Luxury scented candles don’t frequently feature on Retro To Go. However, this new range of collectors edition candles from Jo Malone are worth a mention because they feature some of the distinctive designs of David Hicks.
Three different designs have been matched up to Jo Malone candles. The geometric pattern of Hick’s Riviera is the perfect zingy match to the lime basil and mandarin scented candle, while the opulent Herbert’s Carnation design has been paired up with the rich Pomegranate Noir scent. Finally, Hick’s Hicksonian – made up of joined H’s – decorates the red roses candle.
They certainly look good so let’s hope the scent also helps justify the £38 price tag for each candle.
See the range online
The latest items to be added to the ever-expanding range of Fornasetti products, is a collection of Fornasetti Home Fragrances.
The collection includes scented candles in ceramic pots decorated with his instantly recognisable designs Bacio (mouth/kiss), L'Architettura (architecture), Civette (owls) and L'Ape (bee), priced £90 or larger scented candles with the Viso a strisce (stripy face) or Scimmie (monkeys) for £350. There are also oil diffusers, incense burners, room sprays and incense boxes, which are all perfumed with the same fragrance.
The scent used is “Otto”, the eighth variation, which uses Mediterranean herbs found around the Fornasetti family home, along with woods used in Formasetti’s furniture and interiors, and incense to recreate the dreamlike qualities of his designs. It is always tricky to know if you will like a fragrance based just on a description, but with these products, you are probably paying for the containers and packaging as much as the scent itself.
Visit Milk Concept Boutique for further details.