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Perfume Portrait #41 – Adam Jones

Adam Jones 50ml EDT20171103_202734

Head – Petitgrain

Heart – Pine Needle, Carrot Seed

Body – Sandalwood

Description – Nominally woody and referencing the therapeutic tendencies of woodland, yet a kick of carrot seed playfully disrupts.

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

Perfume Portrait #27 – Lucien Fellowes

Lucien Fellowes 50ml EDTp1050484

Head – Sweet Birch

Heart – Cinnamon, Ginger

Body – Sandalwood

Description – Nominally sweet and as such, a direct association with compulsion is established. Though ginger and sandalwood highlight creatively intuitive tenancies.

This perfume was created by utilising the artist’s response to the question ‘why do make art?’ It is included in Perfume as Practice AW16 – an exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield comprising of 14 perfume portraits themed within the woody fragrance family. The exhibition runs from 30th November – 3rd December 2016 and includes an open evening featuring an artist’s talk on 3rd December, 6-8pm at Bank Street Arts itself.

Preparing for Perfume as Practice

6 perfumes made, 8 to go! I’m almost halfway through preparations for my latest Perfume as Practice exhibition, which begins on Wednesday 30th November at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Intuitively, I sense that the perfumes I have made feel more refined and coherent than previous perfumes. And the fact that the perfumes are assigned to a fragrance family adds an insightful dimension to proceedings. Each perfume portrait, while different, possesses a commonality with other portraits by virtue of sharing a woody fragrance.

The open evening of Perfume as Practice AW16 is on Saturday 3rd December from 6pm at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. I hope you can join me for chat, drinks, my artist talk and a highly scented atmosphere!


You can find more information about the open evening here:

An Invitation to my Perfume as Practice A/W 2016 Open Evening

Join me on Saturday 3rd December at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, from 6-8pm for an open evening of my Perfume as Practice autumn / winter 2016 collection.

Perfume as Practice A/W ’16 will feature 15 unique perfumes, each a portrait of another artist. This achieved initially by posing the question ‘why do you make art?’ then using the responses received to create a perfume that captures the essence of an artists’ persona.

This iteration of Perfume as Practice will also look at how fragrance families can uncover common threads between artists. In the spirit of autumn, we will be looking at the ‘woody’ fragrance family.

I will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions, or just to have a chat to! I’ll also be holding an Artists’ Talk at 7pm, describing my approach to perfumery, portraiture and utilising scent in my work.

Plus they’ll be drinks, chat and a beautifully fragrant atmosphere! What’s more, the event is Free! Hope you can join me!

For more information, you can check out my Facebook event page here.

Thank you!