Category: news

  • Perfume Making Workshops 30th April 1st May 2016 – London

    Two workshops are planned: How to Make Perfume & How to Make Better Perfume: Advanced Skills for Perfumers: Full details are on the Eventbrite Pages, but if you want to attend both please get in touch with me directly using as I can offer a discounted price for both.

  • A WondAroma Podcast

    A WondAroma Podcast

    Happy New Year! Episode 10 of the WondAroma podcast features the Pell Wall perfumer Chris Bartlett talking to Christine Daley of Perfumer Supply House about: how Pell Wall came about the process of composing a fragrance and  a handful of interesting ingredients including Geosmin, Green Tea Givco, Skatole, Theaspirane and Zenolide. The audio quality starts […]

  • Perfumery Ingredients at Pell Wall

    Perfumery Ingredients at Pell Wall

    The March issue of my Ingredients List is now online and the list now features some 300 materials, both natural and synthetic, with some very exciting new additions and a spectacular price reduction on one material thanks to some help from a friend in the US. There are two versions of the list on the […]

  • Pell Wall: Best Discovery of 2014

    Pell Wall: Best Discovery of 2014

    Pretty in Pink by Pell Wall As 2014 races to the finish line, I’m pleased to report that Pell Wall has featured as the Best Discovery of 2014 on the much respected Perfume Shrine blog by Elena Vosnaki, who has also just published a fantastic review of Pretty in Pink on the Fragrantica website: not […]

  • Zoologist Perfumes, Beaver

    It’s common knowledge in the industry, but not so common elsewhere, that perfumes are frequently composed by perfumers who are not associated with the company that markets them.  Commonly those perfumers work for one of the big ingredients houses, perhaps under the guidance of a designer from the brand for which the perfume is being […]

  • Pell Wall featured in Management Today

    Chris Bartlett – Perfumer at Pell Wall Pell Wall’s perfumer Chris Bartlett is featured in an article in Management Today: not an organ of the press most usually associated with perfumery and all the more worth readying for that.  Apparently we’re like punk rockers . . .

  • New Standard Packaging and luxury gift option

    Art Deco Boxes for Pell Wall I’m pleased to report that, just in time for Christmas, our new standard packaging is now in use: 30ml and 100ml bottles will be shipped in these elegant Art Deco style, glossy black boxes as standard from now on. Luxury Gift Presentation If you’re looking for something even more […]

  • Sandalwood found to have wound healing effects

    The implications of a fascinating piece of new research could be widespread:  Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany have found that not only are there olfactory receptors in the top layer of human skin, but have shown that a particular sandalwood odourant can trigger those receptors resulting in increased growth and migration in the surrounding cells. […]

  • Interview with an Indie Perfumer

    The Perfumer’s Organ at Pell Wall The charming Clare Wood interviewed me at my London hotel a few weeks ago.  We talked about aroma chemicals, natural perfumery materials, the art and science of perfumery, other perfumers I admire and what to do if you’re looking to get started in the business. You can read the […]

  • Pell Wall Perfume on ITV This Morning Show

    Two fragrances from Pell Wall’s 1953 range, a couple of pieces of ambergris that I keep for demonstration purposes, some synthetic ambergris and some of my ambergris tinctures are featured on this section of the ITV This Morning show from Friday 2nd May. The whole segment is a bit bonkers, featuring as it does a […]