About two years before our engagement, Jassher and I were walking through the Hastings Rose Gardens and I thought he was acting a little nervous, as if there was something on the tip of his tongue. He gave me a Double Delight rose that he had illegally plucked from the gardens. It became our favourite flower.
With its fusion of Arabic, Spanish, French and African culture, the kingdom of Morocco enthrals travellers from the moment they set foot on its dusty ground. There is simply nowhere like it. Travelling in Morocco is a sweaty, dusty, hectic, life-affirming experience….
Graham and I met 11 years ago, when a band he manages was playing in my hometown, but it wasn’t until a few years later, when a friend re- introduced us that we got together and fell in love. Moral of the story: you may meet your soulmate and not even know it until years later!
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.
We met by chance in 2013. I was living in New York and had been sent to Hong Kong on a two-week business trip. I met Carteneil, who lived in Hong Kong, only three days after I arrived and knew immediately that I needed to extend my trip.
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.
We first met in 2003 during our first year at the University of Auckland. I was dating someone else at the time. Nothing happened until two years later, when I saw Josh at a birthday party and he sent a friend over to ask if I was single. Fortuitously, this time I was.
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.