Article in New York Times: Home Fragrances

Read article on home fragrances in New York Times that includes a mention of their favourites as well as a release of Misto Bosco room spray by Etro.

Do you have your favorite home fragrances (sprays or candles)?


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  • Victoria O: While in NYC at Aedes, I fell in love with Vie Luxe room spray. The scent is Capri. The notes are: Italian bergamot, fresh lemon blossom, rich cypress and oceanic nuances. I love it so much I’ve been wearing it as perfume. Shhhh! October 10, 2005 at 1:26am Reply

  • Liz: Candle: Diptyque Feu de Bois. Which I am out of, and which I may have to repurchase today, now that you mention it. (I’m either blessed or cursed to have a boutique near my house that sells them…) October 10, 2005 at 10:13am Reply

  • Liz: Then my work here is done! 🙂 October 10, 2005 at 11:27am Reply

  • Marina: I don’t have a favorite spray, but my most favorite candle is Diptyque Aubepine.

    I would love for Etro to release a room spray version of Messe de Minuit…imagine how wonderful it would be to spray it on a bad day and sit there surrounded by its dark fumes, sulking and feeling pity for oneself 😀 October 10, 2005 at 10:01am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Victoria, I wear some home fragrances as personal scents, such as Jacques Garcia’s home fragrance (available at Aedes–orange blossom and frankincense). Now, I need to consider Vie Luxe. October 10, 2005 at 11:04am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: M, you are absolutely right about Messe de Minuit in a home fragrance form. It is an interesting composition, but I cannot wear it on my skin. October 10, 2005 at 11:05am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Liz, I love that candle too for its melange of cinders, smoke whispers and dark woods. Now that you mentioned it, I think that I need to repurchase as well. Temptress that you are! October 10, 2005 at 11:09am Reply

  • Tara: My favorite room spray is the Frapin cellar one (can’t recall the exact name). Favorite candle is Diptyque Seringa for light florals, or IUNX Papyrus for a dark spicy winter scent. October 10, 2005 at 3:55pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Liz, you have been tempting me in the past, therefore no talking of your work being done. I have a feeling it is just starting.

    With this, some Rilke for you:
    “Hail to the spirit, with power that connects;
    for we live in figures. And with tiny steps
    the hours go by, keeping pace
    alongside our actual days.” October 10, 2005 at 12:05pm Reply

  • Katie: I still have a thing for the Primal Elements color bowls. They look so pretty lit or unlit, and the smell of many of them is strong enough that I don’t even bother lighting them sometimes: I just remove the lid for a while. My fave was the now unlocatable hot cocoa one. (My husband hated that one though, because he said it made him hungry all the time.) October 10, 2005 at 2:20pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Katie, I have never even heard of Primal Elements color bowls. You unsurface the most fascinating things for me! Thank you once again. October 10, 2005 at 2:31pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Tara, does your Seringa have a good throw? I am consistently disappointed with Diptyque floral candles, but perhaps I have not had a good luck in finding the ones that are successfully done. October 10, 2005 at 4:43pm Reply

  • Evan: Related to the “Passage d’Enfer” post above this one, I often burn resins at home. As I grew up in a thoroughly protestant family they don’t have a religious connection to me, though it often alarms my Catholic guests to detect frankincense in my house. I also love the smell of mastic resin.

    As for candles, I’m wild about the candles from Parfums de Nicolaï, especially their “Vetyver”. October 10, 2005 at 10:46pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: “Discovering the art of natural perfumery is like crossing the threshold of a beautiful old house,” what is the most satisfying aspect of your work? What is the least?
    The beauty, the sense of discovery, the romance, connection to history. Creating perfume is the most satisfying aspect.

    I like to envisualize perfume as a piece of a precious jewelry, created through an artisan process. Feeling the connection to history. For instance, Pink Lotus is one of my most floral perfumes, it contains turn of the century sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang, and rose. October 10, 2005 at 11:25pm Reply

  • Tara: Yes, my Seringa candle has good throw. Of course, I’m talking about in a smaller space, such as a bedroom. It can easily scent my master bedroom very well. It does not scent the whole 2200 sq ft house like the IUNX Papyrus candle does however. October 11, 2005 at 5:46pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Thank you, Tara. I will definitely give it a try, especially since in the jar it smells fantastic. October 11, 2005 at 10:31pm Reply

  • kristen: My favorites are Cleopatra, Grace, and Havana candles from Tocca. They smell lovely, I just wish the wicks would produce less smoke! It kind of kills the effect when you blow them out. To minimize the smoke I’ve taken to covering the candles with a plate after I blow them out! October 21, 2005 at 9:27pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: I agree! I tend to do the same thing, because I dislike the smoke. It definitely ruins the effect. Tocca candles are among my favourites. October 21, 2005 at 10:09pm Reply

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