I AM HERETIC is a podcast about fragrance, how it's made and the effects is has. Join Heretic's founder, perfumer and creative director, Douglas Little, as he explores this fascinating world and the extraordinary people it has led him to. The conversations are fun and educational, with plenty of surprise guests.


  • Exploring the world of fetish with Betony Vernon

    Exploring the world of fetish with Betony Vernon

    11/04/2020 Duración: 37min
  • Gregory Arlt: A Work of Arlt

    Gregory Arlt: A Work of Arlt

    15/03/2020 Duración: 30min

    Tune into our latest podcast with the hysterical Gregory Arlt. Mr. Arlt is a celebrated and award winning makeup artist and self-proclaimed "beauty exorcist". Listen as Gregory discusses his work with some of Hollywood's greatest faces and hear his side-splitting, blind-smell-review of some of our fragrances.

  • Arnaud Winter : Master Perfumer

    Arnaud Winter : Master Perfumer

    11/03/2020 Duración: 24min

    Meet Arnaud Winter, senior perfumer for Cosmo International Fragrances.  Mr. Winter is a celebrated French perfumer who has developed scent for prestigious global brands. Listeners are invited into a intimate conversation about the path to perfumery, inspiration, and formulation.  Arnaud and Douglas have worked together for 20 years developing fragrances for beauty, home and personal fragrance projects.  A fascinating seat at the perfumers bench as they explore the science, art, and magic of perfume. 

  • Authentic Beauty with Maurice Harris

    Authentic Beauty with Maurice Harris

    09/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Maurice Harris, the fine artist and floral sculptor known as 'Bloom & Plume', joins Heretic in celebrating the explicit scent of fresh florals for our latest perfume launch "Flower Porn". The concept of Flower Porn was inspired by the back rooms of a flower market, so we wanted to connect with an inspirational florist to hear about their experiences. When we found Maurice, we found someone whose work goes far beyond floral arrangements.  His photography and art is a journey of self-love and self-discovery intended to help people see the world differently. Maurice's work centers on nude black bodies in lush botanical settings, inviting the viewer into an authentic and uncensored world of natural beauty. It's a kismet pairing, with both photograph and fragrance evoking the visceral sensation of stem-on-skin contact. You can view his photographic collaboration with Heretic along with our exclusive video interview with him on 



    04/03/2020 Duración: 06min

    Inspired by the back rooms of a flower market, Flower Porn is Heretic Parfum's newest creation. A fragrance bursting with florals and herbaceous stems, it's an explicit floral explosion that contains high concentrations of orange blossoms—one of the most expensive materials used in natural perfumery.  Listen to hear our perfumer, Douglas Little, describe the inspiration behind this incredible scent.

  • Astro-Curious with Monica Brand

    Astro-Curious with Monica Brand

    13/02/2020 Duración: 21min

    Meet Monica Brand: artist, creative director, and astrologer. She breaks astrology down for us in this podcast, explaining how the stars and planets can influence your personality, career journey, love and sex life. They can also impact which fragrances you gravitate towards and those aromas that could be particularly useful at certain times. Discover how to harness the cosmos' exquisite power in this intimate and illuminating conversation.Follow Monica on IG @bymonicabrand

  • Dismantling the Pleasure Taboo with Betony Vernon

    Dismantling the Pleasure Taboo with Betony Vernon

    16/01/2020 Duración: 22min

    We discuss the topic of sexual wellness with Betony Vernon, a Paris-based erotic jewelry designer, sexual anthropologist, author, and visionary whose ultimate goal is to 'dismantle the pleasure taboo'. Her book The Boudoir Bible is a sex-positive guide to the new sexual landscape, covering erotic topics such as bondage, role playing, sex toys, and new erogenous zones. 

  • Dr. Will Cole: Ketotarianism

    Dr. Will Cole: Ketotarianism

    03/01/2020 Duración: 29min

    We talk with author and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole, whose philosophy and mission aligns with Heretic's beliefs regarding the importance of clean beauty and non-toxic products. He points out that although human genetics haven't changed in about 10,000 years, auto-immune conditions, diabetes, and chronic disease are growing like never before. Dr. Cole works to examine the lifestyle choices and environmental toxins that are awakening genetic predispositions and causing a slew of health problems for millions of people. His book 'Ketotarian' outlines his plan for optimal health that combines the keto diet with a vegetarian one. In this podcast Dr. Will digs into how you can start the new year off living your best life.

  • Knowledge Is Power - Scientist Barbara Paldus Redefines Clean Beauty

    Knowledge Is Power - Scientist Barbara Paldus Redefines Clean Beauty

    23/12/2019 Duración: 33min

    Meet Barbara Paldus, a brilliant scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, and mother, who ventured into clean beauty after having frustrating experiences finding truthful products for her son's skin condition. Barbara has founded CODEX BEAUTY and invested in like minded brands within the beauty & wellness realm. In this podcast Heretic's founder/perfumer Douglas Little chats with her about her plans to redefine clean beauty with honesty, efficacy, and scientific innovation. 

  • Dr. Ash Ranpura: The Neuroscience of Scent

    Dr. Ash Ranpura: The Neuroscience of Scent

    18/12/2019 Duración: 46min

    Dr. Ash Ranpura is a neuroscientist and clinical neurologist who has been active in brain research for over 25 years. He has recently co-authored a book on mindfulness and neuroscience entitled How To Be Human: The Manual. We spoke with Ash about all of the intricacies of the brain when it comes to how we process scent.

  • I Am Heretic: Violet Chachki

    I Am Heretic: Violet Chachki

    13/12/2019 Duración: 30min

    Violet Chachki is the very embodiment of the Heretic ethos—a modern-day provocateur and wellspring of glamour, transgression, seduction, and fetishistic desire. Gliding effortlessly between the once segregated spheres of masculine and feminine, Violet represents the essence of modern celebrity, a luminous Lady Liberty unshackled from antiquated conventions and stereotypes. To celebrate the release of our fragrance collaboration 'Dirty Violet', we talk with Violet about scent and of course their journey to becoming the Empress of drag performance.

  • Wild Alchemy with Jemma Foster

    Wild Alchemy with Jemma Foster

    10/12/2019 Duración: 18min

    Jemma is a chef, mixologist, forager, practitioner of plant and vibrational medicine and the founder of Mama Xanadu, a multi-disciplinary botanical studio based in London that offers a Wild Alchemy Bar, supper clubs, creative workshops and consultancy. We chat with her about the connection between mixology and perfuming, and how the use of real botanical materials allows us to express deeper alchemic, mystical, and healing properties through our creations.

  • Know Your Alcohol with Aaren Glover

    Know Your Alcohol with Aaren Glover

    03/12/2019 Duración: 31min
  • The Queen of Natural Perfume, Mandy Aftel

    The Queen of Natural Perfume, Mandy Aftel

    03/12/2019 Duración: 39min

    MANDY AFTEL is the Berkeley based perfumer behind the natural fragrance line Aftelier, in addition to being a teacher and the author of nine books on the topics of natural perfumery and essential oils. She's considered an authority and leader within the field of natural fragrance, which is why Heretic's founder/perfumer looked to her early on as a mentor when starting his brand. The fragrances Mandy creates are entirely different from the standard synthetic-based fragrances commonly found on the market, so her work has been a major inspiration for Heretic. Not to mention, she's an incredible, funny, and extremely interesting human. 

  • The Power of Scent  Sound with Master of the Theremin, Armen Ra

    The Power of Scent & Sound with Master of the Theremin, Armen Ra

    22/10/2019 Duración: 19min

    For this Halloween edition of our podcast we talk with Armen Ra, master of the theremin, to explore the power of scent & sound and what happens when the two worlds collide. Listen to find out about this mysterious instrument and hear how Armen intreprets two of Heretic's fragrances through music. 

  • The Scent of Seduction with Dita Von Teese

    The Scent of Seduction with Dita Von Teese

    01/10/2019 Duración: 33min

    The scintillating Dita Von Teese joins Douglas for the premier episode of I Am Heretic!  Join Dita in a conversation about her career and journey to becoming the queen of burlesque. Learn about their Scandalwood collaboration, its formulation and Dita's most erotic fragrance memory....