A short video for Diptyque’s Forêts Imaginaires candle collection for Holiday 2015. Below the jump, inside painter Julien Colombier’s workshop.
Ah, inspiration! Cire Trudon, in collaboration with Arquiste, created the Mérida* candle to memorialize “…a balmy night described by Empress Carlota of Mexico on her visit to the city of Mérida, Yucatán, in 1865.” Empress Carlota (also known as Charlotte of Belgium) arrived in Mexico as an invader (though we must cast more blame in the direction of her hubby, Archduke Maximilian of Austria/Emperor Maximilian I, and Napoleon III — the instigator of the French invasion of Mexico in 1861 and the one with the daft idea to install Europeans, Carlota and Max, on the “throne” of Mexico. More history later; first, the Mérida candle.
Mérida is an homage to guava. Once a year, I make a large batch of guava jelly for a friend’s birthday present…
As if someone who smells very good was just sitting in a leather chair, in a room full of carefully hand-bound books in an elegant, slightly decrepit hotel, situated in the back street of a European city.
An anonymous fan describes the smell of Byredo's Bibliothèque candle. From Aromas Are the New Frontier for Interior Design at Observer.
Seasoned perfumistas will do just fine when choosing colognes for their fathers, so I’m concentrating on scented “sides” this year — perfumed items that make life more pleasant. (Fathers…feel free to treat yourself to anything on this list.)
Brooklyn Grooming Beard Lovers Set: Beard oil kit with four scented oils, including Commando (scent-free), Williamsburg (cedar, Ho wood, ylang-ylang), Fort Greene (pine, rosemary, juniper, lavender, bergamot) and Red Hook (Bay Rum, cardamom, citrus), all in 4 dram vials, and 1 oz Pilgrims Beard and Hair Tonic (rosemary-scented), plus a Brooklyn Grooming limited edition beard-moustache comb…