Should children be counting calories?

You've probably seen it on tv; the Change4Life '100 Calorie Snacks; 2 a day max' campaign. This is yet another attempt by the government to tackle the obesity crisis that's sweeping across the nation and has been doing for some time now. And I'm 100% down for eating healthily, making informed food choices and teaching …

Flipping fragrance on its head

Fragrance is something that I've always had an interest in but I didn't quite realise how interested I was until this week as we have just entered the very, very premature stages of semester 2 and our fragrance module at university. On Thursday after a conference with industry experts who have worked directly with fragrance; …

Knocking off the knock offs

Let's talk counterfeit goods; more specifically, counterfeit fashion. We all know the scene; markets in Turkey and Greece and other tourist hot spots selling 'Michael Kors' bags and 'Gucci' belts for less than a fifth of what you'd pay for them at legitimate retailers. But we all know us Brits love a bargain and with …

Damn good advice (but is it really?)

After a mammoth reading session this morning, I finished 'Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent) by George Lois. I've never read an advice book like this one before (or any advice book for that matter) but I really enjoyed it! I didn't agree with all of the advice that it was offering however and …

Bacon scented candles??

In preparation for our fragrance module this semester, I was listening to the first of three podcasts in the Basenotes series; a small collection of fragrance podcasts hosted by industry professionals; Nick Gilbert, Callum Langston-Bolt, Odette Toilette (yes, I'm also questioning if this is her real name), Grant Osborne and Carla Seipp. I'm not sure …