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

“Smell is a tool of our belonging, identity and heritage and therefore it is important to find out how we relate to our olfactory heritage.”

–          Semra Eren-Nijhar –

My first smell memory is the Turkish citrus ‘kolonya – cologne’ and smell of coffee. These odours carry great significance and are a reflection of my upbringing in Turkey and Germany. They still play a great part in connecting me with my past, present and the future. And that’s why I was inspired to the small focus research on our olfactory heritage.