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Perfume Portrait #110 – Clare Smith

Clare Smith 50ml EDT

Head – Sweet Orange

Heart – Clove

Body – Benzoin, White musk, Honey

Description – An ode to the pomander; which contained herbs essential for recovery. Honey symbolises a gold ribbon traditionally used for wearing pomanders as necklaces.

Smith’s Flying over Beijing (Coming in to Land) is a drawing depicting a smog covered Beijing from the air.


Smith’s work and corresponding perfume portrait were exhibited at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, in October 2019.

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