“A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting," once quipped the iconic Christian Dior.
The same could certainly be said for the scent that one chooses to create the right mood. Whether that be for a dinner date, a calming home, or a rejuvenating spa session, a spritz or two of an immaculately handpicked perfume or burning your favourite scented candle can instantly uplift your interiors, set the desired ambience and completely transform a setting.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we find our senses naturally turning towards all things romantic, such as floral or musky scents that manage to transpose scenes of a full bloom or beachside alfresco dinners right into your own home.
This beautifully crafted, convenient set of interior fragrances from Aesop gives that finishing touch to your desired environment. Distinctive and evocative, each perfume is specially designed to imbue your treasured spaces with aromas that help calm the mind and lift the mood of the hour.
Available at aesop.com
This limited-edition scented candle from the London-based brand is balmy spring nights in a jar, featuring a flurry of coriander, thyme, eucalyptus and mint that is blended with refreshing notes of citronella, lemon and vetiver accord, presented in a beautifully rustic vessel handmade in Belgium.
Available at nordstrom.com
The latest addition to the cult favourite brand’s exclusive collection of fine fragrances, New-York based perfume house Le Labo’s BAIE 19 is a scrumptious take of crisp, whimsical scents for her. Notes of fresh juniper are wrapped with warm ambrox that create a cool, crisp vibe, like the air after a rain shower in the woods.
Available at lelabofragrances.com
Be transported to the heart of Los Angeles with this fruity new arrival from perfumery Atelier Cologne’s Collection Maison, a line designed to encapsulate founders Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel’s passion for other countries and cultures. Citrus and salty, woody notes meet a hint of anise to capture the permeating electricity of the city of dreams.
Available at ateliercologne.com
Most known for their striking artisanship and complex aromas, Belgium-based Baobab Collection’s newest arrival offers alluring notes of black rose and spicy ginger. The iridescent coating on the glazed ceramic glass, hand-blown by artisans, is crafted to resemble the black pearls of the Pacific Ocean.
Available at nordstrom.com
A stroll through springtime London streets inspired the illustrious British designer to create this turbine diffuser set, a statement vessel crafted in etched stainless steel complete with a scented oil of black paper, out and vetiver scents that recall the misty ambience of the Thames.
Available at net-a-porter.com
Inspired by the majestic landscape and rugged rock formations of California’s Joshua Tree, these incense sticks from the L’Objet x Haas Brothers collection boasts top notes of papyrus, immortelle and coriander before settling into an earthy, grounded base of cinnamon and guaiac wood.
Available at lanecrawford.com