Summer Soul

Summer brings with it dazzling sunshine, beach fun, and clear skies. But it also entails summer rains, starry nights, and a changed perception of time. Summer is all of these things, but it’s also a season when memories are formed and our senses are at their peak. And don’t the majority of our recollections involve a scent?

Just picture the spot in your grandmother’s garden where the scent of roses and ripe pears combines, the peculiar concoction of sea salt and odiferous notes on a beach walk, or the distinctive scent of sun lotion that has been out of production for a long time.

In his most recent, exclusive still life series for Scentury, photographer Klas Forster caught all the moods of a lengthy summer. His editorial may draw inspiration from one of our favourite literary quotes from The Summer I Turned Pretty:

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”

Follow along as we take you on a step-by-step olfactory tour of summer. Enjoy!


PHOTOGRAPHY: Klas Foerster, @klasfoerster


Summer …

… a time to create memories.


01. Hermès: Un Jardin A Cythère

hermes perfume jardin a cythère

“If you need me, come see me
On the beach in the rain
Summer knows where to find me

Summer Soul by Annie On The Run


PERFUMER: Christine Nagel
YEAR: 2023




02. Elementals: Qian

elementals summer fragrance qian

“Winds may come and winds may blow
But there’s no wind can cure me of my summer fever.

Summer Fever by Donna Summer


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2018



03. Diptyque: LEau Papier

summer perfume editorial featuring diptyque

“This is the summer we fall in love
Zombie movies till the sun comes up
Promises made
All of our promises kept
This is the summer we hardly slept.”

Summer Sweat by Sickabod Sane


PERFUMER: Fabric Pellegrin
YEAR: 2023



4. Elisire: Desired

Elisire perfume still life

“Chase it down before the sunset
Who knows where this could go?

Summer Love by Kyle Deutsch


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2017



5. Les Eaux Primordiales: Particules Imprévisibles

eaux primordiales fragrance

“Still a kiss, act a fool
Hop a fence, find a pool
Flying free, like a drink we’re
Smooth like the summer.

Smooth Like the Summer by Thomas Rhett


PERFUMER: Arnaud Poulain
YEAR: 2019



6. Diptyque: Ilio

ilio by diptyque

“Summer’s here now, bring your dreams down from the attic of your mind, bring them down and let them find how the summer makes things new, how it makes your dreams come true.

Bedtime Song in Summer by The Love Bones


PERFUMER: unknown
YEAR: 2023



7. Carine Roitfeld: Vladimir

carine roitfeld summer perfume vladimir

“Sailing in the summer wind
Crusing in the sunset.

Smooth Sailing by Shan Coleman


PERFUMER: Pascal Gaurin
YEAR: 2019




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