Join Vins Extraordinaires and “scentertainer” Lizzie Ostrom – aka Odette Toilette – for a multi-sensory exploration of fine wine and perfume – making scents of fine wine.

Want to know what sorts of perfumes you'd like based on your favourite wine? Intrigued in learning more about how particular molecules make things taste and smell the way they do? Or what wine and roses have in common?

At our “scents and sensibility” fine wine and perfume tasting, we will indulge in two of life’s great pleasures simultaneously. Please note that we recommend that you drink the wines and not the perfumes, even if they smell nice...

The format is...

  • We will taste four fine wines with specially chosen perfumes that heighten your experience
  • Lizzie will share an isolated compound that contributes its aroma to a wine and will explain how that material can be harnessed in fragrances
  • The event lasts approximately two hours
  • We can accommodate eight seated guests or up to 40 for a standing reception

What’s included?

Our visitors get a great fine wine experience:

  • An expert host and speaker
  • Access to a private Mayfair venue
  • Plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware
  • Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co
  • Above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying fine wines, perfumes, Lizzie’s insights, the venue, and each other’s company

Please contact us for availability and prices.

Who's Lizzie Ostrom?

Lizzie is one of the country's leading experts on all matters scent. The author of Perfume: A Century of Scents, she often appears on broadcast media to share the history and psychology of fragrance. Recently she was one of the experts interviewed by Bridget Kendall for the Radio 4 program "The Forum: The Story of Perfume".

She has hosted all manner of creative events and explorations, from recreations of ancient scent rituals in masonic temples to a staging of a Victorian Egyptian mummy "unrolling" party complete with aromas and embalming materials, as well as “The Scent of Space” with the Royal Observatory Greenwich in the historic Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution.

In 2017 Lizzie co-curated the hit summer exhibition at Somerset House"Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent".