“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
CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING: Wilson Wong
Beauty’s where you find it
… keep looking!
01. By Kilian: Angels’ Share
Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
PERFUMER: Benoit Lapouza
02. Hermès: Un Jardin Sur La Lagune
What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
—Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
PERFUMER: Christine Nagel
03. Jo Malone: Cypress & Grapevine
Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.
PERFUMER: Sophie Labbe
04. Mona Di Orio: Oudh Osmanthus
There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
PERFUMER: Mona di Orio
05. Maison Francis Kurkdjian: Baccarat Rouge 540
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
PERFUMER: Francis Kurkdjian
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