We see it happen fairly often in the fragrance world – a perfume that sells well gets made into body products, and sometimes home scent products: candles, room sprays, or incense papers (Maison Francis Kurkdjian — love these!). Dior makes candles in its warmly unisex scents Bois d’Argent and Ambre Nuit, and Bond No. 9 has turned practically every one of their fragrances into highly scent-saturated candles. Frederic Malle now has a Tubereuse candle which has Carnal Flower lovers covered; the gardenia-lily-centric Kai has candles and a room spray as well. And I’m sure there are plenty more that I’m forgetting.
But what about the reverse? What happens when a home scent product is so wonderful that we want to wear it on ourselves, too? Case in point: Antica Farmacista’s Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin is one of my favorite diffusers, candles and room sprays. Happily, I can now wear it in perfume. Other scents in that brand come in body lotions and shower gels, so here’s hoping this one won’t be too far behind.
And don’t worry, Musette, I’m not forgetting your beloved line Agraria, with its reed diffusers, burning sticks, candles, drawer sheets, body products and hooray – cologne sprays. She adores their Bitter Orange scent to pieces; I really like their Balsam and their Lemon Verbena, but have yet to give them a go in anything besides the diffusers.
Sometimes it’s not so easy and you have to play mix and match. I love Diptyque’s Ambre candle and I was delighted to find that Mona di Orio’s Les Nombres d’Or Ambre gives me a very similar scent on my skin. And it wouldn’t be too difficult to pair your favorite incense perfume with a similar candle, or the other way around.
What I’m waiting and hoping for is one of my favorite diffusers, Henri Bendel’s Vanilla Bean, to be made into some sort of personal scent or body product. It also comes in a candle but I haven’t tried that. The diffuser is in my downstairs powder room and when I pass by, I get the most delicious little puff of scent wafting out.
I also like Bendel’s Firewood diffuser (and candle), although it might be a tad too masculine for me to wear, but I know some of you might really warm up to it.
What home scent do you wish came in fragrance/body products, or vice-versa? Or what home scent items are you enjoying right now?