2020 WINTER EscENTIALS – winter tones.

Winter is the season of nuances and semitones. Unlike in summer, nature doesn’t brag with a spectacular and overpowering color palette, she applies a different strategy to capture our attention. Just like a skillful speaker lowers his voice to make sure you listen really carefully and don’t miss a single word of his wisdom, the natural world tones done sound and sight encouraging a more acute awareness in us to discover a host of beauty and variety. And when the snow falls all is covered with a soft thick blanket, smoothing out all corners and edges and finally dampening the noise of the world so we can easily tune in to the delicious music inside of us.

What a perfect frame of mind to enjoy the beauty of perfumery, taking in every note and detail! For our 2020 WINTER EscENTIALS photographer duo Nocera&Ferri teamed up with set designer Maya Angeli to celebrate six carefully selected fragrances in a series of mesmerizing images of sensuous minimalism.



SET DESIGN: Maya Angeli

RETOUCHING: Nicole Frost


Listen to the music within!

6 carefully selected fragrances for your winter season.



01. Ormaie: Toï Toï Toï

winter sent editorial featuring ormaie paris

Winter solitude—
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

Winter Solitude by Matsui Basho


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2018



02. Filippo Sorcinelli: Nebbia Densa

nebbia dense by Filippo sorcinelli

Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
and beyond these windows.

Snow Day by Billy Collins


PERFUMER: Filippo Sorcinelli
YEAR: 2017



03. Nasomatto: Blamage

winter fragrances with blamage by nasomatto

In We say Next time we’ll go away,
But then the winter happens, like a secret.

At the Solstice by Haus O’Brian


PERFUMER: Alessandro Gualtieri
YEAR: 2014



04. Memoize: Temperantia

winter scents with memoize London

It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table.

Winter Night by Boris Pasternak


PERFUMER: Christian Provenzano
YEAR: 2019



05. Laboratorio Olfattivo: Nirmal

niche perfume nirmal by laboratory olfattivo

Crisply the bright snow whispered,
Crunching beneath our feet.

A Winter Bluejay by Sara Teasdale


PERFUMER: Rosine Courage
YEAR: 2010



06. BDK Parfums: Gris Charnel

gris charnel by bdk perfumes

It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil.

It Sifts from Leaden Sieves by Emily Dickenden


PERFUMER: Mathilde Bijaoui
YEAR: 2019



If you enjoyed this post you might also like this editorial by the same photographer and set designer.


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