62 episodes

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
TikTok: @emma_vern


Music by Max Vernon
Art by Israel Rodriguez

Perfume Room Emma Vernon

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    • 5.0 • 423 Ratings

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
TikTok: @emma_vern


Music by Max Vernon
Art by Israel Rodriguez

    61. Vabbing, The Ultimate Indie Sleaze Perfume, and Why You Need to Stop Trying to Make Goblincore Happen (w/ Old Loser In Brooklyn, Mandy Lee!)

    61. Vabbing, The Ultimate Indie Sleaze Perfume, and Why You Need to Stop Trying to Make Goblincore Happen (w/ Old Loser In Brooklyn, Mandy Lee!)

    This week I am joined by your fave fashion analyst/tastemaker Mandy Lee, AKA Old Loser in Brooklyn. With over 400k TikTok followers, Mandy has played a pivotal role in both setting and predicting so many trends, perhaps most notably, the ever-loved Indie Sleaze, which we obviously scent. From Cottagecore to Coquette, we also discuss the perfect fragrance for every trending e-aesthetic. And you knew it was coming; separately, Mandy has been very high on Perfumetok’s radar in the last month for a different reason— a viral video she made (and has since taken down) about vabbing. Yep, this is the vabbing episode. Since posting, Mandy has not spoken out about that video and the life it took on— UNTIL NOW.

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Glossier You, Chanel Chance, Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk, Under The Lemon Trees; Old Spice, Le Labo Bergamote 22, Essential Faith, Nemat Amber, Axe, Britney Spears Curious, Paris Hilton Tease, DKNY Be Delicious, Clinique Happy, ELdO Secretions Magnifiques, Akro Night, Mugler Angel, Regimes des Fleurs Little Flower, Kismet Olfactive Nostalgia, Marissa Zappas La Divina, Guerlain Insolence, Marissa Zappas Annabel’s Birthday Cake, Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, DKNY Be Delicious, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Masque Milano Lost Alice, Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau, Akro Dark, Initio Absolute Aphrodisiac, Maison Margiela Replica Blue Sailing Day, Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace

    FOLLOW MANDY: @oldloserinbrooklyn on all platforms

    FOLLOW EMMA: @perfumeroompod @emma_vern

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    • 59 min
    60. Beauty Editors' Most Coveted Fragrances (w/ Breaking Beauty podcast Co-Hosts Jill Dunn & Carlene Higgins)

    60. Beauty Editors' Most Coveted Fragrances (w/ Breaking Beauty podcast Co-Hosts Jill Dunn & Carlene Higgins)

    Breaking Beauty podcast co-hosts Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are in the Perfume Room today! These two longtime friends and beauty editors tell the stories behind the breakthrough people, products, and moments shaping beauty history and swatch and spritz everything so you don't have to. Today we discuss the most coveted fragrances in their personal collections, how beauty editors select the fragrances they write about, a wild press trip that included a multi-course Mugler Angel-inspired menu, fragrance in the metaverse, and of course, the trends and fragrances exciting them most right now. Need more of this?! Listen to my episode on Breaking Beauty that airs tomorrow all about my thoughts on the most viral Internet fragrances!

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Chris Collins Citrus Grandis, Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Mimosa, Chris Collins African Rooibos, Le Labo The Matcha 26, Le Labo The Noir 29, Aspen Apothecary Dusk, Chanel Jersey, Terre D’Hermes, Penhaligon’s: Luna, Bluebell, Revenge of Lady Blanche; Liz Taylor White Diamonds, Dior J’Adore, Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, D.S. & Durga I Don’t Know What, Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers, The Body Shop White Musk, Coty: Exclamation, Vanilla Fields; Drakkar Noir, Old Spice cologne, Body Shop Vanilla Oil, Phlur Missing Person, Hermes Eau de Pamplemousse Rose, Marc Jacobs Splashes, Chanel Gardenia, Prada Infusion D’Iris, Chloe Eau de Fleurs Capucine, JLo Glow, Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Chanel No. 19, Dana Love’s Baby Soft, Stella McCartney Stella, Frederic Malle Synthetic Jungle, Baby Phat Goddess, SJP Lovely, Diesel Only the Brave, Emporio Armani Diamonds, ELdO I Am Trash, Henry Rose Windows Down, Chanel Gardenia, Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, Ellis Brooklyn Salt Body Oil, Marc Jacobs: Cucumber, Cranberry Rain; Chloe EDP, Dossier, Better World

    FOLLOW BREAKING BEAUTY: @breakingbeautypodcast

    FOLLOW PERFUME ROOM: @perfumeroompod (IG) @emma_vern (TT)

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    • 57 min
    59. Reconstructing Cleopatra’s Signature Scent: The Perfumes of Ancient Egypt (w/ Egyptologist Dora Goldsmith)

    59. Reconstructing Cleopatra’s Signature Scent: The Perfumes of Ancient Egypt (w/ Egyptologist Dora Goldsmith)

    Egyptologist Dora Goldsmith is in the Perfume Room today! Dora is a PhD researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin who employs linguistics-based evidence to study and reconstruct the smells of ancient Egypt. You read that right; Dora doesn’t just study Egyptian scents, she brings them back to life(!) through perfect recreations of these ancient formulas. What did Cleopatra’s perfume smell like? Mummification? Deodorant? Hair Perfume? (Yes, hair perfume was a thing long before any of us started wearing it.) Dora knows and after today’s episode, so will you!

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Teo Cabanel Peau Salee Kierin Pier NY, Mugler Womanity, Vacation Inc, Jo Malone Salty Amber, Arquiste Sydney Rock Pool, Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Mugler Womanity

    FOLLOW DORA: @prof_dora

    EMAIL DORA TO ORDER HER SCENT KITS:  doragold@zedat.fu-berlin.de

    • 57 min
    58. The Urge to Herbal (w/ Queer Icon & Pop Star Hayley Kiyoko)

    58. The Urge to Herbal (w/ Queer Icon & Pop Star Hayley Kiyoko)

    Hayley Kiyoko, AKA “Lesbian Jesus,” as her fans adoringly call her, is in the Perfume Room today! This multi-hyphenate pop-star, advocate, dancer, actress, producer, director, and ultimately queer *icon*, has added one more notch to her belt: perfume (which we obviously chat all about)! We discuss everything from the smells of her first crushes, to her newly-public relationship, to her horoscope sign and whether Hue (said newly launched fragrance) is indeed an Aries scent, and of course, we discuss her highly-anticipated second album, Panorama, which drops next Friday (!) MARK YOUR CALS & PREGAME THE ALBUM WITH THIS DELIGHTFUL CONVO 😘

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Escentric Molecules: Escentric 02, Escentric 01, Molecule 01 + Iris, Escentric 04; DS & Durga Rose Atlantic, Snif Suganami, Chrisitan Dior Bois D'Argent, Goutal Etoile d'une Nuit, Hue Hayley Kiyoko, Kelloggs Corn Flakes®, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, D&G L’Imperatrice, VS Love Spell, Herbal Essences, Glow by JLo,  P.F. Candle Co. No. 35 Ojai Lavender, P.F. Candle Co. No 21 Golden Coast, Le Labo Another 13, Glossier You, Tom Ford Lost Cherry

    FOLLOW HAYLEY: @huefragrance @hayleykiyoko
    SHOP HUE: huebyhayley.com

    SEE HAYLEY ON TOUR: https://www.hayleykiyokoofficial.com/tour

    FOLLOW PERFUME ROOM: @perfumeroompod (IG) @emma_vern (TT)

    • 49 min
    57. The Perfume with a 200,000-person-long Waitlist (w/ PHLUR Re-Founder Chriselle Lim!)

    57. The Perfume with a 200,000-person-long Waitlist (w/ PHLUR Re-Founder Chriselle Lim!)

    CHRISELLE LIM(!), Phlur Re-Founder, Bümo Co-Founder, mother, mega-influencer, Creative Director, and Rich Mom to 2.8M doting fans is in the Perfume Room today!! We discuss Missing Person—the Internet’s most wanted perfume (and its 200,000-person-long waitlist), the secret to great PR, the re-brand/launch/birth of both Chriselle and Phlur, and of course, Chriselle’s *Single* Rich Mom era—including her sexiest photoshoot yet 😏

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Tocca Stella, Britney Spears Curious, Marissa Zappas Annabel’s Birthday Cake, Hanae Mori Butterfly EDT, Phlur: Apricot Privée, Missing Person, Not Your Baby, Phloria, Lost Cause, Ameline; Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Clinique Happy, CK One, Phlur: Missing Person, Not Your Baby

    FOLLOW: @chrisellelim @phlur

    SHOP: phlur.com

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    • 45 min
    56. Perfume Room LIVE!!! (w/ Kismet Olfactive Founder/Perfumer Shabnam Tavakol!)

    56. Perfume Room LIVE!!! (w/ Kismet Olfactive Founder/Perfumer Shabnam Tavakol!)

    At long last, today's ep is the recording from Perfume Room LIVE (the one-year anniversary live show)!! Enjoy a snippet on trends of the past, present, and future from panelists Travaulya Wallace, Liz Renstrom (Basenote Bitch), and Dulma Altan, plus a full length interview with the Founder/Perfumer behind Kismet Olfactive, Shabnam Tavakol! Shaby and I discuss the path that led her to perfumery, what she actually learned in perfume school, the time she slept with a flower, and a phone call from Christopher Sheldrake that changed her life. PLUS enjoy a bonus cameo from MY MOM! 

    FRAGS MENTIONED:

    Revlon Enjoli, Jean Nate, Dana Canoe, 4711, Ambre Blends, Dry Idea, Clean Reserve Muguet & Skin, Kenzo Parfum D’Ete, Parfums de Marly Meliora, JHAG Not A Perfume, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad, Avon Skin So Soft, YSL Opium, BR 540, La Perla Possibilities, Malibu Musk, Gap: Dream, Grass, Heaven; Miss Dior, Miss Dior Cherie, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, SpiceBomb, Dior Sauvage, Curve for Men, SJP Stash, M by Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton Pixie Dust, Byredo, Phlur , Ariana Grande Cloud, Narciso For Her, Kismet Olfactive: Tuberose Tantra, Nymphea; Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers, A&F Fierce, Kismet Olfactive The Poet, VS Love Spell, Ralph Lauren Romance, Max Azria BCBG, Polo Blue, Strangelove, Kismet Olfactive Nostalgia, Tuberose Tantra

    FOLLOW THE PANELISTS: @basenote_bitch @travaulyawallace @iamdulma

    FOLLOW SHABY (Kismet Olfactive): @kismet.olfactive || kismetolfactive.com

    10% off LuckyScent purchases: code 'pr10' 

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
423 Ratings

423 Ratings

MysteriousSkinn ,

Emma is scentsational! 💖✨

Let me start off by saying that I just recently really got into fragrances…and what a treat it was to find Perfume Room. Emma is full of knowledge regarding fragrances (and a ton of other things). She makes her podcast easy to understand, and teaches me new things every time I listen! Not having many friends, it’s nice to hear someone discuss the fragrances I’m interested in (with the coolest guests), in such a conversational manner. If I lived in New York, I could totally see Emma and me vibing! Keep up the great work…look forward to tuning in to the next episode!!! 💖✨

MegO'C ,

Insightful, educational, and funny

Emma is a delight to listen to! I love learning about all aspects of the perfume industry—everything from different notes to behind-the-scene insights into how perfumes are created. This podcast inspired me to do a deep dive into the world of fragrance. I love it and listen every week!

EAU de YOSH ,

Obsessed

The Perfume Room hosted by Emma is one of the best places to discover and deep dive into the world of perfumery and the super talented noses and creators behind the hottest brands on the scene. She gives us VIP access without the hassle of having to bribe the doorman. You feel like you’re part of the conversation because she manages to ask all the questions in your own mind. She’s knowledgeable about fragrance and pop-culture without being pretentious and lighthearted while asking intimate questions. She is an amazing talk show host!

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