Looks interesting…? By Odette Toilette:
….a one-off, super special event at The Sampler Tasting Room in South Kensington on the evening of Tuesday 27th September:
Perfume vs. Wine.
This is going to be a tasting with a difference, in which we will sample eight wines in conjunction with eight fragrances specially chosen to enhance or even to disturb the palate’s interpretation.
I wanted to host this one because wine and fragrance have so much in common in terms of a shared language, their subtleties and complexities, even down to the precision in creating the perfect blend. Yet at the same time, if they were each individuals at a party, they would probably stare cautiously at each other from opposite sides of the room.
There are only 25 ticket for this event which are £44 to include all wines, perfume sampling and nibbles. So be sure to book soon.
If you love smell, and you love the arts, have a listen to Life in Scents, a new podcast brought to you by yours truly and the amazing scent-geek come radio producer, Jo Barratt. Each month in Life in Scents we interview an interesting personality – starting with the poet and author Lavinia Greenlaw – about the smells that have been important to them throughout their lives. From the scent of punk to capturing her mother’s elegance through Miss Dior, and dockside warehouses haunted by the odours of the spice trade, Lavinia’s interview is an indulgent 25 minutes dedicated to our most special of senses.