In this programme, Bridget Kendall and guests explore the modern history of perfume, including its flowering in France and the explosive chemical discoveries that helped to make fine fragrance what it is today. They also explore perfume’s ancient roots and ask: what’s in a name?
Bridget is joined by scientist and critic Luca Turin, writer and curator Lizzie Ostrom and the perfumer Thomas Fontaine. Also featuring William Tullett and James McHugh.
— Listen to the 41 minute radio show on BBC World Service. (I have not had a chance to listen yet, if you have, do comment and let us know if it is fantastic!) Hat tip to Oakland Fresca!