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Fume Chat

Oct 16, 2020

This week we are exploring the material vetiver. This clumpy grass is one of the most beautiful smelling and versatile perfume materials, with a vast and varied odour profile. We sniff some key vetiver materials and some iconic scents. So, get ready to hear us say the word "vetiver" about a million times and brace...

Oct 9, 2020

This week we're talking about novel accords. These are the accords that say something new or interesting and subvert our expectations. They range from the weird to the beautiful, and all that's in-between.

Scent's sniffed:

Stephen Jones by Comme des Garçons x Stephen Jones
Burning Barbershop by DS&DURGA
Bois Farine by...

Oct 2, 2020

We really love bergamot, it's true. But what is it? How is it used in perfumery? And why is it so prolific in the perfumes we smell? Find out all of the answers to these questions and to many questions you'd not even asked in our latest episode. Oh and we also sniff some of our fave bergamot scents too!


Sep 25, 2020

We're back! Yes, OK, we know we said that last time and then we disappeared for six months, but we really mean it this time - Fume Chat is back! In this episode we talk about the pandemic and how it has impacted the perfume industry. We also sniff some new scents, you know, because this is a perfume podcast...


Mar 13, 2020

We're back with a new season! How exciting! In the first episode of season three, we're chatting with James Craven the Fragrance Archivist at legendary London boutique Les Senteurs. James talks us through his career as well as five iconic niche fragrances.

Scents sniffed:

- L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer
- Tabac...