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Kronos 50ml EDT


Head – Dill Seed, Lemongrass, Basil

Heart – Black Pepper, Ginger

Body – Patchouli, Myrrh

Description – Titan of the harvest; Dill seed, lemongrass and patchouli describe a plentiful abundance of produce. Basil references the confidence needed to instigate the battle with Ouranos. 5 drops of myrrh reference the 5 children he ate, while it’s heavy, lingering quality also alludes to the personification of time. Black Pepper and Ginger forms a heart shared with Ouranos; referencing family connections.


This fragrance is on display during Platforms Project 2018 at Athens School of Fine Arts.



Perfume Portrait #43 – Julianne Chauhan

Julianne Chauhan 50ml EDT20171103_202936

Head – Bergamot

Heart – Geranium, Camphor

Body – Myrrh, Cumin Seed

Description – This fragrance weaves a rich narrative that describes the vulnerability of liberation. Delicate florals are offset by an expressive citrus and placed in a complex bed of wood and musk.

This fragrance was on display at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, from 2nd – 18th November 2017.

Scented Narratives – Lady of Situations

I have a piece of work in the excellent Lady of Situations at Bank Street Arts. My piece is a scented narrative that describes the forest that Philomela – half woman half bird – is exiled in, and how the forest acts as a metaphor for her own journey. The candle is loaded with the heavy, oppressive fragrance of birch tar, dill weed and carrot seed, yet this gives way to a lighter, positive and joyful fragrance of rose, pine and orange revealed in the vessel. Many thanks to Shirley Harris, and Seni Seneviratne for giving me this opportunity to explore constructing narratives with scent.

You can find out more about Lady of Situations at Bank Street Arts – which runs until 12th November – here.