Podcast #1: You don't need a factory for toast

43 minutes, 03rd January, 2014

A perfume podcast where host, Grant Osborne, is joined by Odette Toilette, Nick Gilbert, Callum Langston-Bolt and Carla Seipp to discuss fragrance news, smell some fragrances and generally talk about all things olfactory. Topic include Guerlain's Paris Collection, Yohji Homme relaunch, Bacon candles, Jovan Musk, Keeping Up Appearances, Smoking, Coffee and Fragrance Dreams...

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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.

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.

Odette Toilette

Odette Toilette organises perfume events, as well as co-hosting the Life in Scents podcast.

Grant Osborne

Grant Osborne is the founder and editor of Basenotes. Grant has two children, and a dependence on tea, haribo and bacon.

Carla Seipp

As well as reporting for Basenotes, Carla is a Freelance fashion, art and fragrance journalist. Contributor for Twin, A Shaded View on Fashion, Dazed Digital and more.

Links and Show notes

A long while ago (May last year) we recorded a podcast. However, due to various obstacles last year, it sat on my hard-drive for a long time before I had the time to look at it. Over the holiday period I decided to edit it, and put it up. Let us know if you enjoy it and if you have any feedback, as we may well do some more!

The sound quality and editing isn't excellent, and the content is a bit out of date (we talk about Father's Day coming up), so we're considering this a pilot of sorts.

(back row: l-r) Nick Gilbert, Odette Toilette, Carla Seipp, Callum Langston-Bolt. (front row) Grant Osborne.


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    • lpp | 3rd January 2014 13:42

      Thanks for posting - listening now!

      'Febreze for the nose' - very good!

    • furrypine | 4th January 2014 17:18

      Entertaining but a bit long. Maybe break into 20 mins segments in the future?

    • efemmeral | 4th January 2014 23:54

      thanks for breezing by my boudoir for a sniff and a chuckle!

    • efemmeral | 5th January 2014 01:37

      Oh! Shoe Perfume!

      I spray Knize Ten in my boots because I love the leather smell when I take them off :-)

    • Lila Das Gupta | 20th January 2014 14:29

      Still laughing at the thought of A Thousand Lemons!