Perfume on the Radio

Perfume on the Radio

Perfume on the Radio explores humanity’s deep and diverse cultural connections with smell in a collaborative radio show (and podcast!) led by the Institute for Art and Olfaction, with Los Angeles radio station Lookout FM. Each episode tackles a new theme, exploring its connections with scent through interviews with perfumers, academics, aficionados, artists, and more. New episodes are uploaded on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Learn more at perfumeontheradio.com or at artandolfaction.com.

Episodes

April 8, 2021 62 min

In episode 7 of Perfume on the Radio, we give ourselves license to imagine the most fearsome, entrancing, magical and aromatic beings. Join us to learn all about some fantastical beasts, and meet the people who smell them.

GUESTS
Antonio Gardoni (Bogue Profumo)
Bayyana Davis (IFF)
Dr. J.W. Dotson (Uncanny Scents)
Lakenda Wallace (Modern Peasant Beauty)
Spyros Drosopoulos (Baruti)
Boris Raux (artist)
Jessica Murphy (Perfume Professor)
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In episode 6 of Perfume on the Radio, we welcome iconic perfume pioneer Sissel Tolaas for a deep dive into her practice.


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Airing on Los Angeles' Lookout FM on the second and fourth Thursday of every month and as a podcast thereafter, Perfume on the Radio is a radio show about scent culture, perfumery and olfactory art produced by the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Learn more at perfumeontheradio.com


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March 11, 2021 61 min

We explore the aromatics (and perceptions) of naughty behavior in an episode that would might the vice squad scrabbling for their notebooks.

Guests (in order of appearance):
Donna Lipowitz (Lipowitz Smells)
James McHugh (USC)
Persephenie (Persephenie Botanical Perfume)
Avery Gilbert (Headspace Sensory)
Chris Gordon (Maison Anonyme)
Etienne de Swardt (Etat Libre d'Orange)
Lakenda Wallace (Modern Peasant Beauty)
Christophe Laudamiel (Dr...

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February 25, 2021 57 min

In the second part of a two part series about scent and class, Artist Anicka Yi, academics Hsuan L. Hsu and Nuri McBride, and entrepreneur Mary Richardson-Lowry join us to discuss our aromatic bodies, our aromatic environment, and how scent plays into the concept of “the other”.
  
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February 11, 2021 58 min

Guest curator Maxwell Williams of UFO Parfums leads an aromatic excursion into the techno scene, with Oval, DJ Python, Isabel Lewis and Maria Golovina from Holynose Parfums.

 Airing on Los Angeles' Lookout FM on the second and fourth Thursday of every month and as a podcast thereafter, Perfume on the Radio is a radio show about scent culture, perfumery and olfactory art produced by the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Learn more...

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January 28, 2021 59 min

 So you want to live like the common people? In the first part of a two part series about scent and class, we explore social structures through perfumery.

Host Saskia Wilson-Brown is joined by fashion designer Jake Treddenick, perfume historian and museum professional Jessica Murphy (Perfume Professor), fragrance reviewer Miya Porubcan (Fab Smells by Miya), academic Nuri McBride (Death and Scent), PhD candidate Robyn Price (UCLA Cot...

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January 21, 2021 66 min

Ahhh... the sweet smell of home. Our inaugural episode explores how location relates to scent as host Saskia Wilson-Brown speaks to several perfumers and artists that work with real or imagined geographies in their practice. First, perfumers Spyros Drosopoulos (Baruti Perfumes), Dana El Masri (Jazmin Saraï) and Frank Bloem (The Snifferoo) talk about scent in relation to culture and location. Dr. Kate McLean then joins us to discuss...

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