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Fume Chat

Fume Chat is the only podcast solely dedicated to the world of fragrance. Hosted by Fragrance Expert & Consultant, Nick Gilbert and Blogger & Writer, Thomas Dunckley, Fume Chat is a fortnightly podcast that approaches smell and perfume from a unique perspective. Our mission at Fume Chat is to make fragrance entertaining, informative and fun. Let's face it, it's just perfume, so why take it so seriously? We'll be bringing you our favourite new scents as well as battling it out to see who has better taste, not to mention discussion topics, interviews and special guests. All on Fume Chat every other Sunday. We look forward to sniffing along with you.
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Mar 19, 2017

It's battle day and in yet another epic duel, Thomas & Nick are feuding fragrances from one of the greatest living perfumers, or as Thomas' says "one heck of a dude": Bertrand Duchafour - the many behind iconic scents by Penhaligon's, L'Artisan Perfumer, Comme des Garçons and more. They are joined by blogger and graphic designer (and Nick's neighbour), Sabine Cornic (http://iridescentrics.blogspot.co.uk) as guest judge, as they traverse the impressive body of work from a talented, diverse and exciting perfumer. 

 

Mar 5, 2017

It's time for another round-up episode! This week Nick & Thomas are sniffing more new and noteworthy scents from some of the industry's biggest brands. They range from nifty colognes with coffee twists to sexy ambers and beautifully girly chypres. All-in-all it's a super scented episode!

Scents Sniffed: MUGLER Hot Cologne, Evody Onde 7, Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Outrageous & Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc for Her.

Feb 26, 2017

Inspired by a rather lovely lacquered perfume box, Thomas and Nick discuss perfume packaging in this week's episode. Is it all about the juice or does the packaging matter too? The short answer is yes so our hosts discuss some of their favourite packaging from the sublime to the monstrous, whilst Nick talks through the development of the presentation for Penhaligon's limited edition fragrance 'Tralala'.

Feb 12, 2017

In their first new fragrance round-up of 2017, Nick and Thomas talk about the Fragrance Foundation's Jasmine Awards before sniffing a selection of exciting scents that have just launched. They range from the human warmth of a sexy powder scent to one that feels like drippy lipgloss, with a few functioning alcoholics and randy animals thrown in for good measure.

Scents sniffed: ALAÏA Paris Eau de Parfum Blanche by ALAÏA, Clandestine Clara by Penhaligon's, Baiser Fou by Cartier, Wow! by Joop, Eau de Merveilles Bleue by Hermès and Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Jan 29, 2017

We're back with another Battle of the Bottles and this time we're battling one of the greats: Serge Lutens. Uncle Serge, as he is often affectionally referred to, is a pioneer of the niche fragrance industry and boasts a range of perfumes that can only be described as phenomenal, which certainly made picking our scented weapons for this battle rather tricky.

Luckily for us, we're joined by the wonderful Perfumer Liz Moores of Papillon Artisan Perfumes to help us navigate the exotic and beautiful world of Serge Lutens as our guest judge. What ensues is a wonderful discussion of dastardly florals, butt cracks, fragrant fireworks and animal poop. Yup, it's a good one.

You can find Liz at the following; Twitter - @PapillonPerfum; Facebook - Papillon Perfumery; and Instagram - @papillon_artisan_perfumes

Jan 15, 2017

Is perfume art or is it a consumer product? Or maybe it's both!  In this week's episode, Thomas and Nick ponder the big question, discussing how perfume can be used as an artistic construct and whether all perfume could be considered art. 

Jan 1, 2017

Happy New Year! In this episode Nick and Thomas have cast aside their New Year hangovers to bring you their scented predictions for 2017. Who will release a perfume in a bottle of their face? Will oud ever die? What scent can be described as 'Rosa Dentata'? All is revealed in episode 06!

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