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Modern Apothecary by the Sea: Haeckels
The English seaside town of Margate—a historical retreat for Londoners fleeing the city smog—has chalk reefs and cliffs along its coast that nurture unique families of seaweed. Carefully hand-harvested, this seaweed becomes the base ingredient for...
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Six Oddly Shaped Candles
These days, candles are more than just a source of light or a mood setter; they need to emanate complex fragrances and more. Simple wax in a glass just won't cut it anymore. We've scoured the world for uniquely shaped or housed candles that look beautiful...
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Incausa Incense
Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your...
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Levitating Lavender Candle
Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it...
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Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2015
While merely hearing the words "Valentine's Day" can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute...
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Incense Pyres
Putting a modern-day touch to the ancient tradition of incense-burning, Seattle's Blackbird perfumers have created sophisticated scents based on perfume concepts for their Incense Pyres. The most sensual scents would have to be Blood Countess (a warm...
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Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Incense
Japanese cherry blossom trees are admired the world over for their staggeringly beautiful but fleeting nature, which is poetically symbolic of the cycle of life. Lend the spirit of rejuvenation to your home with Shoyeido's incense sticks, a stimulating...
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Nose Dive Gift Set
Vermont naturalists Ursa Major combines their handmade Trailside candle with the Willoughby cologne in a gift set that emits gentle aromas of the great outdoors. The candle blends essential oils of cedar, sandalwood, mint, spruce and orange; to go...
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Oliver & Co. Candles
Escape the banal blast of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine that infiltrates homes and stores this time of year. Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer Oliver Valverde, who founded Oliver & Co. in 2009, has finally brought his fragrances and candles to the US...
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Sweet Grapefruit Soy Candle
Pommes Frites candles don't need fancy packaging or foreign-sounding names. "Sweet Grapefruit" speaks for itself with warn citrus and fruit notes (think peach and mangosteen) and is one of the DTLA-based candlemakers' strongest scents—making it a perfect...
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Solid Perfume
Small-batch cult perfumer Le Labo has a new way for you to wear your favorite scent: in solid perfume form. The refillable metal case is small and portable, so Santal 33 or Vetiver 46 can be taken on a plane or applied anywhere you go. Rubbing the...
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Hand-Blended Body Oils
Organic oils from the London Oil Company do a number of duties, from preventing stretch marks (You & Bump) to setting a sensual mood (After Hours). Handblended in small batches in Primrose Hill, the company's products are tested on family members...
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1900 Box
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
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Marrakech Intense Fragrance
Move over patchouli, this intensely musky scent delivers a potent dose of clove, jasmine, and orange that will satisfy any haute hippie’s nose. Developed with the help of French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, the oil-based unisex fragrance takes its narrative...
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Studio Visit: Atelier de Geste
Beau Rhee has worked as a professional dancer in NYC for years (apprenticing with Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane), but in a superhuman feat, also found time to work for art galleries and fashion showrooms. Forever attracted to the visual, Rhee—a double...
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Petals + Wood Botanic Perfume
Earth Tu Face blends Australian sandalwood and rosewood with rose to create the aptly named wood + petals solid perfume, beautifully packaged inside a shell compact. Entirely plant-based, the concoction is derived from the steam essence of its components...
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MCMC + Mociun Collaborate on a Scent for Summer
With just one bottle remaining of her favorite fragrance, jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun (founder of a CH favorite, Brooklyn-based Mociun) needed a suitable replacement for her discontinued "hippie musk." The answer came during a serendipitous conversation...
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Commodity's Fragrance Fitting Kit
Sleekly and simply packaged, Commodity’s collection of handcrafted, small-batch fragrances for men and women offer an opportunity to find one’s signature scent far away from the beauty counter. Adapting a Warby Parker-like model, the LA-based brand...
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Skandinavisk Candles
The design and quality that went into creating the Copenhagen-and-Stockholm-based Skandinavisk's inaugural set of blue and white candles caught our eye last December, and their more colorful second batch signals the arrival of spring. The brand continues...
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L'Art Du Soin by Diptyque
When the cult-followed Parisian candlemaker and parfumeur Diptyque announced its expansion into skincare—dubbed "L'Art Du Soin"—we were hesitant at first. With hundreds of other brands crowding the luxury skincare market, we wondered what Diptyque...
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Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured...
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Beeswax Candles Cast from Antique Bottles
Arizona-based husband-and-wife duo Peter and Juwels hand make candles with pure beeswax, which burns longer and brighter than any other wax on the planet, and employs lots of honey bees! Be sure to check out their other styles on Etsy, such as the...
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Six Unique Candles
There's something about lighting a candle—an effortless way to instantly transform the ambience of a room, with the strike of a match, making everything look a little more beautiful. We learned that in Scandinavian tradition, the heat and light...
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Monoi Tiare Tahiti Coconut Oil
Monoi ancient oil has been used in Polynesia for centuries as a trusted beauty cosmetic, a sacred balm in religious ceremonies and even as a medicinal remedy. Consisting solely of pure coconut oil mixed with local flower petals (the product's simple...
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Barstow Candle
Scented candles often call to mind potpourri and frilly sweet scents, but the Barstow candle is a bit rough around the edges, in the best way possible. Light up this American-made candle and enjoy an oaky, mesquite scent inspired by motorcycle journeys...
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