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Scent

Scent

Author(s): Isabel Costello

Location(s): Provence, Paris, The Latin Quarter (5/6 ème)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary and 1992

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When Clementine and Edouard’s last child leaves home, the cracks in their marriage become impossible to ignore. Her work as a perfumer is no longer providing solace and her sense of self is withering. Then, her former lover resurfaces, decades after the end of their bisexual affair, and her world tilts irreversibly. Set in Paris and Provence, this is an intimate portrait of a woman navigating conflicting desires and a troubled past whilst dreaming of a fulfilling future.

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Author: Tina Hartas

“Le parfum, c’est l’émotion” Clémentine lives in the 6ème arrondissement in Paris and she runs a scent shop – Arôme de Clémentine – where she crafts her own individual perfumes for her clients. At...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021