Christine talks to entrepreneur JK DeLapp, who is an acupuncturist, herbalist, natural perfumer and distiller (ex-model and actor too!).  JK talks about his journey to Chinese medical school, aromatherapy and how he got into botanical perfumery. They also discuss his obsession with Oud (Agarwood) and the many places it is sourced around the world.  


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This is an audio from a live broadcast from April 28. Perfumer Paul Kiler (pkPerumes) and I evaluate some new ingredients from

Mysoral Base (synthetic)

Patchouli Oil 65% Patchoulol (natural)

Patchoulol (Patchoulyl Alcohol) (natural)

Clearwood Base (natural)

Bois d’Encens (natural)

Olibanol (natural)

Citronellol ex Citronella Oil (natural isolate)

Oxalide T (synthetic)

L-Muscone (synthetic)

Sauvignone 100 (synthetic)

You can order a kit of these here:


Direct download: PKilerCDaleyMay2016FINAL.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

Christine chats with UK perfumer Chris Bartlett of Pell Wall Perfumes. Chris sells his own fragrances, fragrance ingredients, he gives workshops, and he offers private consultations on all aspects of perfumery.  Here are some links to the things discussed in this episode. NOTE: CHRIS'S AUDIO STARTS OUT AWFUL BUT GETS BETTER AT 14 MINUTES. - Pell Wall Perfumes The British Society of Perfumers - American Society of Perfumers - Chandler Burr's book about Jean Claude Ellena (perfumer at Hermes) Geosmin US Geosmin- UK and Europe Green Tea Givco - U.S. - Green Tea Givco - UK and Europe Zenolide

Other compounds we talk about are Skatole and Theaspirane.

Are you new to perfumery? Check out this link for help:!-Read-this-first






Direct download: 2015-12-30_13-09-46__Pell_Wall_FINAL.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

In this episode, Christine is joined by independent perfumers Paul Kiler of pkPerfumes and Kevin Verspoor of PERFUMEKEV for an intense evaluation session of ten powerful AMAZING ingredients from  Paul is a professional photographer who is also a self-taught perfumer, and Kevin is a master perfumer who has been classically trained and has as a perfumer at IFF, Haarmann & Reimer (Symrise), Fragrance Resources and Drom.  Having learned the craft of perfumery in completely different ways, Paul and Kevin bring their own unique and interesting perspective to this evaluation session.  Note that a kit of these 10 materials is available if you want to evaluate along with us.

Direct download: WondAROMA_Episode_9_-_Kevin_Veerspoor_Paul_Kiler_FINAL.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Mandy Aftel is an award-winning perfumer and author, and Christine talks to her about her early career as a therapist, her transition to natural perfumery and her many critically-acclaimed books including her latest book entitled Fragrant, The Secret Life of Scent. Mandy's work has been featured on CNN and in Vogue and Vanity Fair. She was also named one of the top seven bespoke perfumers in the world by


Direct download: WondAROMA_Episode_8_-_Mandy_Aftel_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

In this episode, Christine talks to the Editor in Chief of Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine Jeb Gleason Allured and the Associate Publisher, Paige Crist about how the magazine got started, where they get their content, thoughts about the industry, and their upcoming events Flavorcon and the WPC.

Direct download: WondAROMA_Episode_7_-_AlluredCrist_Final_Cut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

In this episode, Christine talks to world-renown essential oil expert, Dr. Robert Pappas. Dr Pappas, an analytical chemist with a PhD in Physical Chemisty, is on a mission to educate the general public about the chemistry of essential oils.  He talks about his website ESSENTIAL OIL UNIVERSITY, a 100% free database of essential oil data for hundreds of oils, and other free resources for consumers and professionals alike.

Direct download: Wondaroma_Episode_6-Dr_Robert_Pappas_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

In this episode, Christine has a chat with Australian-based perfumer and blogger Clayton Ilolahia, who is also the ‎Learning & Development Facilitator at Sydney Opera House. Clayton's blog encompasses his travels and experiences sampling perfumes around the world.  Christine and Clayton also spend some time evaluating 10 fragrance ingredients from including hedione, timbersilk, shangralide, norlimbanol and several others.

Direct download: Wondaroma_Episode_5-Clayton_Ilolahia_FINAL.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Cynthia Lipka is the current President of the Society of Flavor Chemists and she has been a Senior Flavor Chemist for over 20 years starting her career at Hershey Foods and continuing on to Wrigley, Sethness Flavors and Bell Flavors & Fragrances. She currently works at Prinova.

In this episode, Cyndi and I tackle questions such as how she got started in this niche industry over 20 years ago, what a flavor is, what types of ingredients are used, why flavors are necessary and how flavor trends get started.  She also briefly explains how and why flavors are considered safe for human consumption.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_4-Clipka_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

In this episode, Christine talks to Hugo Bovill, owner of Ajowan Consulting, a network of flavour and fragrance ingredient consultants with expertise in essential oils, aroma chemicals and natural cosmetic raw materials, their sourcing, production, marketing and global sales. Hugo talks about his excursion to Africa a few years ago, and utilizing his 40 years of experience, how he can help new producers enter the flavor, fragrance and cosmetic market.

Direct download: 2014-10-17_10-04-17_SkypeCall_Hugo_Bovill_FINAL.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

In this episode, Christine talks to Pia Long about her obsession with Jim Henson's muppets, her brief career as a makeup artist, her experience working as a perfumer at LUSH cosmetics, and also the more serious topic of fragrance regulations.  Pia is a gifted and prolific writer in the area of fragrances, cosmetics and culture. A self-proclaimed "nerd," Pia has a blog entitled Volatile Fiction. Pia also writes for and ODOU Magazine.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_2-Pia_Long_complete_final.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

In this first episode, Christine talks to Award-Winning Perfumer Paul Kiler of PkPerfumes. Paul is an independent artisan who has been working his craft since the mid 1990's.  He shares how and why he got into perfumery, and also has some advice for those who want to do the same. Paul is also co-owner of the new online fragrance ingredients boutique, Perfumer Supply House.

Direct download: Wonderoma_Episode_1-_Paul_Kiler_complete_7_final_CD.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT






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