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S2 EP9: Deconstructing the Fougére

Ever wondered what makes a Fougère, well, a Fougère? Heck, have you ever even wonder what the word “Fougère” means? We have the answers! Thomas and Nick discuss the origins of this popular masculine fragrance family, sniff some of its iconic members and cast their noses over the materials that come together to make a&hellip

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S2 EP8: Blind Sniffing with Escentual.com

Online beauty and fragrance retailer Escentual sent us eight fragrance to smell absolutely blind. So that’s what we did on this week’s episode – we sniffed each fragrance completely out of context with no name, brief, concept, bottle, brand or anything else to guide us. Find out what we thought by tuning in!

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S2 EP7: Fragrantly Asked Questions

This week, Thomas and Nick are taking listener’s questions – queries that range from book recommendations to the phenomenon of copycat perfumes. It’s an informative one, folks! If you want to ask us a question, drop us a line and we may answer it on a future episode.

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S2 EP6: Fun With Flankers

This week’s topic is flankers – those fragrances that share the names, bottles and olfactory profiles of other existing scents. Think of them as smelly sequels! Are flankers good? Can they be a bit annoying? Can they even be better than the fragrance they are flankering? Tune in to find out!

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S2 EP5: Discontinued Diamonds

Have you ever had a favourite fragrance discontinued? We at Fume Chat certainly have and we want to celebrate some fragrances that are gone, but not forgotten. This week, Thomas and Nick dive into the perfume cupboard to sniff some of their long lost loves. 

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S2 EP4: Are the Fragrance Families Fit for Purpose?

This week, Thomas and Nick discuss the fragrance families and ask themselves whether terms like “fougère” and “chypre” are fit for purpose in this day and age. Do they mean anything to consumers? do they represent they way fragrances smell? Are terms like “oriental” offensive? Listen and you’ll find out!

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S2 EP3: How Sustainable is Your Perfume?

How sustainable is your perfume? On this week’s episode, Thomas and Nick talk about how our fragrances can be renewable, recyclable and refillable, covering how the fragrance industry is trying to make itself more sustainable for the future.As always, there is a round-up of new and noteworthy fragrances including launches from Paco Rabanne and Juliette&hellip

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S2 EP2: Attack of the Colognes w/ Nigel Dunckley

It’s battle time once again and in this episode, Thomas and Nick are joined by guest judge Nigel Dunckley (Thomas’ lovely yet long-suffering husband) in a fragrant fight of their favourite Eau de Colognes. What is an Eau de Cologne? What fragrances do Thomas and Nick choose? Who is victorious? Will Thomas and Nigel still&hellip

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S2 EP1: Perfume Origin Stories

Fume Chat is back! To celebrate the launch of Season Two, hosts Thomas and Nick are chatting about their perfume origin stories – how they got into this little thing called fragrance. As always, exciting new things are sniffed too!