Life in Scents heads into the inspiring, energising and cacaphonous world of London’s Science Museum this month, as we meet Inventor-in-Residence Mark Champkins to talk all things smell. The founder of Concentrate Design, Mark is tasked with solving problems into useful, patentable products. He pitches the concept of the anti-smell spectrum, the odour absorbing school gym kit, and the olfactory world of the inventor, while Jo and Odette pitch him some real and fake smell-invention ideas to see if he bites…
Music
Swallowable perfume 
Pheromone tights

Life in Scents heads into the inspiring, energising and cacaphonous world of London’s Science Museum this month, as we meet Inventor-in-Residence Mark Champkins to talk all things smell. The founder of Concentrate Design, Mark is tasked with solving problems into useful, patentable products. He pitches the concept of the anti-smell spectrum, the odour absorbing school gym kit, and the olfactory world of the inventor, while Jo and Odette pitch him some real and fake smell-invention ideas to see if he bites…

Music

Swallowable perfume

Pheromone tights


Shonagh Marshall is a curator at the cultural centre Somerset House, home of London Fashion Week and the Courtauld Gallery. As a cataloguer and archiver of fashion collectors, she has worked on internationally renowned exhibitions including Alexander McQueen’s collection for the Costume Institute in New York, Tim Walker: Story Teller and Valentino: Master of Couture. Most recently, Shonagh was asked by Daphne Guiness to catalogue the personal collection of the late Isabella Blow, and co-curated the subsequent exhibition, Fashion Galore!, which has been running for the past four months in London. Shonagh joins LIfe in Scents to talk about how scent and clothing are connected, the Fracas effect, and an abhorrence of the aroma of oranges. This episode features original music by MADEWILD.

Shonagh Marshall is a curator at the cultural centre Somerset House, home of London Fashion Week and the Courtauld Gallery. As a cataloguer and archiver of fashion collectors, she has worked on internationally renowned exhibitions including Alexander McQueen’s collection for the Costume Institute in New York, Tim Walker: Story Teller and Valentino: Master of Couture. Most recently, Shonagh was asked by Daphne Guiness to catalogue the personal collection of the late Isabella Blow, and co-curated the subsequent exhibition, Fashion Galore!, which has been running for the past four months in London. Shonagh joins LIfe in Scents to talk about how scent and clothing are connected, the Fracas effect, and an abhorrence of the aroma of oranges. This episode features original music by MADEWILD.


Darren Rook is the co-founder and CEO of the London Distillery Company, the first to open it’s doors in London for over a hundred years. Darren speaks about how his team create their whisky and gin using high quality ingredients and an attention experimentation, process and the latest technology. He also takes us back to recycling plants in Newcastle, and to Islay, the island which sparked his passion for the magic of distilling.

Darren Rook is the co-founder and CEO of the London Distillery Company, the first to open it’s doors in London for over a hundred years. Darren speaks about how his team create their whisky and gin using high quality ingredients and an attention experimentation, process and the latest technology. He also takes us back to recycling plants in Newcastle, and to Islay, the island which sparked his passion for the magic of distilling.


Hawthorne and Pink May

Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 3

Hawthorne and Pink May

Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 3


Patchouli and The Incredibly Strange Bed
Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 2

Patchouli and The Incredibly Strange Bed

Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 2


Oud Velvet Mood and Lot 249
Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 1

Oud Velvet Mood and Lot 249

Sniff and Scream with James Craven: Episode 1


Our guest on Life in Scents this month is His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza, who is the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland. With a diplomatic career that follows years in industry, His Excellency is also a poet, and his recent volume ranges across Rwanda’s painful recent history and the drive towards rebuilding the country in the aftermath of genocide. We talked with him about the olfactory scentscapes of his home, from coffee plantations to gorilla-spotting at altitude.

Our guest on Life in Scents this month is His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza, who is the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland. With a diplomatic career that follows years in industry, His Excellency is also a poet, and his recent volume ranges across Rwanda’s painful recent history and the drive towards rebuilding the country in the aftermath of genocide. We talked with him about the olfactory scentscapes of his home, from coffee plantations to gorilla-spotting at altitude.


Life in Scents exhibit at Adhoc Senses, The Lake, October 2013


In this special edition of Life in Scents, we map the smells and stenches of the city, as Dr Victoria Henshaw, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at Sheffield University, shares her work in understanding the olfactory character of the urban. Victoria’s talk, hosted at Angela Flanders’ perfumery in East London to a public audience, was recorded immediately following a smell tour round Spitalfields which Odette had organised. From the scent implications of urban zoning to the creation of scents for perfuming town centres and the ethics of whiffy street ads, get ready to resniff your street. Victoria’s book, Urban Smellscapes, was recently published by Routledge, or visit her website

In this special edition of Life in Scents, we map the smells and stenches of the city, as Dr Victoria Henshaw, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at Sheffield University, shares her work in understanding the olfactory character of the urban. Victoria’s talk, hosted at Angela Flanders’ perfumery in East London to a public audience, was recorded immediately following a smell tour round Spitalfields which Odette had organised. From the scent implications of urban zoning to the creation of scents for perfuming town centres and the ethics of whiffy street ads, get ready to resniff your street. Victoria’s book, Urban Smellscapes, was recently published by Routledge, or visit her website


Benjamin Hebbert, a London-based dealer in stringed instruments, is one of the world’s foremost experts on violins and instrument making. A former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and European Specialist for Christie’s auction house, Benjamin how buys and sells for a client base of professional musicians, for whom he helps find the perfect instrument. The world of strings is unexpectedly, one where an absence of smells is a mark of quality and authenticity. Odour is a sign that something might not be quite right, as Benjamin explained to us….

Benjamin Hebbert, a London-based dealer in stringed instruments, is one of the world’s foremost experts on violins and instrument making. A former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and European Specialist for Christie’s auction house, Benjamin how buys and sells for a client base of professional musicians, for whom he helps find the perfect instrument. The world of strings is unexpectedly, one where an absence of smells is a mark of quality and authenticity. Odour is a sign that something might not be quite right, as Benjamin explained to us….