The first issue of ODOU is a little labour of love. It collects an international roster of perfume lovers and smell-obsessed creatives. There is the Jasmine Award winning article from Neil Chapman, Perfume Haters, photography from French-born, London-living, Alexia Villard and New-York based perfumer, Douglas Bender to name but a few. Who are perfume haters? And what does a friend smell like? There are essays on oriental, warm fragrances, a scientific look at our noses and touching photography encapsulating a summer day and all its smells.

The astonishing individuality of our odour perception. It may seem unfathomable that your favourite perfume could be someone else’s scent kryptonite.
— "Your Nose Is A Snowflake" by Pia Long – Issue 1

Articles in issue 1