Never underestimate the power of perfume! What may look — and smell — like a delightful triviality or a pleasant distraction has the potential to ignite a spark within your soul that can in no time turn into an all consuming wildfire. With direct access to our memories and emotions, those inconspicuous little olfactive molecules can activate long forgotten memories or safely stored passions and, depending on their nature, take you to heaven or hell.
Photographer Lindsey Drennan and Stylist Alanna Davey created this series of still life stunners to prove that behind the innocent facade of a pleasant perfume bottle often lingers a more dangerous and unsettling reality with the power to change your life forever. Dare to enter this realm of untamed passion and face the fire within. Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lindsey Drennan, @lindseydrennan
DIGI TECH: Ryan Francoz
RETOUCHING: Irmina Mikolajczyk
Light the fire
… and face your passions
01. Kayali: Déja Vu White Flowers 57
“Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull
Oh oh oh I’m on fire”
—I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen
PERFUMER: Gabriela Chelariu
02. Chanel: Chanel No5
“She got both feet on the ground
And she’s burning it down
She got her head in the clouds
And she’s not backing down
This girl is on fire“
—Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
PERFUMER: Ernest Beaux
03. Chloé: Love Story
“The time for hesitation’s through
There’s no time to wallow in
Try now we can only lose
Come on baby light my fire
Try to set the night on fire.”
—Light My Fire by The Doors
PERFUMER: Anne Flipo
4. Yves Saint Laurent: Libre
“Can you light my fire for me?
Cause I think it died out on me
Can you light my fire for me?
Cause I don’t got a lighter on me
Can you light my fire?“
—Light My Fire by Junior Alex
PERFUMER: Anne Flipo, Carlos Benaim
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