The Sniff Perfume Podcast
S2 E12 Superstar perfumer Aurelien Guichard

S2 E12 Superstar perfumer Aurelien Guichard

July 12, 2021

Aurelien Guichard is one of France's top-flight perfumers. He has worked for brands like Nina Ricci, Guerlain, Gucci, Issey Miyaki and many more. Coming from a family who have been in and around the perfume industry for several generations, Aurelien talks about his life as a perfumer, as a grower of rose centifolia on his organic farm in Grasse, and as the head of his own perfume company, Matiere Premiere. We discover what is next for this vibrant brand, which showcases and overdoses a single main ingredient in each of their compositions and learn about life as one of the world's hottest talents today. 

S2 E11 Romy from modern brand 27 87

S2 E11 Romy from modern brand 27 87

May 31, 2021

In this episode we get to know sleek, sexy and modern brand 27 87 by talking to their founder, Romy, as she gets ready to launch the seventh fragrance in her line. We get hints on what to expect from the new release, and reminisce together about how lovely freshly made mint tea is!

S2 E10 Deconstructing a fragrance with Karen Timson

S2 E10 Deconstructing a fragrance with Karen Timson

May 3, 2021

In this episode I am joined by indie perfumer Karen Timson as we take a close look at one of her fragrances and break down the composition into individual facets. We also uncover some of Karen's scented memories and talk about what it takes to be an indie perfumer in the marketplace today. 

S2 E9 Fragrance Reviewing with Stephan Matthews

S2 E9 Fragrance Reviewing with Stephan Matthews

April 26, 2021

I talk to acclaimed writer, Stephan Matthews, about fragrance reviews, the ethics of the reviewers and influencers, and what fragrances he goes back to time and again in the vast perfume market. We touch on some challenging topics in this episode and there is one instance of minor swearing. 

S2 E8 Disconnection in the time of a pandemic

S2 E8 Disconnection in the time of a pandemic

April 19, 2021

We speak to Omer Ipekci from renowned indie brand Pekji, who has launched a new project. Called Disconnect, this box landed at the start of the pandemic, and explores themes of disconnection in a world which was to become increasing disconnected, but it's not all bad news as we shall see - disconnection allows for interesting forms of reconnection.

 

Please note: due to some technical difficulties the sound on this episode isn't perfect. Apologies. Back to normal next week!

S2 E7 Jorum Studio

S2 E7 Jorum Studio

April 12, 2021

Jorum Studio are one of Scotland's hottest perfume houses. Their fragrances are dynamic, unusual and seek to push raw materials well out of their usual tropes and cliches. We speak to the team behind Jorum Studio - Euan McCall and Chloe Mullen - about life perfuming Scotland's capital (and beyond). We discuss brand ethics, how they know what is elegant, how they work on their creative practice, and how Scotland itself helps shape the final scents. 

S2 E6 Perfume and brand reviews - favourites of The Sniff

S2 E6 Perfume and brand reviews - favourites of The Sniff

April 5, 2021

We look at memorable fragrances and brands, ones that really stick in the mind including scents by Angela Ciampagna, Neela Vermeire, L'Orchestre Parfum, Sarah Baker, Bedeaux, Karen Timson, January Scent Project, The House of Oud, Arquist, and Pierre Guillaume. 

S2 E5 Joelle Lerioux Patris from Le Parfumeur Francais

S2 E5 Joelle Lerioux Patris from Le Parfumeur Francais

March 29, 2021

What is life like as a working French perfumer in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world? We speak to Joelle Lerioux Patris, a talented and respected French perfumer about her life in Grasse, her creative process, where she finds inspiration and how she came to set up her business - Le Parfumeur Francais - which specialises in creating bespoke fragrances for clients around the globe. 

S2 E4 Sarah McCartney from 4160 Tuesdays

S2 E4 Sarah McCartney from 4160 Tuesdays

March 22, 2021

Sarah McCartney, owner of 4160 Tuesdays, has to be one of the best known names in British perfumery. We talk to this industry maverick about how she set out to lift the lid on a secretive industry, what her creative process is like, how she still finds joy in fragrance and what's next for this well-loved British brand. 

S2 E3 Scent blotters

S2 E3 Scent blotters

March 15, 2021

Bet you've never really given much thought to scent blotters or scent strips, those little bits of cardboard or paper that you test fragrances on? We talk to Andy Hudson of Maximise Scent Marketing, one of the UK's leading suppliers of scent strips and find out about this overlooked facet of fragrance. 

S2 E2 Kingdom Scotland

S2 E2 Kingdom Scotland

March 8, 2021

We talk to Imogen Russon Taylor from Scottish fine perfumers Kingdom Scotland, and find out about their latest release as well as delving into the influence that Scotland has on their perfumes. We also discuss the Royal Botanic Society of Edinburgh and the role their archives have played in inspiring the brand. 

S2 E1 Interview with Simon Constantine of And Fragrance

S2 E1 Interview with Simon Constantine of And Fragrance

March 1, 2021

We are back and kicking off season 2 with an interview with Simon Constantine from And Fragrance. Starting a perfume brand is never easy, but doing so in the middle of a global pandemic is even harder. We discuss how the And line came to be and what motivates Lush's former perfumer. 

The Sniff Perfume Podcast

The Sniff Perfume Podcast

September 25, 2020

In this bonus episode, we gather together all the vox pops of people talking about scents that form part of their lives, and we say a huge thank you to our supporters thus far - this episode is dedicated to you.

Soothing scents and reviews of Bogue and Mendittorosa

Soothing scents and reviews of Bogue and Mendittorosa

May 31, 2020

In this episode we take a look at scents that can help calm and soothe during troubled times. We also have reviews of scents by Bogue and Mendittorosa.

Interview with Marta Dziurosz

Interview with Marta Dziurosz

April 23, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Marta Dziurosz, a translator and Jasmine Award finalist, who is an expert in the language of smell.

Interview with founder of La Maison Hedonique

Interview with founder of La Maison Hedonique

April 8, 2020

In this episode, we speak to founder of La Maison Hedonique, Lucy Akhurst, about how she composes fragrances, what makes her tick, and what she thinks of the fragrance world.

Interviewing Chris Wilkinson from the YouTube channel Fragmental

Interviewing Chris Wilkinson from the YouTube channel Fragmental

March 19, 2020

In this episode we talk to Chris Wilkinson from the YouTube channel, Fragmental, about what it takes to be a video influencer, what the maximum amount he would pay for a bottle of perfume is, and look at scents by Strangers Parfumerie, Jorum Studio, and Ruth Mastenbroek.

Interview with January Scent Project

Interview with January Scent Project

March 1, 2020

This episode we feature an interview with John Biebel, founder of amazing American perfume line, January Scent Project.

Reviews of Byredo, Pierre Guillaume and gender in fragrance

Reviews of Byredo, Pierre Guillaume and gender in fragrance

February 10, 2020

In this episode we have reviews of scents by Byredo, Pierre Guillaume's Parfumerie Generale, and thoughts on if certain perfumes are for men or for women.

Reviews of Frapin, Zoologist and an interview with Bedeaux

Reviews of Frapin, Zoologist and an interview with Bedeaux

January 26, 2020

In this episode we have reviews on L'Humanist by Frapin, Rhinoceros by Zoologist and hear from Art and Olfaction winner and creator of Bedeaux Perfumes, Amanda Beadle.

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