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Hommage à Bertrand Duchaufour, Perfume Lovers London at October Gallery – Thursday 21st May 2015

By Tara Bertrand Duchaufour is one of the world’s most well known and prolific perfumers. Who better to lead this sniff-along guide to his work than perfume specialist Nick Gilbert. Not only does he have great knowledge of Duchaufour’s work … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Guide To Violet – Perfume Lovers London, The October Gallery, London, 23rd October 2014

By Tara I’m so glad Thomas’s talks have become an annual fixture at Perfume Lovers London. After a couple of fantastic Summer Specials this time The Candy Perfume Boy was back with his Jasmine Award winning Guide To Violet – … Continue reading

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Who Said It’s Not Easy Being Green? – Perfume Lovers London, 22nd May 2014

By Tara The New Cavendish Club is sadly closing so we gathered at the venue behind Oxford Street for one last time to explore the wide range of fragrances with a green facet. Event organiser Lila Das Gupta led through … Continue reading

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Vanilla Perfumes: The Best of The Best Presented by Neil Chapman, Perfume Lovers London, New Cavendish Club, Thursday 27th March 2014

By Tara Neil Chapman is a British perfume obsessive living in Japan. His blog The Black Narcissus is a great read but be warned, you may turn green with envy at the regularity with which he picks up vintage gems … Continue reading

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Strange, Sensational or Skanky: A Selection of Perfume Presented by Nick Gilbert at Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, Thursday 30th January 2014

By Tara This evening we delved into all that is strange and skanky in the world of perfume. It was a lot of fun, although perhaps not for the fainthearted. Nick Gilbert has worked in perfume retail for a number … Continue reading

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A Vetiver Special, Perfume Lovers London – Thursday 24th October 2013 at The New Cavendish Club, London

By Tara I must admit that I struggle with the traditionally masculine vetiver note when it’s centre stage in a perfume, so I hoped this evening might broaden my knowledge of the material and give me a greater appreciation of … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Lila Das Gupta Of Perfume Lovers London/Olfactory Events

Lila Das Gupta is a former journalist who runs ‘Perfume Lovers London’,  a group dedicated to entertaining and informing people about perfume. Their past speakers have included Frederic Malle, Patricia de Nicolai, Mark Buxton, Francis Kurkdjian and Geza Schön, as well as The Candy … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

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An Evening with Francis Kurkdjian at Perfume Lovers London, 20th June 2013

By Tara I was very curious to witness what perfumer Francis Kurkdjian was like in person, particularly because of how outspoken he has been in the past. He has little time for perfume criticism, professed to hate the way perfumistas … Continue reading

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Patricia de Nicolaï at Perfume Lovers London – New Cavendish Club on Thursday 23th May

By Tara It was a joy to get to meet and hear from Patricia de Nicolaï who is founder of Nicolaï, Créateur de Parfum and president of the Osmothèque (the perfume conservatory and museum in Versailles). Patricia is a thoroughly … Continue reading

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