James Craven - Les Senteurs

James Craven – Olfactory Advisor

We welcome back the wonderful James Craven to the Festival. James wowed the audiences last year with both his selection of scents for each performance, but also his fascinating written pieces on perfume through history.

James has worked in perfumery for the past 30 years, a career which has been the apogee of a lifetime’s interest in perfume and its interaction with history, costume, psychology and the whole business of what makes the human animal tick. After some years’ employment at Harrods working for Annick Goutal, James found his dream billet at the Specialist Perfumery LES SENTEURS

He now works as Perfume Archivist at LES SENTEURS’ two shops in Elizabeth Street and Seymour Place, writing a regular blog, giving lectures and training.