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

‘As a child we used to go every summer to Istanbul and my first memory of smell is the smoke. In those days, people were smoking everywhere without exception. The smell of my grandmother as my early memory of scent is still with me, she was using the fragrance ‘Dior Miss’.

My dad used to barbeque chicken wings on the open fire place every evening when he returned home from work. The smell of home for me is a mixture of the fireplace and barbeque chicken which for me is also the smell of Britain.

I use the fragrance ‘Coco’ by Chanel.’