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Scents sheik dispersed, offering vague sensation (11)


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'vague sensation' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't see how they can define each other.

'scents sheik dispersed' is the wordplay.
'dispersed' is an anagram indicator.
'scentssheik' anagrammed gives 'SKETCHINESS'.

'offering' acts as a link.

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I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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