WIN online fragrance creation sessions with Experimental Perfume Club!

WIN the opportunity to create your own custom fragrances for you and your loved one!

Share the LOVE this Valentine’s Day by entering our incredible GIVEAWAY in collaboration with the Experimental Perfume Club! You and your chosen loved one will receive 2 x fragrance creation sets each and an exclusive online perfume blending session to enjoy together (worth a total of £360)!

What’s more, Emmanuelle Moeglin, Head Perfumer and Founder of Experimental Perfume Club, will personally be guiding you via an online session through the creation process to ‘find the fragrance that tells your story’, all from the comfort of your own home(s).

Experimental Perfume Club Giveaway

You’ll be in expert hands as Emmanuelle Moeglin trained at the French perfumery school of ISIPCA, worked as a Scent Design Manager for various global fragrance brands, and went on to become an independent perfumer, based in London. In 2016, with a desire to demystify the often confusing (and still quite closed) world of perfumery, she started the Experimental Perfume Club – a small but airy studio in London Fields, where she first developed workshops to help people understand scent better!

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, enter your details and the details of the person you’d LOVE to share this experience with below…

GOOD LUCK!

Experimental Perfume Club Valentine's Day Prize Draw

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T&Cs – This prize draw is open to residents of England, Scotland and Wales only and runs from 1pm on Monday 8th February 2021 to 23:59pm on Saturday 13th February 2021. A winner will be chosen and contacted on Sunday 14th February 2021. The winner will then liaise direct with Experimental Perfume Club to organise the timing of the video session; please allow up to 10 days for delivery of the kit. NB There is ONE joint online session for the winner and their chosen person; both of you will be sent the physical blending sets to use in the digital session. There is no cash alternative to this prize.

Goutal Paris – watch Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen in conversation

We were absolutely thrilled to recently host the creative duo behind Goutal fragrances – Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen – in what was the most recent in our series of Instagram Lives. One of the only up-sides to all this *gestures broadly* has been the way people have reached out over the internet – disparate communities creating moments of togetherness online – and if you weren’t able to join us for the event live, we’re now so happy to share the video with you!

This truly was a wonderful conversation with two such talented women – we heard the pair talk about post-pandemic perfume, working as a team, and keeping alive the flame of creativity that first inspired Annick Goutal, Camille’s mother, when she founded the fragrance house. And of course, we invited YOUR questions, just some of the topics we explored being…

• What is the creative process for the pair, working together – and how did that work during lockdown?

• What is the spirit behind Goutal, and is it still easy to tap into that in the perfume house’s fourth decade?

• What exciting plans does Goutal have for 2021 – a new year, with (we’re hoping) lots of scented excitement?

This was latest in a series of Instagram Live interviews we’ve had over the last year, with some of the world’s leading fragrance names – check out previous interviews on our YouTube channel, here

 

Watch our Instagram Live interview with ‘The King of Fragrances’

Oh, this was fun. Despite a slightly Insta dodgy connection with New York, we spent a riveting hour recently with Walter Johnsen, whose many fragrance projects include the absolutely stunning line-up of fragrances for diamond maestros, Graff.

Walter is Global Development Director Fine Fragrance at Interparfums Inc., one of the world’s leading fragrance companies – and a man who’s been referred to as ‘The King of Fragrances…’ Discover his unusual path to becoming a perfumer… His thoughts on the future of fragrance… How he got to be crowned ‘The King’. And SO much more…

As part of the InstaLive, we sniffed our way through the six fragrances in real-time – and we can’t encourage you too highly to watch the video, which now appears (along with all our previous interviews) on our The Perfume Society YouTube channel, which you can find here.

We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did – and meanwhile, to explore the stunning, opulent (and exquisitely-bottled) Graff fragrances and SWOON, click below for the Harrods website.

By Jo Fairley

Find Graff at Harrods here

What will you ask? Our Instagram Live interview with Sophie Labbé

We’re back, and back with a bang! Join us for the latest in our series of InstaLive interviews with auspicious creatives from the world of fragrance, on Wednesday 9th September 2020 (12.30pm UK time). Our co-founder Jo Fairley will be spending lunchtime chatting all things fragrance with Sophie Labbé.

Sophie has worked on so many famous fragrances (at least some of which you’re bound to have owned and adored). Most recently, she’s noted for her latest collection of Signorina creations for luxury Italian powerhouse, Salvatore Ferragamo.

We’ll put readers’ questions to Sopie during the Instagram Live online interview with Josephine Fairley (which will later appear on our YouTube channel). But to get you thinking…

• When did you first know you wanted to become a perfumer?

• What is the hardest part of your job?

• When you close your eyes and see ‘Signorina’, what does she look like, to you?

• How has the perfumer’s life and world changed over the past six months?

Just fill in the form below to send Sophie your questions – and of course we’ll be posting the interview on our YouTube page, after the event…

MY QUESTION FOR SOPHIE LABBÉ

 

 

What does perfume mean to you? We asked, you told us… (And won prizes.)

We know that perfume is important to everyone who visits this site – but somehow, during lockdown, it became even more so for many of us. So a few weeks ago, we posed the question: ‘What does perfume mean to you?’ – and asked you to share your feelings and thoughts.

We were truly touched by the photos and comments which were posted across social media. We’ve chosen five, each of whom win a beautiful Miller Harris candle, to scent the home. (Because we’re all home so much of the time, now.)

Readers posted what perfume meant to them, by simply sharing a photo of a fragrance, or of a whole fragrance collection, with a few lines of explanation why perfume become more important than ever over the past few months.

We’d love to thank everyone who participated and shared images and stories across their social media – it filled us with hope and joy watching them unfold. Here are our top five favourites, which we hope you enjoy…

Do check out the beautiful little film created by @jen_jardi

‘For me, perfume is a way of capturing and storing special moments. Moments secreted away in small, beautiful bottles, there whenever you want to return, just for a minute, to another time or place. My collection of perfume isn’t just perfume, it’s a way of remembering yesterday and expressing how I’m feeling today. What are your favourite scents? Do you have a particular fragrance that reminds you of a place or a person? My favourites (featured in the animation): Creed Virgin Island Water: the only scent I wear on holidays, I can smell the beach and cocktails when I spray this. Ralph Lauren Romance: I saturated my wedding dress in this, I adore this perfume and smelling it takes me back to August 11th 2012. Nivea EDT: This scent is like a hug from my Nanna. She’s not with us anymore, but if I spray this and close my eyes I feel like she’s in the room. Diptique Philosykos: cosy, snug and festive – can’t smell this and not feel Chirstmassy, even in July!”

‘Perfume is my happy place! It’s what fascinates me, what I spend my money on, take photos of, chat about, wear ALL THE TIME and what puts me in a good mood! Perfume is powerful indeed and has helped me through some challenging day. Never underestimate the power of perfume. What does perfume mean to you?’ – @sarahgallogly

 

‘#perfume is my escapism. Over the last few months in my little Buckinghamshire flat, I’ve needed some escapism. I have discovered a great appreciation for Roja Parfums Ahlam – helping me to feel luxurious, even when it’s not on your doorstep. What is your #perfumeismy?’ @fragrancetwentyeight

 

‘#perfumeismy Raspberry & Vanilla Pocketscents. This beautiful little fragrance has been one of my best and most worn fragrance throughout the lockdown period and this challendging time. It’s a very calming walm fragrance that takes you somewhere lovely. And that’s the magic of fragrance for me, it’s ability to take us away from the world and transport us to different times and locations. Not just with scent memories but also wherever our subconscious wants to take us. Somewhere peaceful by the sea, in a meadow, or even cuddled up with a cow, smelling sweet flowers in the warm sun. Smell is very powerful and very spiritual.’ @scentedsnowdrops

 

‘#perfumeismy destination everyday. Starts my day or ends my day. Brings back memories of people places and thinks. Violet scent, my grandmother. Shalimar my mother, roses my childhood garden.’ @macbethme

Written by Hettie Jones

WIN a MALIN+GOETZ summer scent candle gift hamper!

In celebration of the latest scent-sational candle from MALIN+GOETZ, the Tomato candle – literally like stepping into a greenhouse (in a very sophisticated way!) – we’ve teamed up with the Brooklyn-born fragrance house and skincare experts to bring not one, but TWO lucky winners a summer scent candle gift hamper WORTH £168!

Each hamper will contain the following…

Tomato candle

Inspired by a passion for gardening, this candle is a beautifully bright interpretation of home-grown tomatoes ripening in the summer sun. Unbelievably evocative.

Sage candle

A herbaceous scent that evokes a summer herb garden with notes of sage and lavender. An aromatic delight.

Otto candle

A sparkling floral scent where a garden in bloom springs to mind with a blend of rose and geranium. Like all of M+G’s candles, it burns for absolutely ages, filling the air with its ravishing rosiness.

Vetiver candle

A woody scent of an apothecary ingredient with a clean and earthy aroma. Very grounding, very welcome in these strange, uncertain times.

 

For your chance to win, simply enter below

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* This prize draw runs from 09:00 7th August 2020 – 23:59 21st August 2020. A winner will be chosen and contacted on 22nd August 2020. UK and Northern Ireland participants only.

WIN fabulous fragrances worth over £600!

We’re delighted to have teamed up with the oh-so-fabulous Sheerluxe to gift one lucky fragrance lover the opportunity to win a collection of fragrances worth over £600. Imagine it: an entire scent wardrobe, in one glorious prize…

You could be in with a chance of winning…

  • VIP Club Membership for one year
  • Niche Collection IV Discovery Box 
  • Experimental Perfume Club Fig / Neroli (50ml eau de parfum)
  • Histoires de Parfums 1969 (120ml eau de parfum)
  • Strangelove meltmyheart (15ml
  • JUSBOX Perfumes Cheeky Smile (78ml eau de parfum)
  • Masque Milano Times Square (35ml eau de parfum)

To enter, simply head over to Sheerluxe here

Closing date: Friday 14th August 2020 (full T&Cs via Sheerluxe‘s site)

 

Win Cannabis Blue 100ml by Fragrance Du Bois!

We’re delighted to be teaming up with niche luxury perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, to celebrate the launch of their latest original collection of hand-blend perfumes, the Nature’s Treasures Collection – and we’re offering not one, BUT TWO, lucky winners the opportunity to get their hands on a 100ml bottle of Cannabis Blue (worth £249!)

Fragrance Du Bois is renowned for using sustainably sourced 100% organic oudh oil and natural ingredients, and Cannabis Blue is no exception. Created by master perfumer, Christian Provenzano, who formulated a cannabis accord by using smoky guaiac woods, seductive patchouli and oudh facets, he then combined this with aromatic elements of cardamom and Sichuan pepper, contrasted with herbaceous tones and zesty grapefruit to give this fragrance the edge.

For your chance to win a bottle, simply head over to our @theperfumesociety Instagram.

Then…

  1. Like the post on Instagram
  2. Follow @theperfumesociety
  3. Follow @fragrancedubois
  4. Tag three friends who you think would love this smoky and herbaceous luxury fragrance

T&Cs – only open to UK & US residents; we will draw the winners 22nd May 2020/no cash alternative.

Did you watch our Instagram Live interview with Francis Kurkdjian?

On Monday 6th April 2020, we were incredibly honoured to host our very first Instagram Live perfumer interview, with the fabuleux Francis Kurkdjian. And what a pleasure it was…

Our Co-founder and Editor, Jo Fairley, spoke to Francis from her own home and asked him your brilliant questions that you so kindly sent into us. We were delighted with the range of fantastic questions you supplied to make this such a great interview – so thank you for taking the time to do so. The Maison Francis Kurkdjian team have kindly advised that that they are going to try and have all of your questions answered, so we should be able to share these with you soon.

In case you missed the live event, we thought we would share a (lengthy) snippet with you here! Enjoy – and stay tuned for news of our next episode, because we have some AMAZING names lined up…

 

Win an Escentric Molecules fragrant duo!

‘A cult phenomenon that revolutionised the world of perfume.’

At The Perfume Society, we’re hugely proud to have been invited to unveil Escentric Moleules 05 to the world. Created by maverick perfumer Geza Schoen – see our exclusive video interview with him, here – it’s the latest in a series of ground-breaking fragrances that have acquired a cult following.

To mark the unveiling, we’re delighted that FIVE lucky winners have the chance to to win a full-size Escentric – PLUS an ‘accompanying’ molecule, in either 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05.

 

Molecule 01

Consists of a pure and singular molecule, Iso E Super, a skin-sexy yet incredibly comforting scent.

Escentric 01

Focused around Iso E Super, this fragrance is maximised with lime peel, green jasmine bud, orris, balsamic notes and fresh musk.

Molecule 02

Consists of the pure and singular molecule of Ambroxan, a chemical structure identical to ambrox which is derived from ambergris, a subtle yet sensual scent.

Escentric 02

A hint of gin and tonic and of Australian lemonade called almdudler amplifies the freshness the sensual Ambroxan.

Molecule 03

Vetiveryl Acetate, also known as the hybrid molecule, is made up of half natural vetiver oil derived from grass roots in India, and half synthetic acetic acid which removes the bitter and leathery edge of vetiver, resulting in a slightly grassy yet much smoother version of vetiver.

Escentric 03

Paying tribute to the three roots in perfumery; vetiver, ginger and orris, perufmer Geza Shoen explains how ‘I wanted Escentric 03 to bring out the scent impressions of these roots and how they harmonise with each other.’ A spicy and vibrant fragrance with a deep green woodiness to its base.

 

Molecule 04

Javanol, a sandalwood-type molecule which has a psychedelic freshness.

Escentric 04

A fresh interpretation of sandalwood with bitter top notes of pink grapefruit, zesty lime and juniper with pink pepper for an extra dose of freshness, with an orris heart, and the balsamic sweet woody base of Javanol.

 

Molecule 05

Cashmeran, an unusual yet complex character for a single molecule, but comforting and aromatic none-the-less.

Escentric 05

‘With Escentric 05 I wanted to create a different kind of summer fragrance. Instead of the usual aqueous notes, I was inspired by walking up from the sea on a hot afternoon through dry aromatic Mediterranean herbs and trees.’ – Geza Schoen

Enter below by Thursday 16th April 2020 for your chance to win a pair of these fantastic fragrances.

 

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Please note: there is no cash alternative to this prize. Fragrance can only be shipped within mainland UK and Northern Ireland.