Shooting from the Lip
My rip-snortin’ jaunt from ballet girl to punkette to pop singer to TV host & all the messy stuff in between
Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
Witty and provocative reviews of 1,800+ perfumes
What the Nose Knows
A fun and quirky romp through everyday smells
A cultural history of smell
The Emperor of Scent
Maverick Luca Turin's entertaining tussles with perfume and science
The Perfect Scent
An insider's look at the creation of two bestselling fragrances
A Natural History of the Senses
An aphrodisiac for all five senses
The Secret of ScentLuca Turin's scientific look at perfume
Essence and AlchemyThe voluptuous history of natural perfume.
When not sniffing up a storm, I am a broadcaster, journalist and performer.
My TV and radio work in the US and UK covers the entire cultural pu-pu platter. In Britain, I hosted talk shows The Word (Channel 4), The Sunday Show (BBC2) and Pyjama Party (ITV). In the US, I ran riot on Pajama Party (Oxygen) and Who Needs Hollywood? (Oxygen).
My writing has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Elle, Marie Claire, Interview Magazine, and the London Sunday Times.
I began my career as a singer and dancer, including a tour across the globe with the Pet Shop Boys. I have also performed with DV8 Physical Theatre, the Michael Clark Company, and Sparks. The whole entertaining mess of my life is summed up in my memoir, Shooting From the Lip.
My YouTube fragrance channel is Katie Puckrik Smells.
Photo by Kimberly Metz