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Friday, 30 November 2012

Koku - an interview with a perfumer

I'm including here a video made for television featuring an interview with another perfumer, working in Turkey.  It's in Turkish but with English subtitles, which though occasionally imperfect are easily good enough to enable understanding.

Vedat talks to his interviewer about the nature of olfaction, the history of scent, its connnection with art, science and the industrial scale production of most modern fragrances: fascinating stuff and well worth a few minutes of your time to watch:

 Oh and Koku? It means scent but also fragrance, smell, olfaction and so on - a wonderfully multi-purpose Turkish word.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Pop-up Shop

Update: The Pop-up Shop in Newport - opposite the Shakespeare Pub - now features over 30 local businesses & I'm there myself every Wednesday afternoon if you want to talk perfume.

I'm very pleased to report that Pell Wall Perfumes products are available at the new pop-up-shop in Newport, Shropshire (details on the 2nd of those links).

The shop is open 9-5 Monday to Saturday with late opening for the Newport Christmas Lights Fayre on Friday 30th November.  Just in time for all those Christmas gifts you've not started thinking about yet!

Besides perfumes there are several types of handmade jewellery, silk cards, hats, furniture, wood-turning, art, candles, pictures and more.

And while you're browsing you can enjoy a hot drink and check out the community notices too: it's a genuine local community project I'm proud to be associated with.