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.