Monday 10 October 2011

Life in Scents podcast

Life in Scents is a new podcast from olfactory aficionados Jo Barratt (@JoBarratt) and Odette Toilette (@OdetteToilette who I interviewed here). It is not unlike a Desert Island Discs of smell, a scented journey through a person's life. So far there are four podcasts, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed (perhaps unsurprisingly!) and all of which taught me something I didn't know about scent.

I think what is particularly good about this project for me is the feeling that I am not the only person whose memories are completely caught up in smell, or the only person who perhaps thinks of scent in terms of memory. As regular readers know I love the radio and podcasts especially so this is perhaps my ideal pre- recorded feature- in fact it's something I've wanted to do myself and never quite managed so hurrah for Odette and Jo and do have a listen- the podcasts are free and available via i tunes or at the Life in Scents website.


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Oh they sound really interesting. I love anything about scent. Jean Claude Ellena (sp?) was interviewed in this week's FT weekend but I can't find where on earth I put the article. I think someone recycled it already :( Hope you are well xo

Metropolitan Mum said...

So much better than programmes about poodles!! ;-)

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

I am currently using Sogni del Mare from Antonia's Flowers, but my favorite is L'Ombre dans L'Eau, with occasional Eau du Sud. They give me so much pleasure.

For my house (which is a wooden cabin) I use cedar oil - it is generic and inexpensive and perfectly appropriate. I am lucky enough to have an umbrella pine I past under each day, and the heavenly smell reminds me of the south of France and an old Davidoff which seems to have been discontinued. The adventures of the nose!