Charcoal Woods Candle@jolovesofficial Vetiver Hair Mist / Eucalyptus & Cedar Woods CandleSuzy:@millerharris Myrica Muse:@tothefairestlondon Élan Vital@freddiealbrightonperfume Somebody Else’s Flowers@escentric_molecules Molecule 01 + MandarinScent Stories & Listener Prescriptions: Fragrances Mentioned@bdkparfumsparis Sel D’Argent@heeleyofficial Sel Marin@millerharris Scherzo@maisonfranciskurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540@parfumsdemarly Habdan@jomalonelondon Honeysuckle & Davana@diptyque OleneLondon - Perfume: @florislondon Jermyn Street / Lipstick: @lisaeldridgemakeupRome - Perfume: @profumumroma Santalum / Lipstick: (We’re looking for suggestions of an iconic Italian lipstick brand our listener can indulge in while there, please let us know your recommendations!) Paris - Perfume: @histoiresdeparfums 1804 George Sand / Lipstick: @chanelofficial
14/09/22·1h 0m

Episode 63 - Listener Scent Memories & Perfume Prescriptions Part 2

We’re delving into more of the incredible scent memories you’ve shared with us, answering your fragrant questions with our Perfume Prescriptions, and sharing what we’ve been wearing (including a sneaky sniff at NEW Penhaligon’s and Serges Lutens fragrances, which come out in September!)Here are all the scents we mention…What we’ve been wearing:Nicola:@glossier YOU@sanajardin Berber Blond@lilanurparfums Jasmine Attar@cochine_official Agarwood & Amber DiffuserSuzy:@penhaligons_london Petra@sergeslutens Poivre Noire@4160tuesdaysperfume Court of RavensPerfume Prescriptions:@drharrislondon Marlborough colognehttps://www.drharris.co.uk/@demeterceo Demeter Log Cabinhttps://www.thelibraryoffragrance.eu@4160tuesdaysperfume A Walk in the Forest@diptyque Tam Dao@til_timetocare L'Eau Qui Enlace@lartisanparfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons@narcisso_rodriguez Narcisso Cristal: ‘@chanelofficial Allure@marlou.paris Poudrextase@cacharelparfums Noa@cleanbeauty_collective Skin / Clean@vancleefarpels Sandalwood Blanc@guerlain Les Matières Confidentielles Eau de Cashmere@heeleyofficial Blanc Poudre@parlemoideparfum Milky Musk 39@initioparfumsprive Musk Therapy@officialbyredo Rose of No man’s Land@sanajardin Incense Water@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose@ateliermateri Rose Ardoise@dsanddurga Rose Atlantic@penhaligons_london Duchess Rose@floralstreet_ Neon Rose@initioparfumsprives Atomic Rose@ateliermateri Poivre Pomelo@strangers.parfumerie Salted Green Mango(Got a sample at @bloomperfumery)@jolovesofficial Mango Thai Lime@shayandblue Blood Oranges@millerharris Tea Tonique@elizabetharden Green Tea@lelabofragrances Thé Matcha 26@matierepremiereparfums Parisian Musk@millerharris L’air de Rien@diptyque Geranium Odorata@rpparfums Robert Piguet Calypso
10/08/22·1h 3m

Episode 62 - Listeners’ Scent Memories & Our Perfume Prescriptions

We’ve had an emotional outpouring of olfactory stories and questions about fragrance from you, our lovely listeners, so in this episode we’ll be sharing some of your scent memories and hoping to solve those perfume problems. (More next time in part 2 as we couldn’t get through them all in one episode, sorry!)Suzy & Nicola have both been wearing:Marlou Paris (sent samples by Brook at @sainte.cellier U.K. stockist)Carnicure / Ambilux / PoudrextasePoppy’s been wearing:@we_are_happy_paul Happy Paul fragranceLouis’s been wearing:@nivea_uk Nivea Sun fragrance (layered with @creedboutique Virgin Island Water)Nicola’s been wearing:@4711 4711 Cologne@sanajardin Berber BlondeSuzy’s been wearing:@freddiealbrightonperfume Somebody Else’s Flowers@freddiealbrightonperfume 11 Candles in AntwerpenListener Scent Memories & Perfume PrescriptionsGreat article on mymenopausecentre.com about changes to smell & taste in menopause:https://www.mymenopausecentre.com/symptoms/changes-to-taste-and-smell/@boujeebougies Succulent Candle@skandinavisk ØY Candle@boy_smells Extra Vert Candle@neomorganics Happiness Candle@aeryliving Positive Energy Candle@beautypie Reves D’eze Candle@demeterceo Sawdust@molinardparfums Habanita@caronparfums Tabac Blond@parfumsgres CabouchardThank you SO much for sharing your scent memories with us here (and on our Facebook page - search for On the Scent Podcast), it’s such a privilege and means a huge amount to us. ❤️Please DM us any perfume prescription questions you’d like answered, and we’d love if you could recommend us to friends / leave reviews on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, tag us in your Stories… We’re thrilled at how our little community is growing and these things you do to spread the word make a huge difference! 🥰#whatimwearing #scentoftheday #newepisode #podcast #fragrance #fragranceblogger #fragrancereviews #perfumereviews #perfume #scent #listenhere
03/08/22·52m 52s

Episode 61 - Jo Fairley's Life In Scent

Where can we begin to list the accomplishments and describe the extraordinary life of our guest this week? Jo Fairley is one of the UK's leading female entrepreneurs, became the UK’s youngest-ever magazine editor (at the age of 23!) has been slapped by Bette Davis and partied with rock stars, co-founded Green & Black’s Chocolate in 1991, launched @beautybibleofficial with Sarah Stacey in 1996, owned a bakery, still owns a wellness centre, has written about fragrance and beauty for just about every publication you can mention, Co-founded @theperfumesociety with Lorna McKay (for whom she remains editor of The Scented Letter magazine), tours the world as a motivational speaker for business entrepreneurs and has been a guest on the BBC’s legendary radio show, Desert Island Disks. But which fragrances are most important to Jo, and what does she do with all her free time? Let’s find out!Jo’s List:@diorbeauty Miss Dior / Diorella @yslbeauty Rive Gauche / Opium@chanelofficial Cristal / No.19 / Sycamore / Les Lion / L’Eau@aquamandaperfume Aqua MandaSchiaparelli Shocking@perfumerhlondon Patchouli @fredericmalle Lipstick Rose /POAL hand cream @4711 4711 Cologne@zara Zara fragrances @hmhome Sublime Patchouli Candle @floralst_ Chypre Sublime @guerlain Mitsouko@diorbeauty Diorissimo (for Paula Yates)Sign up here to be sent the FREE award-winning @theperfumesociety magazine, The Scented Letter: https://tinyurl.com/Scented-Letter
27/07/22·52m 15s

Episode 60 - Newness

Recorded on the hottest day of the year (and despite technical hitches) in this episode we get excited over some of the newness we’ve seen (and sniffed). @fragrantmaven discusses new launches and scented showcases, including an interview with @constantsoniaperfumer (perfumer and founder of the incredible @ella_k_parfums_paris house) recorded at the @harveynichols event earlier this week, hosted by @persolaise (and including his explanation of Headspace Technology, which we got an incredible opportunity to witness in action!)@outspokenbeautynicola, meanwhile, is overjoyed to (slowly) be getting her sense of smell back following Covid, partly thanks to the Smell Training Kit she purchased from @abscentuk - so all smells are newly welcome for Nicola right now!Here’s what we discuss on this week’s show..@jolovesofficial Jo Loves Mango Thai Lime range extended, (updated) Fragrance Paintbrush, Body Lotion, Body Crème and Bath & Shower Gel.Body Mists: Fig / Tuberose / Vetiver /Grapefruit.Eucalyptus & Cedar Woods candle@ella_k_parfums_paris Ella K Harmattan / Ghibli / Khamsin / Lettre de Pushka Hair Mist@maisoncrivelli Maison Crivelli Amber Chromatique (exclusive to Selfridges)@floralstreet_ Floral Street x Van Gogh Museum®Home Fragrance -Sweet Almond Blossom & Sunflower Pop Scented Reeds/DiffuserNew @themerchantofvenice Accordi Di Profumo Collection - Neroli Marrocco / Zafferano Iran / Tonka Venezuela / Patchouli Indonesia / Sandalo AustraliaLilaNur Incarnation / Agar Épicé
20/07/22·1h 3m

Episode 59 - Losing your sense of smell & how to improve it

What happens if you lose your sense of smell - through Covid or any other reason? Why does it happen, what can you do to improve it, and where can you get help? As @outspokenbeautynicola knows, it can be scary, completely debilitating and even trigger depression and anxiety. But don’t panic - you are NOT alone, and help IS out there. We’ll explain all (with links to organisations and resources in our notes, below) in this episode…Fragrances that make us feel better:Nicola:@clarinsuk Eau Dynamisante@tothefairestlondon CécileSuzy:@skinalchemists Equilibrium Pulse Point Oil@lilanurparfums Tubereuse Attar Absolu@sanajardin Venus of Verbena@honore.payan Vetyver Eau de ToiletteArticle on why some people lose their sense of smell with Covid, by @gavialliancehttps://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/why-covid-19-makes-you-lose-your-sense-smell-and-how-get-it-backImproving your sense of smell / Further helpNot only for people who’ve lost their sense of smell through Covid - for anyone with an impaired sense of smell or tasteAbScent: https://abscent.orgStep 1: ‘Find out where your sense of smell is today. Use the AbScent self-assessment form, here. You won’t know if you are improving if you don’t know where you’ve started.’Step 2: Smell Train. There are full instructions for making your own Smell Training Kit, here. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase a pre-assembled Smell Training Kit.Step 3: Take note of your experiences. AbScent provide a guide for keeping notes and a downloadable diary.You can also now use the online Snif App – to ‘guide and instruct users so that each smell training session is consistent and productive.’Fifth Sense https://www.fifthsense.org.uk are another excellent resource for anyone who has an impaired sense of smell, through Covid, other illness or trauma, or from birth.They also have a whole section of their website dedicated to smell training, using things you have around your home, along with excellent resources on further advice and gaining medical help.https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/smell-training/Losing your sense of tasteA FREE cookbook by @lifekitchencookery, called Taste & Flavour, has been written to help those who’ve lost their sense of smell - following Covid, or for any other reason your taste & smell is impaired.You can download a copy, here:https://lifekitchen.co.uk/product/taste-flavour-digital-book/Don’t suffer in silence - losing your sense of smell or having it change is scary and debilitating. Try not to panic, contact the organisations above and medical professionals, if it’s not getting any better, and seek help & support. It is out there, and you’re not alone. X
13/07/22·46m 45s

Episode 58 -Scented Story Time Part 2: Olfactory Agony Aunts

We regularly get sent the most incredible & emotionally revealing messages from you, our lovely listeners, and sharing them in our first ‘scented stories’ episode (number 56) provoked a huge outpouring of support and admiration. Well, grab the tissues again because we’ve got more for you, plus of course our perfume prescriptions for your fragrance dilemmas!Here are the fragrances we mention…Nicola’s perfumed pairing: @sergeslutens Fleur d’Oranger + @matierepremiereparfums Neroli Oranger@kingdomscotland Portal£25 per Sample Set (4 x 2ml)www.kingdomscotland.com@ateliercologne Atelier Cologne Lemon Island@profumumroma Dulcis in Fundo@jeroboamperfumes Insulo@shayandbluelondon Blood Oranges@erisparfums Green Spell@czechandspeake Villa Ausonia(PS: We think Ana meant Serges Lutens Fleurs D’Oranger as Histoire D’Orangers is a L’Artisan Parfumeur fragrance)@arquiste Architect’s ClubEtat Libre d’Orange Fils de Dieu du riz et des agrumes@jovoyparis Fire At Will - samples available in U.K. @jovoymayfair & online: jovoyparis.uk@tothefairestlondon Cécile@guerlains Shalimar Philtre & Shalimar Soufflé
06/07/22·57m 15s

Episode 57 - Hair Perfumes & Fragrant Haircare

In this episode we're exploring the world of hair fragrances. Suzy starts by delving into the history of perfuming one's hair and chats about the fashion for powdering wigs with beautiful scents and a beautiful smelling woman who was heralded as a witch and very sadly burnt at the stake. (You can smell like her today!)We then go on to chat about our favourite scented products and perfumes for hair.Here's what we mention:Suzy’s Favourites:@officialbyredo Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume@penhaligons_london Penhaligon’s Halfeti Hair Perfume@diptyque Diptyque Hair Mist Eau de Sens@hairbysammcknight Sam McNight Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo@arkiveheadcare Arkive by Adam ReedThe New Form Blow Dry Spray@jvnhair JVN Complete Air Dry Cream@shewolfhaircare SheWolfInca Oil Hydrating Shampoo / ConditionerTsubaki Smoothing Hair Oil@weareparadoxx Paradoxx Repair 3-in-1 ConditionerNicola's Favourites:@fredericmalle Portrait of A Lady Hair Mist@millerharris Scherzo Hair Mist@fableandmane shampoo and conditioner@kerastase_official Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo@Davines_uk Dry Texture Spray
29/06/22·47m 10s

Episode 56 - Scented Story Time & Perfume Prescriptions

Settle in, because in this episode we’re sharing just some of the incredibly personal and utterly wonderful stories from you, our listeners, on how fragrance has truly helped enhance your lives. From some who never realised scent could be so moving, to others who’ve reconnected to their perfume passion, we’ll also be answering questions with our prescriptions.So, grab a cuppa (or a cold glass of Rosé!) and some tissues, because this one is something of an emotional rollercoaster ride…What we’ve been wearing:Nicola’s been wearing@tothefairestlondon Cécile@penhaligons_london Orange BlossomSuzy’s been wearing@tothefairestlondon AubineListener Prescriptions:@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose & Neroli Oranger@sergeslutens Fleur d’Oranger@guerlain Mitsouko@chanel.beauty Le Lion@erisparfums Scorpio Rising (available in U.K. from @sainte.cellier)@papillon_artisan_perfumes Hera@ormondejayne Woman@maisonalaia Alaïa (the original in black bottle)@escentric_molecules Escentric 05@vilhelm_parfumerie A Lilac a Day@aerinbeauty Lilac Path@lalique Perles de Lalique@cleanbeauty_collective Clean Reserve Warm Cotton@acquadiparma_official Essenza
22/06/22·49m 28s

Episode 55 - Royal Scents, Scandalous Portraits, & Sports Car Club With Penhaligons

This episode is in partnership with @PenhaligonsIn this quintessentially British adventure we explore Penhaligon's royal connections, scandalous Portraits and Sports Car Club launch. Prepare for scented snippets throughout history, the Bridgerton like characters who make up the dazzling Portrait collection and rev your engine for the most sublime (limited edition) fragrance and its regal launch at Blenheim Palace.As we explore these fragrances with tantalising stories, we'll be accompanied by a thoroughly regal and atmospheric soundtrack. So prepare to dive into a collection of fragrances whose historic influences never detract from their thrilling modernity.Here's what we mention:Blenheim BouquetHammam BouquetBluebellElizabethan RoseThe FavouriteThe Coveted Duchess RoseThe Tragedy of Lord GeorgeRevenge of Lady BlancheMuch Ado About the DukeSports Car Club
15/06/22·1h 5m

Episode 54 - Matière Premiere Rose Harvest: From Field to Flaçon

In this extra special episode we’re joining Suzy (and @aliceduparcq!) on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the rose harvest in Grasse. Matière Premiere are an incredible fragrance house, who showcase in their scents the raw materials that are the cornerstones of perfumery. Rose has particular meaning for Aurélien Guichard, as we’ll discover, being the only perfumer in the world to own his own rose fields. So join us we journey (literally) from field to flaçon, in search of Radical Rose…PS: We’ll be putting up some stories & images on Instagram @onthescentpodcast when this episode goes out, so you can see exactly what Suzy got to experience.…And to smell-along, why not purchase a little bottle of the scent the petals they picked actually go in to?!Radical Rose 6ml bottle (which lasts really well) is €30 matiere-premiere.comOf course, if you’ve swooned and are fully seduced, you can dive into the whole rose field with a full-size 100ml bottle - also available @theofficialselfridges & @harrodsbeauty#notsponsored #notanad #justsharingtheexperience
08/06/22·50m 32s

Episode 53 - Looking Ahead To Father's Day and Beyond With Haydn Williams

This week we’re looking ahead to men’s fragrance gift ideas for Father’s Day - and beyond. If you’re buying for a dad, a father figure, your partner or a special man in your life, or perhaps a treat for yourself, our special (recent award-winning!) guest, Haydn Williams, has ideas for everyone.Although Haydn’s full time career is in the music business, his second passion is scent. The men’s fragrance and grooming writer for Grazia, and fragrance blogger on Instagram as @yousmellgreatwhatisit, Haydn recently won Newcomer Award at this year’s Jasmine Awards!What our fathers’ wore:Nicola:@ncp_layering NCP Olfactives@penhaligons_london Sports Car Club@davidoffparfums Cool WaterSuzy:Birth father - @oldspice Old SpiceStepdad - @bentleymotors Bentley MomentumListener Prescription…Haydn’s suggestions:@latelierparfum L’Atelier Parfum Verte Euphorie@sunspelclothing Sunspel Neroli SunSuzy’s / Nicola’s suggestions:@escentricmolecules Escentric Molecule 01 + Mandarin@czechandspeake Czech & Speake Villa AusoniaHaydn’s Father’s Day Gift Guide:@jomalonelondon Jo Malone Forest Moss@jusboxpetfumes Jusbox Good Morning@acquadiparma_official Acqua di Parma C.L.U.B.@horace.co Horace Soap Bar Trio@millerharris Miller Harris Mandarin Candle(Suzy also loves @neomorganics Happiness candle!)
01/06/22·39m 10s

Episode 52 - The Best Citrus Scents For Summer

In this episode Suzy and Nicola explore the refreshing and uplifting world of citrus scents. These are scents that bring instant joy and energy and feel perfect as we enter the summer months although as you'll find out, some of them have a deeper and more sultry side too.Nicola’s List:@matierepremiere Neroli Oranger@floralstreet_ Grapefruit CandleSuzy’s List:@lancomeofficial O de Lancôme@rochasofficial Eau de Rochas@ruthmastenbroekperfume Dagian@cloonkeen Lá Bealtaine@escentric_molecules Escentric Molecules 01+ Mandarin@vancleefarpels Néroli Amara@millerharris Tea Tonique@moltonbrown Flora Luminare EDT@shayandbluelondon Blood Oranges@lalique Soleil Vibrant@tomford Soleil Brulant
25/05/22·33m 45s

Episode 51 - Jasmine Awards Catch Up and Best Celebrity Fragrances

In this episode we’re having a good old catch up, chatting about the glitz & glam of the recent Jasmine Awards (and what people were wearing on the red carpet), plus we’ll be delving into the world of celebrity fragrances. With new launches from Billie Eilish, Rihanna & Kylie, are celebrity fragrances ‘cool’ again…?Nicola’s been wearing:@fugazzifragrances In Love With the Cocos@matierepremiereparfums Neroli Oranger@e11even_fragrance E11evenSuzy’s been wearing:@chanelofficial Le Lion@matierepremiereparfums Parisian Musc@fragrancefoundationuk Fragrance Foundation Awards 2022:@aliceduparcq Alice du Parcq Creativity Award - Desert Island Spritz, Sali Hughes episode@jofairley Jo Fairley Literary Award - When Soap Equals Hope, @theperfumesociety The Scented Letter Magazine@wewearperfume We Wear Perfume Practical Guide Award - Exhilaration in a Bottle, the mood boosting power of citrus@yousmellgreatwhatisit Haydn Williams Rising Star Award - High Culture: When Art Meets Sense for @rakessense magazine@experimentalperfumeclub Independent Fragrance Award, Iris Carmin@fredericmalle Synthetic Jungle - Perfume Extraordinaire@maisonfranciskurkdijan Collection Cologne Forte - Best New Fragrance CollectionBest Celebrity Fragrances mentioned:@billieeilish Eilish@kylieminogue Darling@fentybeauty Rihanna Fenty@sarahjessicaparker SJP Stash / LovelyAdam Levine Woman@arianagrande Cloud@britneyspearsfragrances Fantasy@katyperry Indi@kimkardashian Pure Honey@jlo Glow@joancollinsdbe I Am Woman@davidbeckham InstinctSean John Unforgivable
18/05/22·59m 28s

Episode 50 - Sandalwood Fragrant Focus

In this episode Suzy and Nicola delve into the wondrous world of Sandalwood. After a brief chat about its captivating history and how incredibly precious it is, Suzy leads us on a journey of discovery, exploring a true smorgasbord of Sandalwood fragrances that are all very different but equally amazing.Fragrances mentioned:Sana Jardin Sandalwood TempleDS&Durga Radio BombayGuerlain SamsaraSerges Lutens Santal MajusculeLe Labo Santal 33Kierin NYC Santal SkyDiptyque Tam DaoTom Ford Santal BlushVersace Crystal NoirCommes des Garçons Concrete
11/05/22·48m 14s

Episode 49 - Most Worn Fragrances Of The Month and Listener Prescriptions

In this episode we talk about some of the fragrances that we have been wearing and loving this month, from an oil that is perfect for evenings to a rose fragrance that literally explodes on the skin. Then we delve into some of your fabulous prescription questions.Nicola’s List:@rochasofficial Rochas Femme@e11even_fragrance E11even@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose / Neroli Oranger@sofragrance Truffle CreamSuzy’s List:@lalique Lalique Soleil Vibrant@bdkparfumsparis BDK Ambre@ormondejayne Ormonde Jayne Damask@initioparfumsprive Initio Atomic Rose@florislondon Floris ChypressListener Prescriptions:@guerlain Guerlain Mitsouko@ormondejayne Ormonde Jayne Woman@diorbeauty Dior Diorling
04/05/22·1h 0m

Episode 48 - From Burlesque Requests to Priest-Snogging Perfumes: Listener Prescriptions

It’s time for us to delve into the many messages and DMs you send us, asking for help to solve your perfume problems with our scented suggestions, and this week we’ve everything from someone who’s been dreaming of a particular perfume for years and wants to know if there’s a replacement; a burlesque performer searching for the next va-va-voom fragrance to match her act, and a listener who’s requested the scent of a priest being snogged beneath an orange blossom tree… Fragrances mentioned during the episode:@papillon_artisan_perfumes Papillon Salome:@emanuelungaroparis Emanuel Ungaro Diva@mauboussin_perfumes Mauboussin@etatlibredorange Etat Libre d’Orange Une Amourette@sergeslutens Serges Lutens Fleur d’Oranger@kilianparis Good Girl Gone Bad@bloomperfumery Bloom Perfumery (Covent Garden) bloomperfume.com@elemis_uki Frangipani Monoi Body Oil@fragonardparfumeurofficial Fragonard Soleil £39 for 50ml edp at M&S @marksandspencerbeautypr@amouageofficial Amouage Woman@florislondon Floris Honey Oud@diptyque Solid Perfumes@glossier Glossier You Solid Perfume@jomalonelondon Jo Malone London Solid Perfumes@aftelier Mandy Aftel Solid Perfumes (in sterling silver cases, also available in exquisite one-off antique compacts & cases)@jolovesofficial Fragrance Paintbrushes
27/04/22·54m 44s

Episode 47 - Trish McEvoy - The Emotion Of Scent

We are absolutely thrilled to have legendary makeup artist, founder and fellow fragrance fanatic @trishmcevoy as our guest for this brand new episode of the podcast! Anyone who has stepped up to a Trish McEvoy counter cannot fail to fall in love with her fragrances, too, and here we delve deep into their inspirations and the emotions they conjure.During our so-insightful chat with Trish, we not only got to hear about her working relationship with the incredible perfumer Honorine Blanc, but how Trish grew up surrounded by fragrance in an artistic family, and treasured childhood memories of her grandmother (who owned a perfumery). We just know you’re going to adore listening - as we did - learning so much more about Trish and her fragrant journey…(Fragrances Trish mentions during the episode):@guerlain Shalimar@chanelofficial Chanel No.5 / CristalleJean Desprez Bal à VersaillesJean Patou 1000Diane Von Furstenberg TatianaAntonia’s FlowersTrish McEvoy No. 3 Snowdrop & Crystal FlowersTrish McEvoy No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla MuskTrish McEvoy Fragrance X
20/04/22·45m 0s

Episode 46 - Cheaper & Cheerful Fragrances for a ‘Spring Fling’

In this episode Suzy and Nicola explore affordable and simply beautiful fragrances that are perfect for Spring. Whether you feel like a fragrant change or are longing for a perfume that encapsulates the spirit of the season but don't want to spend a fortune, this episode for you.Nicola's list: @loccitane_uk_ire Cherry Blossom@isseymiyakeparfums A Drop d’Issey@clarinsuk Eau DynamisanteSuzy’s List:@yardleylondonuk Bluebell & Sweetpea@marksandspencerfashionpr Discover Intense Orange Blossom & AmberM&S Apothecary BreatheM&S Provenance Calm After the Storm@rogergallet Fleur de Figuier Intense@sofragrance SO Unique Cashmere, Pink Pear & Tiaré Flower@andotherstories Humlegården Cotton@4711 Gift Set: Original Eau de Cologne, Floral Collection Jasmine, Rose & Lilac@shayandbluelondon Black Tulip
13/04/22·53m 23s

Episode 45 - Fragrant Focus -Tuberose

A night-blooming flower that’s been called the diva of the fragrance world, and which Victorian ladies were forbidden to wear in case it caused ‘amorous madness’, the tuberose is an addictive, often divisive and irrefutably hypnotic ingredient which we’ll fully explore in today’s Fragrant Focus episode…@rpparfums Robert Piguet Fracas@sergeslutens Tubereuse Criminelle@sergeslutensDempteuse Encagee@diptyque Do Son Eau de toilette / Hand Cream@fredericmalle Carnal Flower Eau de Parfum@ramonmonegal Kiss My Name Eau de Parfum@lacoste L.12 12. Eau de ToiletteGiovanna Antonelli 611 Extremo Eau de Parfum (from @shymimosaperfumery)@guccibeauty Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum@hermes Twilly d’Hermès Eau de Parfum@armanibeauty Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum@matierepremiereparfums French Flower Eau de Parfum
07/04/22·1h 2m

Episode 44 - Our Favourite Fragranced Products

Following on from our evocative scent memories episode, today we’re indulging in some of our favourite fragranced products that aren’t perfumes, but which we love to slather on and surround ourselves with whenever we can!Suzy’s List:@letpetitmarseillais Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Orange Blossom Organic Shower Cream@escentric_molecules Escentric Molecules Escentric 05 Body Wash@rogergallet Roger & Gallet Cédrat Shower Gel@aromatherapyassociates Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax / Forest Bath & Shower Oils@modernbotany Modern Botany Deodorant@fredericmalle Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Body Butter@urbanveda Urban Veda Rose + Botanics Reviving Body Lotion@officine_universelle_buly Officine Universelle Buly 1803 Huile Antique Damask Rose Dry Body Oil@e11even_fragrance e11even Multi Use Fragrance Oil@sarahchapmanlondon Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial Skin Elixir@huskandseedskincareuk Husk & Seed Overnight Replenishing Oil@penhaligons_london Penhaligon’s Luna Soap@loccitane_uk_ire L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream@method_uk Method All-Purpose Anti Bacterial Cleaner in Wild Rhubarb @fabulosa_cleaning Fabulosa Multi-Purpose Anti Bacterial Spray Wild Rhubarb Stone’s Beeswax Furniture Cream Nicola’s List:@emmahardieskincare moringa balm@nivea_uk creme moisturiser@eucerin_uk age spot correcting hand cream@thisworks stress check hand shield@aromatherapyassociates revive@loccitane_uk_ire.shea butter hand cream@loccitane_uk_ire almond shower oil@renkincare Moroccan rose Otto body oil@aurelia firm and revitalise dry body oil
30/03/22·44m 51s

Episode 43 - Scent Memories and Favourite Smells

Smell and memory are so entwined - we bet most of you have had an experience of smelling something and suddenly being propelled back in the past. Smell is the only sense fully formed in the womb, a super-power we possess that’s the closest thing to time travel. So, this episode is a little bit different, in that we’re indulging in our personal scent memories - some of our favourite smells in the whole world, which don’t happen to be fragrances.What are yours, we wonder…?Nicola:Guinea PigsHorsesFamilyHot water BottlesColdWashing PowderForestsNight-blooming jasmineSuzy:Privet HedgesBooksVanillaCat’s earsVick’s Vapo RubLinden Blossom TreesVetiverFreshly washed bed linenMy favourite leather jacketPetrichorMy father’s rosesForestsBonfires / wood fires
23/03/22·57m 37s

Episode 42 - National Fragrance Day Special - Portrait Of A Lady: A Love Letter

In celebration of National Fragrance Day we're publishing a documentary about Frederic Malle's Portrait of A Lady that Nicola made for her other podcast Outspoken Beauty. It is a true love letter to the fragrance and features Frederic Malle himself. Suzy heard this before she met Nicola. She has since said that the minute she heard it, she knew that the two of them could be friends.....the rest as they say is history.We so hope you enjoy listening to this!
20/03/22·39m 3s

Episode 41 - Fragrant Focus: Rose (Part 2)

We had so many rose fragrances to talk about that there was no way that we could fit them all into one episode so welcome to rose part two. Suzy has a wonderfully varied list of rose fragrances to tantalise you, from deep, dark and smokey to light, frivolous and whimsical.Here's what we talk about:@paulsmithdesign Rose@ostens_official Rose Oil Isparta@jovoymayfair Rose Millésime @chantecailleuk Derby Rose @maisonfranciskurkdjian À La Rose @parfumsdemarly Delina & Delina La Rosée @cloonkeen Roisin Dubh@etro ManRose@moschino Toy Boy@maisonfranciskurkdjian L’homme À La Rose@penhaligons_london Halfetti @ruthmastenbroekperfume Firedance@lancomeofficial Rose Peonia@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose @ateliermateri Rose Ardoise
16/03/22·53m 29s

Episode 40 - Fragrant Focus: Rose (Part 1)

Often called ‘The Queen of flowers’, the rose can be either a symbol of purity with an innocent scent, or of wild passion, with a dash of accidental Roman murder thrown in for good measure. Either way, we’ve been obsessed by the scent of roses for centuries, with classical and contemporary perfumers alike vying to capture these magnificent blooms. From Cleopatra’s carpet of petals to the rose fields of Grasse, from lipsticks to leather-clad naughtiness; love or hate the ingredient: we’re inviting you to indulge your fragrant fantasies and roll around in rose petals to your heart’s content… PS: We’ve SO many roses to explore we’re going to have to split this rose perfume special into two parts. Maybe three. Oh, let’s face it – it could be twenty if we chatter as much as usual, but whatever your favourite rose fragrance, we hope you enjoy!@animavinciofficial Anima Vinci Rose PranaPerfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose @yslbeautyYSL Paris @lancomeofficial Lancôme Tresor @jomalonelondon Jo Malone Red Roses @fredericmalle Frédéric Malle Lipstick RoseFrédéric Malle Une RoseFrédéric Malle Portrait of a LadyFrédéric Malle Rose Cuir@millerharris Miller Harris Rose Silence@parlemoideparfum Parle Moi de Parfum Une Tonne de Roses@floralstreet_ Neon Rose@officialbyredo Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land @lush Lush Rose Jam
09/03/22·41m 54s

Episode 39 - Prescriptions Aplenty

In this episode we have great fun answering your brilliant prescriptions and there are lots of fabulous fragrance recommendations that we're sure many of you will want to try.Here's what we mention:Suzy is wearing:@initioparfumsprive Atomic RoseNicola is wearing:@isseymiyakeparfums a drop d’IsseyAnswers to Listener Questions:@perfumersworkshop Tea Rose@jovoymayfair Rose Millésime@chantecailleuk Darby Rose / Pétales@erisparfums Green Spell@juliettehasagun Not a Perfume@commesdesgarconsparfums Amazing Green@modernbotany Deodorant@latelierparfums Vert Euphorie@cpparfums Christian Provenzano Esprit de Oud@animavinciofficial Oud Delight@fugazzifragrances Goudh (from the Discovery Set - we purchased ours from @cultbeauty where they’re £18 instead of £30 at the time of recording)@jomalonekondon Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense@sanajardin Berber Blonde@parfumsdemarly Safanad@eliesaabworld Le Parfum@neelavermeirecreations Ashoka (our listener who asked the question lives in Poland, and they do ship within the EU)@isseymiyakeparfums a drop d’Issey (also checked available in Poland!)@guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum@diptyque Eau Duelle eau de parfum@dsanddurga Radio Bombay***All reviews, ratings & feedback is _so_ welcome and genuinely makes our day. Also,FOLLOW US @onthescentpodcast - and do DM us any listener questions there. We LOVE hearing from you!***
02/03/22·46m 56s

Episode 38 - Fragrant Reading

In this episode we’re delving into our fragrant bookshelves for some recommended reading on the subject of scent. From perfume guides and fascinating historic snippets to more academic studies that will blow your mind, we’ve even some suggestions for fragrantly-themed novels. Whatever your level of interest, there’s a book out there for you, so if you’re ready to feed your fragrant frenzy, get ready to join us down the rabbit hole…PS: SO many others on Suzy’s list to recommend (and still read!) but worry not, we’ll be adding to the list in the coming weeks with even more book-related episodes.Fragrant Books We Mention: Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin & Tania SanchezPerfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick SüskindScent & Subversion: Decoding a Century of Subversive Perfume, by Barbara HermanPerfume: A Century of Scents by Lizzie Ostrum Perfume: In search of your signature scent by Neil ChapmanThe Perfume Companion: The Definitive Guide to Choosing Your Next Scent by Sarah McCartney & Samantha ScrivenNose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells by Harold McGeeThirteen Ways to Smell a Tree by David George Haskell The Perfume Collector by Kathleen TessaroThe Perfume Thief by Timothy Shaffert
23/02/22·53m 44s

Episode 37 - Fragrant Loves and Perfect Perfume Prescriptions

In this episode we're talking about some of the fragrances that we can't get enough of at the moment including the scent of a cleansing balm that is making Suzy very happy indeed. Then it's over to you and the brilliant prescriptions that you've been asking for.Here's what we talk about in this episode:Nicola’s fragrant loves:@histoiredeparfums This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.6@sanajardin Incense Water / Vanilla Nomad@amanshop Purifying Pulse Point Remedy@aromatherapyassociates Deep Relax Bath & Shower OilSuzy’s fragrant loves:@prada Infusion d’Iris@lejardinretrouve Mousse Arashiyama Mousse Arashiyama@damesanddimes Chocolate Orange Cleansing Balm / Midnight Blue Recovery Balm@sanajardin Berber Blonde candle@boujeebougies Queen Jam candleListener Questions Perfume Prescriptions:@sergeslutens Jeux de Peau@parlemoideparfum Milky Musk@januaryscentproject Selperniku @lelabofragrances Rose 31@cire.trudon Ernesto candle@commedesgarconsparfums Series 3 Incense Avignon @officialbyredo Mumbai Noise@cacharelparfums Noa
16/02/22·53m 11s

Episode 36 - Fragrant Focus - Iris

Something is clearly in the air, as we’ve had more requests for an episode on this ingredient than anything else. Iris fragrances can smell clean as freshly laundered linen, soft and supple as suede, or beckon the boudoir with hints of lipstick, powdered skin and hastily discarded silky underthings. Exploring the mythology and perfume history of iris, we’ll be looking at some classic scents and brand new fragrances showcasing this fascinating ancient note that’s fashionable again.What IS it about iris we’re all craving…?Fragrances mentioned:@chanelofficial No19@sergeslutens Iris Silver Mist@prada Infusion d’Iris@penhaligons_london Iris Prima@ormondejayne Vanille d’Iris@juliettehasagun Lipstick Fever@maisoncrivelli Iris Malikhân@arianagrande God is a Woman@escentric_molecules Molecule 01 + Iris
09/02/22·43m 45s

Episode 35 - On The Scent With Sali Hughes

We’re utterly thrilled our guest for this episode is @salihughes - a hugely influential journalist with her regular Guardian column, a broadcaster, author of the books Pretty Honest & Pretty Iconic, and who can often be found ferreting around in celebrities’ bathrooms for her fascinating YouTube series ‘In the Bathroom With…’ As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also Co-founder of @thebeautybanks - an organisation that gets donations of self-care and hygiene products directly to those in need.We could have talked to Sali for hours, but in this episode we’re delving deep into the fragrances Sali uses in her emotionally-supportive toolkit. We just know you’re going to LOVE listening to this joyous (and often revealing) discussion.Fragrances that formed part of Sali’s childhood:@yardleylondonuk English Lavender@officialbiba perfume (1970s)@diorbeauty Miss Dior (the original)The scents Sali uses now as…Signature scents:@chanelofficial No5@yslbeauty Rive Gauche@fredericmalle L’Eau D’HiverConfidence-boosters:@chanelofficial Coco@ormondejayne Ormonde Woman@guerlain MitsoukoVa-va-voom sexy (for herself):@celine NightclubbingImmediately calming:@johnsonsbabyuk Baby Lotion@nivea_uk Creme@fredericmalle Cologne IndélébileWild card:@heeleyofficial L'Amandiere ExtraitsFind out more about @thebeautybanks & how you can help: https://www.beautybanks.org.ukRead Sali’s books:Pretty Honest https://tinyurl.com/PrettyHonestPretty Iconic https://tinyurl.com/PrettyIconic
02/02/22·56m 45s

Episode 34 - What We're Wearing and Perfect Perfume Prescriptions!

In this episode Suzy and Nicola talk through some of the fragrances that they're wearing at the moment and why they feel so right at the moment. They also answer some of your brilliant prescription questions. Oh and there is slightly hysterical chat about the behaviour of ducks and pigeons.....it needs to be heard to be believed!Here's what they mention:What Suzy’s Been Wearing:@honore.payan Patchouli Original @papillon_artisan_parfums Anubis@ysl Black Opium Illicit Green @bdkparfumsparis Amber Saffrano@ateliermateri Cacao PorcellinaWhat Nicola’s Been Wearing:@theperfumersstory Amber Molecule@maisonfranciskurkdjian Aqua Universalis@penhaligons_london ConstanceListener Prescriptions@alexandermcqueen Luminous Orchid:@exnihiloparis Venenum Kiss:Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles @etatlibredorange Putains des PalacesRecycling perfume bottles / vials advice:https://recycleright.org.uk/item/perfume-bottles/The Perfume Shop recycling scheme:https://www.theperfumeshop.com/recycling-service
26/01/22·52m 45s

Episode 33 - Addictively Moreish Chocolate Fragrances

If you think fragrances with ‘chocolate’ listed as a note are all childish, sickly and unsophisticated, we’re serving up some suggestions that are incredibly chic, overtly opulent or simmering with unrestrained naughtiness.Renowned epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) once said: “Those who have been too long at their labor, who have drunk too long at the cup of voluptuousness, who feel they have become temporarily inhumane, who are tormented by their families, who find life sad and love ephemeral… they should all eat chocolate and they will be comforted.” And we say: that works in fragrant form, too. Allow yourself to get addicted to these…Fragrances Mentioned:@jomalonelondon Blue Agava & Cacao@muglerofficial Angel@lartisanparfumeur Piment Brulant@cartier Baiser du Dragon@tomford Black Orchid@britneyspearsfragrances Fantasy@pacorabanne Black XS for Her@arquiste Anima Dulcis@shayandbluelondon Sea Salt Caramel@strangeloveny meltmyheart@chanelofficial Les Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel@rabot1745 Koray £28 for 50ml edp (from @hotelchocolat)Al-Rehab Choco Musk@akrofragrances Dark@ateliermateri Cacao Porcelana@diorbeauty Vanilla Diorama@houseofsarahbaker Loudo@sofragrance Unique Truffle Cream@tothefairestlondon Ordre Cosmique
19/01/22·57m 56s

Episode 32 - Fragrances That Make Us Feel Invincible!

Sometimes we all need an extra boost of confidence, and in this episode we’re going to reveal some of the perfumes on our ‘Power List’ – the scents we spray to make us feel completely INVINCIBLE! Plus, we answer another of your questions… we’re getting through them! Still some more to go, but we’ve not forgotten: we simply had SO many last time.Please keep sending your DMs @onthescentpodcast - we really appreciate them, and love reading your messages & the reviews you leave on podcast platforms. Thank you!Nicola’s Power List:@fredericmalle Portrait of a Lady@rpparfums Robert Piguet Visa@lelabofragrances Another 13Paloma Picasso@guerlain MitsoukoSuzy’s Power List:@fredericmalle Superstitious @mauboussin_parfums @caronparisofficiel@paul_schutze Tears of Eros @beaufortlondon Vi et Armis Listener Prescription:Montana Parfum de Peau @mauboussin_parfums
12/01/22·51m 35s

Episode 31 - A Round Up Of Our Top Scents Of 2021

It's a brand new year and whilst Suzy and Nicola are very much looking forward to exploring what fragrant treats 2022 has to offer, they also felt that they needed to reflect on some of their favourite fragrances of 2021. After a good old chat about the best of '21, they answer more of your brilliant prescription questions. (If you'd like to get your prescription answered please DM Nicola and Suzy @onthescentpodcast.)Suzy’s Top Scents of ‘21@guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia @guerlain Santal Pao Rosa @sanajardin Incense Water / Vanilla Nomad @chanelofficial Le Lion @diorbeauty Vanilla Diorama@furla Preziosa @nancymeilandparfums GAIA attar @skinalchemists Equilibrium Pulse Point Oil@fredericmalle Synthetic Jungle @isseymiyakeparfums a drop d’Issey@maisoncrivelli Osmanthe KōdoshānNicola’s Top Scents of ‘21:@floralstreet_ Sunflower Pop@nivea_uk Sun@lelabofragrances Thé Matcha 26@penhaligons_london Changing ConstanceListener Prescriptions:@chanelofficial No5 L’Eau@miumiu L’Eau Bleu@amouageofficial Dia Woman@paulsmithdesign Rose@narciso_rodriguez Fleur Musc for Her@moltonbrown Rosa Absolute@4160tuesdaysperfume The Goddess of Love & Perfume@ruthmastenbroekperfume Signature
05/01/22·53m 0s

Episode 30 - Help! On The Scent Listener Prescriptions

The closer it gets to Christmas, the more messages we’re getting from listeners desperately trying to find fragrances for gifts, or replacements for much-loved but sadly discontinued scents. So today, we’re thrusting our hands into the mailbag and answering as many as possible while handing out the perfect perfume prescriptions. Recommendations for missing classics, budget-friendly versions, extra special scents to treat someone with and even laundry detergents that smell like puddings – this episode has it all… (SO sorry we didn’t get time to answer all your questions - we’ve got them on file and will answer in the next prescription episode!)Fragrances mentioned:@gucci Gucci Rush@abscentuk AbScentRihanna Reb’l Fleur@rochasofficial Rochas Femme@bananarepublic Banana Republic 83 Leather Reserve@veroniquegabai Veronique Gabai Le Point G@lanvinparfums Lanvin Arpege@calvinklein Calvin Klein Obsessed for Women@paulsmithdesign Paul Smith Portrait for Women@vilhelm_parfumerieVilhelm Dear Polly@sisleyparisofficial Sisley Eau de Soir@hermes Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit@lush Lush Grass@lelaboftagrances Le Labo Santal 33 & Rose 31 Laundry Detergents@maisonfranciskurkdjian Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Detergent & Fabric Softener@wilton_london Wilton London Jasmine / Cedarwood Laundry Detergents@marcelsgreensoapMarcels Vanilla & Cotton Laundry Wash@tangentgc Sugar Perfume cashmere laundry detergent @luxevida@evover_uk Ecover Delicate Laundry Liquid for Wool & Silk, Waterlily & Honeydew@shayandbluelondon Shay & Blue Watermelons@thetravalo Travalo refillable atomisers
22/12/21·54m 40s

Episode 29 - Alice du Parcq Part 2

In this episode we’re catching up with the joyous beauty and fragrance journalist and broadcaster, Alice du Parcq, for part TWO of her mega-list of fabulous fragrances. (If you haven’t already, do go and listen to Part 1 (episode 11) where Alice hilariously explains how one of her favourites is forever entwined with frogs legs… Meanwhile, here we delve into those she’s adored for decades and more recent scent discoveries made on a shopping trip with Sali Hughes!Part 2 of Alice’s Fragrance List:@ysl Kouros@ysl Rive Gauche@guerlain Cuir Beluga@guerlain Bois d'Armenie@guerlain Tonka Imperiale@lartisanparfumeur Bois Farine@acquadiparma_official Colonia Essenza@diorbeauty Éden Roc@fredericmalle Musc Ravageur@celine Black Tie@loccitane_uk_ire Terre de Lumière@tomford Métallique
15/12/21·56m 49s

Episode 28 - Passionate For Patchouli

Patchouli is basically the ‘Marmite of the perfume world’ – those who fall firmly in the LOVE it camp have our passionately held views matched only by those who devoutly LOATHE it. Whatever you feel, get ready to forget all you thought you knew about this ingredient as we trace its history from scenting luxurious fabrics, being worn by courtesans, hippies & bohemians right through to very modern compositions…Perfumer Bruno Jovanovic: ‘…if magic had a scent, it would smell of patchouli!’Perfumes mentioned:@santamarianivella1221 Patchouli@muglerofficial AngelRihanna Reb’l Fleur@diorbeauty Patchouli Impérial@officialbyredo Bibliothèque@rogergallet L’Homme Patchouli Eau de Toilette@diptyque Tempo@chanelofficial Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense@histoiredeparfums 1969@ostens_official Patchouli Heart No.1 / Patchouli Heart No.2@zara Fleur de Patchouli@escentric_molecules M+ Patchouli
08/12/21·57m 52s

Episode 27 - Home Fragrances Part 2

In this episode Nicola and Suzy do a much requested follow up to their last home fragrance episode. Scenting our homes has become a form of escapism in the past two years for so many of us and in this episode they chat about candles that are festive, cosy, luscious, and just perfect for this time of year.Suzy's recommendations:@boujeebougees Gilt Candle@ginori1735 La Dama Black Stone/Purple Hill/Orange Renaissance Candles@sun.dayoflondon Botanicall Body Oil Massage Candle@skandinavisk SKOG/JUL Candles@themuseslondon BE candle@kalmar_official Soulstates Candle Set (calm/joy/peace/love)@wearefirmenich ScentmateSkin Alchemists Autumn 21Nicola recommends:Holistic London Moroccan Orange and Mimosa Emma Hardie Moringa CandleWhite Company Winter CandleNeom Christmas CandlesLa Montana
02/12/21·55m 35s

Episode 26- Fabulous Gifting With Haydn Williams

In this episode we’re tackling the tricky issue of gifting, with Grazia Daily’s Haydn Williams. Among other writing projects, Haydn also blogs, using the name ‘You smell great! What is it? Outside of writing, he works in the music industry and says his ideal day would involve satisfying all the senses with a classic barbershop shave and haircut, a wander round Liberty’s, a good meal, then a gig…Find Haydn on Instagram: @yousmellgreatwhatisithttps://graziadaily.co.uk/author/haydn-williams/https://yousmellgreatwhatisit.comFragrances / ideas mentioned:@murdocklondon@ateliercologne Musc Imperial@jusboxperfumes@gallivant.stories@timothyhanedition@maya.njie.perfumes@acquadiparma_official@jomalonelondon@dropthehooha
24/11/21·51m 39s

Episode 25 - The Thrill of Vanilla

We’re starting a new series of ingredient-focused episodes, and in this one we’re exploring the history - and enduring appeal - of vanilla fragrances. Why do perfumers use it so often, what have scientific studies proven about its effect on us and why are vanilla scents proving so popular again, now…?Vanilla fragrances mentioned:@guerlain Jicky@chopard Casmir@diorbeauty Hypnotic Poison@rochasofficial Tocade@jeroboamperfumes Insulo@maya.njie.perfumes Vanilj@juliettehasagun Vanilla Vibes@diorbeauty Vanilla Diorama@sanajardin Vanilla Nomad@guerlain Shalimar Millésime Vanilla PlanifoliaIf you want a perfume prescription make sure that you give us a DM on Instagram @onthescentpodcast.
17/11/21·51m 43s

Episode 24 - Prescriptions Galore

In this episode we are diving DEEP into our mailbag for a Listener Prescription Special. We’ve been totally blown away by how many DMs, comments & emails we’ve had the last few weeks, and how many of you are not only enjoying the podcast, but are connecting with fragrance on an emotionally helpful level…Suzy’s been wearing:@skinalchemists Equilibrium pulse point oil@guerlain Santal Pao RosaNicola’s been wearing:@Lelabo Ambrette 9 and The Matcha 26@Veroniquegabai Le Point GAnswers to Prescription Questions: @dior Patchouli Impérial@lesnereidesparis Patchouli Precieux@jomalonelondon Blue Agava & Cacao@dsanddurga Amber KisoNuvol de Llimona by Roca Perfumes (discontinued)@4160tuesdaysperfume Fluffy Lemon Top@arquiste Architect’s Club@spacenk@diptyque Baies candle@diptyque Amber candle@boy__smells Rhubarb Smoke candle@millerharris Perfumer’s Library La Feuille@beauty.by.laperla La Perla Signature@til_timetocare https://til-time.com@frau_tonis_parfum Linde Berlin@millerharris L’air de Rien@lelabofragrances Thé Matcha 26@guerlain Cashmere@beauty.by.laperla La Perla Invisible Touch
11/11/21·1h 0m

Episode 23 - A Fragrant Conversation With Ruth Crilly

In this episode we’re joined by Ruth Crilly - aka A Model Recommends - who describes herself as “…erstwhile fashion model, dedicated beauty insider and prolific writer of nonsense.” In fact, Ruth brilliantly documents life updates, favourite beauty products & her fashion discoveries on her much-loved Instagram account @ruthcrilly, and on her website: https://www.ruthcrilly.co.ukBut here we’re taking a different path and exploring Ruth’s emotional connections to fragrances she adores, her list including scents that make her go “loopy” and “still make me feel funny inside…” Ruth Crilly’s List:@thebodyshop Clementine@loccitane_uk_ire Calanques - Discontinued?@diptyque Philosykos @lancomeofficial La Vie est Belle@lelabofragrances Santal 33 Suzy’s Prescription for Ruth:Charity that helps people experiencing smell loss (anosmia) and things smelling ‘off’ or weird (parosmia) - Fifth Sense @fifthsenseukhttps://www.fifthsense.org.uk Also AbScent @abscentuk (who have smell training kits): https://abscent.org@lelabofragrances Ambrette 9@lebabofragrances Thé Matcha@dsanddurga Debaser & Radio Bombay@parlemoideparfum Milky Musk 39@glossier You@lorchestreparfum Piano Santal @fredericmalle Synthetic Jungle
03/11/21·41m 57s

Episode 22 - The Lust List

In this episode we’re sharing with you the scents we’ve been slathering ourselves in following our sessions of sniffing-around perfume shops. These are the ones that made it beyond “oh yes, I like that” to Lust Lists status. Plus we’re answering more of your questions and prescribing the perfect perfumes for you…Suzy:@naomigoodsir Bois d’Ascese@naomigoodsir Iris Cendre@zoologistperfumes Chipmunk@zoologistperfumes Snowy Owl@strangers.parfumerie Salted Green Mango@fredericmalle The MoonNicola:@cartier La Panthère@andotherstories Sardonyx Fire@zoologistperfumes Chipmunk / Snowy Owl@theperfumersstory Fever 54Listener Prescriptions:@bananarepublic Dark Cherry Amber@fredericmalle Portrait of a Lady@exnibiloparis French Affair@caronparisofficiel Tabac Blonde@roullierwhite
27/10/21·53m 40s

Episode 21 - Adventures In London

In this episode join Suzy and Nicola on their fragrant adventure in London.Come with them as they explore and get very excited about the perfume offerings in Liberty, And Other Stories and Bloom Covent Garden. Perhaps your dream perfume will be one of the ones that they discovered. Here's what they sniffed in the order that you'll hear during the episode:Liberty:Ellis Brooklyn - BeeAzzi Glasser - Mr VetivertTimothy Han - The Decay of the AngelTimothy Han - She Came To StayDs and Durga - Jazmin YucatanDs and Durga - Amber kisoByredo - Mixed EmotionsLe Galion - L'Ame PerdueLe Galion - AestheteOrmaie Paris - YvonneSana Jardin -Berber BlondeSana Jardin - Jaipur ChantMaya Njie - TobakMaya Njie - TropicaMaison Matine - Avant L'OrageLalique - Perle de LaliqueLalique - Encre noireThe Nue Co Forest LungsLaboratorio Olfattivo Rosamunda and SalinaAnd Other StoriesSardonyx Fire Eau De toilettePunk BouquetRiviera PostcardArabesque WoodBloom Covent GardenZoologist: Chipmunk Snowy OwlNightingaleSquidChameleonBeeBatChoeur des Anges: Atelier des OrsSuzy also mentioned the charity Fifth Sense.
21/10/21·59m 54s

Episode 20: Our Most Complimented Fragrances

In this episode Nicola and Suzy delve into the fragrances that have had the biggest effect on the people around them. These are the ones that lead to people chasing them up the street to find out what they're wearing or unsolicited but not always unwelcome sniffs from strangers.Here's what they talk about during the episode:Suzy’s List:@ormondejayne Ormonde Woman @dior Patchouli Impérial@etatlibredorange Etat Libre d’Orange Une Amourette (Roland Mouret)@fredericmalle Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady@sergeslutens Serges Lutens Fleur d’Oranger@maisonfranciskurkdjian APOM Femme@officialtheofennel Theo Fennel Scent (discontinued – woe!)@chanelofficial Le Lion Nicola’s List:@lelabofragrances Another 13@fredericmalle Portrait of a Lady @sanajardin Berber blonde@sergeslutens Fleur d’Oranger@chanelofficial Chanel GabrielleIf you'd like to connect with Suzy and Nicola and ask them for a fragrance prescription then do DM them on Insta @onthescentpodcast.
13/10/21·59m 51s

Episode 19: Affordable Fragrances That We Love

In this episode Suzy and Nicola delve into the world of fabulous affordable fragrances. Some of the most well respected perfumers in the industry have created spectacular fragrances, many of which are under £30 and Suzy shows us why price shouldn't always dictate our choices.Here's what they mention during the episode:On the Scent Podcast – Affordable Fragrances We Love…Zara @zara Fleur d’Oranger / Fleur de Patchouli / Bohemian Bluebells / Ebony Wood Ariana Grande @arianagrande Cloud Kim Kardashian @kimkardashian Pure Honey Katy Perry @katyperry Indi & Other Stories @andotherstories Sardonyx Fire Roger & Gallet @rogergallet Gingembre Jil Sander @jilsander Sun Listener Questions: Donna Karan @dkny Signature (discontinued) Shay & Blue @shayandbluelondon Black Tulip The Body Shop @thebodyshop Black MuskThe Body Shop @thebodyshop Ananya (discontinued) Cacharel @cacharelparfums Lou Lou Blue (discontinued)The Body Shop @thebodyshop Moringa Al Rehab @alrehab.official Elena Diesel @diesel Loverdose Jo Malone London @jomalonelondon Vanilla & AniseL’Occitane @loccitane_uk_ire Osmanthus Āman @aman Purifying Pulse Point Remedy Saini Blends @saini_blends_perfumers Gulab (rose) attar
07/10/21·45m 34s

Episode 18 - The Scent of Autumn and an Introduction to Parfumado

In this episode, Suzy and Nicola start by reviewing the brilliant fragrance service Parfumado @uk.parfumado.com (This is a paid for review).Parfumado have a library of over 450 scents and you can pick a new one to try each month for £12.95. From niche to luxury to classic to fragrances that even Suzy hasn't heard of, they really do have a great collection. Start your subscription now by going to uk.parfumado.com and receive a 50% discount on your first month with discount code OUTSPOKEN50.Later in the episode it's time to discuss the fragrances that Nicola and Suzy are gravitating towards now that Summer is melting into Autumn as well as answering your fragrant prescriptions…Here are some of the fragrances mentioned during the episode:Nicola’s Been Wearing:@millerharris L’air de Rien@chanelofficial Le Lion@maisonfranciskurkdjian Oud Satin Mood@officialbyredo Rose of No Man’s Land@kilianparis Love Don’t Be Shy@theperfumersstory Azzi Glasser Fever 54@fredericmalle Portrait of a LadySuzy's been wearing:@sg79sthlm 17@diptyque Tempo@histoiresdeparfums 1969@maisoncrivelli Hibiscus Mahajád@exnihiloparis French AffairListener Prescriptions:@houseofsarahbaker Bascule@rpparfums Robert Piguet Bandit@ruthmastenbroek Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian@cloonkeen Lá Bealtaine@loccitane_uk_ire Osmanthus
29/09/21·56m 27s

Episode 17 - Scented Adventures With Penhaligon's

In this episode we’re partnering with Penhaligon's and setting sail for a scented adventure. Together, we’ll be taking you to exotic locations, exploring the history of the precious perfume ingredients and contemporary ways they’re still used. The fragrances we’re focussing on are all about travelling via your nose – traversing the world in search of fragrant inspiration and travelling through time itself. The best thing is, there’s no queues or passports, Covid-tests or quarantine to worry about. And you’re all invited, so let’s jump aboard…Fragrances mentioned:Starting our journey at London’s docks - EMPRESSA.Turkey - HALFETI / HALFETI LEATHER / HALFETI CEDARAncient Mesopotamia - BABYLONEgypt - CAIROIstanbul - CONSTANTINOPLEDisembarking back in London - You can remember your adventures with a beautiful silk scarf by incredible designer to the stars, Fee Greening - there are two beautiful designs to choose from and you will get one free with a purchase of £90 and over, using the code TRADEROUTESTREAT at checkout. For more info and to see the scarves just follow this link: https://www.penhaligons.com/uk/en/trade-routes-scarves
22/09/21·45m 9s

Episode 16: Old Faithfuls and New Favourites

In this episode we’re taking comfort in old faithful fragrances (Um, @fragrantmavern has been on something of what you might say is a fragrant nostalgia buying BINGE…) and getting extremely excited about some new favourites. We’ll also be answering some of your questions & giving fragrant prescriptions to satisfy your every need… Follow us on Instagram: @onthescentpodcast Please do leave a review on whichever platform you listen to your podcasts, & DM to tell us what you’re enjoying / things you’d like to hear us talk about in future episodes! Ones Suzy has purchased recently:@cacharelparfums Cacherel Noa @cacharelparfums Cacherel Eden @cacharelparfums Cacherel Loulou @ppaloma_officiel Paloma Picasso @rochasofficial Rochas Tocade @rochasofficial Rochas Femme @chopard Chopard Casmir @lalique Lalique Perles de Lalique Suzy’s New Faves: @furla Furla Preziosa @fredericmalle Frédéric Malle Synthetic Jungle Nicola’s New Fave: @fredericmalle Frédéric Malle Synthetic Jungle New to Nicola faves: @goutalparis Goutal Petite Cherié @esteelauderuk Estee Lauder Bronze GoddessListener Prescriptions:@lelabofragrances Le Labo Thé Noir @murdocklondon Murdock London Black Tea Cologne@vilhelm_parfumerie Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly @millerharris Miller Harris Tea Tonique @versace Versace Pour Femme Dylan Turquoise @valentino.beauty Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream For Her
15/09/21·53m 49s

Episode 15: Home Fragrance Special

In this episode we focus on the fragrances that we love to scent our home with and why. From the uplifting to the refreshing to the sultry, these are the smells that have offered escapism during lockdown and that continue to make our living spaces feel utterly fabulous on a number of levels.Here's what we mention in the episode:Suzy:@boujeebougies Boujee Bougies - Succulent / Queen Jam candles@skandinavisk Skandinavisk - Fjord candle@thebathhouseshop Bath House diffuser - GreenhouseBath House diffuser discovery sets - Rich & Warm / Fresh & Clean:@cloonkeen Cloon Keen - Spanish Arch candle@sun.dayoflondon Sun.day of London - VIII. Nocturne candle@catherineomai.fragrances Catherine Omai candleNicola:@neomorganics NEOM Happiness candle / oil@maisonmargielafragrancs Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Candle@Lamontanacandles First Light@theperfumersstory Azzi Glasser Black Moss candleListener Prescriptions:@diptyque Diptyque - Feu de Bois@thebathhouseshop Bath House - Clean & Fresh Diffuser Discovery Set@neomorganics NEOM Wellbeing Diffuser
08/09/21·56m 15s

Episode 14 - Down and Dirty

In this episode Nicola and Suzy are talking about fragrances that range from sensual and alluring to sexy and downright dirty.From the more subtle fragrances with a whiff of "Come hither" to the ones that bring to mind a dominatrix's latex attire, this episode explores the world of fragrance, sensuality and sex. Prepare to get a bit hot under the collar!Here are the fragrances that are mentionedKilian Good Girl Gone Bad @kilianparis Serge Lutens Fleur d’Orangeur @sergeslutens Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer (Discontinued!) @michaelkorsFloris Honey Oud @florislondonFreddie Albrighton Boys @frediealbrightonperfume Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir @maisonfranciskurkdjianHistoire de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge @histoiredeparfumsmeBeauFort London Rake & Ruin @beaufortlondon
01/09/21·39m 11s

Episode 13: Prescriptions Galore

In this episode we chat about the fragrances that we're turning to and loving at the moment and also answer your perfume prescription questions.Here are the fragrances that twe mention:What We’re Wearing… Suzy: Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM (A Part of Me) @maisonfranciskurkdjianNicola: Issey Miyake a drop D’Issey @isseymiyakeparfumsOther fragrances mentioned:Carine Roitfeld Travel Set @carineroitfeldparisChanel Platinum Egoiste @chanelofficialMaison Margiela At The Barber Shop @maisonmargielafragrancesMurdock London Avalon @murdocklondonD S & DURGA @dsanddurgaDior Tendre Poison (discontinued) @diorbeautyGres Cabotine @parfumsgresRook Undergrowth @rookperfumesFrédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady (YES, we know. Again!) @fredericmalleMiller Harris Vetiver Insolent @millerharrisPaloma Picasso @ppaloma_officielBody Shop Indian Gardenia perfume oil (discontinued) @thebodyshopKai @kaifragranceAl Haramain Forever @alharamainperfumesukAl Rehab Full @alrehab_perfumes_oasismall (look on eBay / Amazon)@kilian Gold Knight
25/08/21·50m 20s

Episode 12: Smells Like Summer

In this episode we bring the sunshine (even though the British weather hasn’t really) with our round up of the scents that have got us through a challenging summer. What with the pandemic, travel restrictions and seemingly endless rain; we desperately needed these scents to evoke holidays, travelling to far-flung places & moments of pure bliss. So get your sun hats on, close your eyes, and imagine you’re gently swaying in a hammock as you listen…Ones we’ve raved about:Nivea Sun @nivea_ukRuth Mastenbroek Dagian @ruthmastenbroekperfumeEscentric Molecules Escentric 05 @escentric_moleculesWandervogel @27_87Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess @esteelauderukSuzy’s Unsung Summer Heroes:Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier @rogergalletSunspel Neroli Sun @sunspellclothingAtelier Cologne Lemon Island @ateliercologneAcqua du Parma Camellia @acquadiparma_officialL’Occitane Rose Callison @loccitane_uk_ireNicola Smelled Live On-Air / Suzy talked more about in previous Down & Dirty episode:BOYS @freddiealbrightonperfume
18/08/21·54m 29s

Episode 11: A Fragrant Chat With Alice Du Parcq

In this episode we’re thrilled to welcome our first guest & who better than self-confessed fragrance obsessive, Alice du Parcq. From the age of 17, Alice worked in the beauty departments of Tatler, the Telegraph, The Times and Glamour magazine and was Beauty Director at Conde Nast Brides and Easy Living for over 10 years. Since going freelance she’s written for British Vogue, Red, Stella, Stylist, Sunday Times Style (the list goes on), is now Contributing Editor at Glamour & writes for Space NK’s magazine. Phew!During lockdown Alice began regular Instagram lives called Desert Island Spritz, which Suzy was honoured to be a guest on, but now we’re turning the tables to find out which fragrances have been her favourites for summer, lifelong loves, lockdown saviours and daily go-to’s…During our chat, these are the fragrances we mentioned:@ukgap Gap Heaven @guylarochefragrances Drakkar Noir@helmutlang Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum@millerharris L’Air de Rien@calvinklein Obsession@creedboutique Creed Angelique Encens@guerlain Mitsouko@jeanpaulgaultier Le Male@bentleymotors Bentley MomentumN.C.P Olfactive 704 Incense and Musk@cliniqueuk Aromatics Elixirs@jomalonelondon Basil & Neroli@diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau@chanelofficial Le Lion@nivea_uk Nivea Sun (use Alice’s code to get 20% off! ALICE20)
11/08/21·1h 0m

Episode 10: The Icons Part 2

In this episode we’re getting in our fragrant time-machine and revisiting three iconic scents – two of which were launched (incredibly!) in the 1920s. One of them got the daring Parisian flappers going and another Nicola has a very personal connection to and recently tracked down as a special present for a family member. This third icon we talk about is a modern classic from the 1980s, which was way ahead of its time in the whole ‘wellness’ scent inspiration and set a whole new trend we’re still following to this day. Amidst the nostalgia we also chat about the fragrances we chose to wear when meeting each other for the first time in-person, our accidental lingerie purchases, what we’re wearing now and the fragrance we’ve influenced ourselves into purchasing next… Fragrances mentioned: What We Wore to Sniff Each OtherSuzy: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman @ormondejayneNicola: Serges Lutens Fleur D’Oranger @sergeslutensThe IconsMolinard Habanita @molinardparfumsClarins Eau Dynamisante @clarinsukCaron Nuit de Noel @caronparisofficial
04/08/21·46m 24s

Episode 9- An Escentric Chat With Geza Schoen

In this episode Nicola has a good old catch up with perfumer extraordinaire and creator of Escentric Molecules, Geza Schoen. Geza has been described as a "perfume rockstar" and "a maverick perfumer" who teases and tantalises with his fragrances and during the episode Nicola and Geza reminisce about the last time they met ( Geza reveals something unexpected that had happened to his trousers that day). They then go on to discuss Geza's perfume journey, how he initially came up with the concept of Molecule 1 and how he and Escentric Molecules have evolved over the years.Geza is not only a perfume genius but is also a really lovely guy and we hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as we have.
28/07/21·44m 21s

Episode 8: Fragrant Love Affairs

In this episode we’re talking about the fragrances we’ve fallen for recently, plus giving your fragrance prescriptions including one where we help a listener find a new fragrance for her husband to help him smell ‘less basic and sexier’ (her words not ours!) AND discovering: HOW many spritzes are considered ‘polite’…Fragrances we talk about in this episode:Nicola: @ella_k_parfums_paris Ella K Letter de Pushkar @theperfumersstory Azzi Glasser Sequoia Wood @glossier Glossier YouSuzy:@maisoncrivelli Maison Crivelli Osmanthe Kōdoshān @isseymiyakeparfums Issey Miyake a drop d’Issey @nancymeiland Gaia Attar Answers to Listener’s Questions: @ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo Intense Leather @parterrefragrances Parterre Run of the River @escentric_molecules Molecule 01 @fredericmalle Carnal Flower
21/07/21·52m 34s

Episode 7: Smells Like Teen Spirit

In this episode we go back in time and explore some of the fragrances that we wore in our teenage years and what they meant to us at the time. From sophisticated Chanel to the smell that sums up the PE changing room, prepare to go on a fun, fragrance filled trip down memory lane.Later in the episode we answer more of your perfume prescriptions and Suzy talks about the fragrance that she's adoring this week.Here are the fragrances that we talk about during the episode:Suzy’s been wearing: Atelier Vesper Ēdhen @ateliervesper Teenage Scent memories: SuzyCoco Chanel Bodyshop Dewberry / White Musk / Fuzzy Peach Impulse body sprays Coty Exclamation! Cacharel Lou LouTeenage scent memories Nicola:Anais AnaisCool Water WomenEscada Ocean BlueIssey Miyake / M and S IsisPlus:D.S. & DURGA Italian Citrus @dsanddurga Chienoir @bedeauxxAdam Levine For Her Katy Perry IndiJoan Collins I Am Woman Female British Perfumers: Lyn Harris @perfumerhlondon / @ruthmastenbroekperfume / Angela Flanders (now run by her daughter Kate) @angelaflanders / @nancymeilandparfums / Liz Moores @papillon_artisan_parfums / Sarah McCartney @4160tuesdaysperfume / Penny Williams (creates fragrances for) @tothefairestlondon
14/07/21·57m 26s

Episode 6: The Icons

In this episode we enter the world of some of the most iconic fragrances of all time and chat about why they're as relevant now as they were when they first came out.Prepare for a journey through time, finding out about their history, the huge statements that they made and why they might just be some of the best fragrances ever made. (We hope we inspire you to try them on your skin and see how you feel when you wear them!)Fragrances Mentioned:@chanelofficial Chanel No.5 @guerlain Mitsouko @dior Diorissimo@rpparfums Robert Piguet Fracas
07/07/21·53m 3s

Episode 5: Scents To Surprise and Delight

In this episode we chat through the fragrances that we are loving at the moment plus we give you your fragrance prescriptions talking through an extraordinary bitter orange blossom scent and a perfume that will take you on a most unexpected journey. If you have any fragrance related questions you can always DM us via our Instagram page @onthescentpodcastFragrances Mentioned: @thomasclipper Atlantic @kierinnyc Santal Sky @comptoir_sud_pacifique Coeur D’Ylang @fredericmalle Portrait of a Lady (yes, again!) @kilianparis Good Girl Gone Bad @exnihiloparis Venenum Kiss @chantecailleuk Le Wild @grandiflora_fragrance Saskia @furla Preziossa @ghostfragrances Ghost Orb of Night @sergeslutens Fleur d’Oranger
30/06/21·56m 59s

Episode 4: Our British Tales Adventure With Penhaligons

*This episode was first published on The Outspoken Beauty Podcast*In this special episode in partnership with Penhaligons we go on a sensorial journey through their iconic British Tales Collection.After talking a bit about the perfume house's amazing history, we begin to chat through our reactions to the scents in the collection. Every single one is so different and yet so special and we have so much fun describing how each perfume makes us feel.We really hope that we take you on this journey with us and that we help you to get a feel for a perfume collection that is worlds apart.
30/06/21·1h 3m

Episode 3: Fabulous Niche Shops and Perfume Prescriptions

*This episode was first published on The Outspoken Beauty Podcast*In this our third episode, we discuss the fragrances that we've been wearing and loving, the very best niche shops to discover the right fragrance for you, we focus in on Suzy's fragrance of the month and also give you your fragrance prescriptions which you can ask us for via Instagram (@onthescentpodcast).Here's the list of scents and shops that we chat about during the episode:What Suzy’s been wearing:@lancomeofficial Lancôme Rose Peonia @januaryscents January Scents Vaporocindro @27_87 27 87 Wandervogel What Nicola's been Wearing:Miller Harris Scherzo hair mistFuggazzi In Love With The CocosPerfume Prescriptions:@vilhelm_parfumerie Vilhelm Peony Couture@lelabofragrances Le Labo Tonka 25 @millerharris Miller Harris @floralstreet_ Floral Street @jovoymayfair Jovoy @lessenteurs Les Senteurs @bloomperfumery Bloom@lartisanparfumeur L’Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extreme @millerharris Miller Harris Lost in the City@trishmcevoy Trish McEvoy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk @ateliercologne Atelier Cologne @ruthmastenbroekperfume Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian @czechandspeake Czech & Speake Villa AusoniaFragrant Focus:@diorparfums Dior Diorling
30/06/21·45m 39s

Episode 2: Celebrity Scents Can Be Extraordinary

*This episode was first published on The Outspoken Beauty Podcast*During this episode we chat about some of the most exciting and incredible fragrances on the market (including one that may surprise you) and Suzy also does a fragrance prescription service, answering all of the fragrance dilemmas that you’ve been sending us via Instagram.As promised, here are all the fragrances that we discuss during the episode:To the Fairest, Cécile @tothefairestlondonSarah Jessica Parker, Lovely @sarahjessicaparkerNarcisso Rodriguez, For Her (pink bottle, original) @narcisso_rodriguezContradictions in ILK, Devious @ilkperfumeMiller Harris, L’air de Rien (possibly discontinued) @millerharrisJovoy, Rose Millisime @jovoymayfairStella McCartney, Stella @stellamccartneyPaul Smith, Rose @paulsmithdesignRuth Mastenbroek, Fire Dance @ruthmastenbroekperfumeMoschino, Toy Boy @moschinoCacharel, Noa @cacharelparfumsBeauFort London, Tonnerre @beaufortlondonDSquared2, Green Wood @dsquared2SJP, Stash @sarahjessicaparkerJuliette Has a Gun, Not a Perfume @juliettehasagunClean Reserve, Skin @cleanbeauty_collectiveKayali, Musk 12 @kayaliEtat Libre D’Orange Secretions Magnifique @etatlibredorangeVines House Parfum, Signature Story @vineshouseparfumBedeaux, Chienoir @bedeauxx
30/06/21·51m 19s

Episode 1: Fragrances To Lift Your Emotions

* This episode was first published on The Outspoken Beauty Podcast*Get ready fragrance lovers! This episode is going to blow your sense of smell.Whether you want to find a perfume to give you confidence/uplift you/make you feel cosy or sensual, there's something for you in this episode and the way that Suzy describes fragrance is pure poetry.Welcome to the first episode of "On The Scent "- it's simply scensational! Perfumes mentioned:Carine Roitfeld Kar-waiJeroboam UNUEJuliette Has a Gun Lipstick Fever4711 Cologne Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Ruth Mastenbroek DagianLe Lion de ChanelFrederic Malle Portrait of a LadyPaul Schutze Tears of ErosTom Daxon Iridium 71%Le Couvent Maison de Parfum Cologne of the Missions Chopard CasmirSarah Baker Bascule
30/06/21·53m 28s

On The Scent Trailer

On the Scent is a podcast hosted by award winning fragrance journalist and expert Suzy Nightingale and broadcaster and beauty writer Nicola Bonn.Get ready to go on the sensorial journey of your life, discovering a myriad of fragrances from luxury to niche to highstreet. Suzy and Nicola will also be chatting to a host of well known voices about the fragrances that mean the most to them and interviewing some of the most exciting people in the perfume industry. Plus they will be doing a perfume prescription service. (If you have any scent related questions you can contact them via Instagram @onthescentpodcast.)This is a podcast that takes the snobbery out of fragrance and 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.
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