On The Scent is the podcast destination for anyone fascinated by fragrance (or keen to learn more) – a place where perfume snobbery is stripped away, and fragrance is accessible to all.
What began as a monthly sniff-in on the Outspoken Beauty Podcast soon became so popular in its own right (and with so many listeners sending in questions and asking for more) that On the Scent just had to go weekly - this time on its own perfumed platform!
Encompassing everything from icons and all-time classics to what’s new on the high street to the more ‘niche’ indie brands; Beauty broadcaster and columnist Nicola Bonn and award-winning fragrance journalist and expert Suzy Nightingale give personalised perfume prescriptions, describe fragrances in such an intoxicating way you can almost smell them and help navigate the thousands of scents out there to find the truly incredible ones. Also expect interviews with well-known figures, delving into their favourite scents of all time and opportunities to get to know some of the most exciting perfumers in the world.
Whether you’ve a collection of 500+ or are just starting on your scent journey, olfactory obsessives Nicola & Suzy are on a mission to find you fragrances that don’t simply smell good, but will re-connect you to long forgotten memories, engage your emotions and very likely blow your mind.
Puppies, Fragrant Breakfasts and Your Prescriptions
In this episode we’re reminiscing about the most fabulous fragrance launch press breakfast we attended recently (where we both fell in love with the perfume AND a puppy), talking about the scents we’ve been reaching for lately, and why; and continuing to answer your Perfume Prescription questions…
Suzy’s been wearing…
@parlemoideparfum Milky Musk
Nicola’s been trying…
@nevergo.alone Sandstone Candle
@thameenfragrance Cullinan Diamond
@sanajardin Berber Blonde
Listener Perfume Prescriptions:
@demeterceo Fragrances: (from $4.95 each) https://demeterfragrance.com
(‘The Library of Fragrance’ in Europe & the U.K. but can only see them on Notino etc currently) Vanilla Bark (also Vanilla Cookie Dough & Vanilla Ice Cream)Fraser Fir / Christmas TreeNew CarLavender (Demeter 100% Naturals collection)
@demeterceo Salt Air / Rose (100% naturals collection)
@escentric_molecules Escentric 05
@barrestudio Salty Rose
@lancomeofficial Idôle Aura
@thebathhouseshop Slate (from £26 for 12ml)
@lalique Les Compositions Parfumees Velvet Plum (currently £83.97 instead of £190 in @sephorauk sale)
@labottega_official Bottega Veneta
@fredericmalle Iris Poudre
Scented Sleepovers, Piercings & Surprising Perfumes!
In this episode Suzy tells us about a fabulous scented sleepover that she attended last week, Nicola tells us why she's had a few piercings (Suzy is convinced that it's all linked with fragrance) and then they get into the amazing scents that they've been wearing recently as well as of course ansdwering your fabulous prescription questions....
What we’ve been wearing:
@mitchellandpeach English Leaf eau de toilette
@bdkparfumsparis Gris Charnel Extrait
@angelaflanders Leather Rosa
@byfar_official Daydream of Hopscotch
@byfar_official Daydream of a Bingo Queen
@Kilianparis Angels' Share
Suzy attended the @kga_beauty_pr #kgascentedsleepover and these are her highlights of the exciting new launches she smelled…
@akrofragrances Bake (May 2023)
@ferragamo Signorina Libera (Harvey Nichols 6th March)
@vancleefarpels Moonlight Rose (exclusive to Selfridges 1st February)
@goutalparis Petite Cherie candle (celebrating 25th anniversary, coming 1st March @themerchantofvenice Accordi di Profumo - 4 new layer-able scents launching at Harvey Nichols, April -
Fresh Citrus: Petitgrain from Paraguay Soft Floral: Rosa from TurchiaWarm Amber: Vanilla from Madagascar Deep Woods: Vetiver from Haiti
@kenzoparfums Kokeshi Doll (collectors’ edition with classic Flower fragrance, launches 11th February. New Flower by Kenzo Ikebana fragrance launching July)
@rogergallet Jean Marie Farina Cologne (new bottle, out in February)
Listener Perfume Prescriptions:
@juliettehasagun Vanilla Vibes
@floralstreet_ Arizona Bloom
@lancomeofficial Idôle Aura
@maya.njie.perfumes Bespoke Perfume Workshop gift voucher £60
@experimentalperfumeclub Apprentice Workshop £150
@4160tuesdays Perfume Making Workshop Full Day £150
Scent Resolutions and Storage Solutions
In this episode of On The Scent Suzy and Nicola talk about what they're wearing and loving at the moment and they also answer your questions which cover everything from clever fragrance storage solutions to what to wear when you enter your "villain era".
Here's what we mention during the episode:
What Nicola’s Been Wearing:
@kilianparis Angel’s Share
What Suzy’s Been Wearing:
@tothefairestlondon Elan Vital
Listener Perfume Prescriptions:
@erisparfums (available at @sainte.cellier in the U.K.) Green Spell / Scorpio Rising / Ma Bête
@rppsrfums Visa / Fracas
Outremer Cola Eau de Toilette (available on smallflower.com)
(Brand available from @avery_perfume_gallery out of stock on website but worth trying their London boutique)
Reliving The On The Scent Live Event
Happy New Year! In this first episode of 2023 we’re talking about our live event, when listeners travelled from all over the country to London, on a freezing cold evening, to gather at the altar of scent and sniff along with us in a church crypt! It was utterly joyous, full of laughter and love, and so many said they left with new friendships made.
So, for those that were there and want to live it all again, or those of you who couldn’t get tickets and are desperate to know what happened… let’s revel in reliving it!
Suzy Talked About:
@ormondejayne Woman@matierepremiereparfums Radical Rose@rochasofficial Tocade@diorbeauty Patchouli Imperial@fredericmalle Synthetic Jungle
Nicola Talked About:
@tothefairestlondon Cecile@penhaligons_london Constance@frederialle Portrait of a Lady@chanel.beauty Le Lion@glossier You
Extra Perfume Prescription Questions:
@laborattorioolfattivo Need U
@parkslondoncandles Tobacco & Leather Candle
@neomorganics Cosy Nights Candle
@theperfumersstory Black Moss Candle
@maisonfranciskurkdjian Oud Silk Mood
@kilianparis By Kilian Rose Oud
@byilonamillinery was the incredibly dressed lady who makes the most stunning hats!
@santamarianovella1221 Garofano Cologne
@loccitane_uk_ire Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum (currently not available, BUT L’Occitane say it’s coming back…)
@loccitane_uk_ire Lavande Blanche
Brands in the goody bags:
@versace Atelier Versace
@bespokelondonofficial Candy Essentials
And a HUGE thank you to these amazing PRs for their support, and who were so generous and lovely to arrange sending all the goody bag contents!
On the Scent with Emmanuelle Moeglin & Experimental Perfume Club
Emmanuelle Moeglin revolutionised our experience of scent by throwing open the doors of her London perfumery lab and welcoming people inside. From the initial workshops, where you can play and learn about perfumery through to creating @experimentalperfumeclub fragrances we can wear alone or mix, ourselves, at home; and an amazing boutique in Covent Garden - we are huge fans of this inclusive indie house.
Fresh from a press event celebrating the three newest launches, we were so happy to talk in-depth with Emmanuelle herself in this joyously expressive episode!
The three new Essential Collection fragrances we discuss are:
Tonka SesameCardamom Moss Cedarwood Absinth
Signature Collection: Tonka Extraordinaire
Visit the Experimental Perfume Club boutique in person:
53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG
Explore the entire fragrance collection, and learn about their Academy workshops and online perfumery courses here:
Festive Fragrance Gifting Special!
In this bumper episode we’re bringing you our curation of the very best affordable fragrance gifts out there - they smell incredible, are created by top perfumers, but won’t break the bank!
Then we’re joined by Haydn Williams (aka @yousmellgreatwhat and now host of male grooming podcast @maninthemirrorpod). He gives us some great pocket-friendly Men’s Scent Solutions & ideas for experiences you could gift.
Finally, we’re thrilled to bring you a whole Hanukkah celebration of candles with @violalevy, freelance journalist and beauty columnist for @thejewishchronicle.
We know times are tough out there, but we hope that whatever and however you celebrate, you’ll feel warmed and merry as part of our festively fragrant family…
Affordable Fragrance Gift Guide:
@andotherstories Poem a Day / Moon Fiction / The Lost Chapter
@floralstreet_ Scent School
@marksandspencerstyle Apothecary Breathe edp
@shayandbluelondon Black Tulip / Blood Oranges
@zara Fleur D’Orangeur
@andotherstories Sardonyx Fire
@nivea_uk Nivea Sun / Nivea original fragrances
@nuxe_uk Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum
@yousmellgreatwhatisit Men’s Gifting Ideas
@fioleuk Fiole Experience Gift Box
@spacenk - Gift for Him box.
(Includes Malin & Goetz, Anthony, The Ordinary and Space NK)
@earlofeastlondon - Shinrin Yoku gift set
@horace.co - soaps
@nobleisle - Luxury travel trio
@acquadiparma_official - Customisable GRAZIE candle
Viola Levy: The Scents of Hanukkah / her favourite candles
@dsanddurga Prime Chanukah scented candle
DS & Durga Lightable Latkes scented candle
(DS & Durga limited edition candles available from https://e-scents.co.uk and soon @libertylondon)
Viola also mentions…
@lush Hanukkah gift set
@henrystownhouse Saturnalia candle
@nestfragrances Holiday candle
Uplifting, Accessible, and absolutely Brilliant!!
There is nothing more enticing than listening to someone speak about something they love - and Suzy and Nicola bring all the passion and knowledge in On the Scent! Nicola is infectious in her excitement and curiosity about fragrance. Suzy’s descriptions are so vivid that one can almost smell as you listen. Informative, entertaining, a moment of uncomplicated and luscious joy!!
Favorite Fragrance Podcast
Words (at least mine, Suzy and Nicola could say it better I’m sure) can’t express how much I love this podcast! Suzy is a wealth of information on all things fragrant, from the more obvious topics of perfumes, candles, and other scented items down to obscure historical information regarding perfumery and the science used in creating the various products we love to sniff. I’ve learned so much listening to her, and it’s a pleasure hearing her gorgeous voice poetically describe perfumes and drop mind-blowing fragrance factoids every week. Nicola is an effervescent, bubbly wit of a woman and she always makes me laugh-I’ve felt like I’ve grown in my fragrance journey along with her! She also has a very lovely voice that I look forward to hearing each episode. Together, Nicola and Suzy deliver a beautiful podcast that is always equal parts silly, educational, and real- it’s not always just about the smell of things, there’s a lot of life here too. To top it all off, the podcast is always FUN and a complete pleasure to listen to. Congrats ladies, and keep them coming!!
Love, Love, Love!