Rooting for Spring – an awakening journey into nature.

It’s time to get in touch with Mother Nature and her boisterous springtime energy. In these strange times — with our free-flowing movement restricted by a global pandemic — it’s critical that we rediscover our roots with strength and presence, connecting to the steadfast energy of blossoming flowers and blooming trees. Whether it’s the texture of soil running through our fingers, the moistness of moss and lichens, or simply the coarse surface of a rock, these things can offer grounding and ease.

And here at SCENTURY, our favorite fragrances can be your companions as you set out on an awakening journey into nature — even if that adventure takes place within a few meters of your front door. Let this series of six sensuous still lifes be your inspiration into a celebration of textures, compositions, shapes, and colors. Based in London, world travelers and Italian photographer duo Nocera&Ferri deliver nature’s diverse beauty to your eyes and noses. Enjoy!

PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: Nocerra&Ferri@noceraferri

RETOUCHING: Nicole Frost, @retouch_of_frost


Soil running through your fingers …

Celebrate textures, shapes and colors!


01. Anima Vinci: Oud Delight

oud delight by anima vinci

A green willow,
dripping down into the mud,
at low tide.

—Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)


PERFUMER: Christian Provenanzo
YEAR: 2017



02. Berlin de Vous: Cerul

Cerul by berlin de Vous

Abandon Oh, tranquility!
Penetrating the very rock,
A cicada’s voice.

—Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)


PERFUMER: Marie LeFebvre
YEAR: 2019



03. Narciso Rodriguez: Narciso Ambrée 

spring fragrances shooting

The butterfly touches
and goes around the base stone.
And the glass gives off the smell.

—Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937)


PERFUMER: Aurélien Guichard



04. Gritti: Tutu Blanc

Tutu blanc by gritti parfums

The canola flowers.
The moon in the east.
The sun in the west.

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784)


PERFUMER: Luca Gritti
YEAR: 2019



05. Art de Parfum: Sea Foam

perfume editorial by nocera & ferri

The temple bell stops.
But the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.

—Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)


YEAR: 2016



06. Clean: Velvet Flora

Clean Nerve perfume still life

Spring rain
conveyed under the trees
in drops.

—Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)


YEAR: 2016



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