Last Wednesday, in the first properly spring-like week of the year, I got a fabulous whiff of the new Cire Trudon candles. There are three in the Les Belles Matieres range – a fruit, a wood and a floral.
Fornasetti klaxon! Exciting news from the Fornasetti Profumi camp, there’s a brand new scent incoming for autumn. If you like warm, spicy, peppery scents then you’ll love Mistero, which has woody notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and musk as its base, with Incense and pink pepper on top. This isn’t as heady as Otto (the most famous Fornasetti fragrance, created by Olivier Polge), but it still has a ‘Fornasetti’ warmth to it. (more…)
So it seems the world is divided into those who love fancy scented candles and those who don’t get the fascination. If you do, they can become something of an addiction (ahem). If you don’t, well, you may as well stop reading now. But not all posh candles are created equal. Some (many) are just an easy add-on to a brand’s beauty output; others are so powerful, that they become cult objects in themselves. (more…)