Dragon’s Den makes scents for historian
A PERFUME historian and former Quest employee has appeared on a prime-time television show.
David Pybus, from Saltwood, who describes himself as the Indiana Jones of perfume, featured on BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den last week.
Mr Pybus, who worked at Quest International and has taught at Ashford Adult Education Centre, was looking for £80,000 to launch his line of historic perfumes in return for 20 per cent of his business.
These fragrances he had recreated from the Titanic, Pompeii and the time of Cleopatra.
The successful author, who has written several books on perfume and history, got the thumbs down from tycoon Duncan Bannatyne who, after sniffing the scents, said: “I think that’s revolting!”
Despite this he went away with a deal of 40 per cent company shares for £80,000 investment. Mr Pybus was responsible for securing the rights for a leather case containing 120 samples of perfumes and aromatic products sealed in bottles which were brought up from the wreck of the Titanic.