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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

Sep 8, 2011

This is a dork expedition to Elliza McGrand’s house where we met with some of her friends: Trina, Jill and Stacy. It might be the girliest dork forest ever! We talked Perfume. Because of the guerilla nature of the expedition the audio is out there. There is some talking over each other and it’s like being at a meth convention. The discussion of science and ounces is intense and very dorky and addictive. I want, now, to smell better. It is great. Enjoy.




Audio leveling by Patrick Brady

Music is by Mike Ruekberg.
Website design by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast.
Photos of Jill Duvall's curio shelves of perfume


The websites are and

Apps are available for the iPhone,and Android. Review the show on iTunes and feel free to e me.



You have to join Makeupalley to read reviews… But Elliza’s handle is ellizam @, on the fragrance board

Elliza is a fiction writer and poet and has this collection.


Civet perfume and luwak coffee

Aku Cinta Padamu – Indonesian (I said it wrong. Sigh).

Wiki – History of Perfume

Nancy – my stepmother – kept some of my granny’s perfume, gave some to the grandkids that wear it and tossed the dollar store stuff. She did wear Tigress and, also, Thierry Mugler (in the 90’s)

Welcome Back Kotter – Potato Knish Episode


The Only Book I've ever read about perfume:

Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins


Books Elliza, Trina and Jill all liked:

Perfume: The Story of a Murder

Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume


Stores they like:

The Perfume House

Lucky Scent (in Los Angeles)


Websites recommended:


They just kept going … and I had to go back to the hotel and get ready for my set that night in Portland… the bonus track is ANOTHER 5 minutes in the car, talking perfume more with Elliza and Jill. They are AWESOME. Man… Perfume dorks. They KNOW THINGS.