I AM HERETIC is a podcast about fragrance, how it's made, and the effects is has. Join Heretic's Founder, Perfumer, and Creative Director Douglas Little as he explores this fascinating world and the extraordinary people it has led him to. The conversations are fun and educational, with plenty of surprise guests.
DIRTY SANTA: Notes From the Perfumer
What would Santa smell like? Up and down chimneys all night long, we think his scent may be far more subversive and complex than “cookies and candy canes”, which is why we’ve dreamt up this holiday season’s naughtiest fragrance: Dirty Santa. A smouldering blend of hickory and wood smoke laced with pine, warm clove, and oakmoss, and then finished off with a seductive hint of leather.
In this podcast, listen to Heretic Founder/Perfumer Douglas Little tell the story behind his new Dirty Santa fragrance.
The Herbalist with Drew Martin
Douglas Little, founder of Heretic Parfum, and Drew Martin, founder of the eponymous line of cannabis and botanical pre-rolls, are kindred spirits bonded by a shared belief that plants are magic. The two brands came together to create The Herbalist, a functional fragrance designed to enhance the wearer’s wellbeing, with hemp-derived CBD, hinoki wood, vetiver, and lavender absolute.
In this podcast episode, the two brand founders dig into the philosophy behind what Drew Martin is doing in the cannabis industry as well as all the details of this new plant-based perfume. “As you immerse yourself in this expertly layered natural scent, our hope is that you experience a profound and intoxicatingly exquisite connection with the ancient practice of harnessing the goodness of plants, which for us is at the heart of everything we do." -DL
The History of Halloween with Lesley Bannatyne
Discover the origins of one of the most curious holidays on the calendar. Join Heretic Founder/Perfumer Douglas Little as he speaks with author and celebrated authority on the history of Halloween, the fabulous Lesley Bannatyne.
From her contributions to the World Book Encyclopedia entry for Halloween, to her appearances on the History Channel's annual "Haunted History of Halloween" and the books she's written for both children and adults, Lesley is considered the foremost authority on Halloween. You can find her at iskullhalloween.com and check out her latest book "Halloween Nation”.
POLTERGEIST: Notes From the Perfumer
Take a late-night motorcycle ride through a lush, dense pine forest with Poltergeist — a fragrance inspired by the physical energy of spirits themselves. A limited re-release of one of Douglas Little's first original creations, this perfume is part smoke, part green, and all wild magic. Listen to hear the full story behind this bold fragrance and what inspired it.
Shadow Work with Dr. Nicki Monti
In this episode, Douglas talks with Dr. Nicki J Monti: a dear friend and wise mentor whose work as a therapist combines a no-nonsense approach with extraordinary compassion and humor. The topic of discussion is 'The Shadow', an unconscious part of every person that consists of our hidden or repressed negative emotions and personality traits. Just like the perfect perfume composition, there is no light without the dark. The shadow is important side of ourselves to explore in order to become whole, and that's what Dr. Nicki's 'shadow work' is all about.
Dr. Nicki has a book series called 'Stuck No More', and has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Millionaire Matchmaker, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Love Handles. You can find more information on her website www.stucknomore.com.
Dirty Chai with August Uncommon Tea
A fragrance inspired by a tea, a tea inspired by a fragrance. Heretic's newest scent for the fall season is Dirty Chai, a collaboration between artfully aromatic creators Heretic Parfum and August Tea that allows customers to purchase a set that includes a rollerball perfume by Heretic and a gourmet tea blend from August.
In this podcast Heretic Founder/Perfumer Douglas Little talks with the duo behind August Uncommon Tea, Aaron Shinn and Gina Zupsich, to gain insight into their creative process and dive into all the wonderful parallels between fragrance and tea making.
Join their conversation to learn more about Dirty Chai and how both brands have reinvented this classic Indian recipe into something bold, modern, and fun that will have you indulging in your senses like never before!
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Not only does Douglas Little make great perfume, he has a great podcast with wonderful guests. Today I sat and listened and heard everything from the neurobiology of smell, to a book about keto vegetarianism, to Betty Vernon talking about healthy sexuality, not to forget, all about perfume. Keep up the great work.