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; …

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 …

Fashion Brands by Mark Tungate

It's the second Thursday of my two reading weeks and I'm honestly questioning where the time has gone. I've been grateful for these weeks because as well as providing me with the the opportunity to  broaden my knowledge of the fashion industry, they also gave me the chance to go back to Manchester for a few …

NTU FCP TAKES NEW YORK: DAY 4

On Thursday we headed a little further out of town to Williamsburg, Brooklyn which meant catching a ferry over the Hudson. It was nice to get out of the city centre as I've been to New York before with my family but we never left Manhattan. The ferry crossing was pretty quick and as soon …

NTU FCP TAKES NEW YORK: DAY 2

The first full day in New York kicked off with a trip to the Fashion Institute of Technology (or FIT) for a perfume and fragrance talk which turned out to be possibly the most interesting 2 hours of my life. We learnt about different types of fragrance and what  distinguishes them from each other and …