Such a classic – forever now.


„Noble simplicity and quiet greatness“, was how the distinguished German scholar Johann Joachim Winkelmann (1717–1768) described, on the wake of the age of classicism, the beauty of ancient Greek art. Little did he know that much later archaeology would discover the old Greeks actually covered their statues in ornate layers of colorful paint.

All that abstraction and delicate pureness generations of European artists admired so much was basically little else than a misunderstanding. The course of time as well as the elements of nature had rendered the colorful, sometimes gaudy surfaces of Venus, Nike, Laocoön and Hermes into the silken marble skin we today associate with antique sculptures, sometimes leaving not much more than a head or a torso to posterity. The maimed Gods and heroes, their scarred strength and beauty serve, in our view, as a reminder of human vulnerability, inviting us to discover beauty and serenity in the incomplete and marked.

Creative director Liam MacGowan teamed up with photographer Elodie Farge to create a vision of elegance, serenity and timelessness. The stunning works of Marina Mankarios serve as centerpieces in this production. Mankarios perpetuates the iconography of ancient Greek art, adding a modern and very contemporary viewpoint. What a truly worthy and gracious stage for a selection of classic and elegant fragrances. Enjoy!  

 

ART DIRECTION: Liam MacGowan@liam_mc_gowan

PHOTOGRAPHY: Elodie Farge@elodie_farge_photography

SCULPTURES BY: Marina Mankarios@marinamankarios



 

Touched by eternity:

The constant beauty of classicism.

 



01. Chanel: No.5 Eau De Parfum


Chanel no 5 perfume
 
Chanel no 5 perfume
still life shot perfume
 
still life shot perfume

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

—Coco Chanel

 


PERFUMER: Jacques Polge
YEAR: 1986
www.chanel.com

 

 



02. Acqua Die Parma: Sandalo


acqua di parma sandalo


“Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness.”

—Elif Safak

 


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2016
www.acquadiparma.com

 

 



03. Tom Ford: Oud Minérale


perfume still life
 
perfume still life
tom ford perfume
 
tom ford perfume

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”

—Audrey Hepburn

 


PERFUMER: Shyamala Maisondeau
YEAR: 2017
www.tomford.com

 

 



04. Boucheron: Place Vendôme


placke Vendome by boucheron Paris


“Returning to the source is serenity.”

—Laozi

 


PERFUMERS: Nathalie Lorson, Olivier Cresp
YEAR: 2013
www.boucheron.com

 

 



05. Giorgio Armani: Sí


Giorgio Armani si
 
Giorgio Armani si
still life editorial
 
still life editorial

“Acknowledge the elegance of simplicity.”

—Giorgio Armani

 

 


PERFUMER: Christine Nagel
YEAR: 2013
www.armanibeauty.com

 

 

 



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