20th century artist Piero Fornasetti made groundbreaking, witty, graphic design-inflected paintings, furniture and interior objects, and his son has just launched their first home fragrance collection. Inspired by the profusion of flowers that surround the Fornasetti house in Milan, this candle has notes of rose, lily of the valley, iris and orange blossom, housed in a jar decorated with whimsical archival prints.
For flower lovers, it doesn’t get much more decadent than this subtle mix of soft, fresh may rose (a rare variety highly prized by Grasse perfume makers), lilac, carnation, violet and magnolia with the sharp greenness of basil and mossy chypre, and notes of twiggy wood.
Legendary product designer Tom Dixon has created a beautiful and unusual container that reflects a petrol-like sheen, and has melting edges and soft dents in it. The woody-smelling candle inside is a full-on blast of cypress, smoky guaiac and pine tar, and leathery styrax.
From a French perfume house that’s looking to shake up its heritage, Lune Féline is a seductive mix of spicy top notes (cinnamon, cardamon, pink peppercorns) and sensuous, animalistic base notes (balsam, ambergris, musk, and just the right amount of Tahitian vanilla). Tiny flakes of gold make the ridiculously elegant bottle strobe when moved.