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


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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






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