Hosted by comedian, dating expert, and perfume lover/advisor Emma Vernon, Perfume Room is a safe space for the Perfume-Obsessed to hang, learn, *live, laugh, and love.* Each episode delves into the mysterious world of fragrance through a lens that is equal parts entertaining and informative.
You can expect perfume reviews, 101s, hot takes, funny tangents, dating stories, and juicy conversations with top experts, innovators, and personalities in and outside of the fragrance world.
Perfume Room is a pod about life and love as experienced through the fifth sense.
IG: @perfumeroompod @emmavern
Music by Max Vernon
Art by Israel Rodriguez
120. Wear This Perfume For Good Luck (w/ Marissa Zappas & Ruby McCollister)
Longtime friends and tastemakers Marissa Zappas + Ruby McCollister are in the Perfume Room today discussing their latest collaboration: a fragrance called Tragedy. Marissa, the perfumer behind all the Internet’s cult-fav perfumes, & Ruby, an actress and comedian you may know from Search Party, High Maintenance and Curb Your Enthusiasm, have joined forces to create a fragrance inspired by Fracas, ghosts, Christmas parties, and Hollywood’s most tragic bygone starlets.
Marissa Zappas Tragedy, Robert Piguet Fracas, Yu-Be, 4711, Marissa Zappas: Ching Shih, Lilac Dream; Comme de Garcons Odeur 71, Hugo Boss for Men, Ralph Lauren Blue, Chanel Coco Madamoiselle, Le Labo Santal 33, CdG: Concrete, Anbar; Robert Piguet Fracas
FOLLOW: @marissazappas @ruby.mccollister
SHOP TRAGEDY: www.marissazappas.com
GET TIX TO THE SWAP: https://PRKOswap.eventbrite.com
119. From Bass to Base Notes (w/ DJ + Fragrance Entrepreneur Zernell Gillie)
Internationally-known DJ, Entrepreneur, and now Fragrance Founder Zernell Gillie is in the Perfume Room! As a lifelong fragrance collector, in 2022, Zernell decided to combine his two greatest passions to launch an eponymous fragrance line. With extraits at a whopping 50% concentration, and fragrances all inspired by different genres of music, it's no wonder this new brand is already buzzing in the niche scene.
Plus I review the LAFCO x Sir Candle Man launch, Heart of the Matter.
LAFCO x Sir Candle Man Heart of the Matter, Nejma 7, Pierre Cardin, Aramis, Polo Green, Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green, Drakkar Noir, Halston Z-14, Zernell Gillie: House, Techno, Disco, Hip Hop; Issey Miyake, Chanel Egoiste, Lagerfield, Roja Sweetie Aoud, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Royal Crown Sultan, Roja Manhattan
SHOP: luckyscent.com (perfumer00m for 10% off)
Some products mentioned were gifted in PR with no obligation to post/review.
118. Jurassic Park, but for Perfume (w/ Future Society Founder Jasmina Aganovic)
You know naturals; you know synthetics; but do you know *bio-engineered materials?* Through her biotech fragrance brand, Future Society, Jasmina Aganovic (Founder & CEO) is resurrecting extinct smells through DNA sequencing, and introducing this novel 3rd category of fragrance materials into the conversation.
MAISON d’ETTO: Rotano, Noisette, Canaan; Robert Piguet Fracas, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Mugler Alien, MAISON d’ETTO Macanudo, Future Society: Solar Canopy, Floating Forest, Haunted Rose, Grassland Opera; Flamingo Estate Roma Heirloom Tomato
GET SMELL CLUB TIX: https://shorturl.at/bioTZ
(*Future Society fragrances were gifted in PR.)
117. Turning Poetry into Perfume (with Parfums Dusita's Pissara Umavijani)
The delightful Pissara Umavijani, Founder and Perfumer of Parfums Dusita, is in the Perfume Room today! Pissara discusses uprooting her life from Bangkok to Paris in pursuit of perfume, said pursuit of perfume [Pissara is self-taught!], and how, through Dusita, Pissara honors and bottles the smells of her father’s legacy, her Thai heritage, and classic French perfumery all at once.
Parfums Dusita: La Douceur De Siam, Anamcara, Melodie de l’Amour, Rosarine; Roja Elixir, Maya Njie Les Fleurs, Parfums de Marly Delina la Rosee, Maison Francis Kurkdjian A la Rose, Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents, Givenchy Rose Velvet, Kilian Flower of Immortality, Dusita: Rosarine, Rhapsode La Noire, Melodie de l’Amour, La Douceur de Siam, Montri, Oudh Infini, Anamcara; 4711, Nina Ricci L’Air Du Temps, Chanel No. 5, Dusita Issara, Dior Diorissimo, Robert Piguet Bandit, Dusita: Melodie de L’Amour, Erawan, Rosarine; Guerlain: Shalimar, Nahema
FOLLOW: @parfumsdusita @ploiuma
SHOP: luckyscent.com || 10% off: code 'perfumer00m'
116. Gen Z Love Smells Like What? (w/ Givaudan's Matthieu Befve & Dana Schmitt)
What IS love and what does it smell like? Givaudan’s Head of Fine Fragrance North America, Matthieu Befve, and Perfumer Dana Schmitt join me in the Perfume Room today as we explore this very topic. Specifically, we discuss Givaudan’s most recent immersive fragrance experience—'What Is love?’— an olfactive exploration of love and seduction as experienced by Gen Z and as interpreted by Givaudan perfumers.
Commodity Orris, CK One, Estée Lauder Beautiful, Ralph Lauren Romance, Gucci Guilty, Dana Schmitt: Blinded by Emotion, Tears for Fears; Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, A&F Fierce, Robert Piguet Fracas, JLo Glow, Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Guerlain Shalimar
FOLLOW: @givaudan @givaudanperfume
115. Scents *for The Horse Girl By a Horse Girl* (w/ MAISON d’ETTO Founder Brianna Lipovsky)
MAISON d’ETTO Founder and Professional Horse Girl Brianna Lipovsky is in the Perfume Room today. Brianna and I chat everything from competing in Dressage at the Grand Prix level, channeling horse relationships into smells, a shamanic healing session in a Midtown office that changed the trajectory of her career, and a fragrance in her collection with an actual HORSE MOLECULE.
+ REVIEWS OF: Officine Universelle Buly Patate Douce des Caraibes et Carotte D’Afghanistan + the Phlur body/hair mist trio launch.
Officine Universelle Buly Patate Douce des Caraibes et Carotte D’Afghanistan, Jorum Studio Gorseland, Masque Milano Lost Alice, Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau, Teo Cabanel Je Ne Sais Quoi, L’Artisan Musc Amarante, Matière Premiere Parisan Musc, Diptyque Fleur de Peau, Obvious Parfums Une Rose, Byredo Eyes Closed, Le Labo Rose 31, Santa Maria Novella Latte Per Il Corpo Body Milk, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, Le Labo Cade 26, Phlur Amber Haze, Sol Janeiro Cheirosa 68, Phlur Vanilla Skin, Commodity: Gold, Milk; Phlur Mango Mood, Vilhelm Mango Skin, MAISON d’ETTO: Noisette, Rotano, Karat, Canaan, Durban Jane
FOLLOW MAISON D’ETTO: @maisondetto
SHOP THIS EPISODE: https://shopmy.us/collections/281484
BOOK A SCENT CONSULT WITH ME: https://shopmy.us/emmavernon/consults
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Love this pod - awesome coverage on fragrances.
A wonderful pod!!!
I love listening to shows where people are so interested and knowledgeable about their niche and THIS IS IT. If you love perfume or just love people really being excited and interested about things they love, this is the show for you. Emma is the perfect host for this. Charming! Funny! Asks the right questions! And the guests are great. Check this one out!
I love this podcast. Emma is engaging and knowledgeable and pulls you into a fascinating discussion about fragrance. I enjoy thé interviews but I think I like the solo episodes more - Emma clearly has both a creative and intellectual angle on the world of scent. So glad I found this gem!