Supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council


you are in heaven but suddenly everything begins to burn
A fragrance by Bassam Issa Al-Sabah

Specially commissioned fragrance by Bassam Issa Al-Sabah, produced as part of a limited edition of 40 by the artist in Summer 2024. The fragrance is accompanied by a diptych of printed images, featuring the title of the project and the script from the moving image work featured in the exhibition.

Fragrance composition:
Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanioides) pure essential oil, Pink Pepper (Schinus Terebinthifolia) pure CO2 extract, Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) pure essential oil, Neroli (Citrus Aurantium) pure essential oil 20% in Jojoba oil, Rose (Rosa Damascena) pure absolute 20% in Jojoba oil, Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) pure essential oil, carried in organic cold pressed Jojoba oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)

This is an edition of forty 5ml vials of fragrance, the essential oil ingredients for which were selected and blended by Bassam Issa Al-Sabah following a scent- making workshop by Kaethe Burt O’Dea as part of a short residency at Cow House Studios in Summer 2024. Oils were sourced at The Nature of Things, a natural oils retailer in Dublin, Ireland. This fragrance is for external use only. Stop using if a reaction is experienced. Store in a cool environment.

Proceeds from sales are split with 75% going directly to the artist and 25% to Palestine Red Crescent Society.