Things of beauty

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness,” the English romantic poetic John Keats wrote in his poem Endymionin 1818. This statement is definitely true for a fragrance created by a master perfumer as well as for a well designed and crafted perfume flacon.

It’s also applicable for many things we find in nature like a shimmering stone, an oddly shaped coral or a white lily in full bloom. Above all it’s a very accurate description for the breathtakingly beautiful still life series Joseph Saraceno (photography) and Wilson Wong (creative direction & styling) shot exclusively for Scentury. In their third production for our magazine they merge the realm of manmade beauty with the dominion of nature so seamlessly, we immediately fell in love with the pictures. Enjoy this visual and olfactive ode to beauty!


PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Saraceno



Beauty’s where you find it

… keep looking!



01. By Kilian: Angels’ Share

angel's share by Kilian

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.



PERFUMER: Benoit Lapouza
YEAR: 2020



02. Hermès: Un Jardin Sur La Lagune

Hermès un jardin sur la lagune

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

—Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


PERFUMER: Christine Nagel
YEAR: 2019



03. Jo Malone: Cypress & Grapevine

Jo Malone cypress and grapevine

Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.

—Nikos Kazantzakis


PERFUMER: Sophie Labbe
YEAR: 2020



04. Mona Di Orio: Oudh Osmanthus

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

—Conrad Hall


PERFUMER: Mona di Orio
YEAR: 2011



05. Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Baccarat Rouge 540

beauty editorial maison Francis kurkdjian

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.

—Francis Bacon


PERFUMER: Francis Kurkdjian
YEAR: 2015



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