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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!

Dec 18, 2016

In their second battle, Nick and Thomas battle some of their 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. 

Dec 4, 2016

Nick and Thomas are back with another roundup of their favourite new fragrances. In this episode, our hosts talk about their personal fragrance tastes as well as showcase some new scents that are tickling their 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.

Nov 20, 2016

In this episode, Thomas and Nick tackle the topic of niche perfumery, trying to identify what it is, how it started and how it has changed. What is nice perfumery and what part does it play in the industry today? Fume Chat has the answers!

Nov 6, 2016

In their first battle episode, hosts Thomas and Nick duel it out over one of their favourite fragrance houses: Comme des Garçons. The rules are simple, both hosts pick three of their favourite fragrances from the house to battle, the winner is the one who boasts the best selection. Hilarity, shock and awe ensues.

Oct 20, 2016

In the first episode of Fume Chat, hosts Nick Gilbert and Thomas Dunckley chat about how they met and sniff some of their favourite new fragrances.

Scents Sniffed: Shantung by ETRO, Tobacco Nuit by Atelier Cologne, Petit Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Peonia Nobile by Acqua di Parma, Heliotropia by Byredo, Basil & Neroli by Jo Malone London, Musk Gold by Ermenegildo Zegna, Over the Musk by MUGLER and Galop d'Hermès by Hermès.

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