“Reality is negotiable,” lifestyle guru Tim Ferriss says. London photographer duo Will Morgan and Martin Slivka, aka WILMA, took this quite literally and teamed up with set designer Maya Angeli to create this editorial and challenge your perceptions. In an elaborate process they layered print outs of beautifully styled still lifes with additional props and handpicked fragrances.
After all, isn’t perfume the perfect reality-bender? Just a whiff of it can transport your mind to any place and make you experience things that aren’t actually there — or are they?
PHOTOGRAPHY: WILMA, Will Morgan & Martin Slivka
SET DESIGN : Maya Angeli
A dream within a dream!
Discover this selection of reality-bending scents.
01. Escentric Molecules: Escentric 03
“Escentric 03 is a spicy but fresh chypre with warm balsamic undertones, sensuous without sweetness. It opens with refreshing notes of ginger root, green peppercorn and Mexican lime. The heart is centered around orris surrounded by Egyptian jasmine and soft tea notes. The base is composed of vetiver as key ingredient, sandalwood, cedar, leather and musk.”
Lime, Ginger, Green Pepper
Tea, Orris, Jasmine
Vetiveryl Acetate, Virginia Cedar, Leather, Sandalwood, Musk
PERFUMER: Geza Schön
02. Gallivant: Naples
“Charming Neapolitan decadence, salty sea air and smoke. Fresh and spicy in the opening, with bergamot from neighbouring Calabria, sea salts and airy ozonic notes. Followed by a smoky heart with incense, fumencens and labdanum, and a woody base of guaiac wood, vetiver and amber.”
Pink Pepper, Ozonic Notes, Sea Notes, Ginger
Labdanum, Incense, Fumencens, Cardamom, Olibanum
Birch, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Clearwood, Patchouli, Amber
PERFUMER: Luca Maffei
03. Contradictions in Ilk: Libertine
“This scent story is set in a palazzo in Venice, home to Cassanova. Lacking in moral principles, a sense of responsibility or sexual restraint — dare you be in his presence? With one hand you might pass him a single rose, with the other remove your mask and dash it into the canals below.”
(Contradictions in Ilk)
Bitter Orange, Cognac, Wax
Orange Flower, Dark Rose, Cumin, Saffron
Leather, Amber, Dark Woods
04. Ormaie: Marque-Page
“The light playing with shades of terracotta. Marque-page is a unique scent that wanders between spices, leather, incenses and white flowers.“
Incense, Davana, Artemisia, Orange Blossom
Leather, Geranium, Jasmine, Iris
Sandal Wood, Leather, Smoke, Vetiver
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