Photographer Joseph Saraceno and creative director/still life stylist Wilson Wong’s most recent production for SCENTURY generated arrestingly poetic still lifes to convey a straightforward but essential truth: human life depends on the integrity of nature and its capacity to support us.
No matter how much technology we use to improve the comfort or safety of our lives, in the end it all boils down to our need for wholesome food, pure water, and clean air. Even the tallest skyscraper made of steel and concrete eventually rests on a natural rock and dirt foundation
Creation will uphold and sustain us if we are prepared to respect nature and promote its equilibrium. The pictures in this editorial show scent in sets that are absolutely gorgeous. Another layer, visible beneath this celebration of olfactory grandeur, illustrates the vulnerability of the interdependence between human enterprise and the harmony of nature. What better way to get started than by indulging your sense of smell? After all, perfume is basically nature in a bottle. Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Saraceno, @josephsaraceno
CREATIVE DIRECTION & STILL LIFE STYLING: Wilson Wong, @wilson_off_figure_styling
Find your balance …
… smell the equilibrium.
01. Perris Monte Carlo: Vanille de Tahiti
“The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.”
PERFUMER: Gian Luca Perris
02. Sous Le Manteau: Cuir d’Orient
“Miracles, in fact, do not break the laws of nature.“
PERFUMER: Nathalie Feisthauer
03. Thameen: Fanfare
“You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn’t care.”
PERFUMER: Bruno Javanovic
4. Memoize: Black Avarita
“Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity.“
5. Véronique Gabai: Lumière d’Iris
“Like gravity, karma is so basic we don’t even notice it.“
6. Molton Brown: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel
“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.“
PERFUMER: Carla Chabert
7. Ulrich Lang: Lethe
“I defy gravity.“
8. The Naxos Apothecary: Sangri
“Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight.“
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