MECCA Talks Fragrance, with Laura Curtis and Analiese Gregory

Welcome back to MECCA Talks, your access all areas pass to the beauty, business, and lifestyle experts we call our community.

In today’s episode…

Kate takes us on a journey of fragrance through time, and how personal scents have come to be as complex and abundant as they are today.

Then, MECCA education manager for fragrance Laura Curtis tackles our most commonly asked fragrance questions. Her depth of knowledge will blow your mind (and leave you with a whole new wish list of scents!).

Giving us a new angle on aromatics, hatted chef and proud hunter-gatherer Analiese Gregory joins Kate and Zara to discuss her relationship with memories, recipe development and scent (and how they all intertwine).

Products and brands mentioned in this episode:

Le Labo Santal 33

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady EDP



Byredo Gypsy Water EDP

Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower EDP

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

Le Labo Jasmin 17

Vilhelm Parfumerie Morning Chess EDP

Maison Margiela Replica

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP

Byredo Mojave Ghost EDP

Diptyque Philosykos EDT


Ellis Brooklyn Myth EDP

Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau EDT

Byredo Black Saffron EDP 

More on fragrance…

Our failproof guide to finding the perfect fragrance

From a signature scent to a scent wardrobe, here are the four approaches to fragrance-wearing

We couldn’t decide on a new spring fragrance, so we got an astrologer to do it for us

You asked, we answered: how to make your fragrance last longer

Hosts: Kate Blythe, Zara Wong

Guests: Laura Curtis, Analiese Gregory

Producers: Kerri Gordon, Michael Liberale

Analiese’s first book, How Wild Things Are, celebrates Tasmania’s rugged and sometimes wild nature, and the chef’s passion for cooking, fishing, foraging, hunting and discovering at the bottom of the world. Learn more about it here. 

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MECCA Talks wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this episode at our studio in Naarm, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. We recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.

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