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Fume Chat

Fume Chat is the only podcast solely dedicated to the world of fragrance. Hosted by Fragrance Expert & Consultant, Nick Gilbert and Blogger & Writer, Thomas Dunckley, Fume Chat is a weekly podcast that approaches smell and perfume from a unique perspective. Our mission at Fume Chat is to make fragrance entertaining, informative and fun. Let's face it, it's just perfume, so why take it so seriously? We'll be bringing you our favourite new scents as well as battling it out to see who has better taste, not to mention discussion topics, interviews and special guests. All on Fume Chat every Friday. We look forward to sniffing along with you.

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S2 EP 7: Fragrantly Asked Questions (Part One)

This week, Thomas and Nick are taking listener's questions - queries that range from book recommendations to the phenomenon of copycat perfumes. It's an informative one, folks! If you want to ask us a question, drop us a line and we may answer it on a future episode. -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Rose Smoke by Atelier Cologne - Spice Blend by Dior - Dance Amongst the Lace by Miller Harris - Illusione For Him by Bottega Veneta --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

49mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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S2 EP 9: Deconstructing the Fougère

Ever wondered what makes a Fougère, well, a Fougère? Heck, have you ever even wonder what the word "Fougère" means? We have the answers! Thomas and Nick discuss the origins of this popular masculine fragrance family, sniff some of its iconic members and cast their noses over the materials that come together to make a Fougère. -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Jicky by Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain - Aramis by Aramis - Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier - Cool Water by Davidoff --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

44mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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S2 EP 4: Are the Fragrance Families Fit for Purpose?

This week, Thomas and Nick discuss the fragrance families and ask themselves whether terms like "fougère" and "chypre" are fit for purpose in this day and age. Do they mean anything to consumers? do they represent they way fragrances smell? Are terms like "oriental" offensive? Listen and you'll find out! -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Bengale Rouge by Papillon Artisan Perfumes - Ambre Redoutable by MUGLER - Rose Saltifolia by Maison Crivelli --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

42mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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S2 EP 3: How Sustainable is Your Perfume?

How sustainable is your perfume? On this week's episode, Thomas and Nick talk about how our fragrances can be renewable, recyclable and refillable, covering how the fragrance industry is trying to make itself more sustainable for the future. As always, there is a round-up of new and noteworthy fragrances including launches from Paco Rabanne and Juliette Has a Gun. --- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Vanilla Vibes by Juliette Has a Gun - Crazy Me by Paco Rabanne - Genius Me by Paco Rabanne - Jaipur Chant by Sana Jardin --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

36mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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S2 EP 5: Discontinued Diamonds

Have you ever had a favourite fragrance discontinued? We at Fume Chat certainly have and we want to celebrate some fragrances that are gone, but not forgotten. This week, Thomas and Nick dive into the perfume cupboard to sniff some of their long lost loves.  -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Kenzoair by Kenzo - Nu by Yves Saint Laurent - Black by BVLGARI - Cologne du 68 by Guerlain - Youth Dew Amber Nude by Estée Lauder - Kingdom by Alexander McQueen - Chloe by Chloe --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

38mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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S2 EP 6: Fun With Flankers

This week's topic is flankers - those fragrances that share the names, bottles and olfactory profiles of other existing scents. Think of them as smelly sequels! Are flankers good? Can they be a bit annoying? Can they even be better than the fragrance they are flankering? Tune in to find out! -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Eau de Jane by Daly Beauty - Los Angeles by Gallivant - Memoire d'Une Odeur by Gucci - Man Wood Neroli by BVLGARI --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

44mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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S2 EP 10: Best of Pitti Fragranze 2019

This week, Thomas and Nick are sniffing their favourite new discoveries from their recent trip to the Pitti Fragranze trade fair in Florence, Italy. There's some new launches, some new brands and some not-so-new stuff that's new to Fume Chat.  -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Splendiris by Parfums Dusita - La Douceur de Siam by Parfums Dusita - Zeybek by Pekji - Ruh by Pekji - Rose Rebatchi by Maison Rebatchi - Feu Patchouli by Maison Rebatchi - Mémoire de Daisen In by Ella K - Burning Barbershop by DS & Durga --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

27mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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S2 EP 8: Blind Sniffing with Escentual.com

Online beauty and fragrance retailer Escentual sent us eight fragrance to smell absolutely blind. So that's what we did on this week's episode - we sniffed each fragrance completely out of context with no name, brief, concept, bottle, brand or anything else to guide us. Find out what we thought by tuning in! --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

43mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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S3 EP 1: Icons of Niche Perfumery (w/ James Craven)

We're back with a new season! How exciting! In the first episode of season three, we're chatting with James Craven the Fragrance Archivist at legendary London boutique Les Senteurs. James talks us through his career as well as five iconic niche fragrances. Scents sniffed: - L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer - Tabac Blond by Caron - Knize Ten by Knize - Carnal Flower by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - Oudh Infini by Parfums Dusita --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com Nick: @nickrgilbert Thomas @thecandyperfumeboy

53mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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S2 EP 16: Best Perfumes of the Decade

In the final episode of Series Two, we are celebrating 2020 with a look back at the most important fragrances of the last decade. Which fragrances had the biggest impact? Which were the most beautiful? Which perfumes set the trends and what were the trends? Find out episode 16! -- Scents Sniffed (spoilers ahoy): - Womanity by MUGLER - Aventus by CREED - Portrait of a Lady by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's - Comme des Garçons (A New Perfume) by Comme des Garçons - Copal Azur by Aedes des Venustas - Eau de Magnolia by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - Lothair by Penhaligon's - Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Fleur Diamantine by Maison Crivelli --- Insta: @fumechat Twitter: @fumechat Email: hello@fumechat.com

32mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #10