Nick Gilbert

Nick has been working in the world of fragrance for over 15 years. He is co-founder of Olfiction, a creative scent agency offering fragrance development, training, copy and content production. He is frequently quoted in the press and has provided perfumery training globally, from London to Seoul.


  1. What was your first fragrance?

    CK Be. I badgered my mother into buying it for me after watching Paula Yates describe it on The Big Breakfast. The "notes" came up on the screen as illustrations and I was seduced. When I bought my own though, it was Gucci Envy for Men & Emporio Armani White He (same time, payday at Boots.)

  2. Desert Island fragrance?

    I normally say Jicky to make it sound like I'm a Serious Perfume Person. But at a push, the reality is Comme des Garçons 2 Man. Incense!

  3. Favourite book?

    This is subject to change: I'm really enjoying Wodehose at the moment, but it's probably The Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter part 3...). And otherwise I really love to read textbooks, usually hovering somewhere between Psychology, perception, the chemical senses and now and again I pick up Minna no Nihongo.

  4. Favourite film?

    Mean Girls always makes me feel better.

  5. Favourite food?

    Is gin a food? If not, chips & cake (but not necessarily at the same time). Nandos.

  6. Favourite place in the world? (It's Bristol, isn't it?! -- Ed)

    Yes because it's the best place in the world, but there is shit all perfume there. That being said, there's no place like London.

  7. Favourite music/Desert Island Disc?

    What, one CD forever? Fine, I'll cheat -- Alison Moyet's The Best Of... Otherwise I love electronic music, dance, pop, power ballads and showtunes.

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

    Singing! Musical theatre, gin (legitimately an interest), Japanese language and Great British Bake Off which I'm sure is now classed as a hobby.

Latest contributions by Nick Gilbert


Judith Brockless, Site Support
Furrypine, Community Manager

Cazaubon CuddleCat Deadidol, Foxbins, Furrypine, Kiliwia, PerfumedLady, Rum

Alfarom, Marian Bendeth, Judith Brockless, Eddie Bulliqi, Tom Clark, Danielle Cooper, Deadidol, Nick Gilbert, Marloes Hagenaars, Krishnaraj Iyengar, Callum Langston-Bolt, Pia Long, Zachary McConnell, Grant Osborne, Persolaise, Haniya Rae, Carla Seipp, Laurin Taylor, Claire Vukcevic, Ainslie Walker.

Grant Osborne, furrypine, Judith Brockless


Abdes Salaam Attar, Renato Alessio, Jonathan Alspach, Will Andrews, Joshua Ang, Marcello Aspria, John Bailey, Mark Behnke, Bruce Bolmes, Gavin Bowtell, John Francis Bowyer, Tony Burfield, Chandler Burr, Michael Connor, Ruth Crilly, Lila Das Gupta, Kim Deadman, Thomas Dunckley. Isabelle Gellé, Get Lippie, Maureen Gibbon, Karen Gilbert, Marcy Goldman, William Good, Jesse Hardy, Jane Harmon, Marlen Harrison, Karen Hendry, Cécile Hua, Alexis Karl, Lemon Wedge, Anya McCoy, Mia Morrison, Walker Minton, Colin Murchie, Ali Nakhai, Sali Oguri, Christopher Peterson, Quarry, Jordan River, Rogalal, Sandra Rose, Kimberly Sayer, April Schanoes, Ligo Shea, Michelle M. Smith, Neil Sternberg, Thomas Stone, Daniel Tharp, Liz Upton, Marika Vecchiattini, Carole Walters, Clare Wood Raya Wolfsun.


BCM Box 1111
United Kingdom



Canadian Fragrance Awards Winner
2007-2009, 2011, 2012

Jasmine Award Winner
2008, 2009, 2012.