London’s original olfactory adventures, Scratch+Sniff are lively, fun and creative events in which the sense of smell takes centre stage.

Every experience is different, and we like to bring scent together with lots of other things. Come with your friends, come on a date, come solo and meet new people. Just come with your nostrils ready…

When booking, some of the events are sold by us direct, while others might take you to the ticketing page of another venue or partner.


Smelling belle époque paintings

In this multisensory tour we experience French Impressionist and Symbolist paintings through our sense of smell. Can the subject matter, colour and composition of a painting be mirrored in a modern or historic fragrance? And how can scents help us to explore themes such as beauty, sexuality and metropolitan life?
Friday 17th July 2015
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Power Diva

In contrast to my more typical events, for this one I’m doing a talk for the female entrepreneur’s network Power Diva on how I turned my interest in perfume into a business, including the best things I’ve done as well as the cock-ups. Taking place at Shoreditch House – tickets soon!
Monday 27th July, 7pm
Shoreditch House
1 Ebor Street, London, E1 6AW

Sniffing the Unconscious

The Freud Museum is one of London’s gems, a beautiful house in Frognal, which is where Sigmund Freud lived in his last years. For their ‘Festival of the Unconscious’, I’ll be hosting a tour through the relationship between the sense of smell and the mind. Tickets £12 or £8 concessions.
Wednesday 9th September, 7pm
The Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

The Theatre of Fashion

Join me and cosmetic historian Julian Walker for an evening of Sex, Scent and Curious Cosmetics, as part of ‘The Theatre of Fashion’ summer lecture series with The Last Tuesday Society.
Tuesday 15th September 2015
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History
11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP

The Scent of Fear

The creatures! The perfumes! The horror! I’m teaming up with Egyptologist and Hammer Horror aficionado John J. Johnston for a chilling evening exploring the scented worlds of Gothic movies hosted in the unique setting of Bart’s Pathology Museum. Tickets £15
Wednesday 30th September
Bart’s Pathology Museum
West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

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