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 weekly 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 Friday. We look forward to sniffing along with you.
S3 EP11: Best Perfumes of 2020
47:47It's officially 2021 (good riddance, 2020!) and the very last episode of season three. As is tradition at the end of the year, Thomas and Nick sniff through some of their favourite perfume launches from the last year. Hijinks ensue. Scents sniffed (spoilers ahoy): Le Mâle Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier Bukhara by Gallivant Bohemian Lime by Goldfield & Banks Escentric 05 by Escentric Molecules George by Carine Roitfeld Carbon Reign by F1 Fragrances Rouge by Comme des Garçons
S3 EP10: Perfumed Ponces (w/ Richard E Grant)
51:06This week we chat with Oscar-nominated actor and self-proclaimed "Perfumed Ponce", Richard E Grant. In the interview we talk about his scented upbringing and how he created a perfume brand. We also sniff three of the scents in his Jack collection! Find out more about Jack at www.jackperfume.co.uk.
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S3 EP 9: Boujee Bougies (w/ Pia Long)
58:01We launched a candle brand. That's right, your eyes aren't deceiving you, we have actually launched a candle brand. In this episode we are joined by perfumer and Olfiction co-founder to discuss Boujee Bougies, the brand new, flamboyant and fancy candle brand from Olfiction. Did we mention that we launched a candle brand? Oh, we did? Anyway, we chat the origin of the brand and each of the fragrance concepts. Join us, if you're boujee enough...
S3 EP 8: Through Smoke
40:14This week a slightly delirious Thomas and Nick talk through some wonderfully smoky fragrances that are perfect for the autumn/winter seasons. Oh and they smell some materials that add a touch of smoke. It's basically an episode about smoke. Scents sniffed: 2Man by Comme des Garçons Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur Interlude Man by Amouage Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme by Gucci Rien Intense Incense by Etat Libre d'Orange
S3 EP 7: Nº5 Deep Dive
45:54CHANEL has just released their new Nº5 campaign featuring Nick's doppelgänger, Academy Award winning actress, Marion Cotillard. To celebrate we're taking a deep dive into the history of the most famous perfume in the world (the icon, the legend CHANEL Nº5) - we discuss its creation and sniff the five versions currently available. Join Thomas and Marion, sorry, no, join Thomas and Nick in this iconic episode. Scents sniffed: Nº5 Parfum Nº5 Eau de Toilette Nº5 Eau de Parfum Nº5 Eau Premiere Nº5 L'Eau
S3 EP 6: Bon Anniversaire, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle!
54:20Iconic, game changing, history making, and totally awesome luxury perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. We're big a fan of the brand here at Fume Chat so we thought we'd gatecrash the party and say "bon anniversaire" by chatting all things Frédéric Malle and of course, sniffing some of our favourites. Scents Sniffed: Le Parfum de Thérése Une Fleur de Cassie Carnal Flower Dans tes Bras Geranium Pour Monsieur Portrait of a Lady Dries van Noten Eau de Magnolia
S3 EP 5: Vetiver is Like, Really Versatile
59:20This 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 yourself for a full vetiver education. Scents sniffed: Vetiver by Guerlain Infusion de Vetiver by Prada Vetiver Extraordinaire by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Sycomore by Chanel Encre Noir by Lalique Timbuktu by L’Artisan Parfumeur Sesame Chan by Anima Vinci Vetiver Tonka by Hermes Essence Nº6: Vetiver by Elie Saab KenzoAir by Kenzo
S3 EP 4: Playful Perfumery
42:50This 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 L'Artisan Parfumeur Jour d'Hermès by Hermès Jasmin et Cigarette by Etat Libre d'Orange Wysteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons x Stephen Jones
S3 EP 3: We Really Love Bergamot
28:08We 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! Scents sniffed: Jicky by Guerlain Shalimar by Guerlain Bergamot Soleil by Atelier Cologne Brooklyn by Gallivant
S3 EP 2: Perfume and the Pandemic
56:41We'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... Scents Sniffed: Coco Mademoiselle L'Eau Privée by CHANEL Le Mâle Le Parfume by Jean Paul Gaultier Colonia Futura by Acqua di Parma Gravitas Pour Homme by Noughton & Wilson L'Homme À la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Love Osmanthus by Atelier Cologne 7753 by Histoires de Parfums Papyrus Moléculaire by Maison Crivelli Bukhara by Gallivant