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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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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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.

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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
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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
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