Esprit magazine asked me to write about the changing face of men’s fragrance and the way that male shoppers have changed in buying their own fragrances. The piece is available in the October 2017 issue.
Coty recreated L’Origan for the Somerset House Perfume Exhibition this year. Basenotes tasked me to write all about the process. Read the piece here.
I wrote an article for CNN Style about advances in technology for fragrance, from the historic process of headspace to the more modern biotech developments. Read over on CNN style.
6 months ago, my scented partner in crime Thomas, aka the Candy Perfume Boy, had an idea that we should start a perfume podcast. So we did just that. The first 2 episodes of Fume Chat have already ‘aired’. The first was an introduction to the concept and round up of new fragrances, followed by […]
Since leaving permanent employment in February, I’ve been steadily freelancing and working on a variety of interesting projects with clients old and new. In July, I co-founded Olfiction with Pia Long, industry veteran and independent perfumer, to offer our combined services to clients throughout the fragrance industry – be that brands, retailers, distributors, suppliers or […]
As part of a service for one client, I’m regularly contributing content to Riddle Magazine. This month is all about the renaissance of wet shaving, and how guys are taking time with their grooming routines. Read The Wet Shave.
So, I’ve been working behind the scenes on a YouTube project with Pia of Volatile Fiction, where we sniff all sorts of smelly things and talk about them in our usual, enthusiastic style, getting carried away with ourselves. It’s the start of many of our combined adventures. We’ve filmed a whole bunch of episodes already, […]
Alexander McQueen teased the launch of the brand’s new perfume through a series of posts across social media yesterday. A banner image, as well as gorgeous visual campaign, herald the forthcoming McQueen Parfum, described as The Signature Scent for Women alongside the hashtag #BLOOMATNIGHT. The name of the fragrance appears to be simply: McQueen Parfum. […]
Those of you that haven’t read Septimus Piesse’s seminal 150 year old text, The Art of Perfumery, should pick up a copy and absorb it. Piesse was a British perfumer far ahead of his time. He wrote that “scents, like sounds, appear to influence the olfactory nerve in certain definite degrees.” – an idea that […]
As is now an annual tradition, we look back at our favourite launches or discoveries from the past year over at Basenotes. For me, my favourite discovery was the gardens at Art et Parfums, which I was lucky enough to visit back in early September. Sadly, the legendary lily of the valley from which Roudnitska […]