Collection of smell memories of home and first smell memories of London-Britain by Semra Eren-Nijhar

‘We were  eating a lot of oranges during winter as my father wanted us to be very healthy during that time. The smell of oranges and also the smell of roasted chestnuts in winter is my earliest smell memory.

The smell of home for me is the smell of jasmine scent as my mother loved flowers and had jasmine flowers everywhere in the house. Jasmine smell is still my home smell and makes me feel at home whenever I smell it.

When I came first to Britain I did not sense any smell. But after a short time I clearly was smelling the magnolia trees everywhere. For me the smell of magnolia is the smell of Britain.

I use the fragrance ‘Black Opium’ by Yves Saint Lauren’