• Recent Features

      Book Review – Essential Oil Safety Second Edition, by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

      Medical personnel routinely reach for the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) book every time they ...read more

      ScentTrunk aims to make fragrance purchases easier for men

      Three students from Queen's University in Canada have launched ScentTrunk – a subscription ...read more

      Speaking with Antonio Alessandria in Milan

      During the last edition of Esxence (the perfume exhibition held last March in Milan) the ...read more

      Interviewing Mark Buxton (The Fun Edition)

      I arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule at Roullier White, despite having battled my way through ...read more

      Addicted: 10 Years On and Still a Rambling Fragrance Junkie, or a Letter to Basenoters

      Dear Basenoters, Once upon a time I was bored at work and jonesing (North American slang for ...read more
    • Joshua Ang

      Features
      by Published on 1st August 2014 01:01 PM

      I arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule at Roullier White, despite having battled my way through the torrential rains that decided to plague my entire bus ride there. Stepping into the cosy warmth of Roullier White, I am greeted with a firm handshake by Lawrence, who owns the place and Mila, who happily gives me a hug. It’s been some time since we last saw each other. Lawrence informs me that we are going to be behind schedule because Jo Fairley is still in the middle of interviewing Mark Buxton for a podcast. Small matter, because since the last time I was here, Lawrence has brought in a number of brands that I am excited to try out, such as Josh Meyer’s Imaginary Authors, that I have yet to sample, and Neela Vermeire’s creations, that I am eager to revisit, having only tried them on paper once on my visit to Jovoy last December.

      ...
      Features
      by Published on 21st December 2013 10:34 AM

      Nestled away in the southeast of London is a treasure trove for the perfume lover: Roullier White. I'd been intending to pay it a visit for some time now, but somehow never got round to doing so, possibly because being a resident in central London means that I'm already overloaded with olfactory experiences from the many brands available. But when I read the news that they were now stocking fragrances from Portland-based indie label Slumberhouse, I made a beeline for East Dulwich, which was an hour-long bus ride from King's Cross Station. ...