In celebration of Francis Kurkdjian’s Twenty years of perfume poetry, I took a look back at some of his greatest hits over the years, his best perfumes for Basenotes. Since writing the article, I’ve also had the pleasure of sniffing Baccarat Rouge 540 – a fragrance that had it already passed my nose, would have […]
Body of Songs is a collection of music inspired by the body’s organs, supported by the Wellcome Trust – artists meet various scientists and physicians who are the peak of expertise in their chosen field to find inspiration for music. Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet Sam Lee and Kate Bland from Body […]
Back in August, I went along to the Avery Perfume Gallery’s 5th Birthday Celebrations, and wrote about it for Basenotes. Since then I was fortunate enough to smell all of the exciting new launches under the Intertrade banner at Pitti Fragranze13. Keep your nose peeled for the newly relaunched Andree Putman collection, my personal highlight […]
My latest piece for Basenotes, a summary of Sophia Grojsman’s most influential and bestselling fragrances, is now online. You can read the article here.
Many of Dior’s fragrances have stood the test of time, such as Miss Dior (now named Miss Dior L’originale), a rich leathery Chypre created to celebrate Christian Dior’s New Look. Aside from Diorissimo, their portrait of the Lily of the Valley, few of their scents have had long lasting influence on the perfume industry. Eau […]
My latest piece for The Drink Factory, on the wondrous Vanillin – the most ubiquitous synthetic material of perfumery and flavour, is now online. Read Perfumery Parallels by Nick Gilbert and let me know your favourite vanilla fragrance.
I was asked by Unfold London to give my recommendations for spring scents from some of the newest niche and mainstream fragrances to hit the market. Read Top 5 Scents for Spring and let me know what you think of my choices.
At the end of last year, I helped Cosmopolitan’s Lucy Partington find a scent that would help give her determination. We smelled a whole bunch of raw materials and accords to find which notes would hold the meaning for her, then made fragrance suggestions to fill the gap. The piece was available in Cosmo’s April […]
As part of my role at Penhaligon’s, I often have to answer questions from the press about our fragrances and the creation process. The Trade Routes collection is in the lineup of latest launches from Penhaligon’s – with fragrances inspired by luxurious goods that found their way back to London from around the globe. Read […]
Happy New Year! I hope it’s a fragrant, successful year for all. 2014 was full of ups and downs for me personally, and I’ve been thrilled to work with some fantastic brands over the past 12 months, and look forward to continuing to do so into 2015. As is now tradition, Grant over at Basenotes […]