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Fornasetti and the secret garden

Some people collect paintings. Others, shoes. But we also know plenty of fairly obsessive ‘collectors’ of Fornasetti candles, which come with the ‘gift-with-purchase’ of a visually delightful design and intriguing olfactive tale. The latest fragrant candle creation in their series, Giardino Segreto di Fornasetti embodies all that is great about spring within its carefully crafted wax. The idealised…

If the (Acqua di Parma) cap fits, decorate it

Who doesn’t love a little personalisation…? Until 5th May, Acqua di Parma has young designers/artists in residence at Selfridges Oxford Street, who are creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind lids for the new Ginepro di Sardegna – a brand new addition to the already renowned Blu Mediterraneo collection.  The designs are based on Majolican tin-glazed pottery dating back to the Renaissance, but evoking the crystal clear blue…

Viktor & Rolf’s candy shop creation

Sweetly-scented fragrance fans rejoice: Viktor & Rolf’s new gourmand accord will utterly delight your senses. Cleverly crafted by master noses Serge Majoullier and Cécile Matton, each spritz is vibrating with a sugary (almost edible) blend of caramel, peach and orange blossom notes, alongside jasmine. But (and this is a big but) it has that sophisticated, grown-up edge…

Tralala – the latest tale from Penhaligon’s and Meadham Kirchhoff

Meadham Kirchhoff have been scenting their catwalk shows with Penhaligon’s fragrances for years. But now the quirky east London based design duo have teamed up with master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour to create Tralala: an opulent floriental of their own, to spritz their whimsical, theatrical runways of wonderment! Tralala is a multi-faceted scent, capturing the very essence…