In homage to our largest and sexiest organ, SCENTURY celebrates the best of perfumed body care products with a sensuous photo series from acclaimed Berlin-based photographer Klas Foerster.
Peaches and cream, ebony, fair, tanned, freckled, velvety, firm, soft, bronzed, delicate — there are endless words to describe the skin we live in, with these only the loveliest of them all. Our skin can be a mirror for our personality, or serve as its disguise. It is both a permeable medium of communication, and a demarcating line between us and the rest of the universe.
No wonder poets and painters, songwriters and photographers have fallen in love with this natural canvas of ours, projecting their fantasies and reveling in reverie upon such supple flesh.
So fall in love with the skin you live in and use it as an olfactive playground — we sure do. Whether it’s indulging for yourself or sending scented messages to your fellow humans. Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Klas Foerster
The skin we live in.
The best of perfumed body care.
01. Christian Dior: Eau Sauvage gel douche
If I could do it all over again
I’d be in the same skin I’m in
The clothes I wear and the things they dare me to do.
—Skin I’m In by Sly & The Family Stone
PERFUMER: Edmond Roudnitska
02. Byredo: Rose hand wash
Her skin is pale as watermelon sucked free of its juices.
—The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty
03. Chanel: Coco Mademoiselle foaming shower gel
In the moonlight, the fine geisha-like skin took on the luster of a seashell.
—Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
PERFUMER: Jacques Polge
04. Lorenzo Villoresi: Teint De Neige shampoo
L’amour est aussi une affection de la peau.
PERFUMER: Lorenzo Villoresi
05. Byredo: Rose Of Noman’s Land body wash
What comfort there is in the skin of someone you love!
—The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque
06. Elie Saab: Le Parfum scented body lotion
I’ve got you under my skin
I’ve got you, deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart that you’re really a part of me.
—I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter
PERFUMER: Francis Kurkdjian
07. Schwarzlose: J.F. Schwarzlose liquid soap
Nothing more or less than
Skin on skin
I want to lick the sweat off
Skin on skin
But don’t talk to me about right or wrong.
—Skin on Skin by The Boomtown Rats
08. Face Stockholm: Face shower gel
Soft outer vessel
Black, red, yellow, tan or white
Inside all the same.
—Skin by Christine A. Kysely
09. Laboratorio Olfattivo: Distillato17 sapone liquide
I’ll give you my time and money
I’ll give you somewhere to sleep
But don’t ask me for my heart and soul
My love is only skin deep.
—Skin Deep by Melissa Etheridge
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