2019 WINTER EscENTIALS: Force Majeure

Nature’s forces mirror our deeply personal thoughts and emotions. If you’re in love, you could be singing in the rain; when your lover is gone, you might feel a flood of emotions. And you may feel a maelstrom when chaos reigns within.

The more existential our feelings, more forceful are the metaphors we engage to describe them. During these winter months, we ask you to embrace the elements to unleash olfactive storms and raging rivers of scent.

In an elaborate process combining analog and digital techniques Photographer Marc Beaussart and his team captured five powerful perfumes in dramatic motion, Ride the wind, dance in the rain, feel the earth move under your feet and let life rock you like a hurricane!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Marc Beaussart

CGI / MODEL MAKING: Olivier Djalayer



Ride the wind!

5 winter picks to unleash your senses.


01. Room 1015: Ten Fifteen


I feel the Earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to tremble
Whenever you’re around.

I feel the Earth move under my feet by Carol King
Music and Lyrics: Carole King


PERFUMER: Jérôme Epinette
YEAR: 2019



02. Narciso Rodriguez: For Him

for him by narciso Rodriguez in a perfume still by Marc beaussart

So I try to say good-bye my friend
I’d like to leave you with something more
But never ever been a blue calm sea
I have always been a storm

Storms by Fleetwood Mac

Music and Lyrics: Stevie Nicks


PERFUMER: Francis Krukdjian
YEAR: 2007



03. Le Galion: Sang Bleu 

le gallion sangue bleu

She’s like the wind through my tree
She rides the night next to me
She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the Sun
She’s taken my heart
But she doesn’t know what she’s done

—She’s like the Wind by Patrick Swayzee
Music: Stacy Widelitz, Lyrics: Patrick Swayzee

PERFUMER: unknown



04. Serge Lutens: Féminité Du Bois

force majeur still life featuring serge lutens

Now you say you love me
and just to prove you do
Come on and cry me a river
Cry me a river.

—Cry me a River by Julie London
Music and Lyrics: Arthur Hamilton


PERFUMER: Christopher Sheldrake



05. Byredo: Slow Dance

slow dance by byredo

Don’t know why
There’s no Sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time ! 

Stormy Weather by Julie London
Music: Harald Arlen, Lyrics: Ted Koehler


PERFUMER: Jérôme Epinette
YEAR: 2019



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