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Perfume Portrait #92 – Garfield of London

Head – Tangerine, Peppermint20190227_193947

Heart – Lavendar, Rosemary

Body – Ylang Ylang  

Description – Inherently joyous, this fragrance embodies all that is positive about the world. Herbal and citrus notes radiate a happiness that can instantly be imparted, and this gives way to florals, which exude a more contemplative – but equally pleasurable – inner peace.

This fragrance will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4th – 7th April 2019.

Perfume Portrait #88 – Wild Bunny Arts

Head – Eucalyptus, Bergamot 20190227_193541

Heart – Cinnamon, Coriander

Body – Patchouli

Description – A refreshing, powerful and inherently colourful potion that gifts awe and happiness to all those who encounter it whilst providing the empathy, mental strength and grounding required to combat injustices through creative action.

This fragrance will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London from 4th – 7th April.

Perfume Portrait #44 – Rachel Zan

Rachel Zan 50ml EDT20171103_202731

Head – Lemon, Mandarin

Heart – Ho Leaf

Body – Rosewood, Benzoin

Description – Symbolic of a fruit tree, this fragrance is wholly joyous and describes the rich pickings life offers.

This perfume was displayed at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, from 3rd – 18th November 2017.

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. 


Perfume Portrait #24 – Lizzy Alageswaran

Lizzy Alageswaran 50ml EDT Lizzy Alageswaran 50ml EDT


Using the boundless beauty of the sea to act as a metaphor for happiness and energy, this fragrance perfectly expresses the innate joy of creating and champions a strong sense of self.


A confident and restorative fragrance that allows you to take pride in your creative convictions. Orange, geranium and clove exude happiness, and this is supported by the inner peace offered by sandalwood, creative alertness offered by bergamot and mental stimulation offered by lavender.

This fragrance was created by interpreting and investigating a response to the question ‘Why do you make art?’ If you are an artist (in the broadest sense of the word) I would love to her your response to the question too, as it will enable me to create a perfume portrait that captures the essence of your creative persona.

This perfume will be on display at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, from 2-18th March 2016. There will be a Private View on the 2nd March from 6-8pm. More details