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My fascination with perfume - or scents more generally - probably began in suburban teenagehood. My then girlfriend wore Smitty, and I proudly sported Blue Stratos (which trumped my second choice, Old Spice, and was streets ahead of Brut, "fashionable" at the time).
Fast forward the best part of 30 years and a family trip to the perfume museum in Grasse, where the fragrant air, even in the streets outside, and the fabulous design on show inside hooked me once again.
Next was picking up a copy of The Emperor of Scent and trying to understand the scientific processes behind the olfactory genius that is Luca Turin.
In late 2016 came my first attempts at creating perfume myself, taught by the inspiring Sarah McCartney and her kind husband at 4160 Tuesdays.
Our current meat-heavy system of food production seems to many unsustainable, a waste of resources and a source of pollution in the form of pesticides and hormones as well as methane gas from livestock manure.
We spend money we don't have on things we don't need to impress people we don't care about - Tim Jackson, #TEDGlobal 2010
In Thoreau's view, the price of our new leather jacket was not written on the tag - it was the three days of labouring time needed to purchase it. Buying a car might cost us three hundred days. We pay not with our wallets but with the precious days of our lives - Roman Krznaric, http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/11/roman-krz…