Fume Chat Episode 07: Is Perfume Art?


Is Perfume Art?

Is perfume art or is it a consumer product? Or maybe it’s both!  In this week’s episode, we ponder the big question, discussing how perfume can be used as an artistic construct and whether all perfume could be considered art. We sniff some perfumes made by an artist and talk about installations that have used scent to varying degrees of success. It’s a fascinating listen.

You can listen and subscribe to Fume Chat on iTunes or alternatively, you can listen to the episode in a web player on Libsyn. Either way, don’t forget to Tweet or email us your comments. Also, if you’re enjoying Fume Chat, please consider leaving a review in the iTunes podcast store. It would be mean a lot to us!



Fume Chat Episode 06: Fragrant Predictions for 2017

Celebrate the birth of 2016 with Fume Chat E06!

Celebrate the birth of 2016 with Fume Chat E06!

Happy New Year! If you’re not done celebrating the new year yet or if you’ve perhaps celebrated a little too hard, why not listen to episode 06 of Fume Chat to increase your party spirit/sooth your aching head (delete as applicable)? In this latest episode, Nick and I are discussing our fragrant predictions for 2017. The description is as follows: “Fume Chat episode 06 is here to cure your hangover (or at least give you something to listen to amidst the horror). In this episode we’re talking about our fragrant predictions for 2017. What are yours?” You can find us on iTunes here or for a non-iTunes link you simply need to click here. Enjoy!

It’s Here! Fume Chat Episode Five: The Celebrity Fragrance Battle of the Bottles

It's Here!

It’s Here!

Fume Chat Episode 05 is here and it’s a good ‘un! In our latest episode Nick and I battle some of our favourite celebrity fragrances in a duel that travels from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. Perfumer Pia Long joins the discussion as the guest judge and brings her very own celebuscent weapon of choice. So find your blonde ambition and get ready to hit me baby one more time, because we’re going on a lovely journey through the glowing world of celebrity fragrances.

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Fume Chat Episode Four is Live!


Muddled Dukes, Reinvented Classics & Fragrant Hook-Ups Gone Wrong

Episode four of Fume Chat is here and ready to download! Nick and I are back with another roundup of their favourite new fragrances. In this episode, we talk about our personal fragrance tastes as well as showcase some new scents that are tickling our fancy. The selection ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. Scents sniffed: Nº5 L’Eau by CHANEL, This is Him! & This is Her! by Zadig et Voltaire, Origin by Aqualis, Use Abuse by Jusbox, Much Ado About the Duke by Penhaligon’s, Mirabilis by L’Artisan Parfumeur and XX & XY by Blood Concept.

Click here for the iTunes link and here for Soundcloud.

Fume Chat Episode Three is Here!

Episode Three is Available Now!

Episode Three is Available Now!

Grab yourself a coffee, tea or any appropriately-hot beverage because your Sunday fragrance entertainment is here! Episode Three of Fume Chat, the perfumed podcast hosted by Nick Gilbert and me, is available to download. In this episode, Nick and I discuss the subject of niche perfumery. We try to find out where it started it and how’s it change, in addition to posing the key question: is niche really niche anymore? It’s a fun and insightful conversation that we hope you will enjoy.

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Listen to Fume Chat Episode Two!

Episode Two is Here!

Episode Two is Here!

If you enjoyed Episode One of Fume Chat then you’ll be pleased to know that second episode of the perfumed podcast hosted by Nick Gilbert and Me is ready to download. Episode Two is our first ‘Battle of the Bottles’ and we go head-to-head to duel our favourite fragrances from the Japanese-French fashion house, Comme des Garçons. Who will be victorious? Well, you’ll have to tune-in to find out! Click here to find Episode two on iTunes and here for a SoundCloud link.

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It’s Here: Fume Chat the Perfumed Podcast

Fume Chat - The Perfumed Podcast

Fume Chat – The Perfumed Podcast

On Monday I teased you all with the hint of a brand new project that Nick Gilbert and I had embarked upon. Well now, after six months of planning, I can reveal to you that the project in question is our very own perfumed podcast! That’s right, launching today is Episode One of ‘Fume Chat’, a fortnightly podcast dedicated to the world of fragrance and hosted by none other than Nick and myself.

Fume Chat aims to have fun with fragrance – after all, it’s just perfume, so why it take it so seriously? We’ll be sniffing exciting scents, both new and old, battling head-to-head to see who can pick the best fragrances, and discussing many topics related to the smelly aspects of this wonderful world. All you need to do is subscribe, download and listen, and you’ll be ready to receive your bi-weekly fix of Fume Chat.

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