About Me

Hi, my name is Freddie Albrighton…

Freddie Albrighton

I’m 23 years old, male, and work as a tattooist.

Alongside tattooing, my passion is fragrance… concentrating on vintage and niche. When I started this blog I was practically a virgin in the fragrance world, and you’ll notice my old reviews are… well, pretty piss poor. I’ve learnt a lot through simply writing, and find that I rarely, fully understand a fragrance until I sit down to write about it. So my approach may seem a little different, certainly more laid back.

I also have a YouTube channel, where I tend to blog more regularly (recently anyway)… http://www.youtube.com/user/smellythoughts

I hope you take the time to get in touch and say “Hi!” if you read my blog regularly, I appreciate any viewers and it’s pointless me writing if there’s no one to talk to at the end of it!
Any questions, or suggestions, or if you want to get in touch, please email me at smellythoughts@hotmail.co.uk
I also use too much punctuation, I realize that…. try and ignore it ;)

Enjoy! – :)

Freddie x

Oh and just for a bit more colour here and for me about “Me”… here’s some of my artwork… hope you like it :)

Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Flamingo
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Cockerel
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Giraffe
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Lady Face
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Moon
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Angel Devil
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Pug
Freddie Albrighton Tattoo Shrunken Head

34 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Love the blog Freddie. It looks like we’re in the same boat, albeit you are a bit more eloquent than I am! Check out my new site…welcome to the world of fragrance blogging!



    • Ahh thanks Steve! Very nice words.
      And nahhh that’s just flattering! I’m terrible at wording things calmy right now, I get too carried away with all these new discoveries.
      You’re blog looks great, I’ll definitely have a good read through soon.
      Cheers for the message :)

  2. Meg says:

    Enjoying your essays on fragrance a whole lot, Freddie! :)

    • That’s very kind of you – thanks a lot :D
      I’m in the process of updating and re-writing a lot of my old essays; re-reading the ones from when I was a complete beginner are a bit cringeworthy now!! Hopefully my whole blog will be up to scratch soon!
      Thanks again for reading and your kind words :)

  3. Saskia says:

    you. are. awesome.

  4. Hi Freddie, really enjoy reading your blog and thought that one good turn deserves another. Here’s something I came across in the guardian the other day which I though might interest you. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/22/sound-and-smell-create-harmony
    Even though the article is a bit thin, I think Prof Spence’s work sounds fascinating. See what you think.
    Take care, mansur

    • That was interesting thank you! It’s nice to see either people can understand the relationship between smell, colour, texture and pitch etc. :) Fascinating!
      Thanks for reading, I appreciate it :D

  5. Freddie,

    I accidentally stubbled onto your blog. Love it! You are one of my favorite resources as I venture into Indie Perfumes. Much love from Ferndale, MI.

  6. R says:

    Quite nice choice of fragrances to review and I think you do a great job at describing what you smell! In what city do you work?

  7. Lucas McConaghy says:

    You are … Inspirational <3

  8. Miss Mason x says:

    I love it !

  9. Mme DuChevalier says:

    Hello Freddie, I found you via Aftelier. Ive just started on this journey and love Mandy’s book and fragrances. Language has so much to do with this and you are so articulate and perceptive. I’ll be interested in following you. Best.

    • Ahhh well you have a fantastic start already with your knowledge of the Aftelier line (I’m a sucker for it!).
      If I can help with anything just let me know and thanks for getting in touch. Hope you enjoy having a read around x

  10. Freddie says:

    Freddie, great job. I am developing a similar blog – I love fragrance…and I love your aesthetics.

    Oh. My name is Freddie too, but I am a girl.

  11. Annina says:

    Hi Freddie! Stumbled upon your blog today – great reviews! I’ll be following!
    xox, Nina

  12. j. says:

    hi freddie, just discovered your blog after google searching for reviews of a specific perfume. i’m really enjoying it! keep up the great work. :)

  13. cookie queen says:

    Freddie!! Bloody great. I love your YouTube stuff. Really. Grabbing a vial of ISM tomorrow. And not for my carrot cupcakes. Bussis CQ xxx

    • Hi cookie :) Those cupcakes sound incredible :D Enjoy your vile – unfortunately I sold my ISM, whilst it’s incredible, it doesn’t work on my skin as much as I hate hate hate to admit it :( it’s still a masterpiece. Thanks for the compliments, hope to keep in touch x

      • cookie queen says:

        It’s quite simply just to have it. A friend is giving me a drop or two!! Maybe I’ll use it instead of vanilla extract after all. ;)

  14. Naye says:

    Hi Freddie!! I love fragrances, but sadly in my country is very hard to get niche fragrances that’s why I really enjoy watching your videos. Much love from México. xx!

  15. isabeau1977 says:

    Just now discovered your great blog!! I love your writing and will be reading all the reviews, the ones that I already read are just amazing :-)

  16. isabeau1977 says:

    Discovered your blog today and Love it!! Great reviews!

  17. isabeau1977 says:

    Wow like it so much I put it in there twice..sorry

  18. Leah Jones says:

    Hi Freddie I love your youtube reviews although I haven’t heard of most of the fragrances before.. but I’m riveted by your descriptive eloquence. I was wondering if you would take the time to review any really really old classic fragrances sold here in the US.. like charlie, 5th avenue, chloe, poison, red roor, angel, youthdew, chanel number whatever.. not because I haven’t smelled them before.. but I’d love to hear your interpretation on scents that are alleged to be legendary here in the US.. lol I am sure it will be interesting!

    • Hi Leah I love that idea I’ll try and get a hold of some of them soon :) I can’t guarentee they’ll all be loves but interesting none the less ;) thanks for watching the YouTube vids, I appreciate the support! Hope to hear from you again x

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