Natural Balance – the laws of nature

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

nature perfumes still life

“The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.”



PERFUMER: Gian Luca Perris
YEAR: 2020




02. Sous Le Manteau: Cuir d’Orient

cuir d'Orient by sous le manteau

“Miracles, in fact, do not break the laws of nature.

—C.S. Lewis


PERFUMER: Nathalie Feisthauer
YEAR: 2016



03. Thameen: Fanfare

balance of nature fragrance still life

“You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn’t care.”

—Clayton Christensen


PERFUMER: Bruno Javanovic
YEAR: 2023



4. Memoize: Black Avarita

black amarity by memoize perfumes

“Equilibrium is the profoundest tendency of all human activity.

—Jean Piaget


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2018



5. Véronique Gabai: Lumière d’Iris

nature fragrances still life

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we don’t even notice it.

—Skyong Mipham


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2019



6. Molton Brown: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

Colton brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.

—Jana Kingsford


PERFUMER: Carla Chabert
YEAR: 2019



7. Ulrich Lang: Lethe

Ulrich lang new york fragrances

“I defy gravity.

—Marilyn Monroe


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2021



8. The Naxos Apothecary: Sangri

sangria by the naxos apothecary

“Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight.

—Tom Stoppard


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: unknown



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