October 5, 2022

EP. 285 — What’s In A Scent? with Michelle Pfeiffer

Treat this episode like a spritz of your favorite fragrance. Let the beauty talk consume you. Linger on the film industry stories. Stay for the base notes of Jonathan in disbelief that our guest is literally Michelle Pfeiffer. Michelle Pfeiffer joins Jonathan to discuss the science of scent, the trade secrets harming people’s health, and how she’s modeling transparency with her company Henry Rose.


Need more Jonathan and Michelle in your life? Check out their Instagram Live from earlier this year. And stay tuned for an episode later this fall with an amazing sociologist that explores how consumer choice in beauty and other goods has become our go-to defense against toxic products—and how the US government has designed the system this way.


Michelle Pfeiffer is a three-time Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe Award winner, and Emmy nominee who has captivated film audiences with her compelling performances for over three decades. She is also the Founder and Creative Director of Henry Rose, a line of fine fragrances and personal care products that sets a new precedent for ingredient transparency.


You can follow Michelle on Instagram @michellepfeifferofficial. You can follow Henry Rose on Instagram and TikTok @henryrose.


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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Michelle Pfeiffer JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. You guys! [DEEP BREATH] [EXHALES] What lies beneath me right now is a lot of excitement in the depths of my Catwoman soul because one fine day has come. Today is the day we will be interviewing literally Michelle Pfeiffer, where I ask her: what’s the secret to transparent fragrance? [SOBS] Okay, I’ve got to pull it together, like, we’re literally about to interview her. [SINGS] Oh my gosh! Welcome to Getting Curious. If you’re driving right now, maybe consider pulling over. I have chills down my triceps, I am still not feeling back down to earth from the Instagram Live that we just did in real life. We have, like, someone from our dream list of guests, like, we’ve been dreaming of this, like, for a long t

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