AUTUMN EscENTIALS 2019: The skin we live in.

In homage to our largest and sexiest organ, SCENTURY celebrates the best of perfumed body care products with a sensuous photo series from acclaimed Berlin-based photographer Klas Foerster.

Peaches and cream, ebony, fair, tanned, freckled, velvety, firm, soft, bronzed, delicate — there are endless words to describe the skin we live in, with these only the loveliest of them all. Our skin can be a mirror for our personality, or serve as its disguise. It is both a permeable medium of communication, and a demarcating line between us and the rest of the universe.

No wonder poets and painters, songwriters and photographers have fallen in love with this natural canvas of ours, projecting their fantasies and reveling in reverie upon such supple flesh.

So fall in love with the skin you live in and use it as an olfactive playground — we sure do. Whether it’s indulging for yourself or sending scented messages to your fellow humans. Enjoy!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Klas Foerster


The skin we live in.

The best of perfumed body care.


01. Christian Dior: Eau Sauvage gel douche

christian dior eau sauvage

If I could do it all over again
I’d be in the same skin I’m in
The clothes I wear and the things they dare me to do.

Skin I’m In by Sly & The Family Stone


PERFUMER: Edmond Roudnitska



02. Byredo: Rose hand wash

byredo rose hand wash

Her skin is pale as watermelon sucked free of its juices.

The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty


PERFUMER: Jérôme Epinette



03. Chanel: Coco Mademoiselle foaming shower gel

coco mademoiselle shower gel by chanel

In the moonlight, the fine geisha-like skin took on the luster of a seashell.

—Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata


PERFUMER: Jacques Polge

04. Lorenzo Villoresi: Teint De Neige shampoo

Lorenzo villoresi teint de neige

L’amour est aussi une affection de la peau.

—Paul Morand


PERFUMER: Lorenzo Villoresi



05. Byredo: Rose Of Noman’s Land body wash

perfumed body care by byredo

What comfort there is in the skin of someone you love! 

The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque


PERFUMER: Jérôme Epinette



06. Elie Saab: Le Parfum scented body lotion

perfumed body care by Elie Saabl

I’ve got you under my skin
I’ve got you, deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart that you’re really a part of me.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter


PERFUMER: Francis Kurkdjian



07. Schwarzlose: J.F. Schwarzlose liquid soap

fragranced liquid soap by schwarzlose perfume

Nothing more or less than
Skin on skin
I want to lick the sweat off
Skin on skin
But don’t talk to me about right or wrong.

Skin on Skin by The Boomtown Rats


PERFUMER: unknown



08. Face Stockholm: Face shower gel

perfumed shower gel by face Stockholm

Soft outer vessel
Black, red, yellow, tan or white
Inside all the same.

Skin by Christine A. Kysely


PERFUMER: unknown



09. Laboratorio Olfattivo: Distillato17 sapone liquide

I’ll give you my time and money
I’ll give you somewhere to sleep
But don’t ask me for my heart and soul
My love is only skin deep.

Skin Deep by Melissa Etheridge


PERUMER: unknown


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