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Bone cancer stories #9 – 50ml EDT

IMG_4321Head – Orange, Bergamot

Heart – Coriander, Clove

Body – Frankincense, Sandalwood

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Exuding happiness derived from both personal trails and family support. This fragrance displays a wholesome sense of positivity.

Features – Frankincense and Sandalwood utilise their woody tones to describe a support structure which in turn allows light, fresh citrus tones to reveal positivity. Clove and Coriander add depth and supports a sense of mental clarity in adversity.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

 

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Bone cancer stories #8 – 50ml EDT

IMG_4336Head – Orange, Peppermint

Heart – Lavender, Ginger

Body – Cedarwood, Vanilla Musk

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Vibrant and energetic with a sense of fun, this fragrance encourages you do seize the day and see the positives in all that life throws at you.

Features – Orange and ginger offer a sense of motivation and ambition, which is further fuelled by the energy offered by the instant hit Peppermint and the more subtle tone of Lavender. The body of this scent provides a strong and nurturing platform, allowing self-confidence to emerge.

 

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.


Bone Cancer Stories #7 – 50ml EDT

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Head – Thyme, Lemongrass

Heart – Geranium, Lavender, Palma Rosa

Body – Patchouli, Frankincense

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Confident in its presentation and clear in its goals, this fragrance reminds you to strive for your passions and get the most out of life.

Features – Nominally fresh and floral, this fragrance weaves passion with femininity. Additional depth is found in Frankincense and Geranium – supporting the virtues of courage, and thyme, which champions mental focus.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.


Bone Cancer Stories #6 – 50ml EDT

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Head – Grapefruit, Basil

Heart – Lavender, Juniper

Body – Sandalwood, Cedarwood

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – For those who love to push themselves and explore every facet of life, this fragrance encourages your sense of fun and adventure.

Features – Grapefruit and Lavender hail a desire to explore and are bolstered by the mental virtues of Basil. All built one solid foundation of Juniper, Sandalwood and Cedarwood – a testament to the merits of family support, which allows an individual to bloom.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 


Bone Cancer Stories #5 – 50ml EDT

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Head – Thyme, Mandarin

Heart – Cypress, Fennel

Body – Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vanilla Musk

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Adorned with fingerprints and calming tones, this meditative fragrance is a testament to compassion, wellbeing and the virtues of overcoming adversity.

Features – This fragrance offers a reflective space, utilising Thyme, Cypress and light woods to nurture empathy. Mandarin and Fennel elevate the spirit while Vanilla Musk allows the fragrance to retain a sense of individuality.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 


Bone Cancer Stories #4 – 50ml EDT

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Head – Rosemary, Basil

Heart – Pine, Fennel

Body – Cedarwood

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Utilising the metaphor of a cherry blossom tree this fragrance is rooted by the strength found in families; allowing the individual to bloom.

Features – Adding gravity to the metaphor, this fragrance is nominally woody, yet the fresh and sweet tones offered by Pine and Basil also point towards an individual sense of strength and self-assurance.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 


Bone Cancer Stories #3 – 50ml EDT

IMG_4279Head – Peppermint, Basil

Heart – Jasmine, Ginger

Body – Sandalwood, Vanilla Musk

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – Drenched in confidence and the ability to entertain, this fragrance champions positivity and tells of self-assurance in times of hardship.

Features – Basil – synonymous with mental fortitude – is accompanied by the sense of awareness offered by Sandalwood and the sense of fun found in vanilla musk. Jasmine offers depth while Peppermint and Ginger offer a degree of mystique akin to a magician’s sleight of hand.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 


Bone Cancer Stories #2 – 50ml EDT

 IMG_4304Head – Orange, Basil

Heart – Juniper, Fennel

Body – Frankincense, Cedarwood

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – A fragrance that promotes physical fortitude, profound courage and a will to do the things you love. A reminder that your sense of self can shine even in adversity.

Features – An eternal champion of courageousness, this nominally fresh fragrance combats negativity with a lightness and mental deftness offered by its heart and head, yet also offers a degree of depth with its body. Its components are akin to a world class football player.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 


Bone Cancer Stories #1 – 50ML EDT

IMG_4323Head – Lemon, Rosemary

Heart – Geranium, Fennel

Body – White Musk, Cedarwood

Bridge – Benzoin, Black Pepper, Petitgrain

Description – This strongly affirmative, positive fragrance describes a love for life and a can-do attitude. The perfect tonic for overcoming negativity and reminding you to realise your dreams.

Features – Notes describing positivity and mental clarity are interwoven with a sense of masculinity. Fennel and geranium heartily champion courage and are supported by the clarity offered by lemon and rosemary.

On 7th May 2016 I created a scent trail of 10 fragrances in The Tetley, Leeds, each describing individual stories of  bone cancer patients. My approach afforded consideration towards methods of coping with bone cancer, though chiefly I wanted the positivity, courage, compassion and strength that emerged when faced with adversity to be prominent, alongside the individual traits that sustained, regardless of the disease. 

Over the coming weeks I will be posting all 10 perfume portraits that represent the stories of bone cancer patients, though names will be omitted as a mark of respect. 

for more information about bone cancer please see the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s website, found here.

 

 


Perfume Portraits – Bone Cancer Stories

Yesterday the Bone Cancer Research Trust celebrated their 10th anniversary with a gala and conference at The Tetley. The event highlighted the trials of Bone Cancer and the research being undertaken to find a cure. It provided me with insight into the disease, ways in which people cope and the courage and compassion displayed by people dealing with the disease in one way or another.

I was tasked with creating a scented trail around The Tetley that captured the essence of 10 individuals affected by bone cancer, many of which having sadly passed away.

Conceptually, I decided to create one perfume that more widely described bone cancer, and add a drop of it to each perfume portrait. This, to an extent, allowed each perfume portrait to describe the individual rather than the illness. This is important as it was clear that no-one was defined by their bone cancer, and as such I wanted to pull from their stories the positive and unique traits that made them who they were.

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A perfume more widely describing bone cancer. One drop of this was included in each bone cancer perfume portrait story. 

The 10 perfume portraits carried a level of depth to them that reflects how humans adapt to adversity. There seems to be a terrible irony that illnesses such as bone cancer actually bring out a lot of good in people. This was reflected in the perfumes I made, as all 10 perfume portraits displayed the bravery and courageousness that emerges whilst fighting such a disease, as well as communicating to an audience a means of reflection, contemplation and strength in mutual association and shared experiences.

The perfumes carried a certain weight that was absent during my portraits of other artists, and as such were approached with a level of nuance and consideration. Essentially, I wanted to do each individual justice and offer a great deal of respect while also providing an alternative way of investigating the human elements of the disease. Feedback from others – including the families of those I had made perfume portraits from – was overwhelmingly positive and for that I am very happy. Overall it was a very rewarding and insightful project and provided me with a new avenue to investigate how scent can be a form of communication.