Liz Griffiths 50ml EDT Head – Peppermint, Bitter orange Heart – Spike lavender Body – Chamomile Description – Formulated to release your throat charka; this light, fresh fragrance describes how creative action acts as a voice. Griffith’s drawing, Untitled, was made on a bus journey, allowing the motion of the bus to guide the pen; it is part of a larger series made mostly in London, this one was made in Cornwall. Using this process, Griffiths is exploring ideas of authorship
Stig Evans 50ml EDT Head – Tea Tree, Clary Sage Heart – Dandelion Body – Patchouli, Honey Description – A picture of alchemy, here the act of attempting to achieve Magnum Opus may or may not result in perfumery. Evans’s Ferry is a Digitally manipulated photograph. Evans’s work and corresponding perfume portrait were exhibited at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, in October 2019. #Journey #event #sea #aroma #portrait #culture #alchemy #making #photograph #Art #perfume #ferry #sm
Andrea Freeman 50ml EDT Head – Lemongrass, spearmint Heart – Juniper berry, black pepper Body – Rosewood, amber Description – Through intense mints and amber his fragrance references ‘Horme’ – a Greek spirit representing impulsive activity – while adhering to an authentic woody fragrance design. Of her photograph Past Present, Future, Freeman states: ‘Travelling in a plane or train or car, I feel stationary in the present, even though I am moving, whilst the world passes by
Marisa Culatto 50ml EDT Head – Rosemary, Peppermint Heart – Marjoram Body – Mulled wine, Frankincense Description – An ode to Hungary Water; the first known European perfume making process which still informs our understanding of the workings of scent. Culatto’s Honest Landscape 2 was taken on a road from within the car. Thus it depicts a journey. It does so literally, but also conceptually as part of a series of photographs put through an established process that sees origin
Catherine Higham 50ml EDT Head – Fresh linen Heart – Geranium, Indian geranium, Rose geranium, Rose Body – Ylang ylang Description – Referencing an essential oil discovery set, this fragrance acts as a test bed for floral fragrances, offset by a clean, neutral top note. Perfect for discovering preferences and nuances. Higham’s painting Horizon is concerned with the materials and processes of landscape; both natural and fabricated. Higham’s work and corresponding perfume portr
Agatha Smith 50ml EDT Head – Mandarin Heart – Rose, Clove Body – Ylang Ylang, Cumin seed Description – At first glance this fragrance references a traditional, deliberate floral design. However, hints of spice add personality and exploration that allow it to break its own monotony. 177 Woolwich to Peckham is the first piece from Smith’s Pocket Drawing series. Her most recent work is focused around the realisation that everyone in the world is living a life just as complex
Myfanwy Williams 50ml EDT Head – Cut grass, Cotton Heart – Spike lavender, Sea salt Body – Driftwood, Musk Description – Embracing all manner of the outdoors as a vehicle for balance, harmony and therapy. This fragrance drives a sense of adventure. Journey is one of a series of paintings which deal with Williams’s childhood journeying by sea, travelling from one land to another, and appreciating the different ways of life, from the spices of Zanzibar to the engineering feat o
Jenna Fox 50ml EDT Head – Tangerine, Ravensara Heart – Geranium, Body – Sandalwood, Ho leaf Description – Here domestic fragrances are offset by exotic fragrances to elicit an unnerving mystery at once familiar and alien. Fox’s Making a Run for It depicts a quintessential English cup and saucer that has grown chicken feet and is making a run for it as the start of a new adventure and voyage into the unknown. This work highlights Fox’s overarching concerns regarding how our h
Robert Verrill 50ml EDT Head – Pomegranate Heart – Black pepper, ginger Body – Benzoin, myrrh Description – A provocative and thoughtful fragrance that references Pliny the Elder and his Naturalis Historia, which was critical and challenging of the frivolity of perfume. Verrill’s To The World with Love references travel and voyages in several ways. It is made from found materials which themselves speak of travel and journeys: corrugated cardboard from a box that would have c
Heather Fiona Martin 50ml EDT Head – Green Apple, Mandarin Heart – Moss, Fir needle Body – Sandalwood, Patchouli Description – Inspired by symbiotic relationships, and narratives found in nature, this concoction of earths and woods is at once balanced and chaotic. Martin’s Here be Dragons explores the depths of the deep seas and the life within remain unexplored; microscopic creatures at once beautiful and threatening. Here somehow similar but completely different pathogens
Sue Burley 50ml EDT Head – Strawberry Heart – Cocoa bean Body – Rosewood, Honey Description – Pleasant gourmand scents hide a pressing environmental concern, as all chosen oils are vulnerable specimens due to climate change. Burley’s Sail Away is a depiction of birds and boats, which are paper cuts from the edges of other monoprint used in a collage. The colours inspired the subject. The sail boats and birds are on their own voyage and the picture can also be seen as an expe
Lady M 50ml EDT Head – Grapefruit, Ravensara Heart – Black Pepper Body – Seaweed, Amber Description – Based on mythical sea creatures that act entirely on compulsion, this intense fragrance provokes artistic action. Mellow Yellow is a captivating fusion of saffron, jasmine and vanilla and was drawn from Lady M’s observations made in South Turkey. Unlike smellscapes; which are more of an olfactory phenomenology; Lady M’s work sees her odours and produce olfactory art in a gal
Grant Lambie 50ml EDT Head – Sweet Orange Heart – Corriander, Cinnamon Body – Frankincense, Benzoin Description – A depiction of Catherine of Bologna, the Patron Saint of Artists: Here body notes depict religious sanctity, mid notes reference her capacity as a baker, and a top note that alludes to her sweet smelling grave. Lambie’s collage Circling is from a series of works which looks at ways the 2D map can be reconfigured to make different forms of reading. Here the ‘A’ ro
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.
Jeff Hunter 50ml EDT Head – Cut grass, Lime Heart – Pine needle, carrot seed Body – Driftwood, Algae Description – Representing an impulsive journey across lands to the sea, with sharp intakes of citrus and spice to keep you mentally focussed on the task in hand. This fragrance represents the headstrong necessity found when instigating creative activities. Hunter’s Journey (Leaving the Station) is a small work on black card with white pencil. A train leaves the station as a
Sharon Mossbeck 50ml EDT Head – Mandarin, peppermint. Heart – Rose Body – White Musk, Leather Description – Embrace life and banish ills with this ode to a plague doctor mask. Mossbeck’s St Nicholas symbolically references the Patron Saint of sailors. There is a legend that during St Nicholas’s lifetime he appeared to sailors in a storm who prayed to him, and safely helped them to port. This work is part of a larger series of paintings inspired by martyr Saints; drawing on sy
JanCarlo Caling 50ml EDT Head – Petitgrain, Lemon Heart – Cypress, Ginger Body – Sandalwood Description – A celebration of masculinity, this nominally woody fragrance is complimented by bursts of ginger and lemon; symbols of happiness. Caling’s The End of a Journey is an acrylic painting on paper. The colours used also project joy, which is what Caling wants the viewers to feel when they are looking at my painting. The work also takes inspiration from the term “self love” a
Concluding that inward desires now hark for a return journey, I travel west back to England equipped with all but 1 member of the fragrance family.
Informed by my experiences in Greece and the acquiring of scented knowledge, I compile one last fragrance from of Dionysus. It is redesigned for English audiences with respect, not spite. As such, a votive offering of wine is created, referencing at once Dionysus’ religious and cultural prowess and his capacity for madness. New Di
Heading north-east and void of all frivolities it becomes apparent that outer desires removed from travel begin to ensue, and I find myself at a crossroads where such longing needs to be extinguished or embraced. The Thrice Tenth Kingdom constitutes 1 artefact of 6 that I will display in a group exhibition at Platforms Project 2017 in Athens from 20th – 25th May 2017 alongside other members of Soup Collective International (SCI) #Journey #map #contemporaryart #Art #perfume #s
Returning to European territory and equipped with the reverence of my experiences the raw and joyous freedom of travel begins to return. Aloof, I venture unknown through complex floral landscapes and, like a frightened deer caught in a net, lose my sense of direction.
My panicked dispositions eventually wane as I rest by a stream. I conclude that arrogance attempted to best the noble virtues of the job in hand. As I gazed at my own reflection I reconvened with my own sense of