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Pia Long

Pia Long is a perfumer, freelance writer and an experienced cosmetics industry professional.

Originally from Finland, she has been in the UK since 1992 and qualified from London College of Fashion in 1996. For her continuing professional development she has read the entire CLP and COSHH regulations and several EU Opinions; completed a CLP course, is studying on an IFRA course with Orchadia Solutions and attends every lecture on olfaction and fragrance chemistry she can. She won the first David Williams Memorial Award for her work on the IFEAT Diploma in Aroma Trade Studies, is a Council member of the British Society of Perfumers and has been nominated for the Jasmine Award twice.

While working for Lush Cosmetics, Pia created some of their best-selling product perfumes, including HQ “the smell of a Lush shop in a bottle.” She is a regular contributor to Basenotes and her own blog can be found at volatilefiction.co.uk

Questionnaire

  1. What was your first fragrance?

    A long since discontinued perfume called Love, from a Swedish mail order company Fleur de Sante. I was probably about 10 years old. My first "grown-up" perfume was Paris by YSL.

  2. Desert Island fragrance?

    Eau de New York because it's fresh, reminds me of good things and might repel bugs as a bonus.

  3. Favourite book?

    Impossible to choose. Probably Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.

  4. Favourite film?

    The Dark Crystal.

  5. Favourite food?

    Ice Cream.

  6. Favourite place in the world?

    A perfume lab for flow. A Finnish summer cottage by a lake for calm.

  7. Favourite music/Desert Island Disc?

    The Fifth Element soundtrack.

  8. What hobbies/interests do you have apart from fragrance?

    My main obsessions are reading, writing, cosmetics and perfume. I used to play a fair amount of computer games but don't have the time these days. I enjoy science fiction, graphic novels and popular science books. Whenever there is heavy snowfall, I'm compelled to make a snow Totoro.

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Canadian Fragrance Awards Winner
2007-2009, 2011, 2012


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2008, 2009, 2012.