About me

Welcome perfume lover!

My name is Lucas, I’m a founder and writer of Chemist in the Bottle. The blog was established on the 1st day of July 2012, I created it from my personal need of wanting to share with other people the experience of smelling perfume, instead of keeping thoughts and observations for myself. My true love for fragrance things started in 2006 and influenced by this, guided by a dream of becoming a perfumer one day, I started university studies of cosmetics chemistry specialization. In June 2014 I received my master’s degree in chemistry. Few months ago I started working in fragrance evaluation.

Every perfume is a personal story to me, every scent evokes different pictures in my imagination, it triggers different emotions and reveals its nuances differently on skin of various people. To me it seems like there are no bad perfumes – there are only people who are not suitable to wear a particular creation. That’s why one and the same perfume can be loved by one and hated by someone else. It’s all a matter of taste, and this is the individual thing which shouldn’t be judged.

People say that they like my approach of talking about perfumes because they find my reviews to be containing both descriptive and analytical qualities, mixed with an approach of a chemist. I don’t like to grade my texts in terms of good and bad – you have to try a perfume on your skin anyway. Anyway, I will be honored if you decide to go on a fragrance adventure with me.

35 thoughts on “About me

  1. TaffyJ says:

    I adore the name of your blog, which reminds me of one of my favorite Police songs, “Message in a Bottle.” Love reading your blog and the unique perspective you bring to fragrance reviews!

  2. The Perfumed Dandy here. Just leaving my calling card and tip my hat.
    What a splendid place you have Mr Lucas.
    Excellent library stocked with books and journals – I look forward to getting to grips with some of these articles over the weeks ahead.
    Speak soon.

  3. lilybelle says:

    Lucas, how nice to see you here on your lovely blog! I look forward to getting caught up and to your future posts as well. Warm regards. 🙂

  4. knit1curltoo says:

    Hi Lucas — greetings from Wisconsin, USA!

    I have enjoyed your comments on nstperfume.com for quite some time, and look forward to reading more of your perspective here. I too will need to get caught-up, and look forward to that as well. 🙂

    So fun to connect with someone so far away due to a mutual interest (obsession?) in perfume.

    (BTW, LOVE the name!)

  5. That is such a great photo! Seriously, Lucas. When you come to New York, I may need to steal you away from fume sniffing to take some photos for my blog!

    And I love that you write in English! I teach French to university students so I know how what an achievement it is to express yourself in a language that is not your native tongue. Even after all these years speaking and teaching French, I still find it challenging to get my sense of humor and my sense of timing across.

    Bravo to you, dear friend! You should be very proud of yourself because I’m so impressed by you!

  6. Greetings from London Lucas. Just read your Iris Safran review and Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue, both spot on. Will enjoy reading many more reviews. Regards, Lila

  7. Greetings from Barcelona! I’ve just discovered your blog through Carner’s Facebook web page. It looks really great! If you ever come to Barcelona, please, do not hesitate to contact me and I’ll show you some interesting places regarding your (and also mine) passion!!



  8. rickyrebarco says:

    Hi Lucas greetings from Florida, USA. I’m so happy to have found your blog via Andy Tauer’s advent calendar. Love your blog and just read an archived article about aldehydes. First time I ever understood what they were. You are the best! I’m following your blog now- love your perspective. Thanks for great perfume info and for easy to understand chemistry explanations.

    • lucasai says:

      Hi Ricky! Thanks for stopping by to join Andy’s giveaway today. I’m glad I could help in understanding the chemistry of aldehydes.
      Hope to have you as a regular visitor from now on.

  9. Monika Tolgo says:

    Hi, Lucas!

    I am a perfume lover from Estonia. I just found your blog 10 minutes ago and I’m so anxious to start reading it!

    As in my country it’s impossible to study perfumery or cosmetic chemistry or anything related, I’ve been searching for universtities abroad. There are a few, but most of them are super expensive. So, where exactly do you study cosmetic chemistry? Do you know any ‘secret’ universtities that don’t cost that much?
    Any information about studying perfumery/cosmetic chemistry would be great actually. At the moment I am studying applied chemistry and biotechnology at Tallinn University of Technology for the first year (BSc).

    I would be so so thankful if you could write me an e-mail in response: monikatolgo@gmail.com.

    Thank you in advance!

    Now I’ll dig deep into your blog 🙂


  10. cologneluvr says:

    I love your comments on NSTPerfume.com I am a member there too. I am a perfumisto and have been ever since I started to groom as a teenager; my love for colognes and perfumes has grown into an obsession. It is nice to meet you and be part of a wonderful, fun community.

  11. Hi Lucasz. I’ve just nominated you for a Real Neat Blog award. Click on the link here x http://meganinsaintemaxime.com/2015/04/09/megan-in-sainte-maxime-receives-a-real-neat-blog-award/

  12. Tracy Graham says:

    Question for you..I recently found out that my perfume was discontinued. It was by Jo Malone and it was the Vanilla & Anise. Do you by chance know of another perfume that smells similar to this? Thanks Tracy

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