Latest Articles by Callum Langston-Bolt

Callum Langston-Bolt worked for several years in fragrance after accidentally landing a job in a perfume shop while studying English. From the West Country he has been settled in London for seven years. His interests include fragrance, film, wine and dogs. He helps run the monthly fragrance meet-up Perfume Lovers London with Odette Toilette and Laurin Taylor.

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The best perfumes of 2016 according to our contributors

30th December, 2016

Our contributors look back at the best fragrances they've discovered in 2016

Scenting Classic Christmas Movies

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 22nd December, 2016

There are a lot of films that people call classics. Some of them are OK, some are awful. When it comes to Christmas classics… most of them are a bit rubbish. Below is my second selection of my favourite* festive films that are actually worth watching (previous one here). And, as this is Basenotes after all and it’s why…

Scenting Halloween Horror Movie Stars! Again!

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 28th October, 2016

Callum Langston-Bolt returns for the fourth year in a row to write about more of his favourite horror movies. Oh, and choose fragrances for them.

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Our Best Fragrance Discoveries of 2015

30th December, 2015

We ask our contributors to look back on 2015 and reveal what their best fragrances of the year were.

Scenting Horror Villains for Hallowe'en

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 29th October, 2015

Callum doesn't need many excuses to watch horror films, so we've asked him to match fragrances to some more horror villains.

Scenting the movies of Summer

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 07th August, 2015

Itís summer. Summer is when you lot go on holiday right? Itís finally warm so why wouldnít choose now to fly somewhere that is probably hot most of the year anyway? Well, if you canít make it somewhere gorgeous this year (I canít) here is the next best thing - a list of summery films and fragrances to go with them.

Fragrancing Fictional Fathers

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 18th June, 2015

Fatherís Day is a very modern holiday (first observed in 1908, though not really becoming a Thing until decades later) and itís a pretty commercial one. Still, it seems like a pretty decent idea and why not treat the old man for a day?

Scenting Television's Mothers

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 09th May, 2015

Motherís Day is a time to show the one who sired you how much you love and respect her. Mums come in all shapes and sizes, and I thought Iíd have a go at scenting a few of my favourites from the world of television.

Scenting Game of Thrones

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 11th April, 2015

With the imminent return of Game of Thrones, Callum decides which fragrances would suit the residents of Westeros. (Plus - bad photoshopping)

8 Fragrances for 8 Madonnas

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 20th March, 2015

Callum Langston-Bolt finds eight fragrances for eight stages in Madonnas life.

Scenting TV Couples for Valentines Day

by Callum Langston-Bolt, 13th February, 2015

For Valentine's, Callum chooses fragrances for his favourite TV couples: Francis and Claire Underwood (House of Cards); Tracy and Angie Jordan (30 Rock); Mitch and Cameron (Modern Family) and Willow and Tara (Buffy)

Basenotes Best fragrance discoveries of 2014

31st December, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we ask our contributors to look back and tell us their favourite new releases and discoveries of the year.